digi-training, Brighton UK

learn After Effects

After Effects


  • Learn how to animate shapes and typography
  • Work with video to remove backgrounds and add effects
  • Learn how to use cameras and lighting
  • Develop animations for social media, online video, web banners and more

Adobe After Effects training

Adobe After Effects is the industry standard for motion graphics and 2D animation and is used to produce a vast array of creative output ranging from music videos to social media content and GIFs. Below is an overview of the skills on offer in this course:

  • After Effects’ interface and workspaces
  • Keyframing
  • Animating typography
  • Creating shape animations
  • Producing animated loops and GIFs
  • Expressions
  • Effects
  • Using cameras and lights
  • Colour correction
  • Removing video backgrounds
  • Video compositing
  • Motion tracking
  • Exporting for different purposes e.g. social media platforms, websites etc.

Please contact us to discuss your individual training requirements. Why not gift this training to a friend, colleague or loved one?

One-to-one training

Prices start from £45 per hour, although we prefer to teach in 2 hour blocks as we feel this makes the most of your training.

Block bookings of 6 lessons or more will be eligible for a 10% discount.*

Block bookings of 10 lessons or more will be eligible for a 20% discount.*

Session Duration Discount Price
1 1 hour NA £45
1 2 hrs NA £80
6 12 hrs 10% £432
10 20 hrs 20% £640

* To qualify for discount all sessions must be paid for in advance
Please note we require 24 hours notice of cancellation of sessions or the full training fee will be charged.

If you would like to train as a group please contact us or see our page about small group training.

The Client: Lya Lin, Creative Designer

Lya Lin After Effects project

Lya is a creative designer working in the food and drinks industry.

The Objectives

  • To gain knowledge of Adobe After Effects, the industry leader in motion graphics
  • To understand how to animate typography and illustrations to music
  • To build an awareness of different animated effects
  • To correctly set up and render an animation project

Key Skills

I discussed the motion graphics course with Lya at extensive length to ensure she learned the skills which would apply the most closely to her creative challenges faced at work. The main areas we decided to focus on were:

After Effects training: keyframes, effects, animating typography, shape layers, video compositing, motion tracking, character animation, rendering

Lya says:

‘I have always been interested in creating animations. After Effects is the most important tool for this, but the interface and modules are complicated which is challenging for a self-learner. To accomplish a great animation takes time and a good mentor, and I am very lucky to have been trained by Ric. He has amazing practical experience in graphic design and 2D/3D animation. He builds a clear structure for each lesson, and the exercises in each session are very helpful for developing your skills. As a student, I have access to his constructive advice which helps refine my animations and improve my abilities further. I really enjoyed his teaching and learned a lot of useful techniques from him during our time together! A great mentor can make learning fun and inspire students to reach their full potential, and I think Ric is perfectly suited to this role.’

Lya Lin, Creative Designer

Ric Gray

Ric Gray Adobe After Effects Tutor

Ric studied MA Animation at the University of Hertfordshire, and has worked in the creative industries for several years on a freelance and agency basis. He works predominantly in the entertainment industries on projects ranging from movie posters to animations for musicians such as The Rolling Stones and Chase & Status. In addition to his creative experience, Ric is a fully qualified teacher who has taught at several institutions including Norwich University of the Arts and Hove College Brighton.