It might be easier to tell you what you WON’T learn: We focus pretty strictly on Motion-Design tasks inside of After Effects, so we don’t cover anything that relates to Visual Effects. That means there is no Keying, Tracking, or Compositing in this class. We also don’t get into some of the more advanced features of After Effects. We touch on things like the 3D system and Expressions, but we don’t dive very deep into those topic (we’ll cover those in-depth in a future course.)


The goal of After Effects Kickstart is to give you the tools to start doing Motion Graphics work immediately after you finish. You’ll understand the tools, the technical details, and the principles that drive successful After Effects pieces. You can start having never opened the app, and finish with the ability to create a fully-animated commercial entirely in After Effects. In fact, that’s the final project.