Adobe After Effects


Our intensive four day After Effects course will cover all you need to get started with 2D and character animation in After Effects, all the way from basic navigation to final rendering. Along the way we’ll cover animation and motion graphics techniques, effects, masking and basic expressions. We’ll also learn the industry standard character animation plugins, Rubberhose and DUIK Bassel. You’ll finish with a knowledge of some of the many ways in which After Effects is used in a professional studio, and hopefully with some showreel animation pieces of your own.

Limited to 10 places.


Day 1 – After Effects basics, keyframing, easing

Day 2 – Prepare and import design files, parenting and the puppet tool

Day 3 – Rubberhose and DUIK Bassel

Day 4 – Basic expressions, effects, styling and rendering


To get the most of your time here (and for everything to run as smooth as possible) there’s a few things we hope you’d have covered.

18 years +
Good understanding of spoken and written English
Beginner experience with animation or design software
Competent IT skills
Organise your own travel, accommodation and food
(plenty of tea & coffee available and local shops/eateries within a short walk)

Here’s some of the other good stuff that would be a big bonus to us both!

Good understanding of timing and the principles of animation
Good drawing skills
Have an appreciation of accuracy and attention to detail

the lowdown




4 days full-time

Course hours 10am to 6pm with 1hr break for lunch (not provided)




Sun & Moon Studios,
Unit 2.5 Paintworks,
Bath Road,

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