Bring Your Design to Life: Intro to Motion Graphics

, Director / Illustrator / Animator

About the Class

Have an illustration you would love to animate? Maybe that photograph you took is begging to come to life?

In this class I will break down the process top motion graphic and animation studios use from concept to completion. Starting with theory and principles, I will then take you through step by step tutorials on prepping your design for animation, and finally animating it.

The class will begin with a lesson on the 12 principles of animation and how they relate to motion graphics, as well as the general process all studios go through from idea to completion. Following that you will prepare your own design, photograph, comic, etc, in Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, breaking it apart and preparing it for After Effects. After that I will discuss thinking in time, and go into timeline detail on how to use the graph editor to create custom slick movement. The class will culminate with sharing your final animation (or animation in progress) with the class and receive feedback from your peers and instructors.

I will also be sharing resources, tutorials, and a look into some of my own projects.

Hope to see you in class!

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Level: Beginner

School: Design

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  • 3 Video Lessons
  • 808 Students
  • 91% Positive Reviews (34)
  • Self-Paced Online Class

Class Project

Animate your own motion graphic

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About the Teacher

Daniel Savage

Daniel Savage

Director / Illustrator / Animator

Based out of Brooklyn, NY, Something Savage is the studio of director, illustrator, and animator Daniel Savage. Traditionally trained at SUNY Purchase in graphic design and percussive ...

91% Positive Reviews

Terry Lawyer

Terry Lawyer

Awesome class, awesome instructor! I learned some really good techniques, and not just software stuff, but illustration, animation, and even some visual storytelling tips.

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