After Effects Advanced
Master Adobe After Effects to create motion graphics and visual effects
Jan 31–Feb 2
Tuesday to Thursday, 10–5pm
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NYC or Live Online
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In this advanced After Effects course, you’ll master text and shape animations and learn how to use the video compositing features in After Effects. Through hands-on, real-world projects you'll master the After Effects workflow: the process motion graphics designers and compositers take, to create projects from conception to final delivery.
We’ll cover expressions (the scripting language of After Effects) to speed up your animation process, work with mattes and masks, chroma key greenscreen footage using the Keylight, perform screen replacement using MochaAE, rotoscope video footage, and much more.
The class was very informative and helped me take After Effects to the next level.
The demos bring a daunting textbook to life and break everything down to manageable steps.
I wish I could take a new Noble class every day; I would be an expert in no time.
Kalika Kharkar Sharma is an excellent teacher and helped complicated material become digestible.
Blue State Digital
Kalika is an extremely inspiring teacher. Very enthusiastic and a pleasure to learn from. Will take another class with her when I have a chance!
After Effects Advanced is a near perfect course. The marketing for it is on point; you touch on everything from animation to green screen removal to rotoscoping. Can’t think of another class that covers this much in such a short amount of time. Bravo Noble Desktop!
Great class and workflow! I feel more confident in my ability with AfterEffects and the instructor was interactive and really wants you to learn the program!
So experienced!! Every time I had a roadblock, Kalika immediately knew what step I missed or what I did wrong. A true wealth of knowledge. I learned way more than I thought I would in 3 days. I would highly recommend to other designers and my co workers!
If you're thinking that there's nothing you could possibly learn from this class, think again. Kalika does such a wonderful job of teaching, cheering you on and engaging the class that I looked forward to the next class before the current one had already ended.
I came in with some ideas of what I could do with After-Effects but left the class totally blown away by all the things I can do now.
In Kalika's After Effects class you'll learn a lot more than this Adobe app. With sensitivity and attention to detail, Kalika charmingly drops her own hard learned lessons of working as a professional graphic animator into every lesson at every opportunity. You can see the effort Kalika puts in to the lessons and during the class so students gain the most out of this course.
Noble's After Effects course is a very thorough and efficient way to get your feet wet with this robust program. I was exposed to more concepts and hands-on work in 3 weeks than I was at a full-time semester program elsewhere. Highly recommended.
Learning After Effects with Kalika Sharma is the best thing I did for myself this year. Her teaching style is incredible - she really wants you to learn! Noble Desktop is a gem, I highly recommend students to take advantage of their offer to retake the courses. I just did. Repetition is key.
Humantel, Saratoga Springs NY
Take this class if you want to thoroughly know Adobe After Effects
Noble Desktop's After Effects II class is a great way to advance you skills in this program. It is challenging, but their method of teaching allows you to advance at your own pace. You also get a step by step book so you can practice the lessons as many times as you need to on your own. This was the second class I have taken with Noble Desktop, and I hope to take many more. It is a really great way to learn.
AAA Western and Central New York
It's interesting, normally when it comes to personalized attention and "extras" you only expect that kind of care from institutions that are more permanent school. You certainly don't expect it from a place that gives what essentially amounts to short/fast continuing education classes like Noble. Somehow though, they manage! Noble cares! It's quite a phenomena. It was as if I was in a 4 year school with professors who really cared about my success. Even outside of class. That's Commendable. I will continue to recommended Noble to others.
Really knowledgable instructors that walk you through the software step by step.
I thoroughly enjoyed my After Effects Level 2 course. The instructor was very detailed and patient when working with students. I learned a lot from this class and it gave me new skills to put to work at my job as a Motion Designer. I plan on taking more classes from Noble Desktop!
The instructor was very smart, knowledgeable, easy going, and patient. Did a great job.
In After Effects 2 I have learned how to create more dynamic videos and have retained a number of helpful shortcuts that shorten my work time.
AE 2 is outrageous and my favorite class to date. Jerron is a fantastic instructor filled with knowledge, personality and attention towards the students learning needs. Jerron is an amazing instructor! This class has surpassed any expectations. To sum the class up in one word “WOW”.
Dowe Design Studio
The instructor was fun and very informative. The class was challenging but when you get used to it, it's very advanced stuff that you can use for big projects.
