Kinetic Typography Crash Course - Create Motion Graphic Text
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Kinetic Typography Crash Course - Create Motion Graphic Text

Start creating your own kinetic typography videos, titles, and motion graphics in Adobe After Effects in just minutes!
4.6 (547 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
10,796 students enrolled
Last updated 4/2017
Current price: $10 Original price: $25 Discount: 60% off
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • create stunning kinetic typography videos on their own
  • use modern techniques to reveal text in their videos
  • make their videos look better with better-looking titles
  • understand the basics of After Effects
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  • no previous knowledge is required, although basic knowledge of After Effects will make this course easier to follow
  • to follow along, download any version of Adobe After Effects. In the course, we're using the latest Creative Cloud version.

Ever wanted to add motion to your video titles and text?

Kinetic typography is everywhere nowadays - in films, commercials, music videos, online courses. This 'motion typography' makes your videos look more professional and engaging. While it seems complicated, creating your own kinetic typography videos in Adobe After Effects is quite simple when broken down into the basic animations that are actually happening.

That's what this course is all about - breaking down a complicated motion graphics video, and teaching you how to animate each type of text animation.

What will you be able to do with this course?

  • Use traditional cuts to introduce new words
  • Reveal text with scale and position animation
  • Rotate and flip text onto the screen
  • Revolve text onto the screen (like they do in so many commercials!)
  • Improve animations with motion blur, easy ease, and graph editing
  • Export and upload your videos
  • Much more!

If you've ever wanted to jump right into creating kinetic typography videos, but didn't know how - this is the perfect course for you.

How does this course work?

This course is taught using Adobe After Effects. We used the latest Creative Cloud version of After Effects, but you can use any previous version (CS6 or earlier) because the process is the same. In this course, we dive right into creating kinetic typography in After Effects. While it will be easier to follow along if you have some experience with After Effects, it is not a requirement. If this course goes too quickly or seems too advanced for you, try enrolling in our full Kinetic Typography or Complete Adobe After Effects courses, which are for complete After Effects beginners.

Throughout this course, you will be working on your own kinetic typography project. Each lesson breaks down one scene from the sample video, going over a new technique in revealing text (cut, scale, position, and rotation animations).

What bonuses are included in this course?

Follow along by using the downloadable After Effects project file. This way, you can follow along with everything we do in the course.

Why should you enroll?

You should enroll if you want to quickly learn the basic building blocks of creating advanced and intricate text animations. Phil, the instructor, is always available to help out - as if you were in a live course. So if you ever get stuck or need something explained, you will find an answer. By the way, Phil has taught over 100,000 students here on Udemy and really knows how to explain complex ideas - like motion typography - to beginners like you.

We can't wait to see you in the course!

Who is the target audience?
  • anyone that makes videos
  • video editors and motion graphics designers
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Curriculum For This Course
13 Lectures
Getting Started with the Course
2 Lectures 04:31

In this video, I'll show you how to take this course and succeed.

Preview 02:39

In this lesson, find out more information about what you'll be working on throughout this course. Also, download the course project file to follow along with the lessons.

Preview 01:52
Kinetic Typography Basic Animations
7 Lectures 56:46

In this kinetic typography tutorial, learn how to reveal text with cuts and scale animations.

Preview 13:40

In this kinetic typography tutorial, learn how to reveal text with position animations.
Revealing Text with Position Animations

In this kinetic typography tutorial, learn how to reveal text with rotation animations (flipping and swinging text).
Revealing Text with Rotation Animations and Flipping Text

In this kinetic typography tutorial, learn how to reveal text with wipe reveals.
Revealing Text with a Wipe Reveal

In this kinetic typography tutorial, learn how to add backgrounds that make your kinetic typography videos look amazing.
Adding a Background

In this kinetic typography tutorial, learn how to add textures to your background.
Add a Texture to Your Background

In this kinetic typography tutorial, learn how to a camera-like movement to your text scenes.
Adding Camera-like Motion to Your Scenes
Exporting and Posting Your Course Project
1 Lecture 02:38
In this kinetic typography tutorial, learn how to export high quality videos from After Effects that can be posted online.
Exporting Videos from After Effects
Bonus Kinetic Typography Techniques
3 Lectures 17:14

Here's a tutorial from the Video School Online YouTube channel that teaches a cool way to reveal text.

Revolving 3D Text Animation

Learn more about the advanced Kinetic Typography and Complete After Effects courses.

Bonus - Discount for Full Course

Here's how to add a video to the background of your kinetic typography video. Here's how to do that in After Effects.

Add a Video Background Layer and Make It Dark & Blurry
About the Instructor
Phil Ebiner
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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!


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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