(36 customer reviews)

After Effects: Intermediate

£397.00 + VAT


By the end of this course you will be able to

  • Understand keyframe complexity
  • Use keyframe graphic editor
  • Work with expressions
  • Render queue
  • Track mattes

  • Use compound effects
  • Motion stabilisation and tracking
  • Render order/pre-composing
  • Create 3D animation
  • Prepare for the Adobe ACA Exam




Adobe After Effects is the industry leader for Video Compositing that allows you to create QuickTime movies for output on the Web, CD ROM, Monitor, or full-motion broadcast quality video for television. You will learn how to mix a number of still images together to create a moving texture. Placing Compositions into other Compositions, using Keyframes & Layers, and Effective Rendering techniques will also be covered. You will be prepared for and take the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam at the end of this course.


This course will help you master the concepts and features to the program. It includes many advanced features, including tips and tricks using the latest version. Graphic professionals who want to enhance their motion editing and compositing. Experienced users will also benefit from the many tips and tricks and special exercises.We also recommend this course for those planning to obtain the Adobe Certified Expert, ACE, status in After Effects.


Before taking this course, you should have already have acquired skills and knowledge from the After Effects 101 training course.


What you will learn Keyframe Complexity, graphs, Keyframe graphic editor, expressions, render queue, path text, masks, color keying, track mattes, compound effects, motion stabilisation and tracking, render order/pre-composing, 3D animation.

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Course Times:

9:30 – 11:00

11:00 – 11:15

11:15 – 13:00

 13:00 – 14:00

14:00 – 16:30

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London HQ

12-13 Clerkenwell Green


Universal Square
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M12 6JH




    Beyond The Basics

    • Adding custom easing
    • Advanced time remapping
    • Scene blur
    • Frame blending

    Combine Effects

    • Compositing 3D objects and 2D footage
    • 3D lights
    • Creating shadow effects in 3D
    • 3D camera tracking
    • Green screen and rotoscoping

    Working with Shapes & Vectors

    • Generating strokes
    • Adding and animating layer styles
    • Animating outlines
    • Advanced type animation
    • Animating Masks

    External Controls

    • Animating characters
    • Advanced null control
    • Using sound to control layer properties

    Re-creating Common Effects

    • Jittery text
    • Double exposure
    • Kinetic typography
    • Slick object transitions
    • Sequential compositions

    36 reviews for After Effects: Intermediate

    1. Adam Wilkinson

      I took a week-long crash course in After Effects with Academy Class and the pace was fast, but good. The tutor knew his stuff and explained everything thoroughly. If someone in the class blinked and suddenly found themselves ten minutes behind, he made sure they quickly caught up and the class progressed together. It also helped that the classes were friendly and lighthearted. Excellent tutoring and friendly staff made this a very worthwhile experience and I would highly recommend Academy Class for anyone looking to improve their software skills.

    2. Davide GIllo

      Good Good

    3. Vicky Mcfarlane

      All tasks were really useful and informative

    4. Peter Aitchison

      I would just like to take this opportunity to thank Jason Cox of Academy Class for his excellent tuition and explanation of Adobe After Effects. The course lasted two days of light hearted examples that really delved into the depths of Ae’s. We left no stone unturned and I left the course with new skills, envigoured enthusiasm and renewed belief in my own ability to an industry standard. You can’t buy that kind of experience.

    5. L Alexander

      I recently completed a course on After Effects with Academy Class. We had a great tutor who took the time to explain everything clearly. The course covered a great range of techniques and i’ll definitely be able to put my new skills to use. Class environment and refreshments all good too.

    6. R J.

      Great quality training from an experienced After Effects tutor.

    7. Harry Scott

      Real good, clearly an expert.

    8. Ana Paola Gomez

      The instructor gives the right tools so we can work easily and faster with After Effects, the 201 training provides the knowledge to be more effective during edition time.

