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Unlock your creativity and take your video editing skills to the next level with Adobe After Effects classes in San Diego. Learn how to create stunning visual effects, motion graphics, and animations that will make your videos stand out and gain the skills you need to excel in media production.

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Motion Graphics Certificate

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Become a skilled Motion Graphics Designer and master the art of animating motion graphics, creating visual effects, and editing videos using industry-standard software like Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Cinema 4D Lite. Develop a strong portfolio showcasing your creative techniques and gain the skills needed to meet the growing demand for video professionals.

(374) All levels 18 and older
$3,495

16 sessions

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After Effects Bootcamp

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Discover the secrets of creating captivating motion graphics and animations in this comprehensive course. Gain hands-on experience with real-world projects and learn from a leading instructor, as you delve into techniques like motion tracking and animating 3D layers. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop recommended.

(374) All levels 18 and older
$975

3 sessions

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After Effects Certification Program

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Enhance your motion graphics skills and become an Adobe After Effects pro with this comprehensive program. Earn a professional certification and stand out in the competitive world of animation and motion graphics. Take your skills to the next level in this hands-on course.

(374) All levels 18 and older
$2,499

6 sessions

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Video Editing Certificate

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Master the art of video editing, audio editing, and motion graphics at a leading institution. Learn the creative techniques and workflow required to transform concepts into fully edited videos. Elevate your skills and stand out to potential clients or employers with a compelling video editing demo reel.

(374) All levels 18 and older
$2,995

13 sessions

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Introduction to Adobe After Effects

Plexus Creative - Virtually Online

Learn the essentials of Adobe After Effects in this 1-Day hands-on workshop. Adobe After Effects is a creative industry standard tool for motion graphics and compositing. This hands-on workshop will cover the key fundamentals of working in Adobe After Effects including compositions, working with layers, animating, keyframing, adding effects, rendering, and exporting.

(468) All levels 18 and older
$375
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After Effects in a Day

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Learn how to create stunning animations, add music and sounds, and import files from Illustrator and Photoshop in this hands-on workshop. Perfect for beginners looking to master After Effects in just one day.

(374) All levels 18 and older

After Effects Advanced

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Take your After Effects skills to the next level with this advanced course. Master text and shape animations, learn video compositing techniques, and discover how to speed up your workflow with expressions. Enhance your motion graphics and compositing skills with hands-on projects in this immersive course.

(374) Advanced 18 and older
$975

3 sessions

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Adobe After Effects Private Training

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Unlock the power of motion graphics with this comprehensive training. Master Adobe After Effects' interface, timeline, and layer animation techniques to craft stunning GIFs, animate logos, and seamlessly integrate artwork from Illustrator and Photoshop.

(374) All levels 13 and older

Cinema 4D in After Effects Bootcamp

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Unlock the power of 3D graphics in your After Effects projects with this immersive hands-on course. Learn to create and animate stunning 3D models, apply textures, and seamlessly integrate with After Effects using Cinema 4D Lite. Expand your skill set and take your motion projects to new heights.

(374) All levels 18 and older
$975

3 sessions

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After Effects Bootcamp

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Master the art of creating professional videos, animations, and special effects with After Effects. Elevate your skills in motion graphics and animation, from basic techniques to advanced motion tracking and particle effects. Take your video editing to the next level.

(680) All levels 18 and older
$975

3 sessions

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After Effects in a Day

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Learn how to create professional motion graphics and animations using Adobe After Effects in this intensive workshop. Join a leading motion graphics instructor and get hands-on experience in a small class setting. Master the essentials of the user interface, layer animation, and more.

(680) All levels 18 and older

After Effects Advanced

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Take your After Effects skills to new heights with this advanced course. Master text animations, create seamless transitions, and delve into the world of motion graphics. Elevate your projects from design to delivery.

(680) Advanced 18 and older
$975

3 sessions

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After Effects Fundamentals

Training Connection @ Online

Master Adobe After Effects in this hands-on course at Training Connection. Suitable for graphic and video professionals looking to enhance their editing and compositing abilities, this course offers both beginners and experienced users the opportunity to learn and practice various projects and tricks. No prior experience with After Effects is required.

(160) Beginner 14 and older
$1,495

3 sessions

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After Effects Bootcamp

Training Connection @ Online

Learn to create special effects and motion graphics in this After Effects course at Training Connection. Perfect for graphic and video professionals looking to enhance their editing and compositing skills, this hands-on bootcamp covers everything from basic animation to advanced concepts like 3D and particle simulations. No prior experience is required.

