In this short 10-day course you'll get an in-depth look at what it takes to be a Motion Designer. 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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Motion Graphics, or MoGraph for short, is exploding in popularity. Motion Design work can be seen in commercials, the opening credits of the latest blockbuster film, and even in the animations found in your favorite apps. And that's just the beginning. The Path To MoGraph is a free 10-day course where you'll get an in-depth look at what it takes to become a professional Motion Designer. You'll get a tour of four very different Motion Design studios. Then, you'll check out the creation of an entire real-world project from start to finish; showing you the software, tools, and techniques that you'll need to know to break into this industry.
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.
We'll take a trip to four studios that tackle very different kinds of work to give you an inside look at what it's like to be a Motion Designer.
You'll get a brief overview of how MoGraph is made, checking out the different techniques and software that you'll need to know to be a success. Don't worry, you don't need to learn it all at once.
Find out what a career in Motion Design looks like and how to be successful while avoiding some pitfalls along the way.
Get a feel for what the design side of being a Motion Designer is like. You'll get to see a concept come to life right before your eyes in the software that the pros use, plus some design tips that you can start using right away.
Take a listen to a podcast packed to the gills with valuable insights from some of the top Motion Designers in the field.
It's time to get animating. You'll get to look over Joey's shoulder as he animates the intro for The Path to MoGraph. Take in the sights and sounds of what it's like to work in After Effects laying down keyframes.
In an industry as fast paced as Motion Design you're going to need to keep your training up to snuff. There are a lot of ways you can get an education in MoGraph and today you'll explore some of those options.
Let's wrap up that intro that you've been watching Joey work on. Today you'll get to check out how sound can make or break a piece, along with adding a few other finishing touches to bring it all together.
Motion Graphics is more than just 2D animation programs. There are so many other options to explore, like 3D and VR. Today you'll get a brief look at other software that Motion Designers use in their workflow.
The Motion Design industry has an amazing community full of people inspiring one another and helping each other create amazing work. Today you'll learn about how to break into this community and start making your own connections.
Our student community is welcoming, diverse, and growing rapidly.
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.
Anytime! The course will start as soon as you register. A new piece of content will open every day, over 10 business days.
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.
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.
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.