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.
Julia Lilkendey, Humantel, Saratoga Springs NY
I came in as a complete beginner, and now I feel like I have enough knowledge to teach myself what I need to know about After Effects. David was super clear and flexible. He helped everyone individually, but explained things very clearly in lecture style as well. Great class!
Always enjoy my time at Noble. Great classes, great schedules, and instructors!
Kristie Finn, Victoria's Secret
After Effects In a Day is a great beginner class to learn simple animation basics. Great variety of exercises in the training book. Kalika is a fun and entertaining instructor and she shared some of her own work which is amazing and inspiring!
After Effects in a Day was awesome. We started by watching, then doing. I like that the approach was exercise-based, as opposed to going through every single tool and interface (like some other trainings I’ve been to). It’s my preferred way to learn, and I came away learning more than I anticipated!
Lisa Keller, Penguin Random House
After taking the After Effects class at Noble Desktop, I was able to create an animation immediately following completion of the course material - now I have the tools to continue using After Effects in my personal projects and beyond.
Blake Drummond, Diagonal Media
Kalika was an excellent instructor. Her enthusiasm and passion for After Effects was contagious. She was patient, smart, and funny. She brought a much needed lightness and humor to a difficult subject. When I began to feel overwhelmed, Kalika was hands-on with helping me. She was genuinely interested in teaching us what we wanted to know. We followed the instruction booklet but it was not forced upon us—we went at our own pace and was able to spend the last class practicing our own project ideas. I left my three-day Noble Desktop experience feeling inspired and excited to continue my After Effects learning journey. I intend on using my new knowledge to make personal art as well as enhance my day-job work as a graphic designer in higher education. I cannot speak highly enough of Kalika. She was truly a pleasure.
Lisa Festa, Princeton University
I had been trying to learn After Effects on my own for a while, but it wasn’t until I decided to take the course through Noble Desktop that things really started to make sense for me. Now I feel that I have a solid foundation and am more excited than before about learning After Effects.
This is a great intensive course to get you started with After Effects. I highly recommend it to anyone who is serious about learning this. I would definitely take more classes at Noble Desktop.
Rose Mattrey, AAA Western & Central NY
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!
Definitely recommend Noble Desktop over taking a semester-long Continuing Ed. class at an expensive art school. This class covers techniques in a practical manner and you can get started on your own after 3 days of intensive learning. The teacher is fantastic, friendly, and engaging.
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!
This class is perfect if you're looking for an easy, but in depth introduction to After Effects.
Danny Menendez, BuzzFeed
Great source for creativeness
Alice Ugarte, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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!
Christina, Stash Invest
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.
The class was very informative and helped me take After Effects to the next level.
This is a class devoted to real projects, run by a teacher who generously shares her knowledge, experience and passion for animation.
This class allows you to create the exact type of clips you see when scrolling through Instagram or diving through YouTube. The instructor, Kalika, has endless knowledge of the industry and the program. You’ll walk away from the last class with a bunch of material worthy of posting.
"Super helpful! For an intro class I learned everything I needed to fool around and explore the program for myself without being frustrated looking up "how to's on Google."
After Effects In A Day is a fantastic introduction to After Effects and some of the basic animation possibilities. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to get their feet wet with After Effects.
Alanna Kellogg, EYP Architecture & Engineering
Noble Desktop has always been my go to place. Their attention to detail, cooperation in working with scheduling and providing top notch instructors makes it a pleasure to work with them. I'll be back!
Lori Zalbowitz Roux, Whole Story Productions
A wonderful introduction! I feel more comfortable playing around with After Effects on my own.
Catherine Gonzalez, Colorlines
As a broad spectrum type of class, it hit on so many key points and features of After Effects. I feel much more capable and confident now. GREAT class!
Kelly Vail, Alpha1 Marketing
Great school!! Offers a lot of courses, in different fields like Design, Coding and Business. Amazing teachers, currently I'm taking the After Effects class and it's so exciting, it's a bit complex but a really cool program. My teacher Kalika is really nice and has a lot of experience and knowledge. She is great!! I highly recommend the school.
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.
Amazing class, instructed by a very devoted teacher to her craft
After Effects in a Day was a great primer on a very powerful piece of software. I loved the instructor, and am excited to explore more about what AE can do!
Nicholas Moy, Nikon
Fabulous class, taught with personality and real-world situations as examples. Would highly recommend for the graphic designer wanting to put motion into their work.
After Effects in a day pretty much gets you up to speed fast. It is like a bullion cube of condensed knowledge that expands into a tasty, filling broth.
Jeff Faerber, Spotco
The instructor gave extremely clear instructions and was one of the best teachers I've come across.
Kalika was so engaging. You can tell that she's not only extremely knowledgable, but extremely passionate about what she does. I was completely immersed into a program I had never launched before, and am no longer intimidated to pursue Ae.
Kaylan Whitaker, Givaudan
Not only did I learn so much more than I've ever imagined, but I had fun learning it too!
Very helpful for starting out in After Effects.
Gwyneth Olsom, Mathematica
Learned a lot in a short amount of time!
Djamika Smith, 92Y
"If you're looking to get started with After Effects, by gawd this is the place to do it!"
A great foundation for someone who can't tell up from down in After Effects!