Adobe After Effects basic course

Adobe After Effects Fundamentals

An After Effects fundamentals course that covers everything you need to know to create an animated masterpiece from any image. Get maximum results in the shortest time possible. Our main goal in education is to provide you with the most effective way to learn.






20 hours

RecipientIs this course for you?

We have designed this course tailored for aspiring animators or professional animators who use a different program. After Effects is simple to learn, but difficult to master.

We use After Effects almost daily and have done everything from animated logos, characters, composition and visual effects.

If you are a motion designer who wants to learn this program or if you are an illustrator and artist, imagine what you can achieve if you learn how to animate your illustrations.

Course programWhat will you learn?

We will start by going to the After Effects interface and understand how to work with different layouts, compositions, and how to select and manipulate layers.

Basics of animation

We will look at different animation tools and methods, keyframes, types of interpolation using the graph editor.

Masks and animation of shapes

After we get to know After Effects, we will create and animate shapes. We will learn how to use the mask tool to introduce compositing.

Color and compositing

After Effects is a very versatile tool that allows us to work on the colors of a video. We will learn the principles of compositing and later how to render and export our composition.

PriceHow much?

-25% € 620.00

€ 465.00

if you buy it by July 31st.

-15% € 620.00

€ 547.00

if you buy it by August 31st.

Prices are inclusive of VAT. You can write to for any question and to reserve your seat.

Teresa Romano team kabum
Teresa Romano

I graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bari, first level in Painting and second level in Decoration, but I have always used photography as my means of expression. The experience in the Academy led me to the world of contemporary art and I had the opportunity to participate in numerous exhibitions in Italy, Mexico, Austria and Germany. In 2013 I won the National Arts Award in the “Electronic Arts and Video” category with an interactive work that combines photography and video through the smartphone, created in collaboration with the artist Marco Testini . I founded Kabum together with Marco, where I deal with creative direction, 2D animation and stop motion for cinema-style video commercials.

A certificate of participation will be issued.

Students must have a laptop with Adobe After Effects 2020.

  1. Thursday 10 September h. 18:00 – 20:00
    Video formats

    How to manage the different supported file types, formats and working resolution
    Import the contents
    The interface
    The project panel
    Create a new composition
    Insert content into the composition

  2. Thursday 17 September h. 18:00 – 20:00
    The timeline

    The controls in the timeline panel
    The composition panel
    Manage the project and optimize the work

  3. Thursday 24 September h. 18:00 – 20:00
    The animation

    The basics of animation
    The properties of the basic transformations
    The key frames
    Types of interpolation
    Practical examples of interpolation
    Copy and paste keyframes

  4. Thursday 1 October h. 18:00 – 20:00
    The masks

    Types of masks and their characteristics
    Animate the masks
    Interpolation in the masks
    Transform a mask into position keyframes

  5. Thursday 8 October h. 18:00 – 20:00
    The masks

    Transform a mask into position keyframes
    Operations between masks

  6. Thursday 15 October h. 18:00 – 20:00

    The blending methods
    Create a track matte
    The transparency keys: chroma key and luma key

  7. Thursday 22 October h. 18:00 – 20:00
    Precompositions and nested levels

    What precompositions are and how they are used
    Advanced animations with precompositions
    Create and animate precompositions from Illustrator or Photoshop files

  8. Thursday 29 October h. 18:00 – 20:00
    Form Levels

    Create a shape layer
    Animation with shape layers
    Create morphs with shape layers

  9. Friday 5 November h. 18:00 – 20:00
    Motion stabilization and tracking

    Stabilize a choppy shot
    The panel tracks movement
    Track the movement of an area

  10. Thursday 12 November h. 18:00 – 20:00
    Render and export

    Render with Adobe Media Encoder
    Export parameters

Where is it?

Kiné Via De Ruggiero 54, Bari, Italy
This course is a collaboration with Kiné.
Kiné – Cinegiocoteca is a cinematographic culture’s container and diffuser, dedicated to the families of the city and is located a few meters from the former Cinema Ambasciatori in the San Pasquale district of Bari.