Learning and Teaching After Effects - Intensive Workshop

Dragon Education
Hands on Professional Learning in Photo Video and Media
After Effects is the industry standard for motion graphics & compositing. After Effects produces professional results that can be taught in your classroom.
Target Audience
Any teacher with an interest in film and or video

Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

After Effects is the giant in the corner of Adobe’s Creative Cloud family of applications. After Effects has become the industry standard for visual effects, compositing, animation and motion graphics. It is so vast that many people are afraid to even open it. Once you have a grasp of the fundamental principles that form the logic of the application an entire new world of professional level tools opens up to you and your students. This two-day intensive gives teachers the necessary experience and understanding to open up After Effects, and the confidence to consider ' how can this work in my classroom?'

​Teachers will be given an introduction to the basics of compositions, layers and the specific way that After Effects uses layers and the timeline. They will gain an in-depth understanding of key-framing, masks, alpha channels, parenting and much more.

The principles will be explained, and teachers will gain hands-on experience as they move through a multilayered project of their own.

Teachers will be provided with sample programs and activities that they can apply in their own schools.

What will I learn?
- This course will give you the knowledge and skills to:
- Create visual effects, animations and motion graphics in Adobe After Effects
- Make informed decisions about how you might use this powerful application in your programming.
- Plan and deliver programs and lessons on compositing, animation and motion graphics.
- Give informed feedback to your students on their projects and questions that promote critical and creative thinking.
- Export projects for viewing, including online, as well as understanding HSC and IB file requirements.

How will I learn?
- The course is presented in eight sessions over two days with a range of learning activities including:
- Lecture style presentations.
- Small group work and
- Lots of practical hands-on experience with the latest version of the application.


Any teacher with an interest in film and or video

Available Delivery Formats

This course contributes to 12.0 professional development hours.


  Start Date Location Availability Price    
Enrol Now 22/08/2019 Northern Sydney Places available $700 + GST Enrol Now


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About the team

Dragon Education


The team behind Dragon Education and Training have over twenty years of experience working with teachers, students, and schools to provide imaging solutions. Dragon Education and Training was created in response to the demands of teachers for whom the most valuable resource is knowledge. Teachers want to know how and why they want to understand and to use their understanding to help them deliver better outcomes for their students. Teachers also want to be engaged in order to feel that their professional learning is valuable to their school, their students, but most importantly to themselves. As available technologies continue to emerge and transform the way we do things, both in the classroom and in the real world, it is important to remember that knowing what the technologies are and how to use them is only a small piece of the puzzle; what is far more important is understanding why.

All of Dragon’s courses and programs are developed and presented by teachers for teachers, and they aim to address both the how and the why in order to make your professional learning: Relevant, Accessible, Hands-On & Applicable