Adobe After Effects Workshop




    Tix $110-150



    Please note, this workshop is for women and trans* participants. A non-selective version of the class takes place on 3 & 5 April (see for details). If you are unsure which will best suit your needs, please contact programs[at] for more information.

    This workshop will introduce students to the basic workflow and tools in Adobe After Effects. A powerful animation program, AE serves many purposes: from creating lower thirds, compositing green screen footage to building motion graphics and animations. A basic understanding of AE is an important skillset for any independent filmmaker, adding production value and creativity to each project.

    Over two 3 hour sessions, students will:

    -Tour the software interface and learn about the essential tools
    -Learn basic animation principles
    -Work in tandem with Photoshop to create their own artwork
    -Integrate sound elements into their workflow
    -Create a short (30 second) animation

    A full workshop description is available via the ticket registration link.

    Instructor: Leslie Kennah

    A graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Leslie Kennah has been exploring life through a lens for over a decade. Working freelance as a videographer, editor and photographer, Leslie has honed her skills as a visual storyteller. From T.V. commercials to dance films, she is experienced with transforming conceptual ideas into dynamic and engaging content. Beyond her client-based projects, Leslie maintains a digital media art practice, showcasing her work in various galleries and festivals from Tokyo and San Francisco to Toronto. She loves sharing her passion for visual culture with others. Leslie teaches film and photography workshops locally and is an instructor at In Focus Film School.

    Please note: access to membership discounts can be obtained with a Cineworks General Membership ($40 annually). Please call 604-685-3841 for details, or come to an orientation at our Howe Street location (see for bi-weekly schedule details).

    Cineworks gratefully acknowledges and pays respect to the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations on whose unceded traditional territories our organization and our work is based. We also gratefully acknowledge the support of Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, The Province of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver.