TypeMonkey for After Effects Premium class

Orrin Zucker, Motion Designer

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11 Videos (59m)
    • Introduction

    • TypeMonkey Trailer

    • LayerMonkey Trailer

    • MotionMonkey Trailer

    • TypeMonkey Tutorial

    • LayerMonkey Tutorial

    • MotionMonkey Tutorial

    • Sync to a Beat

    • Sync to Voice Over

    • Sync to Lyrics

    • Combining TypeMonkey & LayerMonkey


About This Class

These tutorials were created with both the novice and expert in mind. If you're a print designer, illustrator, or video editor who tends to shy away from motion graphics, or just a newbie, the Monkey Suite will help cut some corners and get you up and running very quickly. For those who have a good grip on After Effects, you'll find they can be great timesavers for some of your projects.
We'll be going over several fast and easy ways to create complex kinetic typography and well as instantly adding motion to multi-layered imagery created in Photoshop or Illustrator.
We'll also take you through several strategies to get your type to auotmatically sync to voice overs, beats or lyrics without having to do it by hand.
Students will create an animation of a quote by Bruce Lee. They will use trial versions of TypeMonkey and LayerMonkey to explore how they work and how they can save hours (or days) by learing these simple yet powerful tools. All material need to do the project will be supplied.
I recommend taking an introductory course for After Effects on Skillshare before taking TypeMonkey for After Effects, but its not required. Also, you might want to check out The Ultimate Guide to Kinetic Type in After Effects to learn the traditional way as well. Both techniques come in handy.






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Orrin Zucker

Motion Designer

Orrin is a motion designer based in Boston, MA. His company, Ozone, designs and produces animation for the broadcast, advertising, corporate, internets, museum and live event industries. Prior to founding Ozone, he worked as a design director at several TV stations and production companies in the Boston area. Along with his brother Jerry, he co-created and animated the Emmy-winning animated web-series 'It's JerryTime' (itsjerrytime.com). He also founded RoyaltyFreeHD, a content creation company that has produced royalty-free footage and animations for Adobe, Eyewire, Getty and Shutterstock. Orrin has a degree in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design.

In 2013 Orrin got together with legendary coder Dan Ebberts and introduced TypeMonkey. They have since gone on to write LayerMonkey and MotionMonkey, part of a continuing series of tools for After Effects that take a proceedural approach to design and animation.