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Motion Beast

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A must-see course for any Motion Designer. It lays the foundation for all aspects of modern motion design and covers every topic from AE basics to character rigging and frame by frame animation.

$179 $349

Motion Beast

What is this course about?
You've already started taking the first steps in the sphere and have a basic understanding of the work principles of this soft.
Get full access to our constantly updating motion beast course with 20+ tutorials and dozens of additional supporting videos to thoroughly cover every aspect of modern motion design & animation.
    Why Motion Beast?
    The course will help you overcome AE-related barriers and fears which are standing between you and the wonderful world of animation and motion design
    After Effects is hard to grasp
    Confusing tools that don't behave the way they should. All those new hotkeys, a brush that will not draw, let alone pixel perfect animation.

    While working on wonderful animations we will go through all AE tools and panels step by step. All that to make sure you know what each hotkey stands for and how to finally make this damn brush draw.
    Learning on Youtube is tedious
    There are tons of youtube tutorials teaching to make one or another effect. But it's far from certain that it will become the best solution for your problem. There is not much use in such learning and it's hardly structured.

    We've developed a structured course that will make you certain of what tools to use for each case in your projects.
    Animations aren't smooth enough
    You've tried to recreate other artists' work, but your animation still looks laggy and far from smooth? Usually, that's the theory behind the animation that is missing.

    On this course, we pay special attention to Disney's animation movement principles that can bring you closer to that desired smoothness.
    Projects are too complex
    You've just finished a huge project but you have a hard time with any request for subtle changes? It's hard to work on a project that doesn't have a system in it.

    Starting from the first day we will steadily increase complexity and bring a systematic approach to both small and big projects.
    Scripts & expressions are terrifying
    AE is complicated enough, and there are also scripts and expressions. Making an animation manually takes loads of time. Instead, you can learn a few lines of code, create a few variables and your progress will skyrocket!

    You will not only learn how to make expressions, but you will also get some top-notch lifesaving scripts developed by us to help you.
    It's too time-consuming
    Maybe you just avoid animations because you feel like you will waste a lot of time without learning much? Or you tried learning animation and realized that creating something worthwhile will take weeks or even months?

