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The Ultimate After Effects Learning Experience (October 26, 2006)

DMN Newswire--2006-10-26--LOS ANGELES, CA (October 26, 2006) - is proud to announce the release of its After Effects 7 PowerStart DVD, a next-generation training tool for mastering Adobes (NASDAQ: ADBE) unique and sophisticated motion graphics software.

Co-authored by After Effects specialists Stephen Schleicher and Josh Mellicker, After Effects 7 PowerStart is a comprehensive, interactive course on DVD that guides users through completing two After Effects tutorials, beginning and advanced, and includes all student files and projects.

"After Effects PowerStart is great for those ready to take on After Effects industrial-strength motion graphics environment, or anyone who has been using After Effects for a while but does not yet feel a true master of the software," said Josh Mellicker, president/CEO of

The beginning course covers the After Effects interface, basic concepts, and the entire After Effects project creation process and workflow. Then, the Advanced course dives many layers deeper, where the student builds a sophisticated, professional-level project incorporating video, vector elements, text, effects, masks, nested compositions, alpha channels, transfer modes, 3D layers, and many other intermediate to advanced features of After Effects. Most students will be able to complete the entire course in two days or less.

"Along with helping users gain a much better mastery of the entire creative process, After Effects PowerStart is also packed full of new tips, tricks and timesaving techniques that any After Effects user will find invaluable," said Mellicker.

After Effects 7 PowerStart is presented in's proprietary chunkalized hands-on learning environment, which allows the user to follow along with the training step-by-step, just like in a classroom environment. Unlike traditional training books and DVDs, After Effects 7 PowerStart walks users through building their own real-world motion graphics projects with the tutorial leading and explaining each concept, tool and technique clearly and concisely.

"Working with Josh and has been a wonderful experience.  It is clear the company is willing to take the time to craft a product that is both fun and informative," said co-author Stephen Schleicher.  "After Effects forums are filled with the types of questions and problems that are answered on After Effects PowerStart."'s After Effects 7 PowerStart is available now for $79.95.  For more information, stills and video excerpts, and to purchase, visit or call 1-800-965-3976.

---------------, based in Los Angeles, CA, is an industry leader in digital media training, a group of world class video and film producers who teach video workshops across North America and offer a line of quality tutorial products with the mission of teaching people how to get professional, Hollywood-quality results from inexpensive desktop movie studios.

Josh Mellicker, the president/CEO of, has been working with After Effects since the CoSA era and is known as one of the world's top digital media instructors. As co-founder of, with his wife, Michelle, he has been prominently involved with practically every aspect of the exploding desktop video revolution over the last 15 years, providing production, consulting or training services for tens of thousands of clients from Nike, MTV, Apple, Canon and Chiat/Day to practically every network, cable channel, movie studio, major university and branch of government. For more info about Josh check out:

Stephen Schleicher was chosen by Adobe as one of the world's top After Effects experts to beta test After Effects 7 and write large sections of the Adobe After Effects 7 Classroom in a Book. Stephen is well known from sharing his expertise on websites like, Digital Producer, Creative Mac, Digital Webcast, Digital Animators, and the DV Format, as well as teaching in the Information Networking and Telecommunications department of Fort Hays State University. For more info about Stephen check out:

For more information contact:

Michelle Mellicker
V: 323-661-5626
F:  888-329-0414
[email protected]

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