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  • Published on August 15, 2018

Anyone working with video, effects, and animation can benefit from learning After Effects, an application that is used in the post-production of television and film, by animators, and anyone needing to create special effects within video. It is used for digital visual effects, motion graphics, tracking, compositing, and animation. After Effects also can be used for non-linear editing and audio editing, although it generally is used in connection with dedicated nonlinear editing applications such as Premiere Pro. If you've ever seen an animated team logo during a televised sports game or a spinning globe at the start of a news program, you've seen the capabilities of After Effects.

One benefit of After Effects training is that it helps to greatly improve your digital visual effects editing skills. From building the digital skills section of your resume, to becoming a motion graphics expert, learning After Effects is incredibly helpful to any creative professional who works creating video, online content, or presentations.

Learning After Effects also improves the marketable skills of any creative professional. By learning After Effects you can enhance skills and make yourself more marketable in numerous digital, video, and creative roles. Some of the many jobs that rely on After Effects include roles as a film makers, video editors, post production engineers, video and motions graphics editors, and even television producers. Graphic designers even benefit from knowing After Effects, as they often are called upon to build presentations, and knowing After Effects makes it possible to take a static slide deck and turn it into an engaging animated presentation.

Learn After Effects to enhance digital design skills.

Discovering a robust set of new digital animation and effects can help in the professional career of any designer, and also opens new and interesting work opportunities. After Effects training help you to better understand design concepts in both video and 3D design, along with the creation of visual effects and animation. After Effects courses provide skills needed to successfully create powerful digital visual effects. After completing training, you can add your After Effects certificate to your LinkedIn profile and portfolio, letting others know that you invest in your professional development and have advanced skills that extend into animation and effects.

Different ways to learn After Effects

Whether you need to learn the basics of After Effects or want to expand your skills into more advanced topics, there are several ways to learn After Effects. Public After Effects classes are available in many cities. You can attend live After Effects courses led by an in-person instructor in the same classroom. These provide small-group workshops that typically include six or fewer participants all being led by an expert with effects and animation. You work hands-on through various projects as you expand your skills. You will find these After Effects classes in Boston, along with New York City and also in Philadelphia. Live online After Effects courses are also an option, and provide the same small-group environment, but are dedicated to a small group that prefers to learn online or is unable to travel to a classroom. Organizations that have a group of people that need to learn After Effects can schedule private After Effects training, which is also useful for individuals with highly-specific needs. Regardless of how you decide to learn After Effects, training helps to improve efficiency, increases your marketable professional skills, and teaches you to create stunning digital visual effects.

About the author

Christopher Smith is president of American Graphics Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the publisher and editor of the Digital Classroom book series, which have sold more than one million copies. At American Graphics Institute, he provides strategic technology consulting to marketing professionals, publishers and to large technology companies including Google, Apple, Microsoft, and HP. An expert on web analytics and digital marketing, he delivers Google Analytics training along with workshops on digital marketing topics. He is also the author of more than 10 books on electronic publishing tools and technologies, including the Adobe Creative Cloud for Dummies. Christopher did his undergraduate studies the at the University of Minnesota, and then worked for Quark, Inc. prior to joining American Graphics Institute where he has worked for 20 years.