Disney's Animation Secrets: Characterize and Style a Bouncing Ball in After Effects

Justin Z, Making Animation Easy

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11 Lessons (1h 19m)
    • 1. Intro to Principles of Animation

      3:08
    • 2. Squash and Stretch

      10:29
    • 3. Slow In and Slow Out

      7:44
    • 4. Anticipation and Follow-through

      11:26
    • 5. Overlapping Action

      8:47
    • 6. Arcs

      6:00
    • 7. Secondary Action

      3:36
    • 8. Timing & Exaggeration

      6:17
    • 9. Straight Ahead & Pose to Pose

      3:06
    • 10. Solid Drawing & Appeal

      7:24
    • 11. 11 closure

      11:09

About This Class

It's easy to pick up After Effects and make some cool projects, but have you ever wondered WHY some animation looks great, and why yours isn't quite matching up?

Turns out, Disney has perfected animation over several decades, and internally they use 12 Principles of Animation to govern how their films look and feel. These principles are responsible for all the amazing films you know and love. They aren't ACTUALLY a secret, but I so rarely hear motion designers talk about them! It's time to bring them back and apply them to MOTION DESIGN.

I'm going to explain these principles to you in detail, as they pertain to motion graphics. All your projects from here on out will benefit greatly by the simple application of these principles.