    In Motion Beast course you will see your progress right at the very first classes, which will save you loads of time when working on your future projects.
    Is this course for me?
    We created this course with motion designers and illustrators on our mind. But we've received positive feedback from a very broad audience. If you feel the desire to make smooth animations — we are here for you.
    Beginners and advanced motion designers
    If you are only starting your journey or you are already in the industry and looking for a solid bullshit-free theoretical foundation and up-to-date practice — you are in the right place.
    Beginners and advanced motion designers
    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.
    Illustrators and people of art
    Graphic and User Interface designers
    We will give you the foundation that will help you animate any interface or branded graphics. No more templates and boring motionless projects!
    Graphic and User Interface designers
    Videographers and video industry specialists
    Although we do not focus on video production, montage or compositing, we give a solid foundation for motion design. With it, you can add stylish transitions, captions, text animations and other useful tricks.
    Videographers and video industry specialists
    Marketing experts and social media managers
    Video is the cornerstone of marketing. Tired of waiting for designers to create a simple square video with flying text for Facebook? You will be surprised how easily you can make one on your own.
    Marketing experts and social media managers
    Bloggers, entrepreneurs and self-development enthusiasts
    Whether you run your online business, host webinars or just search for your future profession, having knowledge of how to make whatever you do attractive is a must-have.
    Bloggers, entrepreneurs and self-development enthusiasts
    What will I learn in the Motion Beast course?
    Everything from After Effects basics to character rigging and frame by frame animation. We are constantly improving our curriculum with each new feedback from our students to make it even better and broader.
    Introduction lecture will outline what is needed to succeed in the course, provide you with additional resources, links to our communities, plugins and other organizational information just to get you started.
    1. Interface, Transform Properties (16:58)
    We will go through interface, major AE panels, customisation, the Collect Files function, files import and the Project panel, basics of composition, instrument panels, viewport, layers & timeline
    2. Shape Layers & Masks (35:14)
    We will study Shape layers, simple shapes, principles of work with the Brush tool, common path settings, masks, parenting & importing files from Adobe Illustrator.
    3. Shape Modifiers (36:59)
    We will understand what shape modifiers are, what possibilities for animation they uncover, what combinations you can use them in and much more.
    4. Easings (22:41)
    We will go through the most important things in animation — easings, which mean a smooth animation. We will look through easing examples, how to distinguish good easing from bad easing, and once and for all will decide what's better: Values Chart or Speed Chart.
    5. Effects & Stylization. Part 1 (20:36)
    We will learn different ways to stylize your art, what animation possibilities are hidden in the Adjustment Layer, what is the best use case for Pre-compose and what makes it different from grouping.
    6. Effects & Stylization. Part 1 (21:20)
    Here we dive even deeper into the stylization of your animation. We will learn how to make stylish liquid animation, glitches and much more. Using the example of glitches, we will look through different effects that you can use later in your practice.
    7. Loops (13:27)
    We will learn how to make seamless cycles and endless loops, and what type of movements and transitions can make your animation much more interesting.
    8. Text Animation (20:59)
    We will understand what type layer is, what settings are available for animation and how we can use that to animate text. We will animate a text along the path, have a look at animators and range selectors, and understand how to properly save presets for the future.
    9. Morphings (12:02)
    We will learn how to morph one object into another, try the main methods and find out what conditions should be met to create realistic-looking morphing.
    10. Lettering Animation (24:41)
    We will learn all possible tools and instruments that give life to any possible type of letterings out there.
    11. Optimize Your Workflow (17:39)
    We will learn the ways to optimize and speed up the work process due to a systematic approach to motion design. In the same module, you will have access to our bestselling plugins and internal studio scripts, that will help you quadruple your productivity.
    12. Logo Animation (15:16)
    We will learn new techniques and ways to animate logotypes, understand the latest trends in this area and receive tons of motivation by animating your own logo.
    13. Expressions. Part 1 (23:40)
    We will learn a basic introduction to JavaScript language that is enough to start making your own simple scripts. We will understand what are variables, arrays, how to build conditions and perform basic arithmetical operations. We will also learn how to make almost everything that we do manually faster with just a few lines of code.
    14. Expressions. Part 2 (21:10)
    We will learn very handy functions, understand how to make dependencies between parameters and finally get to know what is animation without keyframes. We will learn how to export animations into the code and use it in any online project. You will also receive some handy scripts that you will definitely benefit from in the future.
    15. Export to JavaScript and 12 Animation Principles (16:29)
    We will thoroughly examine and recreate all 12 principles of Disney animation that, if properly used, can improve almost any type of animation.
    16. Character Animation. Walks (17:17)
    One of the greatest animators at Warner Brothers Studio, Ken Harris, once gave such advice: "A walk is the first thing to learn. Learn walks of all kinds because walks are about the toughest thing to do right", so that's what we will go through.
    17. Character Animation. Runs (17:16)
    It's not enough to speed up the walk to make a character run. There are quite a lot of differences between these cycles. Here we will learn these differences.
    18. Rigging (29:25)
    By this moment it should be clear how difficult it is to animate characters with the basic instruments of After Effects. Here we will learn how to create a comfortable rigging with controls so that you will not have to suffer from paths animations and basic transformations.
    19. Pseudo 3D & Face Rig (22:49)
    We will understand how to imitate volume with the help of simple 2D layers and look through one of the most popular techniques to create a facial rig of a character.
    20. Facial Animation (25:14)
    In this lesson, we will consider very important thing which most of animation beginners usually forget about — head animation and emotions!
    21. Path Animation (30:07)
    In this lesson, we will consider the principles and techniques of the Path property animation. It's like a light transition from After Effects parametric animation to classical frame-by-frame techniques.
    22. Frame by Frame Animation (44:03)
    We will learn the techniques needed to create frame by frame animation in Adobe Animate and how to properly transfer this animation into After Effects to create outstanding animation projects.
    23. Frame by Frame Animation. Part 2 (37:36)
    We will have a closer look at the Pose-to-pose approach which will save you a lot of time while you are planning and creating complex animations.We will also figure out 3 techniques to clean up and finalize your shots.
    What will I be capable of after the Motion Beast course?
    Take a look at the students' projects that were made during the course and see for yourself :)
    Gotham Pro Animated Typeface
    Students of Motion Beast 2016
    Famous Brands Animations Logo
    Graduation Project Motion Stars
    Students of Motion Beast 2017
    Students of Motion Beast 2018

    Students' Homework

    What will I be capable of after the Motion Beast course?

    Student Showreel
    Motion Beast

    What students say about our courses and school

    Meet your tutors
    You will study from animators and Motion Designers from around the globe. Each of them is a professional in their own field, seasoned in production studios, freelance projects with big brands and stock footages. And right, we are also sweet.
    Yaroslav Kononov
    Ihor Karas
    School Head
    Vladimir Liubarskiy
    School Head
    You will get access to a closed group of students of the course on Facebook. There you can ask a question or ask for advice from us or our community. By the way, the authors of the course will also be in this group, which means you can get feedback from the teacher.

    Facebook group for all students of the course

    Watch the studio showreel
    Motion Design School is a world-known motion design studio based in Ukraine. Our projects are featured on most of the creative websites around the globe.
    Studio showreel
    Motion Design School
    5 bestselling AE plugins for free!
    We've created 5 bestselling AE plugins that are used by more than 5,000 people worldwide. You will get all of them for free for three months once enrolled for Motion Beast.

