Bring Your Design to Life: Intro to Motion Graphics

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Animate your own motion graphic

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

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 arts he combined these talents into a signature self taught animation style.

He has worked with clients such as Comedy Central, Kanye West, and Google on a wide variety of mediums and formats. In addition to his commercial work, Daniel has taught design and animation at the School of Visual Arts and New York University.

Most recently Daniel received the Art Directors Club Young Guns X award.

View Dan's 2012 video reel 

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