Adobe After Effects Introduction with AI Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class

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Outline & Course Information

Duration & Times: 2 Days – 8:30AM-3:00PM EST

Locations for Training:

Course Description: In this hands-on two-day After Effects introduction training course, participants will learn to create professional animations and motion graphics using the robust tools in Adobe After Effects paired with AI assistive technologies to boost productivity across lessons covering the core workflow, animations, text, shapes, layers, masking, visual effects, and more. AI features including automation, dynamic content generation, rendering acceleration, and timesaving assists allow more time for participants to get creative developing exceptional projects rather than getting lost in tedious tasks.

Prerequisites: Students must have a good working knowledge of computers, operating systems, using a mouse, keyboard, standard menus and commands. Students must be able to open, save, and close applications and files, as well as navigate to other folders.

Required Technical Set-Up:
• Primary computer connected to a second monitor OR second computer to view instructor live
• Reliable High-speed internet connection
• Web Browser: Google Chrome Preferred (Alternative: Microsoft Edge)
• 3-Button Computer mouse
• Audio Speaker/Microphone (built-in to computer or external)

Job Roles That Use After Effects:
Animators
Film and Video Professionals
Motion-Graphics Professionals
Visual Effects Artists
Web Designers

Projects That Use After Effects:
Animation
Video Compositing
Motion Graphics Design
Digital Post-Production
Visual and Audio Effects

Adobe After Effects Introduction with AI Course Outline

1. Getting Started with After Effects
Overview of After Effects workflow and interface
Creating projects, compositions and importing media
Arranging layers, adding effects, animating compositions
Previewing and optimizing performance
Rendering and exporting compositions
Customizing workspaces and brightness
Collaborating with others using AI assisted features

2. Creating Basic Animations
Working with effects and animation presets
Animating with keyframes and motion tracking
Precomposing layers and adding transparency
Rendering animations with AI acceleration

3. Animating Text
Animating text layers with scale and text presets
Formatting and animating point text
Using AI to auto generate dynamic text animations

4. Working with Shape Layers
Creating and animating vector shape layers
Modifying shapes with AI assisted tools
Animating shapes and motion paths

5. Building a Multimedia Presentation
Animating multimedia elements and anchor points
Using AI to auto re-time complex animations
Enhancing audio tracks with AI audio tools

6. Animating Layers
Importing PSD files with AI Scene Detection
Auto animating layers with AI Keyframe Assistant
Using AI to streamline corner pin effect

7. Animating Masks
Creating masks with AI assisted Pen Tool
Auto generating vignettes and shadows
Optimizing masks with AI Feathering

Disclaimer: All course objectives and outlines are used as a guideline and are subject to change to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

Software Versions: ThinkB!G open enrollment classes are taught on the most current version of software whenever possible. To request a specific version, please Contact Us or call us at 301-362-2250.

What You Get
  • Instructor Led Hands-On Virtual Online Live Training (VOLT™) & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Certified Instructors that are Senior Consultants
  • Digital Official Curriculum Courseware (Not Used During Class) & Personal Use of Class Recording for Limited Time
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Remote Access to ThinkB!G Class Computer with Software licenses & Class Files Pre-Installed for Use During Training--No Installs or Downloads
  • Instructor's Real-Time View of ThinkB!G Class Computer Screen for Immediate Live Interactive Support
  • If Certification Training is Selected, It May Include a Test Prep Tool, Testing Voucher with Free Retake, and Proctor Fee (if taken with ThinkB!G Virtually)
  • Note: IT Support is Available to Pre-Flight Virtual Class Set Up Before & During Training
Pricing

Public Enrollment Training Pricing

Commercial Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $795
GSA/Government Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $640.81
Non-Profit/Education Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $745


