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Course Synopsis

Are you ready to create gorgeous visual effects and motion graphics that separate your work from the pack? Learn to create impressive, dynamic designs for commercial video and motion picture production, for the web, or for use in presentations and elearning material.


This class is appropriate for novice users of After Effects. Experience with Photoshop or attendance of our Photoshop class will be necessary in order to get the most out of this class. We also recommend that you have the Adobe After Effects software before starting the class. You can purchase the software or obtain a trial version of it from the Adobe web site.

What You Will Learn

  • Basic Animation and Effects
  • Keyframes and Layers
  • Working with text
  • Parenting and Nesting
  • Transparency
  • Track and Key
  • Using Paint and Vector Paint
  • Expressions and Time
  • Advanced Motion techniques
  • New Features of CS5

Length and Time

This class is typically 3 days long. Class time is 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Breaks are scheduled throughout the day and lunch is typically scheduled 12-1. Students provide their own lunch.

Locations for this Training Course

Our training center is in the heart of Adams Morgan at 2439 18th St NW - Forth Floor.

Goals for this Training Course

Saint Gorilla realizes the importance of education and we take pride in being able to offer you classes that are more custom fit to your needs. Call us at (877) ST.GORILLA if you have any special questions or e-mail us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .