Adobe After Effects Bootcamp

Produce Videos and Create Animated Motion Graphics

Learn Adobe After Effects™.

Start creating videos, motion graphics and animations using professional techniques. Learn to create animations, titles, 3D objects, and much more. Learn through hands-on real world project, with step-by-step exercises, in small classes led by a leading motion graphics instructor.

This After Effects training will take you from the basics (such as understanding the workspace and foundational animation techniques), through more advanced animation techniques such as motion tracking and animating 3D layers.

What you will learn at a glance
Kshs 65,600 8 weeks
  • Become familiar with the After Effects interface, timeline, and layers
  • Create animations using photos, graphics, and text
  • Adding audio to animations
  • Incorporate video footage
  • Create dynamic transitions
  • Use timeless animation principles to create interesting and dynamic animations
  • Animate 3D layers: move the camera in a 3D space, add lighting, and create depth of field
  • Render out final videos to deliver to a client or upload to social media website

Frequently Asked

Who is the target audience for this course?
  • Upcoming Video Editors
  • Content Producers
  • Video Marketers
  • Anyone looking to edit a video
Does this course require any prior knowledge or experience?

Students must be comfortable using a computer. No other prior knowledge is required. However, basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator is helpful.

Do I need to bring anything to the class?

No. We provide computers (Mac or PC) with relevant software installed.

This course requires Adobe After Effects software which will run on either Mac or PC.

Should you prefer to use your personal computer, make sure it meets the minimum system requirements for After Effects

Do you offer payment plans or student financing for this course?

This course does not qualify for payments plans or student financing.  Students with disability are however eligible for a subsidised fee structure. Please call our admissions office to discuss your specific financial need.

Can I take this course online (remote learning)?

This course requires in-person attendance. Students in the diaspora are eligible for e-learning. Please call our admissions office to discuss your specific attendance need.

Course Syllabus

Section 1
  • Creating a Composition
  • Importing Media
  • Organizing the Project panel
  • Working with Layers in a Composition (Timeline)
  • Transform Properties: Position, Scale, & Rotation
  • Working with Audio
  • Animating Transform Properties such as Position
  • Adding Easing
  • Swapping Out Layer Content While Keeping Keyframes
  • Adding Text
  • Adding Layer Styles: Drop Shadow & Stroke
Section 2
  • Adding Video
  • Slowing Down Video (Slowmo)
  • Animating Multiple Layers Simultaneously with Parenting
  • Animating Opacity
  • Adding Audio & Video Fades
  • Changing Work Area & Composition Duration
  • Copying & Pasting Keyframes
  • Creating a Vignette Effect with a Mask
  • Using Adobe Media Encoder
  • Exporting Files
  • Media Encoder vs. Render Queue
  • Working with Adobe Illustrator Files
  • Making a Dummy Comp Before Importing
  • Organizing the Timeline: Color Labels & Shy Layers
  • Animating Transform Properties: Scale, Position, & Opacity
  • Animating Multiple Layers Together
  • Creating Staggered & Sequential Animations
  • Exporting Transparent Video
Section 3
  • Working with Adobe Illustrator Files
  • Converting Illustrator Layers into Native Shape Layers
  • Trim Paths
  • Adding Masks to Layers
  • Using Track Mattes
  • Adding Effects
  • Creating & Editing After Effects Text
  • Animating with Text Animators
Section 4
  • Combining Nesting Compositions
  • Adding Audio
  • Adding Motion Blur
  • Animating With the Linear Wipe Effect
  • Applying Multiple Text Animators
  • Saving Text Animation Presets
  • Creating a Write-On Text Effect
Section 5
  • Moving Layers in 3D Space
  • Working with Cameras
  • Working with Lights
  • Animating Layers in 3D Space
  • Adding Depth of Field
  • Working with Video
  • Working with Audio
  • Looping Video & Audio
Section 6
  • Creating Curved Motion Paths
  • Looping an Animation with Expressions
  • Working with Essential Properties
  • Adding Motion Blur to a Nested Comp
  • Point Tracking
  • Motion Tracking
  • Null Object Layers
  • Working with Multiple Trackers
  • Importing After Effects Comps

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