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Why learn Motion Graphics and After Effects from Us?

We are passionate about what we do and we are committed to your sucesss. Our Award winning industry-trained instructor, Dean Velez, brings his 20 plus years of Motion Graphics and Post Production experience to the classroom to guide you on your After Effects training journey.

We create a learning environment that fosters a deep understanding of the software needed to create stunning video projects. Need to know Photoshop? Illustrator? Premiere Pro? Poser? Cinema 4D?...Look no further, you've come to the right place.

What We Offer

We are a multifaceted company offering both production and training services:

The ANVEL’s Training Programs focus on real-world education in Motion Graphics Design and Creative Post Production. We offer on-site workshops and classes, off-site custom training, and personalized curriculum and project building for companies and individuals.

The ANVEL’s Motion Design Studio specializes in producing a wide range of projects including advertisements, promotions, tutorials, and shorts for clients such CNN, Adobe, Cartoon Network, The HUB, McKesson, Verizon, and many others.

Our Training Goal

Our goal is to provide an efficient and effective hands-on training experience for the novice and pro user. We strive to demystify both the technical aspect of the software and the production process of Motion Graphics, Post Production, Compositing and Visual Effects.

Our instructors will lessen the intimidation factor of programs like After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, Poser and Cinema 4D by guiding you through the essential concepts using real world techniques and examples.

What is Adobe After Effects?

Adobe After Effects is a digital motion graphics and compositing software. When it started, its main purpose was for film and video post-production but today its purpose is so much broader. From websites to kiosks, presentations to commercials, independent films to events, the applications are endless. With Adobe After Effects it’s possible to create great looking video with a professional “Hollywood Style”.

What Types of Training Do We Offer?

If you’re looking for Motion Graphics and Creative Post Production training you’ve come to the right place! We offer a variety of training options all centered around the real-world techniques that will allow you to create engaging media. Whether it’s for Film, Video, or the Web, our goal is to strengthen your skills so that you can bring your ideas and the ideas of your clients to life.

We offer on-site training, off-site custom training, and personalized curriculum and project building for companies and individuals. Whether you are a novice or a pro-user, there is something for everyone here at The ANVEL. Please visit our Training Page for more information!

Instructor: Dean Velez

Emmy and Promax award-winning motion graphics designer with over two decades' worth of experience.

Certified After Effects, Photoshop and Premiere Pro Expert Instructor.

Client list includes: ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN, Cartoon Network, The Hub Network, Adobe, McKesson, GenArts, Verizon, AT&T, Geico, Craftsman and many others.

Real World Motion Graphics and Post Production Training in Atlanta

With a film industry boasting $3.1 billion in economic activity during 2012 and an estimated 5,000 directly related jobs, Georgia and the city of Atlanta has quickly become one of the top production destinations in the country. For more information please visit www.georgiaproduction.org

A world-class, modern city with a rich, passionate history. Experience how Atlanta is is a beautiful city with an impressive legacy of progress and inspiration. For more information please visit www.atlanta.net
Our next meeting will be June 26th 6-10pm at the Iconologic Building. Speakers to be announced soon.
Dean Velez Presents at  MGL Meeting 8/22: Creating an idea from a Blank Canvas

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A Few Photos from our Meeting on August 22nd. Thank you to the Art Institute and to Elli!
Our next meeting will be AUGUST 22nd 6-8pm at The Art Institute of Atlanta. For more info and to RSVP click below!

Eventbrite - The Motion Graphics Lab User Group: Meeting II

Michael Jones’ Presentation MGL Meeting 6/27: The Business of Motion Design (Thinking about your long-term economic future in the industry)

Thank you Michael! For more info visit http://michael-jones.co/  Michael Jones Presentation Motion Graphics Lab User Group Meeting 6-27-2013 from Dean Velez on Vimeo.

Truly Inspiring speech by Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

PAT MCNEELY PRESENTATION from MGL Meeting #1 6/27/13…More presentations coming soon!

Thank you, Pat for a great presentation! For more info on Pat, please visit www.patmcneely.com


Our next Meeting will be announced soon. We are working towards having monthly meetings the last Thursday of every month and a large event (like last week’s) every four months.

Thank you to all of our presenters, sponsors and a very special thanks to the 101 attendees for helping us kick off this group! MORE PICS


Greetings comrades, students, colleagues, and all creatives alike! I am thrilled to announce the start of a brand new users group focused on
Motion Graphics Design, Compositing, Visual FX and Post Production!…Drum Roll…


A User Group for Motion Graphics Design and Creative Post Production

We will cut the proverbial ribbon on

June 27th 6pm-10pm

and we want YOU to be there!


FREE One Year Subscription to Adobe Cloud! Provided by Adobe Software Inc.
FREE copy of Zaxwerks 3D Flag! Provided by Zaxwerks
FREE 3D models! Provided by DAZ3D
3 Large Format Prints from Dean Velez
Up to 5 FREE days of Training! Provided by The ANVEL
Large format print from Pat McNeely
FREE copy of Storyboard Pro! Provided by Toon Boom

Special Art Gallery Showing by Pat McNeely of Pat McNeely Design www.patmcneely.com

Presentations by Dean Velez,  Pat McNeely , Tim Mason and Michael Jones.

Demonstrations of  Toon Boom Harmony and Storyboard Pro presented by Lilly Vogelesang from 6pm-7pm and 9pm-10pm

Light Food and Beverages will be served
Mingling, Tours, and Games from 6pm-7pm
Presentations from 7pm – 9pm
More Mingling, Tours, and Games from 9pm-10pm…AND WHOOPIE PIES

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