WARNING: JOEY LIES IN THIS VIDEO!
Well… maybe lie is a strong word. He uses the term “secondary-animation” to describe what he's showing, but some of the fine instructors at Ringling College of Art and Design where he used to work straightened him out. The correct term is “follow-through.” Secondary-animation is something else entirely. Now, back to it…
If you're looking to bring life into lifeless animations one of the ways you can do this is by adding follow-through to your animations. It's an easy principle to understand and once you get the hang of it you'll be using it all the time.
Make sure you watch the Intro to Animation Curves lesson first before tackling this one.
Download the follow through project files for After Effects.Download the Project