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After Effects Training Class - Introduction

After Effects Training Class - Introduction: Course Summary

Learn to use this comprehensive software tool to efficiently produce motion graphics and visual effects for film, video, multimedia, and the Web. This is the entry-level of our After Effects classes, and this two-day course will get you started using Adobe After Effects powerful tools for creating a wide range of visual and audio effects. Our classes are led by experienced motion graphics professionals who have backgrounds with broadcast, film, and online media production.

After Effects Training Class - Introduction: Dates and Times

This After Effects training course is two full days in length, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day, with a one hour break for lunch mid-day.

 

After Effects Training Class - Introduction Course Dates

All classes in Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.
and are led by a live instructor in the same classroom with you.
All online classes are led by a live instructor and run from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Course Title Course Dates Course Location Fee Register
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Boston
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
New York
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training New York
21 W 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Philadelphia
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Philadelphia
101 West Elm Street,
Conshohocken, PA 19428
$795.00
After Effects Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Online
Live instructor-led class online
$795.00

After Effects Training Class - Introduction: Course Topics

Digital Video basics in Adobe After Effects

  • Analog versus digital
  • Frame rate and resolution
  • Storage space and system requirements
  • Defining motion Graphics

Using the After Effects Interface

  • Creating a project
  • Understanding the After Effects panel system
  • Organizing the Project Window
  • Understanding the Composition Window
  • Working in the Timeline Window
  • RAM Preview vs. Standard Preview

Media Management

  • Importing media files
  • Importing Photoshop and Illustrator files
  • Previewing footage
  • Previewing stills and video
  • Previewing audio
  • Trimming a video clip
  • Using the Interpret Footage dialog box
  • Looping an audio or video file

Using Layers in Adobe After Effects

  • Layer basics
  • Layer options
  • Creating a layer solid
  • Understanding the layer switches
  • Time stretch and frame blending
  • Nesting compositions/layers using precomps

Using keyframes in Adobe After Effects

  • Animation of layer properties using keyframes
  • Using layer parenting to ease repetition
  • Understanding motion paths
  • Working with layer blending
  • Controlling the speed of animations
  • Easing principles

Using text in Adobe After Effects

  • Creating text
  • Character palette
  • Paragraph palette
  • Animating text with keyframes
  • Animating text using presets
  • Using Bridge with After Effects

Masking and alpha channels in Adobe After Effects

  • Masking
  • Animating masks
  • Working with alpha channels
  • Track matte

Using Effects in Adobe After Effects

  • Effect basics
  • Animating effects

Introduction to 3D in After Effects

  • Exploring the 3D capabilities and limitations of After Effects
  • Creating 3D layers
  • Using multiple viewports
  • Understanding 3D Transform properties
  • Animating 3D layers
  • Creating and using lights

Outputting in Adobe After Effects

  • Rendering from a composition to various formats
  • Understanding the Render Queue
  • Adjusting render settings
  • Duplicating jobs in the Render Queue
  • Creating render templates
  • Exporting a project file
  • Rendering an individual frame

The introductory After Effects training course includes a copy the book developed by AGI instructors: After Effects Digital Classroom, published by AGI and Wiley provided in a digital book format.

After Effects Training Class Prerequisites

We recommend that you have the Adobe After Effects software before starting the class. You can purchase the software, subscribe to the Creative Cloud, or obtain a trial version of it at from the Adobe website.

After Effects Training Course - Introduction: Materials

You receive a copy of the best-selling Adobe After Effects Digital Classroom book, written by our instructors, provided in a digital format. Our team of instructors has created many official training guides and books for Adobe Systems, and you have an opportunity to learn from the authors, contributors, and editors to this well-respected After Effects training guide. Our After Effects tutorials provide examples of some of the training materials created by our team of instructors.

After Effects - Introduction
In this two-day After Effects class you will learn the foundation skills needed to create exciting visual effects and motion graphics. This After Effects course is taught by the team behind the comprehensive book, After Effects Digital Classroom. In this After Effects class, you'll cover topics starting with the use of the interface, using layers, keyframes, and masking, and media management. You will also have the opportunity to explore the depth of the After Effects tools, including 3D effects and rendering your project for output.

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AGI's team of experienced instructors are led by the design and usability expert and best-selling author of more than 20 books including Creative Cloud for Dummies, Creative Suite for Dummies, and Photoshop Digital Classroom. Classes are led by experienced professionals who have extensive professional and training experience.