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After Effects for Editors

Learn After Effects at your own pace

Get comfortable using After Effects for a video editor’s everyday needs in this beginner course from Jake Bartlett. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to create a stylish animated graphics package, remove unwanted elements from footage and track graphics into an existing shot.

Registration Opens

October 17, 2022

Class Start Date:

November 7, 2022

January 9, 2023

January 9, 2023

Course Length:

Session Duration:

6 hours

3 Payments of

Instant-Access! Start learning immediately.

100% Free! Start learning immediately.

$249
$300
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6 hours

of video lessons,

podcasts, guides, and support
from our amazing team!

guides, and access to our
24/7 motion community!

podcasts, guides, and access to
our 24/7 motion community!

podcasts, guides, community
and critique from pros!

WEEK 1

Learn the After Effects Interface

Join Jake for a personal tour of After Effects, tailored to the features and skills a working editor needs most. Learn the basics of importing images and video, and how to create elements from scratch directly in AE.

Move Beyond Templates

Design and animate a stylish lower third and full-screen title graphic by creating keyframes, adjusting them to create snappy movements, and learning essential tricks to add appealing visual details.

By The Numbers

After Effects is great for visualizing data - like you’re probably already being asked to do! Work smarter (not harder) by leveraging tools like Parenting and Essential Properties to create complexity without breaking a sweat.

Get Yourself On Track

Tracking graphics directly into footage is a powerful technique, and probably easier than you think! Spice up the shot with stylish transition effects and add a dynamic speed ramp with Time Remapping.

The Fix Is In

Utilize AI-powered features to add that final polish. Easily remove unwanted objects from footage using Content-Aware Fill and tuck graphics behind foreground elements with the Roto Brush.

Put It All Together

Step up that workflow by learning a variety of approaches to exporting your animations or importing them directly into Premiere Pro. Stay flexible, adaptive, and ready for whatever your project demands!

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This instant-access course features

Exercises and project files for every lesson

Each course comes packed with free project files, assets, and additional material to keep you learning and growing long after the course ends. Our exercises are designed from real world briefs, so you’re learning the skills you need to excel on your next project or venture.

Permanent access to course materials

We all need a refresher now and again, which is why you’ll keep access to your course—and all the assets and project files—for the rest of your life. Come back to listen to exclusive interviews, review old lessons, and try out new techniques using your old assets.

Support from the School of Motion team

Reach out to our incredible support team at any time to answer questions about the material, or to help you find the best way to achieve your career goals. We are here to help.

This instant-access course features

Exercises and project files for every lesson

Each course comes packed with free project files, assets, and additional material to keep you learning and growing long after the course ends. Our exercises are designed from real world briefs, so you’re learning the skills you need to excel on your next project or venture.

Real-world examples and video training

We go above and beyond when producing our courses, making sure that the curriculum is presented in the right order, with the right examples, and using the best practices currently used in the industry. In short, you're learning to do things the way they're done in the real world.

Permanent access to course materials

We all need a refresher now and again, which is why you’ll keep access to your course—and all the assets and project files—for the rest of your life. Come back to listen to exclusive interviews, review old lessons, and try out new techniques using your old assets.

A world-wide artist community

You’ll gain instant access to our 24/7 motion design community, The Square. Here you can network with professional artists at every stage of their career. You’ll get to meet new friends, ask for help, and build your network.

What makes us different?

Cohort-Based Learning

Join artists from around the world on our custom learning platform. Never learn alone, as you’ll have immediate access to a forum of fellow students to share work, ask questions, and improve together. 

Exercises and project files for every lesson

Each course comes packed with free project files, assets, and additional material to keep you learning and growing long after the course ends. Our exercises are designed from real world briefs, so you’re learning the skills you need to excel on your next project or venture.

Technical and creative support along the way

You’ll be assigned a Teaching Assistant with years of experience in your chosen course. They’ll provide technical and creative feedback to guide you through new skills, improve your techniques, and provide encouragement along your journey. 

