Dive Into Adobe After Effects 2: Learn to Animate Graphics

A project-based course that guides you through animating a title card of your favorite brand in Adobe After Effects.
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Instructed by Phil Ebiner Design / 3D & Animation
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  • Lectures 13
  • Contents Video: 1 hour
    Other: 1 min
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

You want to start using After Effects, right?

If you've never opened (or opened and immediately closed) After Effects, you're in the right place.

Start making your own animated videos today!

This is the second part in my 3-part Dive Into After Effects series. Check out part 1 if you haven't already done so. I created this series to make learning how to use After Effects as easy as possible.

You learn by doing.

In the Dive Into After Effects series, you'll follow along and work on your own project while learning. 

What makes me qualified to teach you?

My name is Phil. I am a professional motion graphics artist and video creator. Plus, I'm the creator of some of the world's most popular After Effects courses - with over 150,000 students and thousands of 5-star reviews like these ones from this course:

Exactly what I was looking for to get a quick and basic introduction to animating on AE. - Tudor Coaching Group

Great job in presenting a lot of information in a short time - Dan Kardell

Love this little course about Motion Graphics in After Effects. It's so precise and clean in the instructions an examples. - Bo

My Promise to You

I'll be here for you every step of the way. If you have any questions about the course content or anything related to this topic, you can always post a question in the course or send me a direct message.

I want to make this the best course on learning After Effects for beginners. So if there is any way I can improve this course, just tell me and I'll make it happen.

What's this course all about?

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 60-minute course, you'll learn the magic of keyframes - the basis of creating motion graphics in After Effects.

You'll take the title card that you created in the first Dive into After Effects: Understanding the Basics course, and you'll introduce each element of your title card in a unique way. These include motion, scale, opacity, and rotation animations; trim path animations; and 3D transitions.

This class is perfect for video creators, designers, and everyone who wants to learn After Effects in an non-intimidating way. We recommend taking the Dive into After Effects: Understanding the Basics course first. By the end of the class, you'll have the basic knowledge to start animating graphics and dive even further into the world of After Effects.

ASSIGNMENT

Animate a title card for your brand (or your favorite brand) within After Effects. This assignment will teach you how to use keyframes to introduce different elements (text, images, shapes) to the audience. If you are brand new to After Effects, take the first course in the Dive Into After Effects series to learn how to design your own title card directly within After Effects

With our 30-day 100% money back guarantee, there is nothing holding you back from jumping in right now and trying the course out.

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I'll see you in lesson 1!

Cheers,

Phil


What are the requirements?

  • No prior experience is needed to take this course. However, we do suggest taking the Dive Into After Effects: Basics course as a prerequisite.
  • To follow along, download a free trial of After Effects from Adobe. Or you can use any recent version of After Effects (Creative Cloud, CS6, CS5, CS4, CS3)

What am I going to get from this course?

  • create their own animated title card in Adobe After Effects
  • know how to use keyframes to add position, rotation, scale, and opacity animations
  • export and create a looping GIF of their title card to share online

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for video creators, designers, and everyone wanting to learn the basics of After Effects animations.
  • This course is not for Advanced After Effects users who already know a lot about motion graphics.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Getting Started with this Course
00:49

In this video, I'll talk about what this course is all about, why you should take it, and what you'll be able to do by the end of the course!

01:15

In this video, I'll explain what the project assignment is for the class.

Section 2: Understanding Keyframes
02:44

In this video, I'll explain what a keyframe is - the basis of After Effects.

02:18

In this video, we'll learn how to add an opacity animation to our background layer.

02:14

Here's a quick message from Phil about leaving a review for this course.

01:58

In this video, we'll learn how to add rotation and scale animations to our layers.

07:30

In this video, we'll learn how to add a position animation to a layer, and how to make it look better with Easy Ease and the graph editor.

08:09

In this video, you'll learn how to add a 3D rotation effect.

09:16

In this video, you'll learn a cool way to animate shape layers.

06:34

In this video, you'll learn about adding details to improve your video projects.

Section 3: Wrap-Up
03:55

In this video, you'll learn how to export your animated title card and save it as a looping GIF.

01:14

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Instructor Biography

Phil Ebiner, Best Selling Instructor, 170,000+ Students

My passion is inspiring people through online courses. I love learning new skills, and since 2012 have been teaching people like you everything I know. Through my online learning business, Video School Online, I create courses that teach you how to become the better version of yourself with all kinds of skills.

What would you like to learn?

Would you like to make money teaching online courses?

Would you like to build your own 6-figure business?

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 design better presentations, create a great resume, colorize black & white photographs, brew beer, adopt a cat, edit photos in Lightroom, launch a freelance career?

If you want to do any of these things, just enroll in the course. You have a 30-day money back guarantee if you don't like it. 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!

MORE ABOUT PHIL:

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.


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