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After Effects: Zero to HERO

£697.00 + VAT


By the end of this course you will be able to

  • Create 2D animations
  • Work with layers
  • Apply effects
  • Work with masks & mattes
  • Use color effectively
  • Understand keyframe complexity
  • Render queue
  • Track mattes

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




Zero to After Effects Hero in just 5 days and become an Adobe Certified Associate(ACA)

This course is for people new to After Effects. Perhaps someone who wishes to work in the video field or who currently works in the field, or an Adobe application user looking to expand their skills and add effects to video projects.

Some Delegates may be mainly interested in creating video primarily for the Web, and others for film, but the majority are preparing more for work in broadcast video. During the latter part of this After Effects course you will master the concepts and advanced features of this program. It includes many advanced features, including tips and tricks using the latest version.



A person who wishes to work in the video field or who currently works in the field, or an Adobe application user looking to expand his or her skills, looking to add effects to video projects. Some Delegates may be mainly interested in creating video primarily for the Web, and others for film, but the majority are preparing more for work in broadcast video. This After Effects course is for people new to After Effects but who want to know more than just the basics.



Before taking this After Effects course, you should have a basic understanding of your computers operating system.



On this course you’ll become familiar with the After Effects interface. You’ll learn to create animations, work with layers, apply effects, work with masks and mattes. In addition, you’ll also learn about type, use colour effectively and to export files. You will also go on to learn Keyframe Complexity, graphs, keyframe graphic editor, expressions, render queue, path text, masks, colour keying, track mattes, compound effects, Affiliate Marketing motion stabilization and tracking.

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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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    Project basics

    • User interface and workspaces
    • Setting up projects!
    • Importing media
    • Creating compositions

    Working in 2D

    • Default transform properties of layers
    • Adding and manipulating Keyframes
    • Understanding Keyframe types and easing
    • Pre-composing multiple layers for better controll
    • Animating along paths
    • Motion tracking
    • Adding text and solid fills
    • Adding color effects and adjustment layers
    • Using the shape and pen tool
    • Creating and animating masks
    • Understanding blend modes
    • Controlling the speed, direction and duration of animation
    • Using image sequences

    Working in 3D

    • Creating 3D layers
    • Using multiple views!Building 3D scenes
    • Adding camera
    • Text in 3D
    • Parenting
    • Controlling 3D object and camera movement

    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

    6 reviews for After Effects: Zero to HERO

    1. Paul

      The enthusiasm and knowledge of the course leader made my experience at Academy Class really enjoyable. The learning was broken down in to small, fun projects that were taught at a good pace without ever leaving anyone behind. Having spent a few years trying to learn Adobe After Effects on my own it was great to work with an expert that could identify better or faster ways to get things done, with more professional results. I would recommend Academy Class to anyone as it’s a great environment to be in, where you are surrounded by like-minded people and can focus on picking up the skills you need without interruption.

    2. J.baker

      I recently completed the Green & Yellow belt course in After Effects at Academy Class. Really enjoyed the classes, great tuition and knowledge from all staff. Well Structured classes and all bases covered. No question to much and someone always on hand to help. Will be back for the advanced course and can’t wait.

    3. Multimedia Team

      Nailed the After Effects Green Belt course. Money well spent!

    4. Verified Client

      I attended the After Effects CS5 Zero to Hero courses in Academy Class London and I was really happy I did it! The teachers were very competent and knowledgeable. The course was very well structured, starting with basic concepts and building up to advanced techniques and tricks in the last couple of days. I also liked the room setup where everyone has a screen next to his/her iMac and where the teacher shares his screen. Very handy to follow the practical exercises. All the staff in general was very nice and helpful.

    5. Miles Bingham

      Great course. Ben Dale is a very patient and clear tutor.

    6. Charli Blighton

      Thanks! 🙂

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