Motion Graphics 2D:Animation in After Effects


Creative industries and advertising are experiencing the need for artists with a wide range of skills in various CG software.

For this reason, we created the 2D Animation course, which relies heavily on Adobe After Effects and is designed to cover a large number of procedures currently used in advertising, entertainment, and the video game industry. Our students will have an exclusive opportunity to get acquainted first hand with the work processes in the leading creative studios in this area such as Fried and OvationBBDO. The course will be followed by a short internship program in a partnering TV studio.

In addition to the above, students will use other Adobe software including Photoshop, since the solid knowledge of this software is essential for understanding the lectures. After six intensive weeks, the course-goers will be able to use the globally popular After Effects tool for designing original videos and animations.

Some of the techniques studied in the course are: motion graphics animation, 2D animation, kinetic typography, logo animation and explainer video animation. For more information, read the detailed program below.

Week 1
• Adobe After Effects workflow
• Basic principles and tools
• Types of video formats
• Basic layer transformations
• Types of keyframes, working with the graph editor

Week 2
• Working with shape layers
• Animating and editing a mask
• Path Operators in Shape Layers
• Liquid Motion

Week 3
• Repeating elements
• Time remapping, loop animation with expressions
• Animating shape layers
• Working with text
• Kinetic Typography

Week 4
• The 12 principles of animation in After Effects
• Preparation and animation Photoshop and Illustrator files for After Effects
• Animate a Logo in After Effects with Motion Graphics
• Double Exposure

Week 5
• Retro Motion Graphics
• Seamless Transitions
• Create a 3D Scene from a Photo in After Effects
• Compositing techniques

Week 6
• Combining video and motion graphics
• Keylight effect and green screen techniques
• Mixing 2D and 3D techniques
• Rendering techniques and demo reel tips

Upon completion of the course, students will receive the Crater Training Center Certificate of Completion.

As part of the training, participants will visit some of the leading creative studios in the country, including Fried and OvationBBDO. The course will be followed by a short internship program in a partnering TV studio.

The best students might be offered a job opportunity.

Vladan Djiri Vasiljevic, predavac (lecturer) na kursevima za video design i motion graphics

Vladan Djiri VasiljevićCompositing & Motion Graphics Artist

Vladan is a multidisciplinary digital artist from Belgrade with vast knowledge of the entertainment and feature film industry. He holds a long track record in teaching motion graphics and postproduction.

As an urban culture tour-de-force, he has worked with Mixer Festival, Baraka Cultural Center, FRKA Film Workshop, and GameUp Festival, just to name a few. Companies like Nordeus and Crater Studio are also his regular collaborators.

He is into movies, comics, video games, street photography, motion, and 3D graphics. Occasionally, he finds himself in the role of a party DJ. At Crater Training Center, Vladan is the course instructor for Motion Graphics 2D, and Motion Graphics 3D.

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770 EUR price category 1*
1155 EUR price category 2*
VAT included.
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Start date
April 16th, 2024
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6 weeks (72 classes) 

basic computer skills
* or equivalent computer skills

In the classroom / Online


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