Ascend offers hands-on training in such video editing applications as Apple Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Adobe After Effects. Taught by authorized, expert instructors, our video classes teach hands-on techniques for professionals. Learn the latest techniques to create exciting video projects.

Adobe Premiere Pro and EncoreDVD

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.

Adobe 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 Level 2

Create professional 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.

Apple Final Cut Pro X Training Level 1

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.

What type of Class do you Need?

Hands-On Classroom Training in Chicago

Our training center is in downtown Chicago in which each student is provided their own computer, Mac or Windows. Our Photoshop class size maxes out at 10 students, and include a free 8 month retake policy.

Online Training

We also offer online training that you can participate in anywhere. Online classes follow the same teacher-student style, but you participate remotely. You can ask questions, and interact with other students the same way you would at our Chicago facility.

Onsite Training

We also can send an instructor to your office and deliver customized Photoshop training. We are happy to incorporate any projects or files into the class. If you have a group, this can be more cost effective.