COLLECTION (10 TUTORIALS)

Making Giants: How to Create a Motion Graphic Short Film

After EffectsCinema 4DPhotoshopPremiere Pro

In this 10 part video series we'll show you how to create an animated short film using Cinema 4D, After Effects, and Photoshop.

A tutorial is one thing, but what does it take to create an entire short film from scratch? In this 10 part series we show you how to create an animated short film from ideation to sound design. Along the way you'll learn many essential concepts and techniques for working on Motion Design projects.
This project primarily uses Cinema 4D. If you do not have Cinema 4D you can download a free trial over on Maxon's website. And of course if you don't have After Effects or Photoshop please subscribe to the Creative Cloud and download them. You will need them to become a Motion Graphic Designer.
After you complete this series you will feel empowered to create a short film on your own.
So what are you waiting for? Let's get started!
Photoshop
Tutorial: Making Giants Part 1 | The Idea

In this tutorial you’ll learn a variety of techniques to start generating and organizing your ideas for a short film.

Cinema 4DPremiere Pro
Tutorial: Making Giants Part 2 | The Edit

In this lesson we'll take a look at how to create an animatic sequence for our short film.

Cinema 4D
Tutorial: Making Giants Part 3 | The Scene

In this lesson we'll begin creating the environment for our short film in Cinema 4D.

Cinema 4D
Tutorial: Making Giants Part 4 | The Building

In this lesson we'll take a look at how to create the building for our animated short film using Illustrator and Cinema 4D.

Cinema 4D
Tutorial: Making Giants Part 5 | The Plants

In this lesson we'll take a look at how to create the plant for our animated short film in Cinema 4D.

Cinema 4D
Tutorials: Making Giants Part 6 | The Vines

In this lesson we'll create the vines for our animated short film in Cinema 4D using X-Particles.

Cinema 4D
Tutorial: Making Giants Part 7 | The Details

In this lesson we'll add some finishing details to our short film in Cinema 4D.

Nuke
Tutorial: Making Giants Part 8 | The Composite

In this video we'll use Nuke to composite our scene together for our animated short film.

After Effects
Tutorial: Making Giants Part 9 | Compositing Part 2

In this lesson we'll finish compositing our 3D elements for our animated short film.