(160) All levels 14 and older
$1,995

5 sessions

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Motion Graphics with After Effects (High School)

NextGen Bootcamp @ Live Virtual

Unlock the world of motion graphics design with Adobe After Effects. Dive into hands-on learning to create captivating animations and stunning visual effects from scratch. Perfect for beginners, this program covers everything from basic navigation to advanced techniques, empowering you to unleash your creativity in the world of animation.

(61) All levels 13 - 18 years old
$1,299

4 sessions

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After Effects Advanced

Training Connection @ Online

Take your After Effects skills to the next level with this advanced course. Learn motion tracking, advanced masking, 3D effects, and more in this comprehensive training program designed for experienced users. Elevate your video production with Training Connection.

(160) Advanced 14 and older
$995

2 sessions

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Adobe After Effects Tutorial - Private Training

Plexus Creative - Virtually Online

Learn Adobe After Effects at your own pace with private 1-on-1 training available daily with either in-person or online sessions. This customized training format is ideal for anyone with specific goals or training needs. Private sessions can accommodate all skill levels.

(468) All levels 18 and older
$150
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Adobe After Effects Level I (Online)

Manhattan Edit Workshop @ Virtual Class room

Learn the essentials of Adobe After Effects for motion graphics and visual effects with this introductory online course. Discover traditional After Effects workflow, basic animation techniques, keying, and 3D effects. Gain the skills needed to create compelling motion graphics and visual effects.

(96) Beginner 16 and older
$1,295

3 sessions

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Adobe After Effects Level II (Online)

Manhattan Edit Workshop @ Virtual Class room

Take your motion graphics skills to the next level with a two-day intermediate class. Learn industry-standard practices for creating stunning visuals in Adobe After Effects. Enhance your movies with text, graphics, and effects and gain a high level of efficiency in your work.

(96) Intermediate 16 and older
$1,095

2 sessions

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Adobe After Effects Level III (Online)

Manhattan Edit Workshop @ Virtual Class room

Enhance your Adobe After Effects skills with an advanced class covering alphas, formatting, rendering, 3D features, Photoshop integration, Cinema 4D, particles, paint effects, color correction, and more. Perfect for producers, editors, and motion graphic artists looking to master the intricacies of After Effects.

(96) Advanced 16 and older
$1,095

2 sessions

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Reviews for After Effects Classes in San Diego

After Effects Classes in San Diego are rated 4.7 stars based on 1,839 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Introduction to Adobe After Effects

    Reviewed by Priyam J. on 3/2/2024
    The course really introduces a lot of concepts in an organized way so that by the end of class you are very comfortable with navigating in After Effects and applying effects, and keyframe animations.
  • Introduction to Adobe After Effects

    Reviewed by Patrick P. on 1/16/2022
    Everything was excellent.
  • Adobe After Effects Level II (Online)

    Reviewed by David S. on 5/27/2021
    Chad was wonderful! Very clear instruction, great attitude, and a lot of fun!
  • Introduction to Adobe After Effects

    Reviewed by matthew r. on 11/10/2020
    Great and very helpful. I was lucky to be the only one in the class because it's a crazy complicated program. Highly recommend!
  • Adobe After Effects Level I (Online)

    Reviewed by Kedrick W. on 10/16/2020
    Amazing class taught by Mr.Mark Chandler. The 3 jam-packed days were just a steller foundation on what's possible with creating in After Effects and Premiere. The class was a mixture of informational lessons and real-world perspectives. I feel more confident tackling more AE projects now.
  • Adobe After Effects Level III (Online)

    Reviewed by Nickolas R. on 7/20/2020
    Chad was a great professor and really dove in depth on the topics we covered. And the curriculum wasn’t super rigid either, we did lots of exploring and playing around which was helpful. It’s always great to see someone else’s process. It definitely helped that I was the only student too, got to pick his brain more than I might have in a larger class. I appreciate him still doing the class for one student!
  • Introduction to Adobe After Effects

    Anonymous review on 5/5/2020
    Learned so much! I was afraid of working in After Effects because at first glance, it's a very complicated/intimidating program. But, Laura was very clear, super helpful, and explained everything well!
  • Introduction to Adobe After Effects

    Reviewed by Meredith on 3/2/2020
    I received straightforward, clear instructions. Was able to grasp the concepts relatively quickly.
  • Introduction to Adobe After Effects

    Anonymous review on 3/2/2020
    I thought the class was great and went at a great pace for a beginner's class.
  • Introduction to Adobe After Effects

    Anonymous review on 3/2/2020
    Clear instruction and good pace.

