Motion Graphics 2D:Animation in After Effects

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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. Some of the techniques included in the program are motion graphics animation, 2D animation, kinetic typography, logo animation, and explainer video animation.

In addition to the above, students will use other Adobe software such as Photoshop and Illustrator in the animation process.

This course presents a sequel to the Video Design: After Effects course. For many of our students, the video design course was their very first introduction to the globally popular post-production tool.

Motion Graphics 2D is intended for creatives who have experience with Adobe software and would like to upgrade their knowledge. The course is also desirable to anyone who would like to turn their hobby into a business.

Week I
• Motion sketching
• Creating looped animations with expressions
• Path Operators on Shape Layers
• Liquid Motion

Week II
• Repeating elements
• Animating shape layers
• Working with text
• Kinetic Typography

Week III
• Working with Duik tools
• Animation with Duik tools
• The Puppet Tool in After Effects
• The 12 principles of animation in After Effects

Week IV
• Isolating and optimizing Photoshop and Illustrator files for After Effects
• Animating Photoshop and Illustrator files in After Effects
• Animate a Logo in After Effects with Motion Graphics
• Double Exposure

Week V
• Retro Motion Graphics
• Seamless Transitions
• Stop Motion in After Effects
• Create a 3D Scene from a Photo in After Effects

Week VI
• Animate an Explainer Video in After Effects
• Animating Infographics
• The Paper Cutout Look in After Effects
• Mixing 2D and 3D tehniques

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

Vladan Djiri Vasiljevic
Compositing & 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 After Effects, Motion Graphics 2D, and Motion Graphics 3D.

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COURSE INFORMATION

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TUITION
510 EUR for classes in Serbian
765 EUR for classes in English cat. 1*
1020 EUR for classes in English cat. 2*
VAT included. Class is 45 minutes
* Country category list

COURSE DURATION
72 classes 

REQUIREMENTS
basic computer skills
Photoshop*
AFter Effects*
* or equivalent computer skills

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