Creating Animated Stories with After Effects

A course by Novenero Studio , Animation and Motion Design Studio

Animation and Motion Design Studio . Milán, Italy.
Joined May 2021

Learn the complete process for creating loop motion design projects, from the initial sketch to the final animation

  • Italian with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (60)
  • 2443 students

Learn the complete process for creating loop motion design projects, from the initial sketch to the final animation

A course by Novenero Studio

Keep content simple: this is the key to animating engaging stories and the underlying philosophy at Novenero, a motion design studio that has worked with clients like Facebook, HP, and Tommy Hilfiger. Bring your ideas to life by transforming simple sketches into illustrations in motion and create vibrant visual metaphors that capture your audience's attention.

In this course, learn how to direct and design an animated story in After Effects alongside Andrea and Giulio, founders of studio Novenero. They teach you the step-by-step process for compelling motion design projects, from the initial sketches to animating the final artboards and art direction for audio.

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What will you learn in this online course?

48 lessons & 25 downloads

From Idea to Sketch and Back 1
19 minutes, 50 seconds
From Idea to Sketch and Back 2
19 minutes, 58 seconds
Composition and Storyboarding 1
17 minutes, 44 seconds
Style, Color and Details 1
16 minutes, 55 seconds
Starting the Project 1
16 minutes, 51 seconds
Italian with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (60)
  • 2443 students
  • 48 lessons (12h 48m)
  • 25 additional resources (10 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Italian
  • Italian, Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Design and develop a looped vector animation from start to finish that tells a story.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who wants to gain a thorough understanding of motion design and direction and who is interested in working in the animation field.

Requirements and materials

Basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Adobe After Effects are essential for this course. The only materials you need are a computer with these two programs and an iPad with Procreate.

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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98% Positive ratings
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A course by Novenero Studio

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Giulio and Andrea are the founders of Novenero. Giulio got his start early in his father's advertising studio and has been working as a graphic designer ever since. At 22 years old, he branched out to doing freelance projects for different agencies, but what truly launched his career was the experience he earned working for studio Addikt in the Netherlands.

Andrea is a self-taught motion designer with a background in chemistry and pharmaceutical technology who discovered his passion for this art form later in life. In 2006, he also moved to the Netherlands and honed his skills working for several studios and agencies.

Giulio and Andrea met in Amsterdam thanks to the Hello Savants collective. Together they founded the animation and motion graphics studio Novenero, which has collaborated with a variety of brands over the years, including Facebook, HP, and Tommy Hilfiger.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Us
    • Reference Models
  • U2

    Concept and Design

    • Concept
    • From Idea to Sketch and Back 1
    • From Idea to Sketch and Back 2
    • Composition and Storyboarding 1
    • Composition and Storyboarding 2
    • Composition and Storyboarding 3
    • Composition and Storyboarding 4
    • Style, Color and Details 1
    • Style, Color and Details 2
    • Style, Color and Details 3
    • Style, Color and Details 4
    • Style, Color and Details 5
    • Style, Color and Details 6
  • U3

    Begin to Animate

    • Principles of Animation in After Effects 1
    • Principles of Animation in After Effects 2
    • Starting the Project 1
    • Starting the Project 2
    • Reproduce the Wave Motion 1
    • Reproduce the Wave Motion 2
    • Reproduce the Wave Motion 3
    • Reproduce the Wave Motion 4
    • Reproduce the Wave Motion 5
    • Create 3D Solids 1
    • Create 3D Solids 2
    • Create 3D Solids 3
    • Create 3D Solids 4
    • Dynamic Compositions 1
    • Dynamic Compositions 2
    • Dynamic Compositions 3
    • Dynamic Compositions 4
    • Dynamic Compositions 5
    • Dynamic Compositions 6
    • Dynamic Compositions 7
    • Dynamic Compositions 8
    • Dynamic Compositions 9
  • U4

    Continue the Animation

    • Mirrors and Reflections 1
    • Mirrors and Reflections 2
    • Mirrors and Reflections 3
    • Perspective and Parallax 1
    • Perspective and Parallax 2
    • Perspective and Parallax 3
    • Secondary Animations and Details 1
    • Secondary Animations and Details 2
    • Secondary Animations and Details: The Effects
  • U5

    The Post-production

    • Tips for Audio Creative Direction
    • Export of the Different Versions
  • FP

    Final project

    • Creating Animated Stories with After Effects

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Creating Animated Stories with After Effects. 3D, and Animation course by Novenero Studio

Creating Animated Stories with After Effects

A course by Novenero Studio
Animation and Motion Design Studio . Milán, Italy.
Joined May 2021
  • 98% positive reviews (60)
  • 2443 students