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After Effects Classes NYC

Create Incredible Motion Graphics & Visual Effects

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Adobe After Effects, the tool of choice for many professionals in animation and video post-production, allows users to design and deliver professional motion graphics and visual effects for film, TV, video, and web.

Learn this powerful motion graphics application in Noble Desktop’s hands-on classes. Whether you take the one-day intro workshop, or more comprehensive beginner and advanced courses, you’ll work on several real-world animation projects, including GIFs, ads, title sequences, and logos.

  • Small classes
  • Hands-on training
  • Book included
  • Free retake

Which After Effects Class is Right for You?

After Effects in a Day

Getting Started with Animation & Video Post-Production

This After Effects training covers the basics of the user interface, the timeline, video, layer animation, easing in and out, fade-ins, and more. This one-day After Effects course will give you a strong working knowledge of After Effects’ capabilities for creating GIFs, animating logos, and importing layered files from Illustrator and Photoshop.

6 Hours


Next Class: Jul 20, 9–4:30pm

Adobe After Effects CC Level 1

After Effects Classes in New York City

Adobe After Effects is a powerful tool for animation and video post-production. It can be used to create stand-alone videos, animations, special effects, animated titles, and much more. Use it to create compelling video content for broadcast TV and web.

18 Hours


Next Class: Aug 20–22, 9–4:30pm

Adobe After Effects CC Level 2

Advanced After Effects Training in NYC

Take your animation skills to a new level in our After Effects Level 2 training. This advanced After Effects class covers animating transitions, simple character animation, expressions, effective 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.

18 Hours


Next Class: Aug 27–29, 9–4:30pm

Hands-on After Effects Training

In our After Effects courses—beginner to advanced and a one-day workshop—you’ll cover all the essentials needed to bring your videos to life. Learn by completing real-world projects in our step-by-step training workbooks. 

Learn After Effects for Motion Graphics, Visual Effects, and 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.
  • In digital animation and video editing, a keyframe refers to a marker on a timeline that indicates the beginning or end of a transition.
  • Each keyframe has a value which has to do with specific attributes or properties.
  • You can have keyframes for Position, Scale, Opacity, Rotation, and Effects.
  • To create animation, there needs to be a minimum of 2 keyframes of unequal value on one property or attribute.
Color Correction (After Effects)
  • Color Correction or Color Grading is the art of adjusting the colors of elements in your video projects, to create a particular feeling or mood, using settings (called Filters or Effects) in a video or graphics editing program.
  • These adjustments can also be used to “fix” things that were not filmed to one's liking. Exposure problems, white or color balance issues, removing or adjusting the amount of noise or grain in an image, changing the contrast, are all things that fall under the umbrella of Color Correction or Color Grading.
  • If graphics are to be web-only, After Effects is fine for color correction. However for broadcast TV work, Premiere's Lumetri or DaVinci Resolve are more accurate (because TV supports fewer colors than web).
Audio (After Effects)
  • Can be separated into 4 basic categories: Ambient sounds or Ambience (background noise), Music, Voiceover or Dialogue, and Sound Effects.
  • The best practice when working with audio is to do a rough edit and adjustment of sound excerpts and audio volume in a video editing program such as Premiere, and then export OMF files for a professional sound designer.
  • For web-only graphics, it’s acceptable to edit and adjust audio in a graphics program like After Effects.

Learn Through Real-World Projects

In our After Effects classes you’ll learn through projects. First by watching a short demo, then by actually practicing on animations and motion graphics including GIFs, ads, title sequences, and logos. Our instructor and course developer has created numerous projects specifically for these classes that draw on her many years of experience to teach you practical, professional skills.

Real-world motion graphics and animation training projects

Custom Workbook Included

All of our After Effects classes come with a custom step-by-step training manual sold to universities and schools around the world. Recreate the class projects and refresh the After Effects materials anytime after the class. 

After Effects course manual by Noble Desktop

Industry Expert Instructor

Our After Effects courses are taught by Kalika Kharkar Sharma, a leading motion graphics professional who has produced animations for a wide range of clientele including CNBC, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network. Kalika teaches motion graphics and traditional and digital character animation techniques at NYU and Noble Desktop, and freelances as an animator, editor and motion graphics artist.

Motion graphics professional teaching students techniques

Upcoming After Effects Classes in NYC


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After Effects in a Day Next Class: Jul 20, Friday, 9–4:30pm Duration: 6 Hours Price: $325
Adobe After Effects CC Level 1 Next Class: Aug 20–22, Mon–Wed, 9–4:30pm Duration: 18 Hours Price: $975
Adobe After Effects CC Level 2 Next Class: Aug 27–29, Mon–Wed, 9–4:30pm Duration: 18 Hours Price: $975