Art Direction for Motion Graphics

A course by Helio E. López Vega , Creative, Director, and Designer

Creative, Director, and Designer. Gijón, Spain.
Joined October 2007

Learn to define the aesthetic for your audiovisual project

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (144)
  • 2978 students

Learn to define the aesthetic for your audiovisual project

Looking to become an art director for motion graphics projects? Join audiovisual art director and creator Helio Vega and learn how to do just that.

In this online course, start with a concept and create a visual universe, transform ideas into animated graphics, and develop not only an attractive audiovisual piece but also a solid one for film or animation teams to carry out.

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What will you learn in this online course?

22 lessons & 27 downloads

Turn arround
7 minutes, 24 seconds
Think ... then design
2 minutes, 26 seconds
Styles
3 minutes, 12 seconds
Project and team management
4 minutes, 48 seconds
A walk through the movie
10 minutes, 46 seconds
Previous ideas and storyboards
11 minutes, 28 seconds
Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% positive reviews (144)
  • 2978 students
  • 22 lessons (3h 54m)
  • 27 additional resources (16 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

This online course includes work with three different art direction projects for motion graphics.

Start with a project inspired by the movie La La Land. Pay close attention to its aesthetics to create frames for your own animation-ready musical credits. Helio uses an animator for this project, although he creates many of the effects himself with After Effects.

Next, add images to text to create a visual poem, shaping your art direction style to connect with the narrative of the story.

In the third project, immerse yourself in the Japanese animated film Akira and prepare the frames for an animated piece based on references from the anime itself and Tetsuo, its protagonist.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who wants to become an art director specializing in motion graphics.

Requirements and materials

Basic knowledge of Photoshop and After Effects is required, as well as a computer with those programs.

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.


Reviews

2978 Students
144 Reviews
99% Positive ratings

Helio E. López Vega

A course by Helio E. López Vega

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Creative, Director, and Designer

Helio Vega's work as a creative director, art director, and designer consists of imagining and shaping an idea and transforming it into a balanced, meaningful, and convincing audiovisual piece.

He has worked in many different countries for over a decade and has collaborated with clients such as Al Jazeera Media, Movistar, and Spain Media. Throughout his career, he has designed pieces for international networks like CBS and HBO and for international brands such as Coca-Cola, Ford, and many others.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • Turn arround
  • U2

    Think ... then design

    • Think ... then design
    • Styles
    • Project and team management
  • U3

    Credit titles · La La Land

    • A walk through the movie
    • Previous ideas and storyboards
    • Frame design
    • Animation and editing of titles I
    • Animation and editing of titles II
    • Animation and assembly of titles III
    • Animation and assembly of titles IV
    • Final revision
  • U4

    Visual Poem · The needle

    • The idea
    • Storyboard development and search of references
    • Frame design I
    • Design of frames II
  • U5

    Tetsuo

    • A walk through the animated film
    • Storyboard development and search of references
    • Frame design I
    • Design of frames II
  • FP

    Final project

    • Art direction for motion graphics

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

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FAQs

Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Art Direction for Motion Graphics. 3D, and Animation course by Helio E. López Vega

Art Direction for Motion Graphics

A course by Helio E. López Vega
Creative, Director, and Designer. Gijón, Spain.
Joined October 2007
  • 99% positive reviews (144)
  • 2978 students