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Weekend Workshop: After Effects Essentials

In motion graphics, text, image, audio, and video are combined to create compelling animated sequences for a variety of purposes. In this beginner's guide to Adobe After Effects (AE), learn about the AE workspace, file types, tools, and timelines. Explore basic animation principles, import images from Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, and add sound, and render and export projects using Media Encoder. Access to a computer with Adobe After Effects installed is required. A free 7-day trial and monthly subscription are available at

Note: This online weekend workshop will combine live sessions daily with independent work time. The Canvas learning management system and Zoom video conferencing platform will be used to access course content and communicate with the instructor and peers. This workshop is offered at a reduced tuition rate-$193.05, $173.91 for AIC members, and $144.87 for SAIC alumni.

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After Effects
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Class meeting time 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
Class meeting days Sunday, Saturday
Building and room Online
Course number 1500
Course instructor Grace Ha Young Park