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Adobe After Effects Level 2

Advanced After Effects Training in NYC

Adobe After Effects is a powerful tool for motion graphics, character animation and visual effects.

Learn Advanced After Effects Techniques

In this intermediate/advanced After Effects course, we’ll master text animations and create transitions between multiple layouts. Through several hands-on real-world projects integrating graphic elements with audio, video and photo elements, we'll master motion graphics workflow: the process motion graphics animators take, to create projects from design to final delivery.

In addition, we'll cover scripts to speed up your animation process, creating looping animations, working with mattes and masks, effective greenscreen removal, digital cell-phone screen replacement, rotoscoping live-action, morphing shape layers, integrating hand-drawn elements, JavaScript to automate animations in After Effects, animating UI's, working in After Effects 3D space, and much more.

Motion Graphics Certificate Program

Take our After Effects Level 1, Premiere Bootcamp, and Motion Graphics Portfolio Development courses along with this course and earn a Certificate in Motion Graphics.

Prerequisites: It is strongly recommended that you have taken our After Effects Level 1 course, or have equivalent working experience with the software.

  • Small Classes
  • Computer Provided
  • Book included
  • Free Retake

Take this class as part of a certificate program and save:

  • Integrate video footage with graphics using masks.

  • Create a text animation to audio, with fluid transitions.

  • Master the latest motion graphics techniques.

  • Integrate live footage with animated graphics

  • Create a dynamic background using layered effects and particles

Learn Advanced Motion Graphics, Animation, & Visual Effects in After Effects

Go beyond the basics in this advanced After Effects course where you’ll work on animating transitions, character animation, expressions, green screen removal, motion tracking (both point-based and planar), using scripts, animation presets, shape layers, integrating hand-drawn elements, animating UIs, 3D text, and much more. Learn these skills with hands-on exercises in small classes led by a leading motion graphics instructor.

  • “Kalika Kharkar Sharma is an excellent teacher and helped complicated material become digestible.”

    Sydney Meyers

    Attended the After Effects Level 2 class

  • “The demos bring a daunting textbook to life and break everything down to manageable steps.”

    Don Jolovich

  • “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!”

    Traian Stanescu

    Learned advanced motion graphics, character animation and visual effects in After Effects Level 2

  • “I wish I could take a new Noble class every day; I would be an expert in no time.”

    Robert Booth

    Learned advanced After Effects skills

  • “After Effects Level 2 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!”

    Benjamin Nazario

    Learned advanced After Effects skills in the Level 2 class

  • “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!”

    Liberty Mayo

  • “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.”

    Mackenzie Robinson

  • “The class was very informative and helped me take After Effects to the next level.”

    Michael Piersanti

  • “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.”

    Dov Alpert

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there prerequisites for this class?

    Be comfortable with the basics of After Effects. This class builds on our After Effects Level 1 class, so you should have equivalent knowledge.

  • Do I need to bring anything to the class?

    No. We provide computers (Mac or PC) with After Effects installed. Choose your operating system at checkout.

  • Do you offer discounts or a payment plan for this course?

    • 10% Alumni Discount: Get 10% off this course if you’ve previously taken any 12+ hour course.
    • $100 Individuals Discount: Take $100 off this course if you’re an individual paying for yourself (you’re not being reimbursed by a company).

    Discounts are applied at checkout (no promo code required) and will be verified after you place your order. Discounts are subject to change. Read our discount policies for more details.

    Payment Plan

    This course is not eligible for a payment plan, which is only available for programs priced at $2,495 and above. Read our Payment Plan FAQ for more details.

    Take this course as part of a certificate program and save:
  • Can I take this course online (remote learning)?

    You may attend this training virtually (online) at the scheduled time the course is offered (New York, Eastern Time).

    How does attending “live online” work?
    • Students can attend this training remotely through screen sharing software (we use Zoom).
    • Participants can hear the instruction, ask questions, and even share their screen with the instructor.
    • For audio you can use your computer’s microphone/speakers or call a phone number that we’ll provide.
    • Classes are activity-based and taught by a live instructor, so we strongly encourage students who are local to the area to attend in person!
Students learning After Effects from industry professional

Industry Expert Instructor

This course is taught by Kalika Kharkar Sharma, an industry-experienced instructor who has produced animations for a wide range of clientele including CNBC, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network. Kalika brings years of experience teaching motion graphics and traditional and digital character animation at renowned art schools including NYU, Pratt Institute and Rhode Island School of Design.

Every After Effects class comes with a custom workbook

Custom After Effects Workbook Included

You get a custom workbook with step-by-step exercises that will guide you through creating travel promotional videos, character animations, a T-mobile ad, and more! Take it home with you—it’s like having a refresher course right on your desk.

Intermediate and advanced motion graphics project

Create Advanced Motion Graphics

In this intermediate/advanced After Effects course you’ll dive deeper into learning this powerful tool for motion graphics, character animation, and visual effects. You’ll create motion graphic animations, animated transitions, simple character animation, effective greenscreen removal, and much more.

After Effects: Motion Graphics & Animation

Adobe After Effects
  • Use After Effects, the industry-standard program for motion graphics and animations, to create sophisticated animations and graphics, beyond the scope of a basic editing program.
  • Create title sequences for films.
  • Create sophisticated animated GIFs for emails.
  • Create Motion Graphics or Animations based on any or all of the following: layered Illustrator or Photoshop files, photos, JPG and PNG files, video clips, and/or audio.
  • For social media marketing–motion graphics in a Facebook feed, an animated Snapchat.
Motion Graphics & Animation
  • Motion graphics is the combination of graphic design and movement. It takes cues from character animation, typography, layout, video editing, illustration and sound design. After Effects is the industry-standard software for motion graphics.
  • Animation means to “give life to.” Ordinary still images such as photos, text and illustrations, can be “brought to life” through animation. You can use Premiere for basic animation or After Effects for more complex animations.