So You Want to Animate: After Effects for Designers Part 4 - L6627d

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Nol Honig

Designer and Director, The Drawing Room

Sarah Beth Morgan

Director & Illustrator


Maybe you’ve got clients asking for subtle animations to be added to your designs, or maybe you just want to add a little something to your passion projects. Whatever the reason, join Sarah Beth Morgan and Nol Honig for an introduction to the world of motion. First you’ll wrap your head around designing for motion with Sarah Beth, an illustrator, designer, and School of Motion instructor. Then you’ll dive into the beast that is After Effects with Nol, a designer/animator and award-winning educator at Parsons School of Design, The Cooper Union, and School of Motion. In Part 4 of this four-part lab, complete the project by creating a basic animation.
 
You’ll animate Sarah Beth’s illustration and explore:

  • Some typical gotchas that you may encounter in After Effects
  • Common animation terminology
  • A few useful effects in After Effects
  • Use of Adobe Media Encoder to render for social media

Technical Level: Beginner

Type: Lab

Category: How To

Track: Graphic Design, Video

Audience: Art/Creative Director, Educator, Graphic Designer, Motion Graphics/Visual Effects Artist, Post-Production Professional