An intro to AE with a focus on teaching core skills that can be applied in many different scenarios.

Who should attend this class?

  • The Curious

    Anyone with basic digital media knowledge who wants to learn some fundamentals of visual effects.

  • The Filmmaker

    Filmmakers who edit their own projects.

  • The Editor

    Editors who want to expand their knowledge.


Software Instructor

James Roe

James Roe teaches film production and post-production techniques at the University of New Orleans. Prior to working at UNO, James had a successful career as an editor and visual effects artist in film and television, with credits on national and regional commercials, documentaries, television shows, and feature films. In addition to his work in the post-production field, James has also written and directed multiple short films and documentaries. His short film, "AM800" was a finalist in the Student Academy Awards in Los Angeles, and won “Best Louisiana Short” in the New Orleans Film Festival.


  • 1


    • After Effects Basics | 7 hours

  • 2

    Reference Guides

    • Quick Start Guide

    • Interface Map

    • Hot Keys

  • 3


    • How to prepare for your video lessons

  • 4

    Lesson 1

    • Digital Images | Timeline Basics

  • 5

    Lesson 2

    • 2D/3D Geometric Transformations | Keyframing | Credits | Light Basics | 3D Camera Basics

  • 6

    Lesson 3

    • Color Manipulations | Spatial Filters | Stabilization | Blending Modes | Rendering a Composition | Next Steps

  • 7

    Class Feedback

    • We'd love to know how we can improve!


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