Credit Titles Animated with 3D Cameras and After Effects

A course by Fernando Domínguez Cózar
Creative director, designer. Valencia, Spain.
On Domestika since 11/22/2016
, Creative director, designer

Design and animate film credits from the sketch to the final post-production

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (74)
  • 1725 students

Design and animate film credits from the sketch to the final post-production

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (74)
  • 1725 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 16 Lessons (3h 46m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Unlimited access forever

Fernando Domínguez - creative director, designer and animator of credit titles of films like Spiderman or Star Trek - will teach you how to manage from scratch the creation of titles at a general level. You will understand its different processes, from storyboard and narration to design, choice of typography, animation, post-production and final editing.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Sorting ideas
  • U3
    U3. Animation of the styleframes
  • U4
    U4. Brightening up
  • U5
    U5. How to get projects
  • FP
    FP Final project
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You will begin by getting to know the works and influences of the designer and art director Fernando Domínguez in the field of credit titles.

Then you will enter the phase of ideation in which you will discover the importance of good planning. You will develop the first sketches by way of styleframes with Photoshop and you will give movement as an animatic with 3D Studio Max.

For this task, Fernando will review the basic concepts of 3D Studio Max and teach you how to create a three-dimensional zone where you can place the events (or points where the actions of interest occur) and the camera.

Once we have clear the "events" where the camera orbits, begin the artistic and design work of the different elements that make up the art of styleframes. You will learn techniques and tricks that will save you very long render times to be able to do tests in an agile way.

When the composition and design work is ready, you will discover how to position typography in three-dimensional space.

Then, it will be time to perform the final render where you will see what formats to use to export the sequence of images and what elements of the scene you must render separately to be able to postproduce independently in After Effects.

Next, you will know the tools that help to adjust the color of the sequence and you will import different animated objects in 3D, achieving a feeling of uniformity throughout the piece.

Finally, you will create different planes with several cameras, you will learn to adjust your speed, you will import the audio and you will correctly export the credit titles once the piece is finished.

What is this course's project?

Create the movie's credit titles.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at designers, video editors, filmmakers and creatives in general who are curious to learn how to make credit titles.

What you need

Previous knowledge of Photoshop, After effects and 3D Studio Max is required.

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.


1725 Students
74 Reviews
99% Positive ratings
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Fernando Domínguez Cózar

Creative director, designer

Fernando Domínguez Cózar is Creative Director, Designer of credit titles and Musician based in Valencia, Spain.

Since graduating from the university in 2005, he has developed a successful career as a credit title designer and art director. At Prologue Films (Los Angeles) he worked on the credit titles of Spiderman 3 (2008) and Star Trek Beyond (2016).

He co-founded the Dvein studio where for seven years he directed the sequences of titles for festivals such as OFFF, TOCA_ME or F5, television commercials, music videos, and experimental works. During this period he co-directed pieces such as the Magma music video. He has also directed and produced the titles of the film Eva (2011) and Toro (2016).


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Sorting ideas

    • Planning and references
    • Designing styleframes and animatic I
    • Designing styleframes and animatic II
  • U3

    Animation of the styleframes

    • With hands in MAXa I
    • With hands in MAXa II
    • Creation of "events" and cameras
    • Designing in 3 dimensions I
    • Designing in 3 dimensions II
    • Rendering
  • U4

    Brightening up

    • Postproduction with After Effects
    • Post-production with After Effects II
    • Postproduction with After Effects III
    • Last details
  • U5

    How to get projects

    • And now that?
  • FP

    Final project

    • Animation of Credit Titles with After Effects and 3D Studio Max

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Credit Titles Animated with 3D Cameras and After Effects. A 3D, and Animation course by Fernando Domínguez Cózar

Credit Titles Animated with 3D Cameras and After Effects

A course by Fernando Domínguez Cózar
Creative director, designer. Valencia, Spain.
On Domestika since 11/22/2016
  • 99% Positive reviews (74)
  • 1725 students