Top San Francisco Animation Courses

  • Noble Desktop Motion Graphics Certificate

    In this certificate program, participants will learn the skills needed to get started in the field of motion graphics and video editing. Students will learn how to work with two industry-standard apps: Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro. Students will also be introduced to the principles of motion graphics as well as the best practices to go from concept to completion. Attendees will learn the skills needed to start a career as a motion designer or video editor and walk away with a video demo reel or portfolio to show prospective employers or clients. The program includes a free retake and several step-by-step workbooks.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $3,495
    • 102 Hours
    • Weekdays or Evenings
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • Noble Desktop After Effects Bootcamp

    In this 18-hour class, participants will learn the important fundamentals of Adobe After Effects so they can start creating incredible motion graphics and visual effects right away. Attendees will learn to animate graphics, text, and photos. Students will learn to import designs (created in Photoshop and Illustrator) into After Effects, animate those designs, work with a timeline, keyframes, basic and custom easing (including the graph editor), and export the final animation as a video or animated GIF. Students will also learn to work with null objects, hold keyframes, start working with 3D objects, use video footage to create a movie title sequence, and more. The class includes a free retake and a step-by-step workbook.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $975
    • 18 Hours
    • Weekdays or Evenings
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • Noble Desktop Video Editing & Motion Graphics Certificate

    Learn video editing, motion graphics (animation and video effects), and audio editing. Master Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Audition. Then showcase what you've learned by creating video editing and motion graphics demo reels. This course comes with one-on-one mentoring sessions where you'll receive career advice, interview prep, and resume advising from an industry expert.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $4,995
    • 126 Hours
    • Weekdays or Evenings
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • Noble Desktop Cinema 4D for After Effects Bootcamp

    In this Cinema 4D course, participants learn the basics of creating and animating objects in 3D. Topics covered include fundamental animation concepts, moving objects throughout a scene, creating realistic 3D models using lighting, and integration with After Effects. This class is great for graphic artists who wish to expand their skill set and gain an understanding of working in a 3D environment.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $975
    • 18 Hours
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • Noble Desktop After Effects in a Day

    In this 6-hour class, participants will get started with the basics of Adobe After Effects for creating animations and motion graphics. Attendees will learn to animate graphics and text. Students will import designs (created in Photoshop and Illustrator) into After Effects, animate them, work with a timeline, keyframes, basic easing, and discover how to export the final animation as a video or animated GIF, plus much more. The class includes a free retake and a step-by-step workbook.

    Available live online (virtual training) from anywhere
    • $425
    • 6 Hours
    • Weekdays or Evenings
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • Certstaffix Training Adobe After Effects CC (2020)

    This is a 3-day course that gives students foundational skills in Adobe After Effects. Students will learn how to animate text and images, create motion graphics, and develop 3D content. Students will also have an opportunity to practice working with masks, adding lens flares, using puppet tools, and employing advanced editing techniques.

    Live online with optional computer lab access @ 1999 Harrison St, Oakland, CA
    • $1,330
    • 3 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
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  • Certstaffix Training Adobe Animate CC (2020)

    This 3-day course on Adobe Animate CC offers a comprehensive introduction. Students will learn how to use the Adobe Animate workspace and understand how the tool works. Then, students will learn how to create graphics, texts and symbols, animate symbols and transformations, and add advanced motion tweens. At the completion of the course, students will be able to publish their work for Flash or HTML5.

    Live online with optional computer lab access @ 1999 Harrison St, Oakland, CA
    • $1,330
    • 3 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
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  • Bay Area Video Coalition Motion Graphic Design: Workflow

    This motion graphics course helps students bring their art to life, through a combination of sophisticated 3D animation and cutting-edge visual effects. Students will learn how to make Adobe After Effects, Premiere, and Illustrator work together to create high quality motion graphics. They will learn how to create workable templates and establish a workflow that makes the most of each of these powerful programs.

