Bring Your Design to Life: Intro to Motion Graphics

, Director / Illustrator / Animator

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Animate your own motion graphic

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

At a Glance

  • Non-Membership Class
  • 3 Video Lessons (0s)
  • 902 Students
  • 89% Positive Reviews (35)
  • Self-Paced Online Class
  • 14-Day Money Back Guarantee

About the Teacher

Daniel Savage

Daniel Savage

Director / Illustrator / Animator

Daniel Savage is a Native New Yorker working on the crowded end of a long island. He has worked extensively in animation and interaction for clients such as Comedy Central, Kanye West,...

89% Positive Reviews

David Fortin

David Fortin

I try to make pretty things.

Loved this class. Had never touched animation and After Effects. I feel Daniel was very helpful, providing in-depth information of his process and of animation concepts. I really appre...

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