Animate an Explainer Video in Adobe After Effects CC with Motion Graphics

Lucas Ridley, Instructor and Animator

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17 Lessons (2h 22m)
    • 1. Class Teaser

      0:38
    • 2. Planning Phase

      2:57
    • 3. Intro to Animation Topics

      1:11
    • 4. Intro to AE (Beginners Only)

      5:39
    • 5. Illustrate a Megaphone with Masks

      18:59
    • 6. Transitions Part 1

      8:15
    • 7. Transitions Part 2

      10:29
    • 8. Breakdown Example 1

      11:25
    • 9. Breakdown Example 2

      9:38
    • 10. Flourishes Part 1

      10:10
    • 11. Flourishes Part 2

      9:02
    • 12. Body Building

      4:38
    • 13. Arms and Legs

      10:59
    • 14. Rendering in After Effects

      3:30
    • 15. Whiteboard Effect

      9:14
    • 16. Animate A Banner Ribbon

      9:00
    • 17. Blend 3D Animation with 2D

      16:32
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Project Description

Animate your ingredient!

1) Choose one of the sections (ingredients of an explainer video) that is featured in the course:

  • Transition
  • Flourish
  • Character
  • Bonuses

2) And create one of your own animations for that ingredient. It can be short, between 3-10 seconds.

By taking an hour to apply what you've learned it will help cement the tools and concepts from the course so you can recall them quicker the next time an explainer video project arises.

Download my After Effects project attached file to help piece together how I created elements you see in the course. You could even use my character from the provided project file for your own animations!

3) Have fun with it and make sure to upload your project to the class's Project Gallery for everyone to see! I look forward to seeing your work!

If you have any questions please ask me in the course's 'Community' section.

Here's 3 links to explainer videos I've created to help inspire your creations:

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