After Effects is one of the most important tools in the motion graphics industry. This path helps you get started from square one, and learn the essentials of the software—establishing a foundation to lead you to intermediate and advanced techniques.
Establish a solid mastery of the After Effects technology.
After Effects CC 2018 Essential Training: The Basics with Mark Christiansen
Learn the basics of Adobe After Effects CC 2018. Get a beginner-level overview of its most popular features and the workflow for a standard motion graphics project.
2h 3m • COURSE
After Effects CC 2018 Essential Training: Motion Graphics with Alan Demafiles
Learn the tools and techniques you need to make amazing motion graphics in After Effects CC 2018. This course concentrates on the features motion designers need most.
4h 11m • COURSE
Mograph Techniques: Shape Animation in After Effects with Eran Stern
Use the shape tools in After Effects to create animations that are elegant, render quickly, and scale beautifully at any size.
2h 57m • COURSE
Motion Graphics Loops: 2 After Effects Techniques with Owen Lowery
Learn how to create looping animations (and animated GIFs) for motion graphics and web design using Adobe After Effects.
1h 14m • COURSE
After Effects Guru: Integrating Type into Video Volume 2 with Eran Stern
Learn four unique After Effects type treatments that integrate directly with the action on screen. Find out how to explode text, create liquid text, map text to moving objects, and animate type in Z space.
3h 18m • COURSE
After Effects Guru: Expressions with Luisa Winters
Use expressions in Adobe After Effects to save time animating motion graphics. Learn how to add and edit expressions, use variables, and assign random values.
2h 28m • COURSE
You'll master After Effects skills with these experts
Mark Christiansen is a creator and leader. He is also the author of After Effects Studio Techniques.
In addition to writing the definitive book about creating visual effects with the world's most popular compositing application, Mark has supervised visual effects for feature films such as All About Evil. He has also created visual effects, animations, and designs for Avatar, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, The Day After Tomorrow, Spy Kids 3-D, and more. Mark's clients include Sony, Adobe, Cisco, Sun, Cadence, Seagate, Intel, and Medtronic, and his broadcast motion graphics work has appeared on HBO and the History Channel. Mark's roles have included production, direction, design, and on-set and post-production supervision. His career began at LucasArts.
Mark is a founding author at ProVideo Coalition and an instructor at fxphd and the Academy of Art University, as well as a guest host on podcasts including "The VFX Show." He is located in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Alan Demafiles is a freelance motion designer, 3D generalist, editor, and compositor.
Alan has been working in the motion graphics industry since 2004 and holds a film degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He has worked for clients including Samsung, Sony Pictures, Universal Studios, MTV, and Discovery Channel. Additionally, Alan is a beta tester for CINEMA 4D and a lifelong student of the guitar. Learn more at demafleez.com and follow him @demafleez on Twitter.
Eran Stern is a teacher and motion designer with over two decades of experience in post-production.
Eran has established a track record of helping designers improve their skills with visual effects and motion graphics. As an Adobe Expert, he has spoken at international conferences such as Post|Production World at NAB Show, After Effects World, Keyframes, and Adobe MAX.
Eran has created a handful of resources and content that you can find on his site: SternFX.com. He practiced design for screen for more than two decades and served as the head of the motion graphics department at Shenkar. He is a collector of music, movies, books, and memories. You can find him right on the verge of both geekiness and coolness.
Owen Lowery is a professional motion graphics artist and animator.
But who is Owen Lowery really? Answer: Owen is a guy who currently resides in Chicago and forgets to eat because he's fallen into the rabbit hole of another motion graphic, animation, design, and/or handmade travesty he's mistaken for a great masterpiece. When you meet him, please ignore the Sharpie reminders written on his hand, the paint on his sweater, and the bags under his eyes.
Owen has worked with many unique clients including The Second City and the Conan show, and he teaches motion graphics at Columbia College Chicago. He may be part unicorn, but of the hornless variety. Find him on LinkedIn.
Luisa Winters is a Certified Instructor for Adobe and Apple (ACI and ACT).
She teaches private clients, consults for organizations, and works at several different training centers all over the United States and abroad. Luisa is one of the few Adobe Premiere Pro Master Instructors. A well-known artist, Luisa often speaks at different conferences on topics ranging from video editing to compositing and web.
An accomplished violinist, Luisa was, at the age of 13, a fulltime member of the National Symphony Orchestra in the Dominican Republic. While attending the legendary Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD, Luisa learned from master musicians: Henryk Szeryng, Berl Senofski, Aarond Rosand, Charles Libove, and Leon Fleisher, among others.