    In-person @ 2727 Mariposa St, San Francisco, CA
    • $625
    • 14 Hours
    • Weekends
    • Intermediate
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  • Bay Area Video Coalition Motion Graphic Design: Intermediate

    This intermediate class in motion graphic design teaches students more advanced skills in After Effects. Instructors work closely with students as they create more complex projects based on real-world situations. Students will also be introduced to the history of motion graphics as well as the best practices to go from concept to completion.

    In-person @ 2727 Mariposa St, San Francisco, CA
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    • Intermediate
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  • Bay Area Video Coalition After Effects: Introduction

    This After Effects course will teach beginners the basics of the software’s interface, effects, Composition panel, and Timeline. Rotoscoping will be covered, and students will be educated in some higher-level techniques such as Chroma Keying and multipoint tracking. Students will learn how to render videos, create masks, and import files using this powerful software.

    In-person @ 2727 Mariposa St, San Francisco, CA
    • $685
    • 14 Hours
    • Weekdays or Weekends
    • Beginner
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  • Bay Area Video Coalition After Effects: Intermediate

    Learn advanced techniques in this intermediate After Effects course, which teaches more advanced skills working with 3D images, text layers, and animation techniques. With a focus on practical application, instructors will cover keyframing, video masks, and text animation. Students will also focus on the intra-frame and compositing functions of the software.

    In-person @ 2727 Mariposa St, San Francisco, CA
    • $685
    • 14 Hours
    • Weekends
    • Intermediate
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  • Bay Area Video Coalition After Effects: Compositing

    The core of motion graphics work is compositing. This 1-day course is intended for intermediate users of After Effects software who want in-depth training. This advanced course provides an overview of keying effects, advanced techniques for pulling a better key, and tips for coloring matching and rotoscoping like a pro.

    In-person @ 2727 Mariposa St, San Francisco, CA
    • $315
    • 7 Hours
    • Weekdays
    • Advanced
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  • Bay Area Video Coalition After Effects: Expressions

    Expressions are one of the most powerful tools offered by After Effects. This 1-day course is intended for intermediate users of After Effects software who want in-depth training. This course introduces students to Adobe Expressions, and how they can be used to create randomness, physical simulations, and conditional scripts.

    In-person @ 2727 Mariposa St, San Francisco, CA
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    • Advanced
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  • Bay Area Video Coalition After Effects: 3D

    This 1-day Accessible Documents course was built to teach proficient InDesign users how to create accessible PDFs using Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat. The course a range of InDesign and Acrobat concepts and tools, including an introduction to PDFs and why accessibility matters, various design considerations, best practices for generating an accessible PDF, and how to make an already existing PDF file more accessible.

    In-person @ 2727 Mariposa St, San Francisco, CA
    • $315
    • 7 Hours
    • Weekends
    • Intermediate
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  • Bay Area Video Coalition After Effects: Motion Tracking

    After Effect’s motion tracking tools help to simplify complex animation tasks. This 1-day course is intended for intermediate users of After Effects software who want in-depth training. Students will learn how to utilize the built-in motion tracking and stabilization tool and tap into Mocha for After Effects.

    In-person @ 2727 Mariposa St, San Francisco, CA
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    • Intermediate
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  • Sonic Training Flash/Animate Introduction & Intermediate

    This one-day course in Flash/Animate teaches basic and intermediate skills. Students will learn how to create Flash movies, insert interactivity and animated graphics, and publish Flash documents. This program includes free repeats within six months and courseware you can keep for reference later.

    In-person @ 1 Sansome St, San Francisco, CA
    • $595
    • 2 Days
    • Weekdays
    • Beginner
    • Free Retake
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  • AcademyX After Effects Fundamentals
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    In this introductory After Effects course, participants will learn basic skills through intermediate over the span of two days. Students will come away with an understanding of how to create a project and import footage. Starting with using effects and presets, they will continue on to animating text and working with shape layers. Students will learn how to animate their own scenes, working with lighting, mattes, puppet tools, and more. For those seeking to learn the fundamentals and some higher-level techniques, this class will cover both.

    In-person @ 33 New Montgomery, San Francisco, CA
    • $895
    • 12 Hours
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    • Beginner
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