Motion Typography from Scratch
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Motion Typography from Scratch

Learn how to use After Effects to create text based animations for music videos, film credits, advertisements and more.
4.8 (172 ratings)
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2,362 students enrolled
Created by Mikey Borup
Last updated 11/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 7 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of the course you will have all the necessary skills and knowledge to create stunning motion typography videos.
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Requirements
  • Adobe Creative Cloud or Creative Suite
  • After Effects CS6 and above are required for project files and presets, but if you have an older version, you will be able to apply the knowledge, just not have access to all of the course material
Description

If you're wanting to venture into the world of motion typography and motion graphics and you're ready for your technical skill to catch up to your creative vision, then this is the course for you.

See words come to life in this extensive motion typography (also called kinetic typography) course that will get you creating incredible text animations.

In this course you will:

  • Learn the fundamentals and advanced basics of motion typography
  • Learn how to navigate the popular visual effects software called Adobe After Effects
  • Get access to project files for almost all 58 course lectures so you can easily follow along
  • Access to over $50 worth of bonus assets like presents, templates, and sound effects

Excited to see you all master the art of motion typography and produce incredible pieces of art!

Who is the target audience?
  • The intended audience is for anybody who already has a basic understanding of After Effects, but if you are just getting started, you should be able to still follow along.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 59 Lectures Collapse All 59 Lectures 06:48:31
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Intro: Start Here
1 Lecture 02:54
Just a general orientation on the course.
Preview 02:54
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Getting Started with After Effects (for the beginners)
4 Lectures 31:23

Explains how using After Effects for motion typography is a good choice as compared with other software choices. Also, if you have not upgraded to Creative Cloud yet, I think you should, its a great option. more info here. goo.gl/dXciWe

Preview 02:49

Basic overview of the interface and tools of After Effects to get you started if you're new to the program.
After Effects Overview
14:38

Some of my favorite hotkeys and shortcuts to make using After Effects faster and more efficient.
Hotkeys and Shortcuts
10:55

How to render and export finished videos in After Effects. Because it doesn't do you any good to make it, unless you can get your video out of the program and into the world.
Rendering and Exporting
03:01

Section 1 Quiz
4 questions
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Introduction to Motion Typography
3 Lectures 16:43
Defines and explains motion typography.
What is Motion Typography (or Kinetic Typography)
01:38

Four great examples of motion typography.
Examples
11:59

Some examples of different ways to use motion typography to help spark your creativity.
Different Types of Animations
03:06

Section 2 Quiz
3 questions
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Audio
3 Lectures 16:21
After Effects can be tricky for audio. This is an overview of how to work with audio in After Effects.
Working with Audio in After Effects
07:11

Still struggling with it? Some ways to make your audio editing in After Effects easier and more efficient.
Tips and Tricks
04:27

Like I said, After Effects is really not the best program for audio, and if you just can't stand it anymore, here are some other options.
Other software for audio
04:43

Section 3 Quiz
5 questions
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Setting up your text
3 Lectures 09:28
If you're a lot more comfortable with Photoshop or Illustrator, you can set up your text there and bring it into After Effects. This video shows you how.
Using Photoshop and Illustrator
06:13

How to set up your text right in After Effects.
Using After Effects
01:46

A good compromise between setting up in Illustrator and setting up in After Effects-- this shows you how to copy and paste from Illustrator to After Effects, rather than bring in an exported file.
Copy from Illustrator to After Effects
01:29

Section 4 Quiz
4 questions
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The Text Tool
3 Lectures 18:35
There are a lot of fun things you can do with your text in After Effects using this tool. Here's an introduction.
Preview 05:48

Some cooler, more complex things that can be done with the text tool to build on the basics you've learned.
Text animators
08:04

Animating text layers along predetermined paths.
Path animations
04:43

Section 5 Quiz
6 questions
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Shape layers
3 Lectures 17:17
Like text layers, shape layers can get really complex. Here's an overview showing some of the wonderful things you can do with them.
Shape layer overview
10:29

Shape layers can be manipulated better than text layers. Put your text in a shape layer, and you can do some amazing things.
Converting Text to shapes
03:36

A fun example of some things you can do when combining text and shapes.
Working with text and shapes together
03:12

Section 6 Quiz
6 questions
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3D camera
3 Lectures 21:36
Whoa! Don't get disoriented. Here are some tips.
3D camera navigation tips
15:15

There are many arguments both for and against parenting to a null. This will help you decide for yourself.
To Null or NOT to Null
03:17

How to create the camera motion paths you want.
Camera Motion Path
03:04

Section 7 Quiz
6 questions
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Motion Typography Animations Techniques
6 Lectures 49:35
In this section, we go over several techniques that can be used when creating motion typography. Once you have learned each technique you will be free to mix and match to bring your creative vision to life.
Using many layers
09:42

In this section, we go over several techniques that can be used when creating motion typography. Once you have learned each technique you will be free to mix and match to bring your creative vision to life.
Masking
09:31

In this section, we go over several techniques that can be used when creating motion typography. Once you have learned each technique you will be free to mix and match to bring your creative vision to life.
Typing effect
07:45

In this section, we go over several techniques that can be used when creating motion typography. Once you have learned each technique you will be free to mix and match to bring your creative vision to life.
Around the Corner
07:08

In this section, we go over several techniques that can be used when creating motion typography. Once you have learned each technique you will be free to mix and match to bring your creative vision to life.
Camera fly over
04:25

In this section, we go over several techniques that can be used when creating motion typography. Once you have learned each technique you will be free to mix and match to bring your creative vision to life. This video also shows some mixing and matching in action.
Preview 11:04

Section 8 Quiz
5 questions
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Secondary Animations and movements
3 Lectures 15:32
Putting in the little details that really make your motion typography look "finished."
Secondary Animations
03:18

Four different motion techniques to begin or end an animation to make your work a little more exciting.
Pop-On, Overshoot, Pull shot, Shake
05:51

Synthesizing real-world physics can make your animation look more professional.
Faking Physics
06:23

Section 9 Quiz
3 questions
6 More Sections
About the Instructor
Mikey Borup
4.8 Average rating
187 Reviews
2,414 Students
3 Courses
Adobe After Effects Certified Expert

Mikey is an After Effects and Video Production professional, motion graphics artist and all around great guy. Currently he is the creative director for Go Fast Web, a marketing and video company in a small town, but with big reach, Working with clients all over the globe. Mikey is also a founder of cinemaspice, a new site that has resources for video editors and after effects users.

Bragging rights include: After Effects Certified Expert, Emmy award winner, former university teacher (After Effects of course) and happily married with 6 kids.

In addition, Mikey runs the largest After Effects community on Google+ and has a successful YouTube channel dedicated to After Effects tutorials. Mikey is also a contributor to Tuts+ and PremiumBeat