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Dates to Register

Event Venue Start Date End Date
After Effects Intro After Effects Virtual Classroom
  • June 10, 2024 8:30 am EDT
  • June 11, 2024 3:00 pm EDT
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After Effects Intro After Effects Virtual Classroom
  • July 15, 2024 8:30 am EDT
  • July 16, 2024 3:00 pm EDT
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After Effects Intro After Effects Virtual Classroom
  • August 12, 2024 8:30 am EDT
  • August 13, 2024 3:00 pm EDT
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After Effects Intro After Effects Virtual Classroom
  • September 9, 2024 8:30 am EDT
  • September 10, 2024 3:00 pm EDT
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After Effects Intro After Effects Virtual Classroom
  • October 15, 2024 8:30 am EDT
  • October 16, 2024 3:00 pm EDT
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After Effects Intro After Effects Virtual Classroom
  • November 12, 2024 8:30 am EDT
  • November 13, 2024 3:00 pm EDT
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After Effects Intro After Effects Virtual Classroom
  • December 16, 2024 8:30 am EDT
  • December 17, 2024 3:00 pm EDT
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Certification

An Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Exam is Available for After Effects!

See Latest Exam Available!

Exam Objectives Include:

Working in the Visual Effects and Motion Graphics Industry
Project Setup and Interface
Organizing Video Projects
Creating and Modifying Visual Elements
Publishing Digital Media

What is an Adobe Certified Associate? (ACA)

The ACA certification validates basic, entry-level skills in digital communication, creation, and design using Adobe tools.

Register for our Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Training & Certification Pack:

If you choose the Certification Pack option in the pricing dropdown upon checkout, this Includes:

✓ After Effects Intro–Advanced (4 Day Class, In-Person or Online)

✓ Online Test Prep Tool (Simulates actual test & provides targeted learning based on your assessed needs)

✓ Exam Voucher with 1 Free Retake (In-Person, scheduled at your convenience)

✓ Testing Proctor Fee (Only included if you take your test at ThinkB!G’s office in Columbia, MD)

Custom Private Training

We offer this course as Custom Private Training or Project Based Training®!

If you have a team of individuals, you can receive bulk discounts by doing your own Private training session & cover your specific learning objectives!

What's Included?

  • Custom Outline to include Targeted Topics Based on Your Learning Needs
  • Instructor Led Hands-On Virtual Online Live Training (VOLT™) & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Certified Instructors that are Senior Consultants
  • Official Curriculum Courseware & Personal Use of Class Recording for Limited Time
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Remote Access to ThinkB!G Class Computer with Software licenses & Class Files Pre-Installed for Use During Training--No Installs or Downloads
  • Instructor's Real-Time View of ThinkB!G Class Computer Screen for Immediate Live Interactive Support
  • If Certification Training is Selected, It May Include a Test Prep Tool, Testing Voucher with Free Retake, and Proctor Fee (if taken with ThinkB!G Virtually)
  • Note: IT Support is Available to Pre-Flight Virtual Class Set Up Before & During Training

Submit details and a formal training quote will be sent to you!

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Policies

Payment Policy for Public Enrollment Classes

Payment and/or Purchase Order is required 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to first date of training class.

 

Payment Policy for Private & Project Based Training® Classes

Payment and/or Purchase Order is required 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to first date of training service.  Pricing provided is firm fixed price based on number of students.  Client is responsible for entire amount regardless of change in number of registrations.

 

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Public Enrollment Classes

  • Classes may be canceled if less than 4 students are registered. We will notify you of cancellations no later than 16 business days prior to class.
  • Canceling/Rescheduling more than 16 business days prior to class: You are eligible for a refund or free reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student for the same class & date.
  • Canceling/Rescheduling less than 16 business days prior to class: No refund. No Reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student for the same class & date.
  • No Shows without contact: No refund. No Reschedule.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Custom/Private and On-Site Training Classes

  • No penalty if cancellation/reschedule is 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first date of class.
  • 50% penalty will be incurred if cancellation/reschedule is less than 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first date of class. This fee is to cover instructor expenses, travel, and course materials purchased.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Individual Students in Custom/Private Training Classes

  • Individual students registered in a private class, who cancel or do not show, are not eligible for a partial refund or reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student. Please contact your class organizer or manager if you need to cancel. 
Reviews