As one of our smaller courses, tuition for this course is due in full before the start date. The best way to save on this course is to take it as part of a certificate program.
There are no extra fees or taxes for our courses. The price you see on this page is the maximum you’ll pay us.
However, if you plan to take the course live online, you may need to obtain required software. We’ll help you get set up with a free trial of paid software prior to the class. Most of our coding classes utilize freely-available open-source software. For most of our design and motion graphics courses, we will help you get set up with a free trial of Adobe Creative Cloud. If you attend the course in-person, we will have a computer already set up for you with all of the required software for no additional cost.
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Attend this course in-person in NYC or Live Online via Zoom. Engage with expert instructors, ask questions, and get feedback on your exercises and projects. Switch between live-online and in-person as needed, even after the course has started.
Unlike other providers, these are not mass open-enrollment classes. At Noble Desktop, you’ll learn in small groups (typically 8-15 students) and receive personalized attention.
Get face-to-face interaction with an instructor and other students when you learn at our NYC campus. Courses are hands-on with a computer and software provided.
Get the same interactivity and access to the instructor as in-person students. There are no extra fees and we’ll work with you to ensure your remote setup is perfect.
Upon completion of this course, you’ll receive an official certificate testifying to your mastery of the curriculum. We’ll send you a link where you can download your certificate, share it online with your friends, post it to your professional network on LinkedIn, and view all your earned certificates. Congratulations on your achievement!
This course includes a detailed workbook, available in print or ebook at no additional cost.
Our proprietary workbooks are designed by a team of industry experts and instructional designers, and are updated regularly for the latest features and trends. Learn by completing a variety of real-world projects, and apply your newly-learned skills right away.
We offer a single free retake of the the class within a year.
You can also access recordings of each session in your student portal within one business day of the session’s end. Recordings are available for one month after the session.
No. We provide computers (Mac or PC) with After Effects installed. Choose your operating system at checkout.
After Effects will run on either Mac or PC.
Make sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements for After Effects
This course does not qualify for payments plans or student financing. See our Payment Plan FAQ to find related programs that qualify.
You may attend this training virtually (online) at the scheduled time the course is offered (New York, Eastern Time).
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Learn to use Cinema 4D Lite to create 3D models, animations, and motion graphics for your After Effects projects.
Learn how to use Premiere Pro in this comprehensive 18-hour class. You’ll learn how to import and organize footage, put those elements into a timeline (sequence), clean up audio, color correct video, add titles, and more. We’ll then move onto more advanced features including multi-cam editing, color correction, speeding up and slowing down footage, green screen removal, and much more. By the end of the course, you’ll have the skills to create compelling video content using Adobe Premiere Pro.
Purchase group class vouchers at a discount for our regularly-scheduled group classes in NYC, or create a custom training program at your offices.
Program Director Motion Graphics & Video Editing | Instructor
Jerron has an M.A. in Communication Arts and expert-level certifications in Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and Illustrator.
He also has a good knowledge of other animation programs like Cinema 4D, Adobe Animate, and 3DS Max from his two decades of experience in and around the design industry.
He has authored multiple books and video training series on computer graphics software such as: After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash (back when it was a thing).
Before joining Noble Desktop, Jerron taught at the college level at schools such as The New York Institute of Technology, New York City College of Technology, and The Fashion Institute of Technology.
Stephen teaches classes in the Motion Graphics and Video Editing Certificate programs.
In addition to his work with Noble Desktop, Stephen teaches Nonfiction and Fiction Video Production, Motion Graphics, and Introduction to Film Production to grades 9-12 at LREI, a private K-12 school in New York’s Greenwich Village.
In addition to teaching media classes, he runs his own production company, Indian summer Media. Through ISM he works as a freelance producer, specializing in documentary style films.
Stephen holds a B.A. in Classics from Concordia University in Montreal and an MFA in Screenwriting from Columbia University.
While an accomplished professional his most beloved project has been raising his two young daughters, Margaret and Grace.
Social Media Director | Instructor
Eternally upbeat and outgoing creative cybernaut and instructor.
Mover and shaker with authentic ideas that build brand stories on social media for consumers.
Justine Sanborn has over a decade of experience in both Art Direction and Social Media. She uses data and insights to develop creative ideas that can build organic engagement. Justine leads the social media development for Noble Desktop and instructs the Social Media Marketing Certificate and Graphic Design Certificate programs.