Video Editing and Effects Training Classes 8 Months Free Retakes

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.

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.

Adobe Premiere Pro and EncoreDVD

This course will offer a step-by-step introduction to and exploration of Adobe Premiere Pro, one of the most powerful motion graphics applications available, now reintroduced for the Mac as well as Windows. Learn how to import and create video files, edit rough cuts, work with transitions, color, opacity, Motion Paths, and special effects. 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

This class will introduce the Adobe After Effects software and take the student from start to finish on a basic animation project using most of After Effects' standard features.

Students will learn about the integrated vector paint tools with Photoshop-style brushes, all-new motion tracking, Render Automation, keying, and many other features.

Adobe After Effects CS6 Level 2

Adobe After Effects is the industry leader for Video Composting that allows you to create QuickTime movies for output on the Web, DVD/Bluray, full-motion broadcast quality video for television or live internet stream . 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.

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.