After Effects Training

Instructor-led After Effects classes in Chicago

Live face-to-face Adobe certified After Effects training.
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Adobe After Effects classes

Our After Effects classes are taught by a live trainer in our brand new video lab in Chicago. You will learn to create stunning motion graphics, animation, and video compositing projects with this industry's leading tool.

We include the following with each After Effects class:

  • After Effects training manual
  • Certificate of course completion
  • 6-month FREE repeat class.

Don't settle for an average After Effects training experience! All our classes are guaranteed to run.
Onsite After Effects training available countrywide.

Meet our Chicago After Effects Instructor

Rob is a talented and extremely experienced video editor. With his knowledge and training experience, you will be learning from one of the best Adobe Certified Instructors!

Choose a class that fits your needs

3 Days

Fundamentals, our Beginner to Intermediate After Effects class

$1395

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Fundamentals

2 Days

Advanced After Effects training for more experienced users

$895

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Advanced

5 Days

And our most popular class, our 5-day, Zero to Hero Bootcamp

$1845

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Our Training Methodology

We don't just want you to learn After Effects, we want you to leave our classes feeling fully inspired.

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The training is based on a series of Real World Projects, so you will learn how After Effects is used in a real production environment.

Topics include:

  • Industry standards for motion graphics, effects compositing, and title design
  • Strategies and best practices for leveraging After Effects workflows
  • How to remove backgrounds and isolate visual content with masks & keys
  • How to¬†rotoscope foreground areas in consecutive video frames
  • Powerful, advanced techniques for title design
  • Realistic effects compositing techniques
  • How to create and animate vector Shapes
  • Best practices for integrating Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and Illustrator content
  • Fundamentals of animation physics and applied methodologies
  • How to integrate 3D layers, lights, and virtual cameras into your workflow
  • Stabilization and tracking techniques
  • Particle effects animation
  • How to render your finished projects for mobile,¬†web, and broadcast platform.

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After Effects classes rating: 4.8 stars from 549 reviewers

Free Repeat

We recognize that After Effects is a complex program, and that trainees may benefit from repeating the class. Included in your course price is a FREE Repeat valid for 6 months. Often the repeat class can be with a different trainer too.

Money back guarantee

Our Walk Away, No Hard FeelingsTotally Outrageous Guarantee

After Effects is not for everyone. If you decide that after the first day in class that the software is not for you, you can leave the class and we will give you a complete refund.

Group After Effects Training

We offer group training in After Effects. This can be delivered onsite at your premises, at our training center in Chicago or via webinar.
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FAQ

Do I need to bring my own computer?

No, we provide the computers. Students can choose if they want to train on a Mac or Windows computer. Our trainers are able to provide tuition for both operating systems.

Do your After Effects classes have a live trainer in the classroom?

Yes. Our Adobe After Effect classes are taught by qualified and passionate trainers present in the classroom. They are on hand to provide support, demonstrate concepts, and answer any questions you may have to assist your learning.

Where do your Adobe After Effects training classes take place?

Our training center is located at 230 W Monroe, Suite 610, Chicago IL 60606. For more information about directions, parking, trains please click here.

What version of After Effects do you train on?

All our classes are run on the latest version of After Effects Creative Cloud.

What are the After Effects class times?

Our classes run from 9.00am to 4.30pm with a lunch hour at 12.15pm. There are lots of eateries within a short walk of the training center, or we have kitchen facilities should you prefer to bring your own lunch.

Can you deliver After Effects training onsite at our location?

Yes, we service the greater Chicago metro including Arlington Heights, Aurora, Bollingbrook, Chicago Loop, Deerfield, Des Plaines, Evanston, Highland Park, Joliet, Naperville, Schaumburg, Skokie, South Chicago and surrounding areas.

Our trainers can also travel anywhere in the country to deliver After Effect training. Obtain a quotation for onsite After Effects training.

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