Art Direction for Motion Graphics

A course by Helio Vega
Creative, director and designer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined October 2007
, Creative, director and designer

Learn to define the aesthetic of your audiovisual projects

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (104)
  • 1893 students

Learn to define the aesthetic of your audiovisual projects


Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (104)
  • 1893 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Intermediate
  • 22 Lessons (3h 54m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Unlimited access forever


With the help of Helio Vega, director of audiovisual art and creator of audiovisual projects for brands such as Coca-Cola, Ford, CBS, Spain Media, Al Jazeera or HBO, you will discover how to become an art director for audiovisual projects.

Starting from a concept, you will create a visual universe, converting ideas into animated graphics, achieving not only an attractive audiovisual piece, but also conceptually well resolved that the filming or animation team can carry out.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Think ... then design
  • U3
    U3. Credit titles · La La Land
  • U4
    U4. Visual Poem · The needle
  • U5
    U5. Tetsuo
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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To begin, Helio will share with you some tips and useful tips that will help you ignite the spark of creativity. In addition, it will give you some guidelines to find the best idea to develop your projects.

Then, he will tell you about the visual styles he usually uses in his work as an audiovisual art director and he will show you the way he manages a project and a team.

It will be then when you immerse yourself in the direction of art, learning to conceptualize ideas and transform them into animated graphics.

You will learn to look for references that will help you to develop the visual universe of your projects and you will discover how to organize the ideas in storyboards before becoming the final piece.

What is this course's project?

In this course you will work on three different projects:

You will start with a project inspired by the movie La La Land. Paying attention to its aesthetics, you will create the frames of your own musical credit titles, ready to animate. To carry out this project, in the course, Helio has the help of a cheerleader, although many of the effects he creates with After Effects.

Next, you will put images to a text to create a visual poem.

In the third project you will immerse yourself in the world of the Japanese animation film Akira and create the frames of an animation based on references of the anime itself and Tetsuo, its protagonist.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at anyone who wants to become an art director specialized in motion graphics, learning to develop their ideas in the audiovisual world.

What you need

It is necessary to have basic knowledge of Photoshop and After Effects. In addition, you will need a computer with the necessary software installed.

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.


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Helio Vega

A course by Helio Vega

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Creative, director and designer

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

He has been working in different countries for more than 12 years and collaborating with clients such as Al Jazeera Media, Movistar or Spain Media, designing pieces for international channels such as CBS or HBO and international brands such as Coca-Cola and Ford, among many others.


Contents

  • 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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Art Direction for Motion Graphics. A 3D, and Animation course by Helio Vega

Art Direction for Motion Graphics

A course by Helio Vega
Creative, director and designer. Madrid, Spain.
Joined October 2007
  • 99% Positive reviews (104)
  • 1893 students