Basic Animation In After Effects

Learn basic animation, motion graphics and how to add special effects to video in After Effects.
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Create original motion graphics for video
Use preset animations and effects on video and text
Animate a cartoon character
Turn a video into a cartoon

Requirements

  • After Effects (Full Version or Free Trial)

Description

In this Adobe After Effects CC course, you will learn the basics of animation, motion graphics, and how to apply special effects to videos. This course includes several practice files so that you can follow along with the instructor.

Whether you want to learn how to animate a cartoon character or change colors in a video, "Basic Animation In After Effects" is the ideal online class. Other topics include how to turn a video into a cartoon and tips for applying preset animations and special effects to any video. You will also learn how to render an After Effects project for mobile devices (including the iPad and Android), the web, and Blu-ray disc.

If you're interested in learning After Effects to start your career in motion graphics or if you want to create a unique video to promote your business or if you want to spice up your YouTube page, this class can help you realize your creative goals.

Who this course is for:

  • Filmmakers, photographers, designers and artists who want to learn motion graphics
  • After Effects Beginners

Course content

8 sections8 lectures1h 9m total length
  • Navigating the After Effects User Interface
    07:21
  • After Effects Interface & Presets Quiz
    5 questions

Instructor

Digital Arts Educator
Dara Harper
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 2,493 Reviews
  • 60,919 Students
  • 5 Courses

I have always had a passion for the arts and technology. I am also a life-long educator and entrepreneur. My technology expertise includes Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, After Effects, Premiere, Flash, Final Cut Pro, 3D Max, Blender, Microsoft Office, iWork Office Suite and Screenflow. I am also an Apple developer with 13 published iPhone and iPad apps.


I'm proficient in HTML, CSS and ActionScript. I have over 20 years of experience with Apple & Windows operating systems. I was introduced to computers in elementary school and it marked the beginning of a love affair that changed my life.

My work experience includes MTV, Nickelodeon, Land Rover USA, and the Specs Howard School of Media Arts. I am a graduate of the International Academy of Design & Technology in Chicago. I got my Associate Degree in Interactive Media.

I won the award for Best African American Filmmaker at the Brooklyn Film Festival for my short digital animation "la Revolution." I also wrote and produced the feature film "Sweeter Without Sugar" that was screened by the American Diabetes Association for a special diabetes awareness event. I have also written and produced several plays including the Off-Broadway sold-out production of my debut play, "Passing."

My specialties include public speaking, creative writing, 2D & 3D animation, sculpture and painting.