Learn Adobe After Effects in a week, covering the tools and animation concepts needed to create natural, organic animations using this industry-standard software.

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Note: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom Platform.
Class meets Monday-Friday, Nov 6-10 from 12-4pm ET with 1:1 instructor meetings after class.

Adobe After Effects continues to be the industry standard for creating motion graphics. Students create dynamic content for logo treatments and commercials and understand visual effects features such as keying and compositing for film, video, or multimedia.

Through daily hands-on assignments, the class explores the tools of After Effects including layers, blending modes, masks, and alpha channels. Core animation concepts such as keyframes and parenting are covered in-depth, as well as kinetic typography. Students also learn how 3D cameras and lights are used to create natural, organic animations.

Students will gain a solid understanding of After Effects and an appreciation for the possibilities of creating motion graphics.

Course requirements

Students will need Adobe After Effects installed on their computer. A free 7-day trial is available here.

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Instructor: Alex Burnett

Alex Burnett is a New England-based filmmaker and editor who has worked within the worlds of narrative fiction, documentary, experimental cinema, and virtual reality. Having worked as an editor for National Geographic, the NFL, Colgate University, Vitec Group, and Schiempflüg NYC, he has experience with a vast range of companies and artists. His passion lies in creatively tackling the many challenges that come with telling stories through film.