The Ultimate Guide to Kinetic Type in After Effects Premium class

Jake Bartlett, Motion Graphics Artist

11 Videos (1h 7m)
  • Mini Typography Crash Course

    • Trailer

      01:00
    • Mini Typography Crash Course

      06:43
  • Text Animation Basics

    • Position

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      05:18
    • Scale

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      03:45
    • Rotation

      08:17
  • Using the Graph Editor

    • The Graph Editor, Pt. 1

      09:46
    • The Graph Editor, Pt. 2

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      13:45
  • Synchronize a Line of Text to an Audio Track

    • Syncing Audio

      03:05
  • Create An Animation Preset

    • Making Presets

      03:15
  • Rig and Animate a 3D Camera

    • Animating a 3D Camera

      11:38
  • Have Fun!

    • Thanks for Taking My Class!

      00:14

About This Class

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Lyric videos, kinetic movie quotes, animated logos: you see them everywhere. You want to be able to make your own sick kinetic text animation but you don’t know the first place to start. Well look no further my friends, you’ve just discovered The Ultimate Guide to Kinetic Type in After Effects!

Complete this course and you’ll learn how to layout and animate text synchronized to an audio track in creative and completely customized ways. While this is an introductory course, you should have a basic understanding of Adobe After Effects’ user interface and functionality. Every step will be clearly explained in each video, but we won’t be spending a lot of time learning how to do basic functions.

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For our class project you will be animating a quote from your favorite TV show or movie. With each quick video tutorial we’ll cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Basic typography principles

  • Creating custom text animations

  • Using the graph editor

  • Synchronizing to an audio track

  • Saving and using your own presets

  • Rigging and animating a 3D camera

Along the way you'll learn lots of little tips and tricks essential to animating text efficiently in After Effects.

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You’ll gain all the kinetic typography skills needed for a multitude of projects including lyric videos, instructional videos, logo animations, and kinetic quotes. Attaining these skills will make you an asset to employers and give you the edge you need to become a successful motion graphics artist. Along the way your classmates and I will be available for project feedback, answering questions, and sharing inspiration. See you in class!

Kinetic Type Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/jakeinmotion/great-examples-of-kinetic-type/

100% Positive Reviews 234 See All

Crazy awesome class. Easy to understand and to follow. Thanks
Jake does a good job at explaining how we should do things and why we should do them that way; good for beginners and even better for people who already understand the basics.
Melissa Robinson

Hi, I make stuff.

Great course. It is obvious that this was well thought out and planned extensively. The material covered ranges from beginner to intermediate, and as someone who has used After Effects for years it was very insightful. Any skill level will be able to take something useful from this video. Like most Adobe products there are hundreds of ways to do even the simplest of tasks.

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Jake Bartlett

Motion Graphics Artist

Hey! My name is Jake Bartlett, and I’m a motion graphics artist working and playing in sunny Los Angeles, California. I've been animating in Adobe After Effects for over ten years. After five years of working for an LA-based production company, I have gone freelance full-time and now work from home. Animating as a motion graphics artist professionally is a dream for me. I get to use After Effects every single day for my job.

Since starting my professional career I've animated over 800 episodes of 8 different motion graphics shows for clients like Yahoo!, MSN, Twitter, YouTube, Pepsi, VH1, HGTV, NateGeo Wild, The History Channel, and Ulive to name a few. In my free time I love making animations for myself. I've found that constantly challenging myself on my own time has been the best way to increase the quality of my work. Being able to consistently use After Effects on a daily basis and always having a tight deadline has made me very fast and efficient with the program.

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