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New York Film Academy Digital Editing

12-Week Evening Adobe After Effects Workshop

A NYFA student in a baseball cap and glasses concentrates as he creates a motion graphic for an editor reel using After Effects. An over-the-shoulder view as two NYFA students with long hair concentrate on their motion graphics projects at their in-class workstations.

After Effects: Animation & Title Design Overview


The New York Film Academy’s 12-Week Evening After Effects workshop is designed to introduce students to the principles and techniques of visual effects and motion graphics. This is accomplished through a combination of lecture, demonstration and in-class, hands-on exercises using Adobe After Effects.

During this workshop, students complete projects to which they must apply both theoretical design techniques and practical animation skills. By the end of the workshop, students gain a comprehensive knowledge of After Effects, and understanding of designing meaningful work through animated visual storytelling.

Course Content

The New York Film Academy believes in a hands-on approach that allows students to gain experience in After Effects, while training them as storytellers as well. We find that the best approach to students gaining experience is for them to create and work on their own projects. During the course students will finish projects that become more challenging as the course progresses.

Workshop Objectives

Students gain an in-depth understanding of Adobe After Effects, and are introduced to Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. The emphasis of the class is text illustration, yet students also learn additional skills. Students are taught basic graphic design principles, basic compositing of videos and how to work with green screen footage.

By the completion of this course, students will complete projects and several in-class assignments. Each project demonstrates the student’s understanding of the theory and technical skills they were taught in class.


  • Orientation
  • After Effects
  • Design Theory
  • Screen and Critique
  • Photoshop Tools
  • Illustrator Tools


Design Theory Animating Titles Compositing
2D Animation 3D Animation Layers
Keyframing Effects Green screen

Who Should Take This Class

  • Filmmakers
  • Editors
  • Graphic Designers

Dates & Tuition



Location & Available Dates

Please note: Dates and Tuition are subject to change
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