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Discover a world of creativity and bring your ideas to life with After Effects classes in San Francisco. Learn the ins and outs of this powerful software and gain the skills to create stunning visual effects, animations, and motion graphics that will leave a lasting impact.

2 classes in-person in San Francisco have spots left, and 18 classes live online are available.

Motion Graphics Certificate

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Become a skilled Motion Graphics Designer and master the art of animating motion graphics, creating visual effects, and editing videos using industry-standard software like Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Cinema 4D Lite. Develop a strong portfolio showcasing your creative techniques and gain the skills needed to meet the growing demand for video professionals.

Monday, Mar 4th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (16 sessions)

$3,495

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After Effects Bootcamp

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

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.

Tuesday, Mar 12th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

$975

3 sessions

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Video Editing Certificate

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Master the art of video editing, audio editing, and motion graphics at a leading institution. Learn the creative techniques and workflow required to transform concepts into fully edited videos. Elevate your skills and stand out to potential clients or employers with a compelling video editing demo reel.

Monday, Mar 4th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (13 sessions)

$2,995

13 sessions

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Introduction to Adobe After Effects

Plexus Creative - Virtually Online

Learn the essentials of Adobe After Effects in this 1-Day hands-on workshop. Adobe After Effects is a creative industry standard tool for motion graphics and compositing. This hands-on workshop will cover the key fundamentals of working in Adobe After Effects including building compositions, working with layers, animating, keyframing, adding effects, rendering, and exporting. We will walkthrough sample projects demonstrating how different tools and techniques come together in real-world creative workflows.

Saturday, Mar 2nd, 11am–5pm Eastern Time

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Adobe After Effects Tutorial - Private Training

Plexus Creative - Virtually Online

Learn essential Adobe After Effects tools, tips and techniques at your own pace with private one-on-one training. This customized training format is ideal for anyone with special training needs or specific project goals that may fall outside of the scale and scope of group workshops. Private sessions are appropriate for beginner to intermediate skill levels.

Monday, Feb 26th, 5–6pm Eastern Time

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VFX & Motion Graphics Techniques Masterclass

Pitch to Screen® Education

Learn the secrets of motion graphics and visual effects compositing with our instructor-led masterclass. Gain hands-on experience, master essential techniques, and elevate your skills to the next level. Join us to unlock the world of Adobe After Effects and create outstanding visual content.

Friday, Feb 23rd, 10:30am–1:30pm Eastern Time

After Effects in a Day

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Learn how to create stunning animations, add music and sounds, and import files from Illustrator and Photoshop in this hands-on workshop at Noble Desktop. Perfect for beginners looking to master After Effects in just one day.

After Effects Advanced

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Take your After Effects skills to the next level with this advanced course at Noble Desktop. Master text and shape animations, learn video compositing techniques, and discover how to speed up your workflow with expressions. Enhance your motion graphics and compositing skills with hands-on projects in this immersive course.

Tuesday, Mar 5th, 6–9pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)

$975

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Cinema 4D in After Effects Bootcamp

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Unlock the power of 3D graphics in your After Effects projects with this immersive hands-on course. Learn to create and animate stunning 3D models, apply textures, and seamlessly integrate with After Effects using Cinema 4D Lite. Expand your skill set and take your motion projects to new heights.

Monday, Mar 25th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

$975

3 sessions

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Adobe After Effects Level I (Online)

Manhattan Edit Workshop @ Virtual Class room

Learn the essentials of Adobe After Effects for motion graphics and visual effects with this introductory online course. Discover traditional After Effects workflow, basic animation techniques, keying, and 3D effects. Gain the skills needed to create compelling motion graphics and visual effects.

Monday, Mar 18th, 10am–6pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

$1,295

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After Effects Fundamentals

Training Connection @ Online

Master the powerful program Adobe After Effects and learn all the tools and skills needed for creating special effects and motion graphics in this hands-on course at Training Connection. Suitable for graphic and video professionals looking to enhance their editing and compositing abilities, this course offers both beginners and experienced users the opportunity to learn and practice through various projects and tricks. No prior experience with After Effects is required.

