The Path to MoGraph

Intro to Motion Design

Get an in-depth look at what it takes to be a Motion Designer in this free, 10 day course. Along the way, you'll learn about the software, principles, and techniques used in the field through in-depth case-studies and tons of bonus material.

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10 days

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10 days

of video lessons,

podcasts, guides, community
and critique from pros!

WEEK 1

A day in the life

Some of the best work in motion graphics comes out of the numerous studios around the world. We'll take a trip to four major studios that tackle very different kinds of work to give you an inside look at the day-to-day tasks of a Motion Designer. You’ll meet artists from Gunner, Lunar North, YeahHaus, and Vectorform, and hear from industry pros that create stunning work every day.

Tools of the trade

How is MoGraph actually made? It’s time to get excited about the tools you’ll master on your path to becoming a Motion Designer. You'll get a general idea of how a project is made, plus learn essential terms that will have you speaking like a Motion Designer. Plus we have a free PDF you can refer to for the rest of your career.

How much can you make?

It’s time to learn about the reality of life as a motion designer. Check out a handy PDF of a recent survey including salaries, average work weeks, and projects produced per year. You’ll also gain access to an exclusive podcast from Joey talking about how to avoid pitfalls on your journey.

Design 101

It’s time to learn about the “design” side of Motion Design. How does a project come into existence? Using the Path to MoGraph Intro, we’ll: brainstorm to discover a strong concept, sketch out our idea until it becomes feasible, and break down the style frames to find our final look. You’ll also learn design tips to gain an edge right away.

Advice from industry pros

One of the best ways to track your career is by watching your peers. We’ve created a compilation podcast of the best advice from industry professionals on being successful in your motion design journey. Take a listen as you read through a PDF of inspirational artists you can follow as your career develops.

Time to animate

It's time to bring your creation to life. You'll watch over Joey's shoulder as he animates the intro for The Path to MoGraph. In order to understand the process, you’ll learn about: selecting and editing sound and music; creating an animation in After Effects one keyframe at a time; and animation tips every new artist should know.

Choose your path

In an industry as fast-paced as Motion Design, you're going to need to keep your training up to snuff. We’ll explore some of the common paths for continuing education. This is also your chance to learn about the advantages of enrolling in School of Motion, including our professional critiques, personal teaching assistants, and a growing community of accomplished alumni. As a bonus, you’ll gain access to a podcast that talks about the changing landscape of learning, including online courses such as SOM, conferences, YouTube, Twitter.

Finishing touches

It’s time for Joey to wrap up this course intro. Today we’ll cover rendering out your project, adding sound design and effects (including resources for each), and what to consider when delivering your final edit to the client. You’ll also receive a PDF will all of these steps clearly outlined for future reference.

A new dimension

Motion Graphics is more than just 2D animation programs. There are so many other options to explore, such as 3D and Virtual Reality. Our industry is always evolving. Today you’ll learn about a handful of the new opportunities on the horizon for motion designers.

The Motion Design industry has an amazing community full of people inspiring one another and collaborating to create amazing work. Today you'll learn where you can find other motion designers, both on and offline. We’ll provide tips on how to start making connections today. It’s time to find some inspiration and launch your career.

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Better than in-person training

School of Motion courses are unlike anything you've ever experienced. Along with world-class training, you'll also get 1-on-1 feedback from an industry pro, a 24/7 network of likeminded artists, and more support than you'll know what to do with.

Over 17,000 artists have taken School of Motion courses, find out what all the hype is about.

What makes us different?

Cohort-Based Learning

Join artists from around the world on our custom learning platform. Never learn alone, as you’ll have immediate access to a forum of fellow students to share work, ask questions, and improve together. 

Exercises and project files for every lesson

Each course comes packed with free project files, assets, and additional material to keep you learning and growing long after the course ends. Our exercises are designed from real world briefs, so you’re learning the skills you need to excel on your next project or venture.

Technical and creative support along the way

You’ll be assigned a Teaching Assistant with years of experience in your chosen course. They’ll provide technical and creative feedback to guide you through new skills, improve your techniques, and provide encouragement along your journey. 

Verified credential upon course completion

Completing a course isn’t just about bragging rights. Once you’ve completed at least 70% of your work in a given course, you’ll earn a verified credential that can show current and future employers exactly what you’ve accomplished.

Permanent access to course materials

We all need a refresher now and again, which is why you’ll keep access to your course—and all the assets and project files—for the rest of your life. Come back to listen to exclusive interviews, review old lessons, and try out new techniques using your old assets.

A world-wide alumni community

You’ll gain instant access to our alumni platform, The Square. Here you can network with professional artists at every stage of their career. You’ll get access to new job opportunities and exclusive alumni events, such as meetups, virtual hangouts and reel reviews. 

Meet your instructor

Joey Korenman

School of Motion Founder

Prior to starting School of Motion, Joey was the Creative Director and Lead Animator at Toil in Boston, MA. There he lead projects for clients like Subway, McDonalds, Progressive, Saucony, and many other high-profile brands. He has also freelanced extensively for studios and agencies, working on network rebrands for Speed, Discovery, HBO, and SyFy. He's been using After Effects for close to 20 years and is one of the baldest dudes you'll ever meet.

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Our no-risk money back policy

We want to make sure you have a positive learning experience with us, so for any session based course you're enrolled in, you can request a refund up until the end of Week 3 of the course

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the prerequisites?
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This course assumes you’re brand new to the wonderful world of MoGraph. You don’t need anything to take this class other than a few minutes each day for 10 days.

What can I expect in Path to MoGraph?
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This is a free course that brings you into the world of Motion Design in a fun, inspiring way. We'll kick things off by taking you on a tour of what it's like to work in this creative field. Then you'll get glimpse into the process of how a Motion Graphics piece is created, and learn about the tools and techniques used by artists and studios ever day. You'll also get to check out work produced by top studios while getting acquainted with some of the biggest names in the MoGraph game.

I finished the first video. How do I access the rest of the course material?
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The Path to MoGraph will release new content to your email once a day over 10 business days. The content is released at 8:30am ET.

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When can I start?
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Anytime! The course will start as soon as you register. A new piece of content will open every day, over 10 business days.

Can I get a certificate for this course?
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Since The Path to MoGraph is a free introductory course, we do not offer certificates for completing it. However, we do provide certificates for the completion of any session based course.

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You will not recognize your work when class is over.

Our courses have been meticulously designed to simulate real-world situations so that you're learning best-practices from day one. You'll be challenged, supported, and celebrated by your fellow artists as you level-up in real-time.

Are you ready to take the next step in your career?

Class Start Date:

Session Duration:

10 days

3 Payments of

100% Free! Start learning immediately.

Register Now