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After Effects Bootcamp

Discover the secrets of creating captivating motion graphics and animations in this comprehensive course. Gain hands-on experience with real-world projects and learn from a leading instructor, as you delve into techniques like motion tracking and animating 3D layers. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop recommended.

  • Level All levels
  • Age 18 and older
  • Price $975
  • Location Interactive Online Classroom

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Class Description

Description

What you'll learn in this after effects class:

Start creating motion graphics and animations using professional techniques. Learn to create animations, titles, 3D objects, and much more. Learn through hands-on real-world projects, with step-by-step exercises, in small classes led by a leading motion graphics instructor.

This After Effects training will take you from the basics (such as understanding the workspace and foundational animation techniques), through more advanced animation techniques such as motion tracking and animating 3D layers.

This course has a Prerequisite:

  •  Basic working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is recommended. If you have never used Photoshop, consider taking our Photoshop Bootcamp class. Basic knowledge of video timeline editing and basic design skills are helpful, but not required.

Learn more about After Effects Bootcamp at Noble Desktop.


Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

Also available in-person in NYC

Syllabus

Section 1

Introduction to After Effects

  • Understanding the Workspace
  • Creating a Composition
  • Importing Media
  • Organizing the Project panel
  • What is a Timeline
  • Working with Layers in a Composition (Timeline)
  • Transform Properties: Position, Scale, & Rotation

Working with the Timeline: Adding Audio & Animating Position

  • Working with Audio in the Timeline
  • Animating Transform Properties such as Position
  • Adding Easing
  • Swapping Out Layer Content While Keeping Keyframes

Creating Text Layers & Adding Layer Styles

  • Adding a Text Layer to the Timeline
  • Adding Layer Styles: Drop Shadow & Stroke

Section 2

Workign with Video Layers & Parenting

  • Adding Video to a Composition
  • Changing Video Speed: Slowing Down Video (Slowmo)
  • Animating Multiple Layers Simultaneously with Parenting

Animating Opacity & Adding an Audio/Video Fade

  • Animating Opacity
  • Adding Audio & Video Fades
  • Changing Work Area & Composition Duration
  • Copying & Pasting Keyframes
  • Creating a Vignette Effect with a Mask

Exporting Files: Creating an H.264 file

  • Using Adobe Media Encoder
  • Exporting Files
  • Media Encoder vs. Render Queue

Animating Adobe Illustrator Files

  • Organizing the Timeline: Color Labels & Shy Layers
  • Animating Transform Properties: Scale, Position, & Opacity
  • Animating Multiple Layers Together
  • Creating Staggered & Sequential Animations
  • Exporting Transparent Video

Section 3

Animating an Infographic Animation

  • Working with Adobe Illustrator Files
  • Converting Illustrator Layers into Native Shape Layers
  • Working with Shape Layer Effects
  • Animating Transform Pr

Masks & Track Mattes

  • Understanding Masks
  • Adding Masks to Layers
  • Using Track Mattes
  • Adding Effects to Layers

Working with After Effects Text Layers

  • Understanding Native Text Layers
  • Creating & Editing After Effects Text
  • Animating with Text Animators

Section 4

Working with Precomps

  • Creating More Complex Animations with Precomps
  • Combining Nested Compositions
  • Adding Audio
  • Adding Motion Blur

Working with Text Animators

  • Animating With the Linear Wipe Effect
  • Applying Multiple Text Animators
  • Saving Text Animation Presets

Creating a Write-On Text Effect

  • Using Masks to Control Effects
  • Working with Effects
  • Manually Staggering Layers

Section 5

Working with Video & Audio files

  • Importing Photoshop Files
  • Working with Transparent Video
  • Working with Audio
  • Looping Video & Audio

Working with Motion Paths & Expressions

  • Creating Curved Motion Paths
  • Looping an Animation with Expressions
  • Working with Essential Properties
  • Adding Motion Blur to a Nested Comp

Section 6

Motion Tracking

  • Point Tracking
  • Motion Tracking
  • Null Object Layers
  • Working with Multiple Trackers
  • Importing After Effects Comps

Green Screen Removal

  • Working with Greenscreen Video
  • Using the Keylight Effect
  • Video Compositing

Refund Policy

  • Students may cancel up to 14 days before the class/program start date and receive a refund, less the registration fee (10% of the undiscounted course price). 
  • Cancellations within 14 days are not permitted, but students may reschedule up to three business days before the class start date.
  • For cancellations and reschedules, please email us at [email protected]"

Reviews of Classes at Noble Desktop (371)

(4.6-star rating across 371 reviews)
  • After Effects Bootcamp

    Reviewed by Dov A. on 5/2/2019
    Kalika was a fantastic instructor bringing patience and humor to every lesson. Thanks to her, I have a strong grasp on the topics covered, am confident in my skills and capability to delve further into the app. Kalika is the rare teacher who goes the extra mile for her students because she's happy to. One suggestion note is that there are a few lessons that start off with importing or setting up in more than one way for the sake of learning how different modes function. I think the class would benefit from taking time in between the demonstrations to practice that part before continuing into the bulk of the lesson - I found that I forgot what the take-away was from that initial portion of the lesson by the time the demonstration was over, and conducting that portion on my own created an interruption between the demonstration and going through the section on my own.
  • After Effects Bootcamp

    Reviewed by Daniel G. on 8/25/2016
    First off, the instructor was awesome, but I think there are 2 areas you can clean up: • I feel the 'how to' guide was lacking in readability and overall design - as a basic introduction to AE I feel there should have been more/better visuals • I think there was just too much content to cram in 3 days All in all, I had a great experience - button up the two above points and it's gold! Thanks, Daniel
  • After Effects Bootcamp

    Reviewed by Eric Vasquez on 7/11/2016
    I had been trying to learn After Effects on my own for a while, but it wasn't until I decided to take the course through Noble Desktop that things really started to make sense for me. Now I feel that I have a solid foundation and am more excited than before about learning After Effects. As much as I enjoyed this class, I only wish that there was a second part to this course or something that would take you into some of the more intermediate/advanced techniques with track mattes, rotoscoping, null objects etc.
  • After Effects Bootcamp

    Anonymous review on 7/5/2016
    After Effects seemed really intimidating but after this class I was able to jump right into projects without hesitation. I was able to use my new skills the first day after class ended on a business pitch, which we won!
  • After Effects Bootcamp

    Reviewed by Lisa R. on 1/29/2016
    Great class! Super knowledgeable and personable instructor, you learn a lot for an intro course!
  • After Effects Bootcamp

    Reviewed by Kaylan W. on 9/25/2019
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Review Summary by CourseHorse

Students who took the After Effects Bootcamp class at Noble Desktop had positive things to say. They praised the instructor for her patience and humor, and felt that they gained a strong grasp on the topics covered. The class was described as informative and a great way to get started with After Effects. Many students felt that they now had a solid foundation in the software and were excited to continue learning. Overall, students found the class to be valuable and were able to apply their new skills immediately in real-world projects. Quotes: 1. "Thanks to her, I have a strong grasp on the topics covered, am confident in my skills and capability to delve further into the app." -2. "I only wish that there was a second part to this course or something that would take you into some of the more intermediate/advanced techniques." 3. "After Effects seemed really intimidating but after this class I was able to jump right into projects without hesitation."

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Question from Anonymous
Would this class be beneficial for a beginner? Or should I take an introductory?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! It start at a beginner level. Students can expect it to be an intensive course that covers a lot of material. And it is highly recommended to have some Photoshop and/or Illustrator experience before taking the class. Hope this helps.
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