After Effects Animation Course

A step-by-step course to character animation with After Effects

After Effects Animation Course

A step-by-step course to character animation with After Effects

After Effects Animation Course

A step-by-step course to character animation with After Effects

25 HD VIDEO LESSONS

A comprehensive online course with 25 video lessons, which can be viewed on any device.

FILES

Exercise files, templates, and downloadable video lessons for offline viewing.

Are you ready to get started?

30 day money back guarantee

25 HD VIDEO LESSONS

A comprehensive online course with 25 video lessons, which can be viewed on any device.

FILES

Exercise files, templates, and downloadable video lessons for offline viewing.

Are you ready to get started?

30 day money back guarantee

Are you ready to get started?

30 day money back guarantee

25 HD VIDEO LESSONS

A comprehensive online course with 25 video lessons, which can be viewed on any device.

FILES

Exercise files, templates, and downloadable video lessons for offline viewing.

 

Made for Animators

We’ve designed this course to be tailored specifically for aspiring animators, or professional animators transitioning from a different program. After Effects is simple to learn, but hard to master. I’ve been using After Effects almost daily for the past 7 years, and I’ve done anything from animated logos, animated web series, to compositing and visual effects. This course is a great place to start your path to a career in animation.

 

Made for Animators

We’ve designed this course to be tailored specifically for aspiring animators, or professional animators transitioning from a different program. After Effects is simple to learn, but hard to master. I’ve been using After Effects almost daily for the past 7 years, and I’ve done anything from animated logos, animated web series, to compositing and visual effects. This course is a great place to start your path to a career in animation.

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Videos

6 modules with 25 HD video lessons.

Learn Anywhere

Lessons look great on any device you own.

Files

All the original After Effects files featured in the lessons available for download.

A Usable Rig

A fully rigged character that can be used for animation exercises.

Bonus Course included

Making an Animated Movie - a 30 lesson course is included with every purchase.

Downloadable Videos

An option to download all the video lessons for offline viewing.

What will you learn?

Interface

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

Animation Basics

We’ll go over different animation tools and methods, keyframing, interpolation types and even using the graph editor.

Rig a Character

After we know our way around After Effects, we’ll create and rig an entire character. We’ll learn how to use the puppet tool to move our character, use expressions to control the mouth for lip syncing, and create eyes controls.

Animating a Shot

After the character is ready for animation we’ll create a scene, learn how to manipulate cameras and create depth with 3D layers. We’ll then insert our rigged character to the scene and animate a shot from start to finish, including lip syncing to audio. We’ll then learn how to render and export our animation.

Cool Bonuses

We included 2 cool bonus videos in this course, showing how I animated the Bloop logo using After Effects, as well as how I produce a Key Frame episode.

What will you learn?

Interface

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

Animation Basics

We’ll go over different animation tools and methods, keyframing, interpolation types and even using the graph editor.

Rig a Character

After we know our way around After Effects, we’ll create and rig an entire character. We’ll learn how to use the puppet tool to move our character, use expressions to control the mouth for lip syncing, and create eyes controls.

Animating a Shot

After the character is ready for animation we’ll create a scene, learn how to manipulate cameras and create depth with 3D layers. We’ll then insert our rigged character to the scene and animate a shot from start to finish, including lip syncing to audio. We’ll then learn how to render and export our animation.

Cool Bonuses

We included 2 cool bonus videos in this course, showing how I animated the Bloop logo using After Effects, as well as how I produce a Key Frame episode.

Super detailed, fast paced.

We hate long, dragged-out tutorials. We believe in bite-sized lessons with a clear structure that get straight to the point without skipping any important information. We’ll take you step-by-step through the program’s learning curve.

Super detailed, fast paced.

Animation training can get expensive.

Animation courses can be pricey, often in the thousands of dollars. These programs cover entire skill sets, including many topics you'll probably never use. Our courses are just the right size and very cost-effective, teaching exactly what you need to know to start animating right away.

A Bloop Animation course

Bloop Animation Studios is a leading platform in animation training, with hundreds of video tutorials and articles, books, 10 animation video courses and 3 animated short films under its belt.

As animators, we built this course from the ground up to be tailored to other animators and filmmakers. Professional or aspiring.

