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After Effects in a Day (NYC or Online)

After Effects in a Day (NYC or Online)

After Effects in a Day: Course Summary

Learn the core capabilities of After Effects in this 1-day course in NYC. Learn to create GIFs, animate logos, import files from Illustrator and Photoshop, and more. 

After Effects is a commonly used tool for many video editing professionals and allows users to create motion graphics and add visual effects to videos. After Effects is generally used for motion graphics, digital compositing, and visual effects. Start working on projects in After Effects in this 1-day class and get comfortable in the tool. 

We also offer a handful of related video editing classes that go into more depth like our 3-day After Effects Level 1 or Level 2 classes and our Premiere Pro classes.

This course will be delivered in partnership with Noble Desktop, a leading design school in NYC with over three decades of experience.

COVID-19 Note: All New York classes will be held live online until June 30, 2020. Participants can retake the course in-person within a year. Upon registration, we will assist with any required setup.

After Effects in a Day (NYC or Online) Course Dates

All classes start at 10:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time and are led by a live instructor.

Course Title Course Dates Course Location Fee Register
After Effects in a Day (NYC or Online)


American Graphics Institute American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
1969-12-31T19:00:00-05:00 $325.00

After Effects in a Day: Course Topics

Section 1

  • Intro to After Effects
  • Working with Keyframes
  • Outputting to GIF

Section 2

  • Noble Logo Animation: Anchor Points & Animating with Overshoot
  • Noble Logo: Masking Layers & Parenting
  • Noble Logo: Rotation, Fade-Outs, & Rendering
  • Optional Bonus: Preparing an Illustrator File for Animation

Bonus: HBO Intro Sequence

  • Importing Flattened Files & Adding Easing
  • Working with Numerous Layers
  • Vector Layouts
  • Putting It All Together & Adding Audio

After Effects in a Day: Course Prerequisites

Students must be comfortable using a computer. No other prior knowledge is required. A computer and the After Effects software are provided for classes in our classroom location.

After Effects in a Day: Course Materials

You will receive a copy of the comprehensive After Effects training book created by the instructors. This book also serves as a resource for you after the class.

Available Delivery Methods For This Class