Fundamentals on After Effects

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Fundamentals on After Effects

A course on After Effects fundamentals that covers all you need to know to make an animated masterpiece from any picture. Achieve maximum results in the shortest time possible.

Fundamentals on After Effects
Free
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Fundamentals on After Effects

What's the result?

You will gain understanding of AE's most important functions, windows and controls while bringing life to this beautiful campfire illustration. The free module will prepare you for any other After Effects course and will be just enough if you want to animate your own art.

Level
Basic ?

You’ve already started taking the first steps in the sphere and have a basic understanding of the work principles of this soft

Lessons
6
Duration
2.5 hours
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Who will benefit from this course?

Motion designers

Who want to upgrade their works from a portfolio for Dribbble or Instagram

We’ll show you how to fill them with a unique atmosphere and express things that we can’t see, but can hear and feel.

Illustrators and people of art

Looking for ways to make your art look more alive?

Tired of static images? Imagine what you can achieve if you learn how to animate your illustrations.

Course Сurriculum

Lesson 1 — After Effects Basics

In this lesson, you will get familiar with After Effects Interface and Shape Layers structure and, of course, create your first animation. By the end of the course, you will make a fish jump! Seems easy, isn't it?

Lesson 2 — Background Elements

By the end of this lesson, you will animate the whole bunch of branches, leaves, and bushes. And look, that fish is already jumping out of the water! Oh wait, the stars are flickering too and some of them are even falling. It already looks promising.

Lesson 3 — Main Objects

Here you will literally play with fire and make characters alive. We will cover the principles on the right guy with a guitar, and you can do whatever you want with others.

Lesson 4 — Stylization

The last step of animation would be to add some textures and glows, and voilà! Our animation is ready.

Lesson 5 — Render & GIF Optimization

Now, what's cool about making something you can't share, right? We've added a tutorial on how you can export this animation into GIF to share it with the whole world.

Bonus — Optimize Your Workflow with Motion Tools

And in our bonus lecture for more advanced users, we will explain in-depth what you can achieve with our Motion Tools plugin that you will receive for free. It will save you tons of time in your future motion journey.

HOMEWORKS

What will I be capable of after the Fundamentals on After Effects course?

Take a look at the students' homeworks that were made during the course and see for yourself

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HOMEWORKS

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About the authors

Hi Everyone! We are the Production team of Motion Design School

Meet the team behind the courses by Motion Design School and all of the helpful tips and tricks we post on social media. We have gone all the way from a tiny team to a large-scale and well-organized company that produces quality courses and is always ready to experiment and accept new challenges.

While working on Motion Design courses, we were able to feel the pain of our students that are at the very beginning of their journey into the world of Motion Design. This experience helped us develop a unique approach to explaining the principles of work with software that enables our students to start expressing their creativity in their works even at the Basic level.

Fundamentals on After Effects
  • 6 video lessons (2.5 hours in total);
  • Our own studio plugin — Motion Tools.
  • The easiest way to upgrade your portfolio.

Fundamentals on After Effects

A course on After Effects fundamentals that covers all you need to know to make an animated masterpiece from any picture. Achieve maximum results in the shortest time possible.

Level
Basic ?

You’ve already started taking the first steps in the sphere and have a basic understanding of the work principles of this soft

Lessons
6
Duration
2.5 hours
Free
Enroll now