Kinetic Typography: Make Engaging Motion Graphics Videos Now

Create title sequences, animations, motion graphics, music videos and more! Learn in After Effects: no experience needed
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  • Lectures 38
  • Length 4.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 12/2012 English

Course Description

You're here because you want to create your own kinetic typography (motion text) videos? 

You're in the right place - I LOVE KINETIC TYPOGRAPHY

You might be a brand new beginner, or have a little bit of motion graphics knowledge and looking to become more advanced.

Either way, this is the perfect course for you.

What makes me qualified to teach you?

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

Great starting kit, providing you with the essential tools to start exploring the universe of kinetic typography. You'll feel empowered and excited. The sky is the limit ;) - Luca Larpi

Phil is an awesome teacher. Everything is very clear and he shows you a lot of useful skills :) - Diane Phan

Good course. Loved the material. Taught me exactly what I wanted to learn. Thanx Phil - Juan Pierre du Plessis

My Promise to You

When I'm not doing professional video editing or motion graphics, I'm a full time online teacher. 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 how to create kinetic typography. So if there is any way I can improve this course, just tell me and I'll make it happen.

Start Creating Your Own Professional Kinetic Typography

This course teaches you all the basics to get started and the advanced effects to make your videos stand out! 

Whether you're making your own kinetic typography project or you simply want to make a sweet title/intro graphic for your video, this is the course for you.


Each lesson is an easy-to-follow tutorial that walks through my step-by-step process using Adobe After Effects.

You'll learn in this course:

  • How to start a kinetic typography project
  • Adding text and choosing fonts
  • Animating your text in a variety of ways
  • Adding backgrounds and texture
  • Exporting an HD video for sharing
  • much much more!

Even if you have never touched After Effects, you will learn all you need to know in this Kinetic Typography after Effects course.

By the end of this course, your confidence as a motion graphics artist will soar. You'll have a thorough understanding of  using Adobe After Effects to create fun kinetic typography videos.

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!



What are the requirements?

  • Adobe After Effects for Windows or Mac
  • Beginners welcome!
  • Those who know After Effects welcome!
  • Free Trial of After Effects available in course description!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn the basics of After Effects
  • Learn advanced Kinetic Typography techniques
  • Be able to make your own amazing kinetic typography videos
  • Expand your motion graphics skills

Who is the target audience?

  • Video Editors
  • Artists
  • Graphic Designers
  • Video Makers
  • Creatives

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.


Section 1: Introduction to Course
Here is the introductory lesson for this Kinetic Typography course. We'll go over the key concepts of this course.
Section 2: Course Materials
Here is the audio needed to work along with the class projects.

Check out this project, and play along!

Section 3: Basic Kinetic Typography
A quick overview of the After Effects program. Learn the different areas in this editing software including:
  • Project Window
  • Composition Window
  • Effects Tabs
  • Timeline
  • Tools
  • and More!


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

Why does story matter in kinetic typography? What is your story? What is my story? These are a few of the questions I answer in this lesson the Kinetic Typography course.
This lesson will go over how to add text to your after effects compositions.
Fonts are very important to kinetic typography. Choosing the correct font makes or breaks your video. This lesson goes over how to choose the right font as well as making changes to your fonts within After Effects.
Learn about the basis of every kinetic typography project. Keyframes allow you to create motion and many other cool effects and we will go over them in this lesson!
In this lesson, we'll learn how to deal with all of the After Effects keyboard shortcuts. 

Watch this video to learn more about changing keyboard shortcuts:

Adding motion to you text with keyframes. This lesson covers this basic process that is very important for creating great kinetic typography.
Learn how introduce new words, images, or video with a change in size transition (grow/shrink).
Section 4: Kinetic Typography Practice 1

Watch this video to find out important information about this section.


In this video, you'll learn about the project that we'll be creating in this course.

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

In this kinetic typography tutorial, learn how to reveal text with a position animation.


In this kinetic typography tutorial, learn how to reveal text with rotation animations.


In this kinetic typography tutorial, learn how to reveal text with a reveal effect.

In this kinetic typography tutorial, learn how to add interesting backgrounds to your videos.
In this kinetic typography tutorial, learn how to add texture to your backgrounds.
In this kinetic typography tutorial, learn how to add camera-like motion to your text scenes.
In this kinetic typography tutorial, learn how to export a high quality video from After Effects.
Section 5: Kinetic Typography Practice 2
We begin our practice sessions. Philip goes step by step through a kinetic typography project using the skills learned so far. This is part one of five that will surely inspire you to make great projects on your own!
We continue our practice sessions, taking the next line of our sample and introducing the words in a new way. Follow along with Philip as he goes step by step to explain all the details.
We continue our practice sessions, taking the next line of our sample and introducing the words in a new way. Follow along with Philip as he goes step by step to explain all the details.
We continue our practice sessions, taking the next line of our sample and introducing the words in a new way. Follow along with Philip as he goes step by step to explain all the details.
We continue our practice sessions, taking the next line of our sample and introducing the words in a new way. Follow along with Philip as he goes step by step to explain all the details.
In this lesson, we will go over adding backgrounds to your after effects projects. Learn how adding different backgrounds can dramatically increase the quality of your videos.
Learn how adding music and sound effects can enhance your kinetic videos. What is the best music choice? What sort of sound effects should I use? These are just a couple of the questions that we will answer in this lesson.
Learn how to export from after effects so that you can show the world your projects!
Section 6: Bonus Transitions for Kinetic Typography
In this lesson you will learn an advanced way to introduce new text via the mask transitions. Reveal and hide your text with cool swipes and mask transitions. Enjoy!
In this lesson you will learn an advanced way to introduce new text via the path transition. Create your own path for you words and letters to follow. Enjoy!
Learn how to create awesome 3D transitions with this lesson!
Learn how to create awesome text transitions using the preset effects within After Effects.
Learn how to use After Effect's Camera tool to enhance your kinetic typography videos!
Learn more ways to use the camera tool to enhance your kinetic typography videos!
Section 7: Kinetic Typography Wrap Up
I hope you enjoyed this course! Please give me a good rating if you did or let me know if you have any problems! Thanks for taking part!

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Instructor Biography

Phil Ebiner, Best Selling Instructor, 215,000+ 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!


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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