Adobe After Effects Level II (Online)

at Manhattan Edit Workshop - Online

Course Details
$1,095 6 seats left
Start Date:

Thu, Jul 15, 10:00am - Jul 16, 6:00pm Eastern Time (2 sessions)

Purchase Options
Class Level: Intermediate
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 6

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this after effects class:

This two-day intermediate class will take you beyond the basics by focusing on industry standard best-practices for creating motion graphics.  Building on concepts learned in the level one class, you will learn how to incorporate text, graphics, and effects to your movies. 

Upon completion of this course, you will have an excellent understanding of the menu and tools in After Effects and be able to perform work with a high level of efficiency.


  • After effects level I or equivalent experience.


  • Producers
  • Editors
  • Assistant Editors
  • Motion Graphic Artists interested in getting beyond the basics of Adobe After Effects

Adobe After Effects Level II - Course Outline – (2 Days)


• Understanding Parenting

• Simple Pickwhipping

• Parenting to a null

• Using Parenting for positioning

• Using Parenting in Special Effects

Other Effects

• Time remapping

• Understanding Compound Effects

• Gradient Wipe

• Displacement Map

Transfer Controls

• Understanding Layer Blending Modes and how to change those using shortcuts

• Using Track Mattes

• Understanding precomposing and nesting

• Stencil and Silhouette

• Preserve Transparency


• Understanding tracking

• Using the tracker

• Warp Stabilizer

• Track Motion

• Using single-point motion tracking

• Using multipoint tracking

• Stabalize Motion

• Mocha overview

• Tips for better tracking


• Introduction to Expressions

• Simple Pickwhipping

• Using expressions to animate to the rhythm of music

• Adjusting the expression direction

• Adjusting the expression parameters

• Adjusting the rate of change

• Adjusting the final value

• Creating a loop using expressions

• The wiggle expression


• Understanding Keying

• Shooting Techniques for easier Keying

• Using Garbage Mattes for easier Keying

• Using Keylight

• Refining the Matte

Using the Roto Brush Tool

• About rotoscoping

• Getting started

• Creating a segmentation boundary

• Fine-tuning the matte

• Freezing your Roto Brush tool results

• Changing the background

• Adding animated text

• Outputting your project

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

School Notes:

Once you have signed up for this class, please email [email protected] if you are signing up for personal improvement or for business and if the company will be paying for your tuition.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows:

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19):

Rescheduling policy: Bookings transferred by the customer more than 14 business days before the commencement date of the course will incur no transfer fee. Bookings rescheduled by the customer within 0 to 14 business days of the commencement date of the course will incur a $150 transfer fee. All transferred courses must be completed within 3 months of the commencement date of the original class.

Cancellation/exclusion policy: Any student who cancels at least 7 days before the class should receive a 100% refund. If they cancel 0 - 6 days before the course, they should be charged a registration fee of 10% of the total course cost or $100, whichever amount would be less.

In the event that a customer cancels a booking for which a transfer has taken place, this will incur a minimum 50% cancellation fee.

Exclusion of a student by the school may occur if the student displays behavior deemed inappropriate and/or disruptive to other students and/or the school. Student will receive 1 (one) written warning regarding behavior. If the behavior in question is repeated, the student will be removed from the class with a written explanation of their exclusion. In the event that a student is removed due to the above-mentioned repetitive and/or disruptive behavior, no tuition fees will be refunded.

Note: Any transfers and cancellations require written notification to [email protected]

Start Dates (1)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
10:00am - 6:00pm Eastern Time TBD 2 $1,095
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Fri, Jul 16 10:00am - 6:00pm Eastern Time TBD

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Adobe After Effects Level II (Online)
Reviewed by David S. on 5/27/2021
Chad was wonderful! Very clear instruction, great attitude, and a lot of fun!
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