 

A Bloop Animation course

Bloop Animation Studios is a leading platform in animation training, with hundreds of video tutorials and articles, books, 10 animation video courses and 3 animated short films under its belt.

As animators, we built this course from the ground up to be tailored to other animators and filmmakers. Professional or aspiring.


 

Course structure

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From our students:

I recommend this course to anyone who wants to quickly learn their way around After Effects and begin a simple animated project. The lessons are broken down, so you never lose your attention, and it’s easy to follow.

April Choitz, graphic artist / designer

Bloop Animation provides a very simple-to-use learning platform, making all the content easily accessible. The option of downloading the video lessons makes it easy for me to carry the course with me wherever I go. I always have it on my iPad and it’s a constant reference.

Luis Miguel Guerra Abril, animator and designer, Spain

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the software included with the course?

No, you will have to buy After Effects from adobe.com

What hardware do I need?

As long as you have a relatively modern computer and can run After Effects and connect to the internet, you should be good to go.

What if I don’t like the course?

No worries, the course comes with a 30 day money back guarantee. If you don’t like the course, simply email us and you’ll get a full refund, no questions asked.

Will I always have access to the class or is it just for a limited time?

You will always have access to all the courses and products you purchase from Bloop.

Will I get the whole course right away, or will it be available over a period of time?

You will have access to the entire course and materials immediately after purchasing.

I’ve never used this program before. Will I be lost?

This course was created assuming you’ve never used the program before. We go over all the basics to make sure you are able to follow along.

I don’t know how to animate. Will I be able to follow?

Yes, however I should mention that this course does not teach the concepts of animation, but rather shows you the tools and methods for animating with the software. Check out our Animation Foundations course for the basic principles of animation.


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Basic

$67

Just the Course

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  • 25 HD Video Lessons
  • Works on Any Device
  • After Effects Exercise Files
  • A Rigged Character Ready for Animation
  • Downloadable Videos for Offline Viewing
  • Animation Foundations Course Included
  • Storyboarding Foundations Course Included
  • Animation for Beginners eBook Included

$67 – Buy Now

Pro

$97

The Course + Animation Foundations

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  • 49 HD Video Lessons
  • Works on Any Device
  • After Effects Exercise Files
  • A Rigged Character Ready for Animation
  • Downloadable Videos for Offline Viewing
  • Animation Foundations Course Included
  • Storyboarding Foundations Course Included
  • Animation for Beginners eBook Included

$97 – Buy Now

All-Access

$397

Our entire course library + eBook

  • 405 HD Video Lessons
  • Animation Foundations Course
  • Storyboarding Foundations Course
  • Animate CC Animation Course
  • Toon Boom Animation Course
  • TVPaint Animation Course
  • After Effects Animation Course
  • Character Animator Animation Course
  • Blender Animation Course
  • Maya Animation Course
  • Making a Graphic Novel Course
  • Making an Animated Movie Course
  • Animation For Beginners eBook
$397 – Buy Now

Or: 3 Monthly Payments of $133

Get Started

30 day money back guarantee

Basic

$67

Just the Course

bundles-single-flash

  • 25 HD Video Lessons
  • Works on Any Device
  • After Effects Exercise Files
  • A Rigged Character Ready for Animation
  • Downloadable Videos for Offline Viewing
  • Animation Foundations Course Included
  • Storyboarding Foundations Course Included
  • Animation for Beginners eBook Included

$67 – Buy Now

Pro

$97

The Course + Animation Foundations

bundles-single-flash

  • 49 HD Video Lessons
  • Works on Any Device
  • After Effects Exercise Files
  • A Rigged Character Ready for Animation
  • Downloadable Videos for Offline Viewing
  • Animation Foundations Course Included
  • Storyboarding Foundations Course Included
  • Animation for Beginners eBook Included

$97 – Buy Now

All-Access

$397

Our entire course library + eBook

  • 405 HD Video Lessons
  • Animation Foundations Course
  • Storyboarding Foundations Course
  • Animate CC Animation Course
  • Toon Boom Animation Course
  • TVPaint Animation Course
  • After Effects Animation Course
  • Character Animator Animation Course
  • Blender Animation Course
  • Maya Animation Course
  • Making a Graphic Novel Course
  • Making an Animated Movie Course
  • Animation For Beginners eBook
$397 – Buy Now

Or: 3 Monthly Payments of $133

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