Verified credential upon course completion

Completing a course isn’t just about bragging rights. Once you’ve completed at least 70% of your work in a given course, you’ll earn a verified credential that can show current and future employers exactly what you’ve accomplished.

Permanent access to course materials

We all need a refresher now and again, which is why you’ll keep access to your course—and all the assets and project files—for the rest of your life. Come back to listen to exclusive interviews, review old lessons, and try out new techniques using your old assets.

A world-wide alumni community

You’ll gain instant access to our alumni platform, The Square. Here you can network with professional artists at every stage of their career. You’ll get access to new job opportunities and exclusive alumni events, such as meetups, virtual hangouts and reel reviews. 

Meet your instructor

Jake Bartlett

Digital Creator & Educator

Jake Bartlett is a motion designer and online instructor based in Denver Colorado. After working at a production company in Los Angeles for nearly five years he decided to quit his day job to pursue the freelancer’s life, teaching animation online. His creativity runs on coffee, lego bricks and “Weird Al” Yankovic. Throughout his career he’s had the opportunity to work for clients like Coca-Cola, Twitter, Skype, Evernote, HGTV, NatGeo Wild and Norah Jones.

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Our no-risk money back policy

We want to make sure you have a positive learning experience with us, so for any session based course you're enrolled in, you can request a refund any time within 30 days of purchase.

We want to make sure you have a positive learning experience with us, so for any session based course you're enrolled in, you can request a refund up until the end of Week 3 of the course

Registration Opens

October 17, 2022

Class Start Date:

November 7, 2022

January 9, 2023

January 9, 2023

Course Length:

Session Duration:

6 hours

3 Payments of

Instant-Access! Start learning immediately.

100% Free! Start learning immediately.

$249
$300

Join over 20,000 alumni around the globe

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if this course is right for me?
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After Effects for Editors is for the true After Effects beginner. You can be brand new to the tool, or someone who is self-taught but doesn’t feel confident using the software yet. We’ll take you from your first keyframes to having all the foundational knowledge needed to advance to the next level. At the end of the course, you’ll know how to create the key pieces of a branded graphics package from scratch, as well as add graphics to or remove elements from edited footage.

What is the course format?
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After Effects for Editors is an instant access course. All lessons are immediately available to you. The lessons include pre-recorded videos, PDFs and assignments. You can binge all of the content at once, or take your time and watch it a little at a time. Once you enroll, you will be added to a private classroom with other students taking the course. This is a great tool for connecting, asking or answering questions and sharing thoughts or insights. You can share your work in The Square for peer review.

How much time do I need to commit?
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After Effects for Editors is an instant access course. You'll have the flexibility to watch all 6 hours of course content on your schedule.

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What is the required software?
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  • Adobe After Effects 2023*
  • Adobe Premiere Pro 2023*
  • Adobe Fonts (Included with Adobe CC Subscription)

*We’re using a feature currently only available in the After Effects Public Beta, which is available to anyone with a Creative Cloud subscription. Yes, we think the feature is that good for newer users. Everything shown can be accomplished in earlier versions, just with a difference in one part of the interface.

What are the prerequisites?
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There are no prerequisite skills for this course. The material is aimed at someone with at least introductory skills in video editing, but those aren’t required at all! The only thing you need to take this class is a desire to learn After Effects and an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription.

Can I access my course content after the course ends?
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Yes! You’ll have lifetime access to all the course lessons and materials. Also, if we make any changes to After Effects for Editors, you’ll automatically receive access to the latest version.

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You will not recognize your work when class is over.

Our courses have been meticulously designed to simulate real-world situations so that you're learning best-practices from day one. You'll be challenged, supported, and celebrated by your fellow artists as you level-up in real-time.

Are you ready to take the next step in your career?

Registration Opens

October 17, 2022

Class Start Date:

November 7, 2022

January 9, 2023

January 9, 2023

Course Length:

Session Duration:

6 hours

3 Payments of

Instant-Access! Start learning immediately.

100% Free! Start learning immediately.

$249
$300