After Effects: Principles of Motion Graphics

with Ian Robinson
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After Effects: Principles of Motion Graphics
Video duration: 0s 7h 57m Intermediate


After Effects: Principles of Motion Graphics with Ian Robinson covers some of the core principles used to create motion graphics, breaking them down into smaller groups of applied techniques in After Effects. The course explores everything from gathering inspiration to integrating traditional typography, transitional elements, animated textures, color, and more into motion graphics. Instructions for building a toolkit with templates and a style guide for future projects are also included. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Converting type from Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Creating shapes from text
  • Using markers in animation
  • Editing techniques for graphics
  • Using type presets
  • Animating type
  • Exploring color correction tools
  • Building animated textures
  • Creating custom vignettes
  • Understanding Lights and Material settings
  • Adding dynamic transitions
  • Rigging cameras for animation
  • Working efficiently in 3D space
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- [Voiceover] Hello, my name is Ian Robinson, and I'd like to welcome you to After Effects Principles of Motion Graphics. In this course, I'll show you how to create motion graphics with after effects, but rather than primarily focusing on the tools, I'll show you some industry-standard motion graphic work flows and techniques. We'll start by looking at the overall process of creating motion graphics, but quickly move on to some more conceptual techniques like how to find inspiration. Then we'll move into some more hands-on training, from working with type, textures, and colors to lighting and camera animation techniques.

I'll also show you some of my personal go-to tips for some more common tasks like creating title designs, or making more dynamic transitions. And finally, we'll even cover the best practices for creating and delivering your final projects. So whether you're a full time motion graphic designer, or an editor looking to round out your skills, this course will prepare you for the next level. Now let's get on with it and start creating some motion graphics.

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