Discover the Best After Effects Classes in San Diego

If you want to work in video production, learning Adobe After Effects can be a good choice. After Effects allows you to create motion graphics for videos in the form of animated titles, credits, and special effects. After Effects works well with other Adobe products like Photoshop, Illustrator, or Premiere Pro. You can transfer a photo file from Photoshop into After Effects to animate it, add movement to logos and text, import videos from Premiere Pro into After Effects, and add many different special effects as well as music and sounds.

People with After Effects skills often work as part of a video production team. They are called Special Effects Artists and Animators and often work in the film, television, and advertising industries. Companies outside these industries also hire people to create videos and animation projects for training or information purposes using After Effects.

If you want to switch to a career as a Special Effects Artist and Animator, signing up for After Effects classes is a good way to start. Many people find taking a class to be a more efficient way to learn a new skill like motion graphics. Here are some in-person classes offered in the San Diego area, but you can also sign up for live online sessions that run in a similar way. 

Best After Effects Classes & Schools in San Diego

Ledet Training offers an in-person class on After Effects in San Diego. After students complete the course, they can take the Adobe Certified Expert exam. After Effects Introduction is a class for beginners that takes students through the foundational skills in After Effects such as getting started with the user interface and workflow, using masking and layering tools, and rendering and outputting the final project.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this class.

Duration: This is a full-time class over three days.

Cost: The cost for this course is $1,299.

For a more in-depth After Effects course, Ledet Training also offers Video Tools Bootcamp. This intermediate course includes instruction on the video tools available in Adobe’s Premiere Pro and After Effects. The course covers the essentials of video editing and then moves on to adding motion and special effects.

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this class.

Duration: This is a full-time class over five days.

Cost: The cost for this course is $2,199.

Another choice for in-person training on After Effects in San Diego comes from American Media Training. After Effects Level 1 is abeginner’s course presenting an introduction to video animation. Students study the After Effects workflow and use preset effects to create animation. Students create animated multimedia projects using animated text along with layers, masks, and distortion tools. While the course touches on more advanced techniques like 3-D animation, compositing, rotoscoping, and color correction, these topics are covered in more depth in America Media Training’s more advanced classes. 

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this class.

Duration: This is a full-time class over two days.

Cost: The cost for this course is $895.

Live online classes run in much the same way as in-person sessions, except you don’t have to travel to class. You can log on from anywhere with a stable internet connection. After Effects Bootcamp from Noble Desktop is a live online course for students who want to learn how to create animation and motion graphics techniques in videos. The class begins with the basics, like using the After Effects workspace and importing and managing files, and then progresses to animation, motion, and 3D effects. Later on, more advanced techniques are covered, including rotoscoping, compositing, and adding sound. are included. At the conclusion of the course, students learn how to render the final video project.

Prerequisites: Students will be more successful if they have a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop. Knowledge of Premiere Pro is helpful but not required. 

Duration: This is a three-day full-time class.

Cost: The cost for this course is $975.

For a more succinct introduction, try After Effects in a Day, also from Noble Desktop. This one-day course covers video editing and animation basics, from the essentials of using After Effects interface and timeline, plus basic video editing techniques like cuts, fades and eases. During class, students will import photos and logos, add animation, and then add a soundtrack.

Prerequisites: Experience with Adobe products like Photoshop and Illustrator is helpful, but not required. Students who have never used these products might want to take a Photoshop or Illustrator class before signing up for an After Effects class. Design skills are also helpful. 

Duration: This is a one-day, six-hour class.

Cost: The cost for this course is $425.

San Diego Industries That Use After Effects

San Diego’s economy was once heavily reliant on the military but tech companies and tourism have moved up on the list of major Industries in the area. Top employers are involved in aerospace, cleantech, cybersecurity, defense, manufacturing, tech, software, and tourism. Companies in these industries often hire people with After Effects skills to create information or training videos. Although not as plentiful as Los Angeles, there are companies involved in television and video production in San Diego.

After Effects Jobs & Salaries in San Diego

Special Effects Artists and Animators in San Diego earn a median salary of roughly $71,000 a year, with a range between $55,000 and $92,000. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 5 to 12 percent growth nationally in jobs for Special Effects Artists and Animators over the next ten years. The national median pay for Special Effects Artists and Animators is around $78,000.

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