Adobe After Effects CC Level 1

at Noble Desktop - Midtown

Course Details
$975 7 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Feb 10, 10:00am - Feb 12, 5:00pm (3 sessions)

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Midtown, Manhattan
185 Madison Ave 3rd Floor
At E 34th St
New York, New York 10016
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 15

What you'll learn in this after effects class:

Adobe After Effects is a powerful tool for animation and video post-production. It can be used to create stand-alone videos and animations but is often more powerful when used in conjunction with other programs such as Dreamweaver, Flash, or Premiere to add special effects and titles to web and video content.

This training will take you from the basics of After Effects such as understanding the workspace and basic animation techniques, all the way through to advanced animation techniques, motion tracking, and particle effects.

It is strongly recommended that you have experience with Adobe Photoshop before taking this course.

What You’ll Learn:

Section 1
  • Intro to After Effects
  • Fade-Ins & Working with Text
  • Rendering
Section 2
  • Getting Started & Basic Effects
  • Mask Paths & Effects
  • Position Animation & Keyframes
  • Text Effects & Animation
  • Compositing & Exporting
Section 3
  • Animating Masks
  • Enhancing Colors
  • Mimicking Fancy Camera Work
  • Using a Preset to Animate Text
Section 4
  • Animating a Simple Mask
  • Layering and Copying Masks
  • Using Layers
  • Editing Adjustment Layers
Section 5
  • Elliptical Masks & More 3D Text Animation
  • Mask Paths & Effects
  • Z-Axis Text Animation & Motion Blur
Section 6
  • 3D Lighting and the Wiggler
  • More 3D Fun: Lights, Rotation, Motion!
  • 3D Cameras and Null Objects
  • Rendering & Exporting Options

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  • Registration Fee: All courses include a non-refundable registration fee of 10%.
  • Cancellations: Students may cancel up to seven business days prior to the course and receive all monies paid, less the non-refundable registration fee. Cancellation requests within the policy should be made directly to CourseHorse.
  • Rescheduling: Students may reschedule once up to three business days prior to the start date of the course at no charge. Reschedules within three business days incur a $20 rescheduling fee. Reschedule requests should be emailed to [email protected]


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6:00pm - 9:00pm TBD 6 $975
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Wed, Mar 18 6:00pm - 9:00pm TBD
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Wed, Mar 25 6:00pm - 9:00pm TBD
Mon, Mar 30 6:00pm - 9:00pm TBD
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Question from Anonymous
Would this class be beneficial for a beginner? Or should I take an introductory?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! It start at a beginner level. Students can expect it to be an intensive course that covers a lot of material. And it is highly recommended to have some Photoshop and/or Illustrator experience before taking the class. Hope this helps.

Reviews of Classes at Noble Desktop (350)

(350 Reviews)
Adobe After Effects CC Level 1
Reviewed by Dov A. on 5/2/2019
Kalika was a fantastic instructor bringing patience and humor to every lesson. Thanks to her, I have a strong grasp on the topics covered, am confident in my skills and capability to delve further into the app. Kalika is the rare teacher who goes the extra mile for her students because she's happy to. One suggestion note is that there are a few lessons that start off with importing or setting up in more than one way for the sake of learning how different modes function. I think the class would benefit from taking time in between the demonstrations to practice that part before continuing into the bulk of the lesson - I found that I forgot what the take-away was from that initial portion of the lesson by the time the demonstration was over, and conducting that portion on my own created an interruption between the demonstration and going through the section on my own.
Adobe After Effects CC Level 1
Reviewed by Daniel G. on 8/25/2016
First off, the instructor was awesome, but I think there are 2 areas you can clean up: • I feel the 'how to' guide was lacking in readability and overall design - as a basic introduction to AE I feel there should have been more/better visuals • I think there was just too much content to cram in 3 days All in all, I had a great experience - button up the two above points and it's gold! Thanks, Daniel
Adobe After Effects CC Level 1
Reviewed by Eric Vasquez on 7/11/2016
I had been trying to learn After Effects on my own for a while, but it wasn't until I decided to take the course through Noble Desktop that things really started to make sense for me. Now I feel that I have a solid foundation and am more excited than before about learning After Effects. As much as I enjoyed this class, I only wish that there was a second part to this course or something that would take you into some of the more intermediate/advanced techniques with track mattes, rotoscoping, null objects etc.
Adobe After Effects CC Level 1
Reviewed by Anonymous on 7/5/2016
After Effects seemed really intimidating but after this class I was able to jump right into projects without hesitation. I was able to use my new skills the first day after class ended on a business pitch, which we won!
Adobe After Effects CC Level 1
Reviewed by Anonymous on 6/28/2016
1000 words for every task, instructor allotted too much time for talking and not enough time for practice... Rushed through lessons at the end of each class. Last class, 3 lessons were crammed into one. Lost interest. Not enough of the cool tricks you really want to learn in AfterEffects, just boring basics. This class is rudiment. If you've already toyed with AfterEffects, you'll be better off taking a professional course elsewhere.
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