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After Effects Training Courses

Chicago, Los Angeles

Learn to edit video like a pro. In no time at all you will be creating amazing video with stunning special effects. 


Our hands-on instructor-led training is still the most effective way to learn After Effects. Our instructors are all Adobe Certified and have extensive backgrounds in video production.


Onsite training available countrywide.

After Effects courses for all levels

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After Effects Fundamentals

This hands-on course is suitable for beginners. You will learn how to use After Effects for video editing, motion editing, adding special effects and compositing.

3 Days | $1395.00

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After Effects Advanced

This course covers more advanced topics such as advanced Compositing, Keying Techniques, Particle Simulation, advanced Masking, Rotoscoping, Puppet Tools, advanced Color Correction and more.

2 Days | $895.00

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After Effects Bootcamp

Our most popular course, taking you from beginner to advanced user in 5 days. Zero to Hero.

5 Days | $1845.00

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Timetable

Chicago

230 W Monroe St
#610
Chicago
IL 60606View Map

  • After Effects Fundamentals
  • Sep 11 - 13Book
  • Oct 9 - 11Book
  • Nov 27 - 29Book
  • After Effects Advanced
  • Sep 14 - 15Book
  • Oct 12 - 13Book
  • Nov 30 - Dec 1Book
  • After Effects Bootcamp
  • Sep 11 - 15Book
  • Oct 9 - 13Book
  • Nov 27 - Dec 1Book


Guaranteed to Run Limited Seats Left

Class times: 9.00am to 4.30pm

Servicing Arlington Heights, Aurora, Bollingbrook, Chicago Loop,
Deerfield, Des Plaines, Evanston, Highland Park, Joliet, Naperville,
Schaumburg, Skokie, South Chicago and surrounding areas.

Los Angeles

915 Wilshire Blvd
#1800
Los Angeles
CA 90017View Map

  • After Effects Fundamentals
  • Sep 18 - 20Book
  • Oct 23 - 25Book
  • Nov 27 - 29Book
  • After Effects Advanced
  • Aug 17 - 18Book
  • Sep 21 - 22Book
  • Oct 26 - 27Book
  • Nov 30 - Dec 1Book
  • After Effects Bootcamp
  • Sep 18 - 22Book
  • Oct 23 - 27Book
  • Nov 27 - Dec 1Book


Guaranteed to Run Limited Seats Left

Class times: 9.00am to 4.30pm

Servicing Anaheim, Burbank, Covina, Downtown, Fullerton,
Irvine, Long Beach, Northridge, Pasadena, San Bernardino,
Santa Monica, Van Nuys, Ventura and surrounding areas.

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Meet the trainers

McKinley

"Since 1993 I have worked as a media arts designer and consultant specializing in sound, video, and interactive multimedia. My career highlights have been winning both a Telly Award and a Ciné Golden Eagle for my work in video production and receiving the Visual Arts Instructor of the Year award from UCLA-Extension."

Rob

"Film making and editing has been my passion for the last 25 years. Today's leading software tools, like Premiere Pro and After Effects make it possible for anyone to learn to do amazing things in this field. Join one of my classes and I will show you how!"

Recent student feedback

4.8 stars I can't say enough how fantastic McKinley is as an instructor. Her real world experience coupled with examples that are extremely useful, make this seem more like personal one-on-one training rather than a class. I am definitely going to look into the other classes she teaches and see about signing up for them. She is very professional and extremely pleasant and I will recommend to colleagues that they take any class she teaches.
4.9 stars My mind was blown. I cant stop thinking about what i'm going to do with the knowledge that Rob has taught me. Thanks -Adam
5.0 stars An absolutely amazing class! I came thinking I knew a lot, and quickly found out - not so much! McKinley, thank you!
4.9 stars This After Effects Fundamentals class is an absolutely fantastic class. I feel confident that I know have the basic skill-set and hands on experience to be able to navigate the program with confidence. I am also aware that the key to success for a lot of these programs is practice and patience. McKinley was a patient kind and fun teacher. She maintained a great level of enthusiasm and instruction; she is extremely knowledgeable and shared a high level of confidence in her skill-set and professionalism. Overall, this was an awesome way to learn and to spend a day! Thank you.

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After Effects FAQ

Our Adobe After Effects training classes are dedicated to providing the best learning experience to their trainees in LA and Chicago. Please find answers to some of our most frequently asked After Effects questions below, or contact us should you require further assistance.


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

  • Yes. Our Adobe After Effects classes are completely live-instructor led by qualified and passionate trainers. They are on hand to provide support, demonstrate concepts, and answer any questions you may have to assist your learning.

Are your classes suitable for Mac users.

  • Yes, students are able to train on either a Mac or PC, with our trainers being able to provide tuition for both operating systems.

Do course attendees gain a certificate of qualification?

  • Yes. All attendees of our Adobe After Effects training classes receive a certificate of course completion.

Where do your Adobe After Effects training classes take place?

  • We have two state-of-the-art After Effects training centers, one located in Chicago (230 W Monroe, Suite 610, Chicago IL 60606) and the other in Los Angeles (915 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1800, Los Angeles CA 90017). If you prefer an onsite After Effects class, we also provide onsite training at your location countrywide (please contact us for more information).

Which After Effects training course should I attend?

  • This depends on your current level of experience. If you’re learning from scratch our fundamentals class is the perfect introduction to the core concepts. Alternatively, you may consider either our advanced classes if you have prior experience with After Effects. Alternatively, our bootcamp can take you from beginner to pro in just 5 days.
Why train with us?

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based on 362 reviews

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