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Video Editing Classes NYC: Adobe Premiere & After Effects

Edit Videos & Create Animations in our NYC Courses

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Adobe Premiere Pro is one of the industry standards in video and film editing. With Adobe After Effects you can create professional motion graphics and visual effects for film, TV, video, and web. Noble Desktop offers the industry-leading courses with Adobe certified instructors and comprehensive training materials.

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

Which Video Editing Class is Right for You?

Premiere Pro in a Day

Adobe Premiere Classes NYC

Get started with video editing techniques in Adobe Premiere Pro. In this one-day Premiere course, you’ll learn file structure and organization, importing footage, exporting, using the Timeline, creating titles, working with PSDs, and audio tracks by working on real film projects.

6 Hours


Next Class: Jul 26, 9–4:30pm

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

Premiere Pro Intermediate

Intermediate Adobe Premiere Pro Class

This class is designed to take your Premiere Pro skills to the next level. The class covers multicam editing, how to speed up and freeze-frame footage, stop-motion loops, dynamic transitions, speed-ramping footage, and color correction techniques. In addition, we'll cover how to export your projects for social media, create animated GIFs, and much more.

12 Hours


Next Class: Not currently scheduled

Best Video Editing Courses in NYC

In our video editing classes—Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects—you’ll confidently learn all the essentials. Our courses are taught in small groups, and each class comes with our proprietary step-by-step training workbook, used by individuals and institutions around the world.

  • “As a novice video editor with literally no experience, this was hugely beneficial and helpful. I plan on coming back for the After Effects workshop. Well worth the money and time!”

    Denton Crawford

    Learned the basics of video editing with Premiere Pro

  • “Kalika's class is thorough, easy to follow, and immersive. I came in never having touched Premiere and was able to pull the projects together in no time - by the end of the day!”

    Krissy Trujillo

    Learned the fundamentals of Premiere Pro in just one day.

  • “The instructor was extremely knowledgeable about Premiere Pro, and the exercises were interesting. I feel like I can use this program now without being too intimidated.”

    Jonah Schrogin

    Can now use Premiere Pro after attending the one-day class

  • “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

    Attended the After Effects Level 1 course

  • “I've already messed around with After Effects to create little animations, so I didn't expect to learn a whole lot new in a six hour workshop. Totally wrong; I feel so much more empowered to create more complicated animation projects.”

    Wen Lung

    Attended the After Effects in a Day class

  • “After Effects seemed really intimidating but after this class I was able to jump right into projects without hesitation. I was able to use my new skills the first day after class ended on a pitch!”

    Siho Ellsmore

    Learned animation and video post-production in the After Effects Level 1 class

  • “Premiere Pro in a Day is an exciting & fun class. Kalika is a great instructor and patiently explains the steps and thoroughly helps you to understand the program. I left with much more confidence that I could master Premiere Pro. Syncing multi-cam clips was the highlight of the day! I highly recommend the class.”

    Victoria Greiss

    Learned the fundamentals of video editing in our Premiere Pro in a Day class.

Learn, then Practice Teaching Method

“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, Graphic Designer + Creative Services Manager

Hands-on video editing workshop in New York City

Create Real-World Video Projects

You get a custom workbook with step-by-step exercises that will guide you through creating real-world projects including promo videos, title sequences, animated GIFs, and more. Learn the fundamentals of editing and motion graphics in our wide range of After Effects and Premiere classes.

Custom video editing training workbook by Noble Desktop

Industry Expert Instructor

The video editing classes are taught by Kalika Kalika Kharkar Sharma, an industry-experienced instructor who has produced animations for a wide range of clientele including CNBC, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network. Well accustomed to teaching motion graphics and video editing, Kalika has been teaching at well known design schools and universities for many years.

Students editing film and videos at Noble Desktop

Learn Timelines, Audio, Keyframes, Color Correction & More

Adobe Premiere Pro
  • To edit together video clips, text, and photos, with or without sound.
  • When you need to edit a sequence of images, videos, and text together quickly and easily.
Video Editing
  • Putting together sections of videos to play one after the other, to create more meaning than if those videos were played by themselves.
  • You can add transitions between the videos in Premiere so that you're not suddenly seeing something new–you can dissolve, wipe, and more.
  • This is the area of a video editing software where you can add visuals and audio, remove parts of them, re-arrange those pieces, and adjust aspects of them such as size, position or speed.
  • Allows you to change different things about a video so that it looks and sounds good to you.
  • Timelines are generally arranged horizontally, with elements on the left side appearing before those to their right, and elements higher on the list appearing atop those below.
  • Adobe Premiere is an industry-standard timeline-based video editing software.
Color Correction (Premiere)
  • 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.
  • For broadcast TV work, Premiere's Lumetri or DaVinci Resolve are good choices for color correction.
Audio (Premiere)
  • 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.
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.

Upcoming Video Editing 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
Premiere Pro in a Day Next Class: Jul 26, Thursday, 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
Premiere Pro Intermediate Next Class: Ask us about custom training Duration: 12 Hours Price: $650