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Animate an Explainer Video in After Effects

Lucas Ridley, Commercial Director & Animator

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15 Videos (1h 47m)
    • Class Teaser

      0:38
    • Planning Phase

      2:57
    • Introduction to Animation Topics

      1:11
    • Introduction to After Effects (Beginners Only)

      5:39
    • Transitions Part 1

      8:15
    • Transitions Part 2

      10:29
    • Breakdown Example 1

      11:25
    • Breakdown Example 2

      9:38
    • Flourishes Part 1

      10:10
    • Flourishes Part 2

      9:02
    • Body Building

      4:38
    • Arms and Legs

      11:02
    • Rendering in After Effects

      3:30
    • Whiteboard Effect

      9:14
    • Animate a Banner Ribbon

      9:00

About This Class

Explainer video's 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 specicifically 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!

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36 of 38 students recommendSee All

So much great information!! Thank you for putting together this class! Looking forward to the next.
Jessica Hoehn

New Media Designer

It's good for understanding the fundamentals of animation in after effects.
Great course! Best part was the breakdown from projects. :)
Timothy Cross

Creative Designer

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Lucas Ridley

Commercial Director & Animator

Hi! I'm an award-winning animator and commercial director, my clients include LEGO, Nestle, Anhueser-Busch, and Braun. In addition, I worked at the Academy award-winning Moonbot Studios on Playstation games and short films, one of which was awarded 2 daytime Emmy's. I'm excited to share my knowledge and learn with the Skillshare community!

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