Getting Started with Adobe After Effects

Characteristics Of This Class:

Motion graphics and special effects can bring your video projects to the next level. Adobe After Effects CC is the perfect tool for creating animated titles and graphics or adding special effects to video. AE CC works with a wide variety of media and is built to work seamlessly with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator files. The class will cover an overview of the interface, tools, and capabilities of After Effects along with a walkthrough creating an animated title sequence.

This Class will Cover:

  • Working with different types of media
  • Animating layers, mask and effects
  • Working with footage - Color correction, Stabilization, Green Screen
  • 3D space in After Effects
  • Walkthrough - Creating an animated title

After Effects CC is built to integrate seamlessly with the Adobe creative suite.

Who Should Take This:

This is an introductory course for anyone looking to learn how to add post-production value to their videos using the Adobe After Effects Program (i.e. special effects, titles and text, animations and other video effects). Prior knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, or Premiere is helpful but not necessary.

Michael Scalisi

Michael Scalisi

Mike Scalisi of Triple Threat Digital is a skilled editor, director and motion graphics artist with over 8 years of professional experience creating everything from corporate videos to broadcast television series to feature length documentaries. In 2009 he worked as an editor and motion graphics artist on the Academy Award winning documentary "The Cove" which was produced right here in Boulder. Mike works daily with Adobe creative apps such as After Effects , Photoshop, and Premiere as well as Apple's Final Cut Studio to create visually stunning videos for local and international clients.

Mike was an excellent instructor.

Alison, 10/25/2014

The instructor was very engaging, knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor. Good intro to the software.

Brett, 3/5/2013

I fell like I can now get into the program and begin learning by trial and error were as I couldn't even get started before.

Lauren, 3/5/2013

[The instructor was] very knowledgeable.

E K, 8/23/2012

Good introduction.

Reed, 8/22/2012

This was a really helpful intro.

Maggie, 8/22/2012

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Payment Program Details

  BDA Member Non-Member
Payment 1
Paid at time of registration.
$17.25 $22.25
Payment 2
Due one month after registration.
$17.25 $22.25
Payment 3
Due two months after registration.
$17.25 $22.25
Payment 4
Due three months after registration.
$17.25 $22.25
Note: registrants using the payment plan are not eligible for the early registration discount and always pay the standard registration fee ($69.00 for BDA members and $89.00 for non-members).

Registration Fees

BDA Members: $59.00

Non-Members: $79.00

Registration Discount Applied
You save $10.00 by registering before midnight on 3/6/2015. Standard registration fees for this program are $69.00 for members and $89.00 for non-members.

Scheduled Dates

March 10, 2015

Complete Schedule:
3/10/2015 | 6pm - 9pm

Location: Denver (Details)


April 01, 2015

Complete Schedule:
4/1/2015 | 6pm - 9pm

Location: Boulder (Details)


July 08, 2015

Complete Schedule:
7/8/2015 | 6pm - 9pm

Location: Boulder (Details)