Monday, Feb 26th, 9am–4pm Pacific Time

 (3 sessions)

$1,495

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After Effects Bootcamp

Training Connection @ Online

Learn how to create stunning special effects and motion graphics in this comprehensive After Effects course at Training Connection. Perfect for graphic and video professionals looking to enhance their editing and compositing skills, this hands-on bootcamp covers everything from basic animation to advanced concepts like 3D and particle simulations. No prior experience with After Effects is required.

Monday, Feb 26th, 9am–4pm Pacific Time

 (5 sessions)

$1,995

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After Effects Bootcamp

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Master the art of creating professional videos, animations, and special effects with After Effects. Elevate your skills in motion graphics and animation, from basic techniques to advanced motion tracking and particle effects. Take your video editing to the next level at NYC Career Centers.

Tuesday, Mar 12th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

$975

3 sessions

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After Effects Advanced

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Take your After Effects skills to new heights with this advanced course. Master text animations, create seamless transitions, and delve into the world of motion graphics. Elevate your projects from design to delivery.

Tuesday, Mar 5th, 6–9pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)

$975

6 sessions

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After Effects in a Day

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Learn how to create professional motion graphics and animations using Adobe After Effects in this intensive workshop. Join a leading motion graphics instructor and get hands-on experience in a small class setting. Master the essentials of the user interface, layer animation, and more.

Tuesday, Mar 12th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

After Effects Advanced

Training Connection @ Online

Take your After Effects skills to the next level with this advanced course. Learn motion tracking, advanced masking, 3D effects, and more in this comprehensive training program designed for experienced users. Elevate your video production with Training Connection.

Thursday, Feb 29th, 9am–4pm Pacific Time

 (2 sessions)

Adobe After Effects Level II (Online)

Manhattan Edit Workshop @ Virtual Class room

Take your motion graphics skills to the next level with a two-day intermediate class at Manhattan Edit Workshop. Learn industry-standard practices for creating stunning visuals in Adobe After Effects. Enhance your movies with text, graphics, and effects and gain a high level of efficiency in your work.

Thursday, Mar 21st, 10am–6pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)

$1,095

2 sessions

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Adobe After Effects Level III (Online)

Manhattan Edit Workshop @ Virtual Class room

Enhance your Adobe After Effects skills with an advanced class covering alphas, formatting, rendering, 3D features, Photoshop integration, Cinema 4D, particles, paint effects, color correction, and more. Perfect for producers, editors, and motion graphic artists looking to master the intricacies of After Effects.

Saturday, Mar 23rd, 10am–6pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)

$1,095

2 sessions

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Video Marketing Strategy

Digital Workshop Center

Master the art of creating and executing successful video marketing campaigns with the Video Marketing Strategy course at Digital Workshop Center. Learn how to engage your audience, stay on brand, and analyze video metrics to drive business growth. Take your video marketing skills to the next level and unlock new career opportunities.

Tuesday, Mar 5th, 5–8:30pm Mountain Time

 (4 sessions)

After Effects Training: Essential Skills 1

Lumenbrite Training @ Online Classroom

Learn the essential skills of After Effects in this comprehensive training program by Lumenbrite Training. Master the art of creating rich compositions with video, Photoshop, Illustrator, and other files. From motion graphics to cinemagraphics, elevate your video post-production skills with professional-grade motion graphics and video effects.

Monday, Mar 11th, 9am–4pm Central Time

 (3 sessions)

$1,295

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Discover the Best After Effects Classes in San Francisco

After Effects is accepted globally as the industry standard for video editing, motion graphics design, 3D animation, and a whole host of post-production techniques in film. The software is robust and powerful, which means that professionals across a staggering range of industries use its interface and workflow to accomplish their goals. This also means, however, that the learning curve can be quite steep for those just starting out with Ae, as it is colloquially known. 

At the most basic level, After Effects is motion graphics manipulation software. Users can edit video, create composites, animate text and objects, manipulate 3D objects, or create their own objects and animation in a 3D workspace. You can see, then, why After Effects is used in industries ranging from film to advertising to social media, and tech communications of all varieties. 

The speed of global commerce accelerates at the pace of its visual language, and After Effects is instrumental in creating and manipulating these communications. Hardly a piece of literature, copy, or communications exists now that does not have its visual accompaniment—or the words themselves may dance on a kinetic field, drawing in the viewer. What is behind all of this dynamism is After Effects, the first and last word in video editing and motion graphics creation. 

Best After Effects Classes & Schools in San Francisco

The San Francisco Bay Area is a dynamo of global tech, which means that it's rich with professional opportunities for anyone interested in video, film, or motion graphics. You can find a number of on-site classrooms for learning After Effects, or if you'd rather not commute, your options for virtual courses are even greater. See what options are available for After Effects classes and school in San Francisco at CourseHorse

A number of video production companies call San Francisco home, including Cowan Agency, Sprinkle Lab, and Start Motion Media. Advertising and creative firms of all kinds thrive in the fast-paced and cutting-edge environment of the Bay Area. 

Additionally, the Walt Disney Family Museum Animation Festival is held each year in San Francisco, which is a great place to meet industry professionals and connect with like minded creatives. Industrial Light and Magic, George Lucas's effects and production company, is headquartered in San Francisco, providing a number of opportunities and events to filmmakers and motion graphics designers. 

After Effects Training: Bootcamp presented by Lumenbrite Training is a five-session, beginner-level course that teaches you the fundamentals of After Effects. Learn to create motion graphics, text effects, video blending, key techniques, and track mattes. This course begins at the beginner level and progresses to the intermediate level. All you need to begin is basic computer proficiency on a PC or Mac. 

Ben Bardens and Studio Arts presents After Effects 101, a course designed for those who want to learn the basics of After Effects. You will learn motion graphics, compositing, and visual effects in an interactive and hands-on virtual classroom. Topics covered include layers, keyframes, the timeline function, importing footage, animating footage, rotating, and much more. 

If you're looking for an in-depth intensive on the fundamentals of After Effects, then After Effects Beginner Class is for you. Presented by American Media Training, this three-day course will teach you the fundamentals of After Effects, including how to use the Ae workflow, creating a basic animation using effects and presets, animating text, shape layers, animating a multimedia presentation, layers, masks, and many more. This course is perfect for anyone with an interest in digital video or film. 

Adobe After Effects Masterclass Course presented by The Knowledge Academy teaches you basic navigation in After Effects, how to use layers, keyframes, masks, rendering, and much more across nine complete modules. This is a beginner level course taught by an experienced Adobe instructor. The Knowledge Academy classroom is a wifi-enabled workspace that includes air conditioning, full IT support, and access to video equipment. 

After Effects Bootcamp gives you the necessary tools to start creating in Ae from day one. Presented by Noble Desktop, this beginner level course progresses over three sessions and will teach you how to use the Ae workspace, foundational animation techniques, motion tracking, and animating 3D layers. This course is open to learners aged 18 and up, and class sizes average about 15 people. 

Presented by NYC Career Centers, After Effect in a Day is a one-day intensive to get you started in After Effects. This small, hands-on class is designed to teach you the fundamentals of the Ae interface, the timeline, layer animation, easing in and out, fade-ins, and much more. Some experience in Photoshop is recommended for this class, but it is not required. Prerequisites include a computer or smart device and a reliable internet connection. 

San Francisco Industries That Use After Effects

It's no secret that the Bay Area is the birthplace of the modern tech movement. Apple, Twitter, Google, and a host of other companies are headquartered there, which means that the area is a hub for digital video and motion graphics professionals. Every day new start-ups emerge in San Francisco and its environs, and many of them create content for the web and mobile devices. Experienced artists in After Effects are crucial to the success of these burgeoning ventures. 

According to the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, the six key industries of the Bay Area are IT and software, social and digital media, life sciences and biotech, environmental and cleantech, and international business. How exciting that each of these growing sectors welcome professionals with experience in After Effects and digital motional graphics manipulation. 

Social & Digital Media

San Francisco is now known the world over for its social and digital media industries. Companies like Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google, and Youtube are all headquartered in the area. Motion graphics designers create motion graphics and interfaces for these sorts of social media applications, as well as animated text, logos, and other 3D design elements. 

IT & Software

Software is one of the most lucrative industries for a Special Effects Artist or Motion Graphics Designer. Any title, animation, or 3D object a user encounters in a given program must be designed by someone, and After Effects is often how it's done. Software and IT companies headquartered in San Francisco and the Bay Area include Apple, Alphabet, Intuit, Electronic Arts, Salesforce, and many others. 

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