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

Lucas Ridley, Commercial Director & Animator

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15 Videos (1h 47m)
    • Class Teaser

    • Planning Phase

    • Intro to Animation Topics

    • Intro to AE (Beginners Only)

    • Transitions Part 1

    • Transitions Part 2

    • Breakdown Example 1

    • Breakdown Example 2

    • Flourishes Part 1

    • Flourishes Part 2

    • Body Building

    • Arms and Legs

    • Rendering in After Effects

    • Whiteboard Effect

    • Animate A Banner Ribbon

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About This Class

Explainer videos are in high demand, with video content driving sales traffic and generating awareness for products and services many businesses are in need of a good explainer video to convey the value of their business to potential customers.

In this class, you will learn the fundamental tools in After Effects specifically related to creating an explainer video.

After Effects is an incredible program that has a broad range of capabilities. We will focus on three main ingredients that are vital to any explainer video: interesting transitions, flourishes, and characters.

The goal of the course is to finish with an understanding of what makes an appealing animation in regards to explainer videos and how to create it for yourself in After Effects.

Thanks for joining!


55 of 58 students recommendSee All

Loved the class but one thing that i was wondering is on the body building video you went to fast for me to catch the way you model the character with the different colors of mask Is any videos on this site that teaches that technique. I would really like to learn it.
I learned a lot from these videos. I never thought the animation that I did before could be way more interesting.
Thanks for this course. I learned a ton. You rock.





Lucas Ridley

Commercial Director & Animator

Hi! I'm an award-winning animator and commercial director, my clients include LEGO, Nestle, Anheuser-Busch, and Braun. I got my start by photographing and filming weddings and then learned 3D Animation and went on to work at the Academy Award-winning Moonbot Studios on Playstation games and short films, one of which was awarded 2 daytime Emmy's.

Most recently I had the privilege to work at the birthplace of visual effects known for Star Wars: Industrial Light and Magic on movies for di...

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