Live Online After Effects Training with Digidemy

Level: Beginner

Duration: 12 hours

Cost: £4/hour

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Overview of the course
Docklands Media is proud to offer this unique After Effects training experience in partnership with Digidemy ( This live online training course is designed to teach you the fundamentals of After Effects and help you understand the foundations of animation and motion graphics. 

Just like attending a classroom training session, with Digidemy’s After Effects course, you will be able to attend the classes over the internet while they take place live. You will be able to interact with your After Effects trainer just like you would in a classroom.

This course is for…
Those who find it difficult to book time off work, or travel to our training centres. Digidemy After Effects course runs entirely online. This After Effects course is also ideal for those who find it difficult to afford a traditional training course. Our partner Digidemy offers this fantastic After Effects course for only £4 per hour. 

You do not need any prior knowledge of the software, in order to attend this course. However, you should have a basic understanding of your computer’s operating system – such as launching an application, creating folders, saving files and copying them onto a different drive.

About Digidemy
Digidemy is a partner company of Docklands Media, and offers cost-effective, live online training courses spread across several weeks. Digidemy offers a different training experience than our traditional classroom based courses. For more information about how Digidemy works, please visit

This After Effects course consists of six sessions of two hours each. You will be attending a live two-hour session, and given homework before your next session. The entire duration of the course varies between 3-5 weeks.


Class 1 – Introduction to Adobe After Effects and 2D Animation
During this first class, you will learn the general user interface of Adobe After Effects, as well as basic layer properties and transform controls. You will learn how to set up a new project, create fill layers (also known as “solids”) and modify them. You will also be introduced to the concept of 2D animation and learn how to create keyframes.


Class 2 – Mastering Animation Techniques
Now that you are familiar with basic animation controls, it is time to learn different animation methods. During this class, you will learn concepts such as easing, anticipation, graph editor, and temporal / spatial interpolation, which will help you finesse your animations.


Class 3 – Typography and Text Animation
Text animation is one of the most powerful features of After Effects. In this session, you will learn how to create, edit and animate text layers, as well as using various “animators” and “range selectors” to gain full control over text animation.


Class 4 – Working with Effects and Audio
After learning various animation techniques, you will learn how to work with effects and audio. You will apply various types of effects to still images, graphics and video clips as well as animating these effects. You will also learn how to import and work with audio clips.


Class 5 – Masks and Adjustment Layers
During this class, you will learn the concept o masking in After Effects. As well as working with shape and pen tools to create/modify masks, you will learn how to apply these to adjustment layers to make localised edits.


Class 6 – Parenting, Pre-Composing, Rendering
The final class of this course will focus on creating links between layers, and grouping multiple layers together, also known as “pre-composing”. As well as mastering the relationship between layers, you will also learn how to prepare your composition for the final render with the correct settings and use the Render Queue to export your videos.

Group Bookings

If you make a booking for three or more people to the same course, you can claim an additional 10% discount for each student from the original price of this course.


Education and Non-profit Organisations

If you are working for a non-profit organisation or an educational establishment, you can claim an additional 10% discount.


Training Credits

Training Credits do not apply to Digidemy Online Courses.


Early Bird

If you book this course at least three months in advance, you can claim 10% discount from the original price.


Students and Freelancers

Student discounts do not apply to Digidemy Online Courses.