After Effects is a critical tool for motion graphics artists and video editors. If you are experienced in After Effects and looking to take your skills beyond the basics, this is the learning path for you!
Learn about important third-party scripts and plugins.
Create editable templates that you can use in Premiere Pro.
After Effects Scripts & Tips: 1 Animation Techniques with Owen Lowery
Learn tricks that make working in After Effects easier and more fun. Explore free scripts you can install for a faster workflow and learn about animation, design theory, and more.
3h 31m • COURSE
After Effects Guru: Templates for Premiere Pro and After Effects with Nick Harauz
Learn how to work with and create After Effects text templates that you can then modify in Adobe Premiere Pro.
2h 8m • COURSE
After Effects Guru: Integrating Type into Video Volume 2 with Eran Stern
Learn four unique type treatments that integrate with action on screen. Find out how to explode text, create liquid text, map text to moving objects, and animate type in Z space.
3h 18m • COURSE
After Effects Guru: Plugins You Should Know with Nick Harauz
Discover options in After Effects and third-party plugins you can use to improve your workflow and enhance your project.
4h 46m • COURSE
After Effects Apprentice: 17 Video Walls in Cinema 4D Lite with Chris Meyer
Want to play video on objects in your After Effects animations? Learn how to map video onto the face of 3D objects with CINEMA 4D Lite, and then composite animated 3D text over it.
1h 57m • COURSE
After Effects Guru: Expressions with Luisa Winters
Use expressions in Adobe After Effects to save time animating motion graphics. Learn how to add and edit expressions, use variables, and assign random values.
2h 28m • COURSE
You'll learn After Effects skills with these experts
Owen Lowery is a professional motion graphics artist and animator.
But who is Owen Lowery really? Answer: Owen is a guy who currently resides in Chicago and forgets to eat because he's fallen into the rabbit hole of another motion graphic, animation, design, and/or handmade travesty he's mistaken for a great masterpiece. When you meet him, please ignore the Sharpie reminders written on his hand, the paint on his sweater, and the bags under his eyes.
Owen has worked with many unique clients including The Second City and the Conan show, and he teaches motion graphics at Columbia College Chicago. He may be part unicorn, but of the hornless variety. Find him on LinkedIn.
Nick Harauz is a certified Adobe, Apple, and Avid trainer.
Nick has an uncanny ability to engage his students and create a level of relatedness that keeps them coming back for more. Since 2002, Nick has also worked with domestic and international brands, offering a wide variety of video production and motion graphic services. He has worked with clients such as Proctor & Gamble, Diageo, Virgin Mobile, Nando's, and Blackberry.
In 2013, Nick wrote his first book on Apple Motion 5, which is available on Amazon. He spoke for Adobe at the launch of CC 2014 in Toronto and at After Effects World Conference in Seattle, WA. Currently, Nick is working on his first feature film, Lost and Found. When he is not teaching, travelling, or creating video content, Nick can be found playing tennis.
Eran Stern is a teacher and motion designer with over two decades of experience in post-production.
Eran has established a track record of helping designers improve their skills with visual effects and motion graphics. As an Adobe Expert, he has spoken at international conferences such as Post|Production World at NAB Show, After Effects World, Keyframes, and Adobe MAX.
Eran has created a handful of resources and content that you can find on his site: SternFX.com. He practiced design for screen for more than two decades and served as the head of the motion graphics department at Shenkar. He is a collector of music, movies, books, and memories. You can find him right on the verge of both geekiness and coolness.
Chris Meyer is a principle at Crish Design, a renowned graphic design studio in New Mexico.
Crish Design has created opening titles, promos, and graphics for CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, The Learning Channel, PBS, and PAX; corporations ranging from Apple to Xerox; and several movies, including Almost Heroes and The Omega Code. Chris is a refugee from the music industry where he designed musical instruments and digital recorders for Sequential, Digidesign, and Roland. He still consults on intellectual property issues in the music industry, and has been turning his attention to creating mixed media art. Chris also co-authored, with his wife Trish, the highly respected After Effects books Creating Motion Graphics and After Effects Apprentice.
Luisa Winters is a Certified Instructor for Adobe and Apple (ACI and ACT).
She teaches private clients, consults for organizations, and works at several different training centers all over the United States and abroad. Luisa is one of the few Adobe Premiere Pro Master Instructors. A well-known artist, Luisa often speaks at different conferences on topics ranging from video editing to compositing and web.
An accomplished violinist, Luisa was, at the age of 13, a fulltime member of the National Symphony Orchestra in the Dominican Republic. While attending the legendary Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD, Luisa learned from master musicians: Henryk Szeryng, Berl Senofski, Aarond Rosand, Charles Libove, and Leon Fleisher, among others.