Animation of TV Bumpers with Motion Graphics

A course by Fabio Medrano
Motion Graphics Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined December 2013
, Motion Graphics Designer

Animate broadcasting pieces with Cinema 4D, After Effects, Arnold Render, and Photoshop

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 95% positive reviews (135)
  • 2825 students

Animate broadcasting pieces with Cinema 4D, After Effects, Arnold Render, and Photoshop

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 95% positive reviews (135)
  • 2825 students
  • 23 lessons (3h 45m)
  • 29 additional resources (19 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access forever

Fabio Medrano, animation and motion graphics specialist, teaches you to create a corporate bumper or television ID with Cinema 4D, Arnold Render, and Photoshop.

Learn the principles of animation, as well as audiovisual production tricks, shot-by-shot composition, lighting, and post-production, to improve your pieces exponentially.

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Basic concepts of animation
  • U3
    U3. Composition of the plane, framing and optics
  • U4
    U4. Setting the foundations of our piece
  • U5
    U5. The time to create
  • U6
    U6. Giving the last touch
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Start by familiarizing yourself with Fabio Medrano's work and influences.

Next, review basic animation concepts like timing and spacing, types of curves, basic deformations, anticipation, action, and reaction, among other things. Fabio also tells you about the secrets of composing shots, framing, optics, and camera angles.

Once you've established the foundations, it's time to look for references for your animation project and the creation of a mood board to serve as a base concept.
From here, create the sketch, the storyboard, the first animatic, and polish it shot by shot, before learning to texturize with the Arnold Render and make the last composition adjustments with After Effects.

To round out the course, correct the color and light levels, learn professional post-production tricks to improve the final piece, and see the most optimal codecs and formats to upload your animation to different platforms.

What is this course's project?

Create your own TV bumper with motion graphics.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Animators, designers, illustrators with a base in 3D, and anyone who wants to immerse themself in the world of motion design and discover animation, lighting, and rendering techniques with Cinema 4D and Arnold Render.

Requirements and materials

To take this course, you need a working knowledge of both Cinema 4D and Photoshop.

Regarding materials, you need a computer installed with Cinema 4D, Arnold Render, Photoshop and After Effects, with a mouse or graphics tablet, paper, and a pencil.

New to Adobe After Effects? In that case, we recommend taking Domestika Basics courses to learn how to use the software: Introduction to After Effects.


2825 Students
135 Reviews
95% Positive ratings

Fabio Medrano

A course by Fabio Medrano

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Motion Graphics Designer

Fabio Medrano is an animations director and motion designer. Although he began studying production and audiovisuals, curiosity gradually led him towards art direction and animation. He is what the industry calls a generalist professional, since in addition to creating, modeling, animating, and lighting, he also enjoys the intermediate rendering processes, the creation of textures, and the final composition.

Throughout his career he has carried out projects for brands such as Orange, Nestlé, PlayStation, Pepsi, Bezoya; corporate image pieces for television channels such as Canal +, Nova, Discovery Channel, Cuatro, Antena 3; visuals for concerts by groups like Skrillex; mappings; and apps, among others.

From a personal point of view, he is passionate about travel, and tries to capture his experiences around the world in his work through color, textures, and environments. He is also in love with cinema and comics, two things he draws from when thinking up new solutions when composing an image, lighting design, symbology, the use of costumes, props, and more.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Basic concepts of animation

    • Timing, Spacing and types of curves
    • Deforming the mass
    • Anticipation, action and reaction
  • U3

    Composition of the plane, framing and optics

    • The plane composition
    • Camera, angle and optics
  • U4

    Setting the foundations of our piece

    • Search for references
    • Creation of a Mood Board and base concept
  • U5

    The time to create

    • The sketch and the storyboard
    • The first animatic
    • We begin to polish plane to plane I
    • We begin to polish plane to plane II
    • We begin to polish plane to plane III
    • Time to light I
    • Time to light II
    • Materials and textures I
    • Materials and textures II
    • Render and pass settings for the compo in After Effects
  • U6

    Giving the last touch

    • We adjust color and light levels
    • Post production tricks
    • Final details of the final design
    • Codecs and formats
  • FP

    Final project

    • Animation of television widgets with Motion Graphics

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Animation of TV Bumpers with Motion Graphics. 3D, and Animation course by Fabio Medrano

Animation of TV Bumpers with Motion Graphics

A course by Fabio Medrano
Motion Graphics Designer. Barcelona, Spain.
Joined December 2013
  • 95% positive reviews (135)
  • 2825 students