Ascend Training

Video Editing & Animation Training in Chicago or Online

Video Editing

Adobe Premiere Pro CC

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.

Final Cut Pro XFinal 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.


Adobe After Effects Web AnimationAdobe 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.

Adobe After Effects Web Animation

Adobe 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

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!

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.