I plan to take a class this fall to help me learn after effects (though well see what all comes out with FCX) though having AE on my resume looks good for video jobs. Since I can't control what computers companies use, wish they were all apple so I can work faster, been awhile since I used Windows for anything creative. I'm not sure if the local JC uses Macs or Windows, I hope macs so I could bring my work home if I love AE and buy it. That said to those in the field is their any huge differences between Windows and Mac AE? I would think not, just checking. While practicing with some tutorials online from windows AE to my trial of AE. I'm doing something wrong, though I'm following each step perfectly, but it's not working correctly, granted I'm using CS5 and the tutorial is CS3. AE is driving me nuts, and I pick up programs very well, so I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, why I need to take a class besides for my resume.