I meant like a stage above that. one step above that, were do i learn that?
It depends on what kind of work you're doing.
This page contains a comprehensive list of all of the good online resources about After Effects:
If you're looking for a book, there are several that I'd recommend, but the first is this one:
If you're looking for video, I'd recommend this (but note that I'm biased about this):
A lot of my blog entries are recommendations of resources for learning After Effects, so you could just scroll through all of the entries here:
My friend refered me here. And I am very thankful to him.
The resources Todd links are very good and highly recommended.
I found the Total Training DVDs to be very good at giving you a deeper understanding of AE.
CreativeCOW.net has a lot of very good tutorials and some forums occasionally with some very interesting threads.
VideoCopilot.net has a lot of very fun tutorials that get you producing really nice-looking stuff, but the temptation is to stick with the tutorial end result rather than creating on your own. I can't tell you the number of "demo reels" I've seen that are straight VCP tutorials. DELETED! They also have some forums, but the users tend to be more of the high-school hobbyist than at the official forums here and the ones Creative COW. (I mean, they've got some old salts there too, but the proportion is noticably different.)
I really like Total Training, too. When Angie and I did our Learn By Video series, we deliberately targeted it at beginners, partially because we didn't want to try to compete head to head with Total Training. Total Training tends to be better for people who are already at an intermediate level.