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- I'm Rob Garrott, the Content Manager for Motion Graphics and VFX here at Lynda.com. We created this course to help you get started learning the process of telling stories and communicating with motion graphics. If you're looking to become a motion graphics artist, to communicate using animation combined with graphic design techniques, or learn what it takes to make the unbelievable real using visual effects, then this course will help you start your creative journey. First, we'll start with a look at just what the phrase "motion graphics" means. And how the field of graphic design merged with animation and film making to create an entirely new form of communication.
Next, we'll examine the software tools and plug-ins used for creating motion graphics in flat two-dimensional styles, and rich three-dimensional imagery. Then we'll explore some of the deeper techniques that are used by motion graphics artists to create new design elements that can be used across a wide variety of projects. After that, we'll see how following along with pro artists and creating projects is the best way to learn and expand your skills. Finally, we'll look at the art of visual effects. Many of the tools and techniques of motion graphics are used to create unbelievable shots in your favorite movies and TV shows.
And it's no surprise that many motion graphics artists find themselves having to create VFX for their clients. This course is a general overview, but throughout, we'll provide suggestions of other courses you can watch on Lynda.com that go into much greater detail. So let's get started learning all about Motion Graphics and VFX Courses on Lynda.com.