    Here are some companies that use our plugins
    What are the course benefits?
    Our goal is to make your journey to motion design as comfortable as possible so we prepared some cool features
    Free updates
    Once you finish the Motion Beast course, you will continue receiving new tutorials and updates. Isn't that awesome?
    Study wherever you go
    Even though we recommend using a desktop computer or a laptop, you can study on any device. But you will still need a laptop or a desktop computer for practice.
    One of a kind support
    We have a live chat support for you. It may not be a 24/7 support, but it's still real help.
    You will be invited to the members-only private community of motion designers from around the world on Facebook. It's a whole bunch of people that you will have a lot in common with.
    100% money back guarantee
    If you're disappointed for whatever reason, you'll get every cent back within 14 days after the purchase. Only applies to the purchase of the course with no discount coupon applied.
    Student and location discounts
    Not-so-good exchange rate? (i.e. India/Brazil). get in touch to get a coupon. Student? Email us from your student email or attach your student ID.
    What do our students say?
    Motion Beast
    • 20+ fully explained lessons with home tasks and live support;
    • 4 plugins with $150 value for FREE for three months;
    • Access to all course updates in the future;
    • Extensive explanations of home tasks;
    • Community membership;
    • An opportunity to become part of students' works collection and showcase your final project to top animation studios;

    Motion Beast

    A must-see course for any Motion Designer. It lays the foundation for all aspects of modern motion design and covers every topic from AE basics to character rigging and frame by frame animation..

    Basic ?

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

    100% money back guarantee

    If unhappy with the course, you can request a refund within 14 days after the purchase and get every cent back. Courses purchased before the actual starting date refund can be requested up to 14 days after the first lesson becomes available. Note: not applicable if purchased with a discount coupon

    Student and location discounts

    Not-so-good exchange rate? (i.e. India/Brazil). Get in touch to get a coupon. Student? Email us from your student email or attach your student ID.

    Frequently asked questions
    Where can I find After Effects?
    You can find After Effects here: It will be enough to work with the trial version for some time, but we highly recommend buying a license.
    What system requirements are needed for After Effects to run smoothly?

    • Intel® Core™2 Duo or AMD Phenom® II processor; 64-bit support required
    • Microsoft® Windows® 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. See the CS6 FAQ for more information about Windows 8 support.*
    • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
    • 3 GB of available hard-disk space; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash storage devices


    • Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support
    • macOS v10.6.8 or higher
    • 4 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended)
    • 4 GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on a volume that uses a case-sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices)
    Do I need to buy any additional scripts or plugins for character rigging?
    We will provide you with an exclusive rigging tool developed by our school specifically for this course. Its work principle is pretty similar to most popular modern tools, so you can easily apply this knowledge to work with any of them.

    But if you already have RubberHose 2, you can use it throughout the course.
    Will this course work for me if I know nothing about After Effects?
    This course is created for people who already have some experience of working in After Effects. If you're a total After Effects beginner we recommend to complete our Motion Beast course first.
    Are there any discounts?
    If no presale or discount activities are happening, you can get in touch with us to receive a -$50 coupon. We provide coupons for countries with not so good exchange rates and for students.

    We consider a country with a not so good exchange rate if the currency rate is more than $1 to 10 units of local currency. For example, 10.5 Botswana Pula equals $1. If your county currency rate is lower 1:10 then we do not consider your county as a country with a not so good exchange rate.

    We consider you a student if you have a valid student email address (@***.edu) and/or a valid student ID. Please either write to us from your student email or attach a picture of your student ID, so that we can verify your student status.

    Please double check if there are no presale, sales or discount activities happening as we do not provide coupons during these periods.
    Can I get a refund?
    If you're disappointed for whatever reason, you'll get every cent back within 14 days after the purchase. Whether you select to complete the purchase in a single or in several payments.

    Note that it only applies to purchases without a discount. So if you would like to use a discount coupon or complete a purchase for the items during a sales period, you will be not eligible for the refund.
    Can I share the art that I create during the course?
    Yes, all the artwork that you create on the course belongs to you. You can share and tweet and dribbble whatever animation you create. We would be grateful if you mention our school while sharing, we have @motiondesignschool accounts almost on every network.
    Will I get enough knowledge to land a job?
    With enough practice, you will receive just enough knowledge to reach a new level and beat your competitors. You will get a chance to get more clients since your character animations will become absolutely outstanding. Most of all, you will be able to charge far more than you are doing now.
    How long does it take to successfully complete the course?
    It usually takes at least 8 hours of doing practice and watching lessons per week for 3,5 months for a student to get to the final stage. We do recommend to spend as much time as possible since you are gaining new skills here, it's never an easy journey.
    Will this course fit me if I have some skills in Character Animation?
    Yes, the course works well for people who have skills in Character Animation and Character Design too. We will provide a great foundation and structure to complete your knowledge. And just to make your journey more fun almost all of our lessons have tasks with additional difficulty for advanced students.
    What if my level of English is not good enough and I find it difficult to understand the spoken language?
    This course has subtitles, which makes the content easier for understanding and lets you check the unknown words in the dictionary, if needed.