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After Effects Level 1 in NYC

After Effects Level 1 (NYC or Online)

After Effects Level 1: Course Summary

In this After Effects course, you’ll start with basics like understanding the workspace and foundational animation techniques. Then you’ll move on to more advanced techniques, motion tracking, and more. 

Learn the professional techniques you’ll need to create amazing animations, 3D objects, and more. Learn by doing with hands-on, step-by-step exercises from our expert instructors. 

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 Level 1 in NYC Course Dates

All classes are led by a live instructor. Class times listed are Eastern time.


Please call 800-851-9237 or 781-376-6044 to schedule a course.

Contact AGI to request course dates.

After Effects Level 1: Course Topics

Section 1

  • Making an Animated GIF: Intro to After Effects
  • Making an Animated GIF: Adding Easing & Motion Blur
  • Exporting an Animated GIF

Section 2

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

Section 3

  • Welcome to New York: Intro to After Effects
  • Welcome to New York: Working with Text & Fade-Ins
  • Welcome to New York: Styling Text & Rendering

Section 4

  • Rotating Wedge: Null Objects & Hold Keyframes
  • Rotating Wedge: Alpha Mattes & Animated Colors
  • Rendering & Exporting Options

Section 5

  • HBO Logo: Importing Layered Files & Adding Easing
  • HBO Photo Tiles: Working with Numerous Layers
  • HBO Movie Rating: Vector Layouts & the Graph Editor
  • HBO Bumper: Editing Compositions & Adding Audio

Section 6

  • Particle Skateboards: 3D Rotation, Lighting, & Motion Blur
  • Particle Skateboards: Using 3D Cameras

Bonus Material

  • Travel Slideshow: Anchor Points & Working with Images
  • Travel Slideshow: Cross-Dissolves & Working with Logos

After Effects Level 1: Course Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is recommended. If you do not have any experience with Photoshop, see our Photoshop classes. 

Basic knowledge of video timeline editing and design skills are helpful, but not required.

A computer and the After Effects software are provided for classes in our classroom location.

After Effects Level 1: 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.

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