Video Editing & Animation Training in Chicago, Online or Onsite

Video Editing

Adobe Premiere Pro

In this video editing class you will learn to import and create professional video files, edit rough cuts, work with transitions, color, opacity. Motion Paths, and special effects will be covered at length. Additionally, students will explore EncoreDVD, Adobe’s DVD-authoring wonder, in a special one-day additional session, all bundled together in order that students get the best motion-graphics training experience on the market.

fcpxFinal Cut Pro X

Our Final Cut Pro X training on this non-linear video editing software gives users a solid foundation in video editing techniques. You will learn to log and capture footage, add transitions, mix audio, work with color correction, create titles and more. Students have extensive hands-on real world experiences to master Final Cut Pro X. Note that Apple has discontinued Final Cut Pro 7 and this new version is not compatible with FCP7 files.


After Effects Web Animation TrainingAdobe After Effects Level 1

Learn to create visual effects and motion graphics with Adobe After Effects. Students will learn to develop video projects for the web and broadcast. Learn about the integrated vector paint tools with Photoshop-style brushes, motion tracking, Render Automation, keying, text effects, animation, masks.

After Effects Web Animation Training

After Effects Level 2

Adobe After Effects is the industry leader for Video Compositing that allows you to create QuickTime movies for output on the Web, CD ROM, Monitor, or full-motion broadcast quality video for television. You will learn how to mix a number of still images together to create a moving texture. Placing Compositions into other Compositions, using Keyframes & Layers, and Effective Rendering techniques will also be covered. Please contact us for pricing and availability.


Adobe Animate Level 1

With the new feature to export to HTML5, Animate can dazzle web users. Learn to create great web animations and banners that work for not only desktop browsers but also iOS and Android Devices!

Adobe_Edge_Animate_v1.0_iconAdobe Edge Animate

Create animated, interactive banner ads and infographics with Adobe Edge Animate for browser or mobile devices. Designers will learn to develop animated content using HTML5. Create flexible content with images, text, navigation and integrate them into your website that is viewable on mobile phones, tablets including iPad.

javascriptjQuery & Javascript

Learn how to add complex and elegant web UIs with less code with jQuery. Students learn how to manipulate CSS with jQuery, ensure visual consistency, and create animated drop-downs.Learn to write jQuery selectors, manipulate DOM elements, add and remove elements with appending, prepending and wrapping tags. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of HTML and CSS.

Ascend offers hands-on training in such video editing applications as Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Flash, Edge Animate, jQuery & Javascript. Taught by authorized, expert instructors, our video and animation classes teach hands-on techniques for professionals. Learn the latest techniques to create exciting video projects.