Average Review: 4.85 out of 5 - 20 Reviews

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A Great Introduction To After Effects!
A great introduction to what After Effects can do. -DMA, Christopher (Adobe After Effects CC Introduction Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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Push Your Skills To The Next Level!
Awesome custom training. It was a great way to continue learning the software beyond the core material covered in the intro and advanced courses. Good for experienced professionals looking to push their skills to the next level. I always have a wonderful learning experience at ThinkBig. The environment is great, and the instructors are top-notch!-Amanda, DOD (Adobe After Effects CC Introduction Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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This is a Great Experience For Me!
This is a great experience for me since this is my first time going to a ThinkBig Class. Thank you! -DOD, Michael (Adobe After Effects CC Introduction Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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I Always Enjoy These Courses!
Always enjoy these courses. I have done Photoshop, Illustrator, and now After Effects. -DINFOS, William (Adobe After Effects CC Introduction Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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I Learned A Lot More Than On My Own!
Everything went well. Learned a lot more than on my own. Nice to have files to follow along with the instructor. -Sharp And Co, Maria (Adobe After Effects CC Introduction Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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I Learned So Much!
I learned so much in the last two days and it was just the intro! The instructor was very helpful! -DINFOS, Karen (Adobe After Effects CC Introduction Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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I Loved The Class And The Instructor!
Once again, I loved the class and the instructor. I will be coming back, for sure!-AMBI, Victoria (Adobe After Effects CC Introduction Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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I Like The Range Of Different Programs!
I like the range of different programs. I can dabble in Illustrator or After Effects or develop my skills even more in Premiere. I'll be signing up for another one soon! -DINFOS. Matt (Adobe After Effects CC Introduction Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Training Class)
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I will be able to apply my new knowledge to projects
"The class was informative and I will be able to apply my new knowledge to projects. Having a background in Photoshop will be beneficial." - Eric, UMD (Intro to Adobe After Effects Course)
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This is a great course.
"This is a great course. Be prepared for a fast-paced, challenging course that gives you more information than you can teach yourself in a short and efficient amount of time." - Colby, DMA (Adobe After Effects Training - Introduction)
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I enjoy coming here
"I enjoy coming here, I learn a lot of useful skills that I use in both my job in the military and for other projects." - Jessica, DINFOS (Adobe After Effects Training - Intro)
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This was a wonderful class.
"This was a wonderful class. In the past I would get so frustrated trying to troubleshoot AE on my own. Being able to ask questions and have our instructor right in front of us made it fun and informative instead of tiring." - Danielle, Johns Hopkins (Intro to Adobe After Effects)
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Learned A Lot More Than Expected!
"Instructor was so organized, and I learned a lot more than I expected!" Jae Eun L. - Columbia Association (After Effects Project Based Training®)
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First-Class Training Experience!
"[The Instructor] presented complicated information in a way that was easy to follow. Quality instruction, first-class training experience." - Cindy B. - Columbia Association (After Effects Project Based Training®)
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Skills I Will Take Back To The Office
"The ability to make shapes and text appear in fun and exciting ways are actually skills I will take back to the office with me and use in the future. This was extremely helpful." - Maddie H., Special Olympics MD (Adobe After Effects Course)
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Outstanding!
“The Adobe After Effects training I received at Think BIG was outstanding! Our instructor was highly knowledgeable and made the course very enjoyable. It was time and money well spent.” –Mark T., KeyW (Adobe After Effects Intro)
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Instructors Provide Real-World Examples To Apply to Work Projects
"The staff is very friendly and courteous and the instructors provide real-world examples that can quickly be applied to work projects." -Amanda W. - KeyW (After Effects Training)
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Everything Was Excellent!
"My experience at Think BIG has always been amazing. The entire staff is very accommodating and the instructors are excellent. Everything from the registration process through the actual course was excellent!" -Jacki D., LCB Solutions (Adobe After Effects Training)
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After Effects Course Was Fantastic!!!
“This After Effects course was fantastic!!! I plan on using this newly acquired knowledge in my future projects.” – John M. - USDA (After Effects Training)
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The Course Was A Consistent Whirlwind of Relevant Eye Opening Information
“Our instructor was an amazing teacher, her knowledge depth is truly huge. The After Effects course was a consistent whirlwind of relevant, eye opening information.” – Michael M., Sherwood Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Salisbury (Adobe After Effects Class)