    9. James Jackson


    10. Carl Jeffreys

      Ian is a brilliant trainer. 3rd time I’ve been in his class

    11. Charles Buckley


    12. Andy’ O Brian

      Ian is a very good instructor. He ensured all delegates could work at a pace that suited them while not allowing anyone to fall behind. His knowledge and demonstrations of the AE package were to a high standard and he had a great teaching manner that was both easy-going and informative.



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    15. Nick Averill

      Ben Dale is a cracking chap – knows his stuff, very knowledgeable, very friendly, very interesting, funny etc. Made the learning process very enjoyable… highly recommend.

    16. Nick Homes

      I attended only the last 2 days of the course, so cannot comment on the first 3. My experience was a satisfying one, ad Dom is knowledgeable about his subject.

    17. John Mclellan

      I accessed the class remotely. I was a bit wary at the start but overall I think it was a success. However it still does not replace being in the class with other participants who you can also learn from.

    18. Molly

      Dom has been a great instructor !

    19. Lloyd

      I came with some prior knowledge of After Effects but still learned lot of useful things that will save me time.

    20. Kate

      The Certiport exam crashed and would not reopen… I know that this isn’t Academy Class’ fault but it was disappointing

    21. Geraldine

      The course was very well explained and we managed to cover a lot of ground. I can say that I feel like I can used the program now, and it has given me a good start for getting used to it.

    22. Abigail

      Really great course, would highly recommend. I will be taking away lots of new skills into my workplace! Thank you Ian! I would also like to come back in for the 103 course, and maybe the exam!

    23. Sam

      Excellent course led by a very personable and able tutor. Enjoyed it thoroughly.

    24. Seamus

      Course materials could different and more interesting.

    25. Stefano

      My second time. And it is still great!

    26. Cameron

      iMacs are very slow but apart from that all good.

    27. Jade

      I’m super grateful for the teaching – even if in my case there was a lot of duplication from when I did the beginner’s course. It was a really friendly environment and always good to reinforce my knowledge. I’m happy that you’re taking steps to make sure I fill in gaps/learn more as a goodwill gesture based on the different learning outcomes. I have learnt a lot from learning After Effects here and the basics really helped me to put it to use in my work. Thank you.See you next year!

    28. James

      Overall enjoyable week & thought Tom was a great instructor

    29. Helena

      The classes were slightly one dimensions- Would have been more beneficial to have a variation in teaching style. or have exercises to complete mixed in with the teaching to help test and display our knowledge. I think knowing the objectives each day and the areas in which we were looking to cover would have been more productive. Seeing the end of a project at the start to know why we were carrying out certain techniques to help combime the teached. I was pretty unimpressed with the teaching style, and overall course content flow.

    30. Kurtis

      Very stimulating content and projects which opened up a range of capabilities within after effects that were new to me. Was really good to get the insight from someone who is experienced with after effects. Learnt a lot!

    31. Joe

      Computers need to be more powerful The course was fantastic. Perhaps the only thing that would have improved my time would have been a few more minutes during each exercise to write notes. I tried this but found that I’d suddenly be behind in the next task and struggling to keep up. To his credit, Tom was very good at helping me catch up.

    32. Jonathan

      We picked up on stuff we learned in AE 101 and really got to grips with the advanced capabilities of After Effects. We learned absolutely loads, and there was the opportunity to learn about specific things we wanted.

    33. Penny

      Great course, covered a lot but still eager to learn more. Instructor was patient but also didn’t let the class slow down.

    34. Andrew

      Excellent course, well delivered and got through loads of information in a short space of time.

    35. Cheryl

      I enjoyed the course and hopefully will be able to use things I learned in day to day work.

    36. Andrew

      A fantastic course that has taught me a lot that I will definitely use every day in my job. Ian was very helpful, didn’t mind repeating things to make sure we were fully understanding everything, and made the course very enjoyable. The venue was a lot better than expected too, with good equipment and good facilities such as the canteen/nearby parking.

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