During this 10 week course, you will gain the fundamental skills required to create a modern aesthetically pleasing motion graphics animation. You'll learn the process from start to finish, starting with concepts and storyboards, before creating your 3D motion graphics animation within After Effects, using the new Cinema 4D renderer. Along the way, you'll also learn some best practices for working within the industry, along with tips and tricks for speeding up workflow.
What you'll study
Creating concepts and storyboards ready for client approval.
The basics of using Adobe Illustrator and/or Photoshop to create your 2D graphics.
Importing your 2D graphics into After Effects and convert to 3D graphics.
Changing the preferences and settings within After Effects for faster and smoother previews.
Setting up cameras and lights within the scene.
Animation techniques within After Effects using keyframes and expressions.
Various ways to output your animation to a playable movie file, including a high quality for post production and an optimised version for uploading to the web.
After the course
By the end of the course, you will have learned the skills required for creating your own motion graphics animations from start to finish, and you'll have a good understanding of the workflow. Possible options are to enhance your skillset further by continuing to study in a similar field and pursue a career as a motion graphics designer for a studio, or be your own boss and choose a career as a freelancer.