Dive into After Effects: Flat Animation Buildup Premium class

Phil Ebiner, Video Creator | VideoSchoolOnline.com

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8 Videos (41m)
    • Introduction to the Flat Animation Course

    • The Course Project

    • Designing Your Object

    • Preparing an Adobe Illustrator File for After Effects

    • Animating Your Flat Object

    • Easily Reverse Your Animation in After Effects

    • Exporting and Posting Your Project

    • Thank You


About This Class

After Effects is an amazing program that can help you create motion graphics, visual effects, and titles that make your videos better, but it can be intimidating to try out. In this 45-minute course, you’ll learn how to beautifully introduce objects in your After Effects projects. Knowing how to animate the small details of your objects will dramatically improve your After Effects skills. Follow me as I animate the build-up of a polaroid camera graphic.


This class is perfect for video creators, designers, and everyone who wants to learn After Effects in an unintimidating way. If you’re just starting out, we recommend taking the Dive into After Effects: Understanding the Basics & Working with Keyframes courses first. By the end of this class, you’ll know how to seamlessly animate object buildups for your own video projects.

109 of 111 students recommendSee All

Just Great! :)
It was a great way to teach the build up of objects, and the importance of speed. Easy ease is rarely "taught" but this video definitely showed me how to use it, and the variations.
Melissa Robinson

Hi, I make stuff.

Phil is a great instructor. This class was very easy to follow and he did a great job explaining everything. I went into this class having never opened After Effects before, but with Phil's instruction I was able to make something i'm quite proud of.





Phil Ebiner

Video Creator | VideoSchoolOnline.com

My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I've been creating things (videos, photos, businesses, projects) since I was a young child. I've created (produced, shot, edited) thousands of videos over the past five years. Now it is time to teach you!

What would you like to learn?

Would you like to learn motion graphics in After Effects?

Would you like to learn how to shoot & edit videos like a pro?

Would you like to take better photographs?

Would you like to make money teaching online courses like I do?

If you want to do any of these things, just enroll in the course.  And I'm always improving my courses so that they stay up to date and the best that they can be. Check them out, and enroll today!


I've always tried to live life presently and to the fullest. Some of the things I love to do in my spare time include mountain biking, nerding out on personal finance, traveling to new places, watching sports (huge baseball fan here!), and sharing meals with friends and family. Most days you can find me spending quality time with my lovely wife and our cat.

In 2011, I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Film and Television Production at Loyola Marymount University - one of the top 10 film schools in the country. While there, I was fortunate to make documentaries in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico, and India. After graduating, I worked at Participant Media shooting and editing short-form documentaries for their website TakePart. I followed that stint with a contract at Stanbridge College where I discovered online learning. I helped pioneer their online school there. Most recently, I spent 2 years working at University of California Berkeley with the media team. Throughout this time I built my Video School Online brand to teach others the skills that I have. In May of 2015, I left the 9-5 world to make my own path. Since then, I've made more money, worked fewer hours, and only have done the things I love each day.

I want to show you how to be a better creator, make money from your creations, and live the life you dreamed of.