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After Effects CC to Become a Motion Graphics Designer

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After Effects CC to Become a Motion Graphics Designer


This excellent After Effects CC: Become a Motion Graphics Designer course will teach you principles and the specifics of producing content, in a way that you’ll understand and remember. The course has been created and is taught by an expert instructor, Daniel Scott, who is an Adobe Certified Instructor for Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro and After Effects. As you can imagine, he has an abundance of insider knowledge to share with you, and will provide an excellent education in Motion Graphics Design. The course focuses on how to create beautiful motion graphics, fix shaky video footage, add 3D type, render video for YouTube™, and so much more!

Our learning material is available to students 24/7 anywhere in the world, so it’s extremely convenient. These intensive online courses are open to everyone, as long as you have an interest in the topic! We provide world-class learning led by IAP, so you can be assured that the material is high quality, accurate and up-to-date.

What skills will I gain?

  • Unlock After Effects CC, animation, and infographics
  • Build a foundation of motion graphics knowledge
  • Learn to add text to live action video
  • Learn to work with Illustrator in After Effects

Meet the Instructors:

Daniel Scott is an expert designer and teacher. He is an Adobe® Certified Instructor for Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro and After Effects. He prides himself on delivering the best service to his clients and making sure all his students learn to their fullest potential. He is currently the lead trainer at Bring Your Own Laptop Training Center in New Zealand.

Course Outline:

  • Module 01: Overview
  • Module 02: Industry overview
  • Module 03: My computer isn’t good enough & I keep getting lost
  • Module 04: Title overlays, lower thirds & watermarks
  • Module 05: Inspiration
  • Module 06: Fixing/Cleaning up your video
  • Module 07: Camera tracking + Time Remapping
  • Module 08: Animating illustrations
  • Module 09: Masking & green screen
  • Module 10: Infographics
  • Module 11: Cameras
  • Module 12: Animated static images
  • Module 13: Swinging text
  • Module 14: Puppet tool
  • Module 15: Effects & presets
  • Module 16: Exporting advanced
  • Module 17: What now?
  • Module 18: Extra

How will I be assessed?

  • You will have one assignment. Pass mark is 65%.
  • You will only need to pay £19 for assessment.
  • You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days.

What Certification am I going to receive?

Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a After Effects CC: Become a Motion Graphics Designer certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate.

What are requirements?

  • You must be 16 or over
  • You should have a basic understanding of English, Maths and ICT
  • You will need a computer or tablet with internet connection (or access to one)

What careers can I get with this qualification?

With this qualification, you are able to fulfil various roles, such as:

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Motion Graphic Design
  • Motion Design
  • Visual Designer
  • Animator

PLEASE NOTE: We do not provide any software with this course.

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 50
1: Overview
1. Introduction to Motion Graphics
2. Exercise Files
3. Live Chat forums
4. Relinking missing footage
2: Industry overview
1. What’s the right composition settings?
2. Changing the length of your composition
3. Matching composition to video size
4. Create type animation in After Effects
5. Easing your animation
6. Blurring your text while it moves
7. How to render or export your After Effects animation
3: My computer isn’t good enough & I keep getting lost
1. My computer isn’t good enough – help
2. Empty your disk cache to clear hard drive space
3. I’ve lost my timeline in After Effects
4: Title overlays, lower thirds & watermarks
1. Lower thirds type animation
2. Creating a watermark in After Effects
3. Rules of motion graphics – anticipation
4. Custom easing using the graph editor in After Effects
5. Adding audio & music to your video
5: Inspiration
1. Inspiration for you motion graphics
6: Fixing/Cleaning up your video
1. Trimming the length of a video
2. Color correction, exposure & adjustment layers
3. Creating a vignette in After Effects
4. Fixing shaky footage with warp stabilizer
7: Camera tracking + Time Remapping
1. Add text to live action video
2. Matrix effect using time remapping
3. Text to follow live action
8: Animating illustrations
1. Working with Illustrator® in After Effects
2. Looping your animation
3. Grouping is called a pre-comp
4. How to make a motion path
9: Masking & green screen
1. Green screen Keying
2. Basic Masking
3. Object & mask animate separately – Track Mattes
4. Rotoscoping & faking depth of field
5. Rotobrush – putting type behind video objects
10: Infographics
1. Animated infographic line chart
2. Pie chart infographic in After Effects
11: Cameras
1. Using cameras in After Effects
2. Animating a screen capture or screencast
12: Animated static images
1. Animating static images using parallax
2. Add fake lights with CC Light Rays
3. Creating dust particles in After Effects
13: Swinging text
1. Swinging text in After Effects
14: Puppet tool
1. Character animation using the Puppet pin tool
15: Effects & presets
1. Spinning globe & star effects
16: Exporting advanced
1. Making your video file size really small
2. Put all your files in one place – collect files
17: What now?
1. End
18: Extra
1. Motion Graphic Cheat Sheet for After Effects
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