Join Angie Taylor for an in-depth discussion in this video Course structure, part of Motion Graphic Design: Project Planning and Development.
- [Angie] If your membership includes access to exercise files, you can download them and follow along with me during the exercises. When you download these files, please keep the main folder intact. Copy this entire Exercise Files folder on to your own drive. Please don't remove any of the files from this folder or be tempted to reorganize the folder, as it might mess up the projects inside. You'll see that I've organized the files into folders for each section of the course. Notice that some of the sections, for example section one, doesn't have any exercise files.
For these you can simply watch and take in the information. If your membership doesn't include access to the exercise files, you can use your own files to practice with. And I definitely recommend trying out the techniques that you learn on your own files. Now, if you come across a missing files error when working with After Effects projects, there's a really easy way to fix this. Simply go into After Effects and in the project panel type the word missing into the search field. That will reveal all of the missing files for the project.
You'll see there's quite a few in this project. To relink them, all you need to do is double click one of them. So I'm going to double click this one in the Audio folder. And then locate the file inside the footage file folder, which is inside the Exercise Files folder. So to relink them, we'll go into Planning, (Footage), and Audio. And there you'll see the file that we need to relink. And I just double click that and it should find all the files that are in the same relative file path.
And you can see it's telling me, 89 additional missing items have been found. And it will relink those files and then you can carry on working.
- Interpreting creative briefs
- Getting inspiration and coming up with ideas
- Gathering information about your viewers
- Researching for motion graphic design projects
- Differentiating your design
- Developing a linear story
- Using scrapbooks to rough out ideas
- Planning motion graphic projects
- Using Gantt charts
- Gathering resources for motion graphic designs
- Using Creative Commons and public domain images