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Fundamentals of Animation in After Effects

A course by Michael Tierney , Motion Designer

Motion Designer. London, United Kingdom.
Joined October 2020

Master the basics of animation and motion graphics to create a unique showreel with After Effects

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  • 4958 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Master the basics of animation and motion graphics to create a unique showreel with After Effects

A course by Michael Tierney

Adobe After Effects is a powerful software that lets you explore the endless possibilities of animation design. From dynamic typography to character animation and motion tracking, mastering its features can open a new door into a growing digital industry.

Motion designer Michael Tierney is here to teach you the principles of motion design so you can share your work with the world. Discover how to take full advantage of the power of After Effects, explore techniques for being more efficient, and build a strong motion graphics portfolio.

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What will you learn in this online course?

18 lessons & 45 downloads

What Is a Showreel?
6 minutes, 24 seconds
Animation Basics: The Interface
14 minutes, 10 seconds
Connect Objects and Expressions
9 minutes, 54 seconds
Kinetic Typography
11 minutes, 24 seconds
Handwriting Animation
7 minutes, 40 seconds
Character Rigging and Walk Cycle
16 minutes, 43 seconds
  • 100% positive reviews (164)
  • 4958 students
  • 18 lessons (2h 52m)
  • 45 additional resources (13 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create your own showreel for an animation and motion graphics portfolio.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone interested in design and animation, from complete beginners to professional graphic designers and illustrators looking to create a more dynamic portfolio.

Requirements and materials

No prior knowledge is needed to take this course.

You will need a computer with the following software installed: Adobe After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Media Encoder.

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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Michael Tierney

A course by Michael Tierney

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Motion Designer

Michael Tierney is a motion designer, traveller, and speaker. Inspired by the new countries and cultures he encounters during his travels, he creates motion graphics and animations that are fun, colorful, and engaging using After Effects and Cinema 4D.

Following a decade in the industry working for a range of high-profile brands like Nike and Sony, Michael began working as a freelance motion designer focused on promoting social enterprises and organizations built on strong ethical principles.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
    • What Will We Do in This Course?
  • U2

    Preparation

    • What Is a Showreel?
    • Animation Basics: Hardware and Software
    • Animation Basics: The Interface
  • U3

    Motion Graphics and Animation

    • Connect Objects and Expressions
    • Kinetic Typography
    • Handwriting Animation
    • Character Rigging and Walk Cycle
  • U4

    VFX and Film

    • Green Screen and Colour Grading
    • Titles and Transitions
    • The Parallax Effect
    • HUD Design and Motion Tracking
  • U5

    Making a Showreel

    • Finding Your Song
    • Block Out the Showreel
    • Putting It All Together
    • Sharing Your Showreel
  • FP

    Final project

    • Fundamentals of Animation in After Effects

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Fundamentals of Animation in After Effects

A course by Michael Tierney
Motion Designer. London, United Kingdom.
Joined October 2020
  • 100% positive reviews (164)
  • 4958 students