Project Description

Motion Graphics


Course Overview

A motion graphics course is designed to teach students the skills and techniques required to create visually engaging and dynamic animations and graphics for a wide range of media, including film, television, web, advertising, and more.

Course Objectives:

The main objectives of a motion graphics course are to equip participants with the skills and knowledge needed to:

  1. Understand the principles of motion design and animation.
  2. Master industry-standard software tools for motion graphics, such as Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro.
  3. Develop a creative and artistic eye for design and visual storytelling.
  4. Create visually appealing and dynamic motion graphics for various media platforms.
  5. Work with audio and sound to enhance motion graphics projects.
  6. Understand the workflow of motion graphics production, from concept to final rendering.
  7. Collaborate effectively with other team members in a production environment.
  8. Build a portfolio of motion graphics projects to showcase to potential clients or employers.
  • Getting started
  • Creating a project and importing footage
  • Creating a composition and arranging layers
  • Adding effects and modifying layer properties
  • Animating the composition
  • Previewing your work
  • Optimizing performance in After Effects
  • Rendering and exporting your composition
  • Customizing workspaces
  • Controlling the brightness of the user interface
  • Finding resources for using After Effects
  • Review questions and answers
  • Getting started
  • Importing footage using Adobe Bridge
  • Creating a new composition
  • Working with imported Illustrator layers
  • Applying effects to a layer
  • Applying an animation preset
  • Previewing the effects
  • Adding transparency
  • Rendering the composition
  • Review questions and answers
  • Getting started
  • About text layers
  • Installing a font using Adobe Fonts
  • Creating and formatting point text
  • Using a text animation preset
  • Animating with scale keyframes
  • Animating using parenting
  • Animating imported Photoshop text
  • Animating type tracking
  • Animating text opacity
  • Using a text animator group
  • Animating a layer’s position
  • Timing layer animations
  • Adding motion blur
  • Review questions and answers
  • Getting started
  • Creating the composition
  • Adding a shape layer
  • Creating a self-animating shape
  • Duplicating a shape
  • Creating custom shapes
  • Positioning layers with snapping
  • Animating a shape
  • Creating nulls from paths
  • Previewing the composition
  • Review questions and answers
  • Getting started
  • Adjusting anchor points
  • Parenting layers
  • Precomposing layers
  • Keyframing a motion path
  • Animating additional elements
  • Applying an effect
  • Animating precomposed layers
  • Animating the background
  • Adding an audio track
  • Review questions and answers
  • Getting started
  • Simulating lighting changes
  • Duplicating an animation using the pick whip
  • Animating movement in the scenery
  • Adjusting the layers and creating a track matte
  • Animating the shadows
  • Adding a lens flare effect
  • Adding a video animation
  • Rendering the animation
  • Retiming the composition
  • Review questions and answer
  • About masks
  • Getting started
  • Creating a mask with the Pen tool
  • Editing a mask
  • Feathering the edges of a mask
  • Replacing the content of the mask
  • Adding a reflection
  • Creating a vignette
  • Adjusting the timing
  • Trimming the work area
  • Review questions and answers
  • Getting started
  • About the Puppet tools
  • Adding Position pins
  • Adding Advanced and Bend pins
  • Stiffening an area
  • Animating pin positions
  • Using the Puppet tools to animate video
  • Recording animation
  • Review questions and answers
  • Getting started
  • Adjusting color balance with levels
  • Adjusting color with the Lumetri Color effect
  • Replacing the background
  • Color-correcting using Auto Levels
  • Motion tracking the clouds
  • Replacing the sky in the second clip
  • Color grading
  • Review questions and answers
  • Getting started
  • Preparing a master composition
  • Setting up a template
  • Adding properties to the Essential Graphics panel
  • Providing image options
  • Protecting the timing of a section
  • Exporting the template
  • Review questions and answers
  • About the 3D Camera Tracker effect
  • Getting started
  • Tracking the footage
  • Creating a ground plane, a camera, and the initial text
  • Creating additional text elements
  • Locking an image to a plane with a solid layer
  • Tidying the composition
  • Adding a final object
  • Creating realistic shadows
  • Adding ambient light
  • Adding an effect
  • Previewing the composition
  • Review questions and answers
  • Getting started
  • Stabilizing a shot
  • Using single-point motion tracking
  • Using multipoint tracking
  • Creating a particle simulation
  • Retiming playback using the Time warp effect
  • Review questions and answers
  • Getting started
  • About rendering and output
  • Exporting using the Render Queue
  • Creating templates for the Render Queue
  • Rendering movies with Adobe Media Encoder
  • Review questions and answers


Total Course Duration: 45 Hours
Per Class Duration: 3 Hours




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