AAA School Of Advertising

Date: 11 August – 8 October   

Duration: 8 weeks (± 4 hours/week)

Price: R16 900.00  OR 30% Early bird discount: R12 999.00 if you enrol by 4 August
Contact us for discounts on group bookings.

Resources needed: Access to a computer, adobe after effects, photoshop, illustrator and internet.

Course Location: Online (two live online sessions per week with access to online resources

Lecturer: Mike Lanesman, Adobe-accredited practitioner

Entry requirements: Basic photoshop and illustrator knowledge

AAA Certificate of Achievement will be awarded upon completion.


After Effects is the industry-standard motion graphics and visual effects software and will allow you to take any idea and make it move. You’ll be able to combine videos and images to create anything you can imagine. There are hundreds of exciting effects options to explore and this hands on training will have you up and running in no time.

This course is ideal for…

  • Designers and art directors that want to upskill and broaden their portfolio
  • Digital Designers
  • Anybody looking to explore the world of animation and videography


What to expect:

  • This is a practical course and your lecturer will guide you through a number of briefs to implement what you’ve learned.
  • Opportunity to learn from an industry expert
  • Small group to ensure high quality interaction
  • Practical application of a variety of skills
After completing this course, you will be able to use the software to produce a number of creative outputs with more confidence 
  • Explanation of the After Effects User Interface and Work Area.
  • Introduction to basic Text and Graphic animations.
  • Best Practice for creating Shapes.
  • Creating animations using Text and Shape Layers.
  • Basic rendering techniques.
  • Creating and using Solid Layers.
  • Using the Adobe Presets within a Mask.
  • Using Track Mattes to create Video Effects.
  • Creating Motion Paths.
  • Animating Type on a Path.
  • Animating a graphic on a Motion Path.
  • Working images in After Effects.
  • Working with Video in After Effects.
  • Creating Masks on images.
  • Creating Masks on Videos.
  • Creating Transitions using Masks.
  • Working with Source Text.
  • Animating a Stroke.
  • Using Trim Paths.
  • Parenting Objects.
  • Animating graphics and text using the Puppet Pin Tool.
  • Using the Displacement Map to create a Glitch Effect.
  • Working with Green Screen footage.
  • Creating a Particles animation.
  • Creating Pre-Compositions.
  • 3D animation using the Trim Path.
  • Creating a Lightning Effect and frame by frame animation.
  • Using the CC Ball and Echo Effects to create a Hyperdrive Space animation.
  • Using the Video Copilot plugin to create special effects
  • Photoshop Integration with After Effects.
  • Stabilizing Shaky Footage using the Warp Stabilizer.
  • Creating a Social Media advert using Track Mattes.
  • Introduction to the world of Expressions in After Effects.
  • How to make text / logos react to Audio.
  • Using the Roto Brush and the Refine Edge Tool object.
  • Changing the colour of an object in a Video using the Keylight Preset.
  • Assignment consultation class.
  • Assignment hand-in.