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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 Motion tracking, Particle simulation, advanced 3D, advanced Masking, Roto Brush Tool, Puppet Tools and Time-warp simulations.

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
  • May 22 - 24Book
  • Jun 26 - 28Book
  • Aug 7 - 9Book
  • Sep 11 - 13Book
  • After Effects Advanced
  • May 25 - 26Book
  • Jun 29 - 30Book
  • Aug 10 - 11Book
  • Sep 14 - 15Book
  • After Effects Bootcamp
  • May 22 - 26Book
  • Jun 26 - 30Book
  • Aug 7 - 11Book
  • Sep 11 - 15Book


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
  • Jun 5 - 7Book
  • Jul 10 - 12Book
  • Aug 14 - 16Book
  • Sep 18 - 20Book
  • After Effects Advanced
  • Apr 27 - 28Book
  • Jun 8 - 9Book
  • Jul 13 - 14Book
  • Aug 17 - 18Book
  • After Effects Bootcamp
  • Jun 5 - 9Book
  • Jul 10 - 14Book
  • Aug 14 - 18Book
  • Sep 18 - 22Book


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

5.0 stars McKinley is a very talented instructor. She was patient and took the time to explain the tools and concepts that I needed clarification on. Beyond that, she made the class lively, fun and interesting. My interactions with other staff and instructors were very positive too.
5.0 stars I knew very little about After Effects before starting this course other than I really needed to learn it. This course exceeded my expectations greatly, as I found the hands-on, in-class learning environment to be a great way to learn sophisticated software. I now feel confident to take my own self-teaching to another level now that the intimidation I previously had is gone. The Training Connection company was very welcoming and the computer systems were great! It would be better if the footage files we had were of better HD or even 4K quality. Thanks!
4.9 stars This is my second class here. I took Premiere Pro with McKinely, which was really helpful in learning After Effects. Both of those worked together so that each one reinforced the concepts of the other and I feel more confident in my editing skills. I am extremely excited to take what I learned here and apply those skills in my work place.
5.0 stars Rob Schultz is an absolutely outstanding instructor -- extremely knowledgeable, very patient, highly skilled. I can't believe how much I've learned about After Effects in just a few days. This course will pay for itself many times over in terms of increased productivity and much higher production levels. Now I really want to take the Premiere Pro course!

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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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