2021 Winter – Motion Graphics for Video with After Effects


Video is the future of content marketing!

The world of 2D motion graphics can be a fulfilling hobby and profession. It gives you the opportunity every day to tell a story without any limitations.

In this class, students will learn to bring things into motion. Motion graphics artists support the advertising, Hollywood, and design industries. Students will learn how to utilize mixed digital media to create movie titles, slick transitions, cool typography, and even create a promotional video for a nonprofit of their choice. The expression language in After Effects is based on JavaScript. A blend of math and art animation, motion graphics presents a challenge and pairs well with anyone who knows or wants to learn javascript.

To complete this class, students must choose a nonprofit to make a video for and will receive volunteer hours for this project upon completion.

The following skills will be covered this this class:

    • Intro to basic After Effects tools,
    • Adding outside content with after effects and staying organized
    • Compositions and Eases with Mister Horse
    • Moving Text, Creating lower third titles
    • Using masks and mattes
    • Creating Titles
    • Animating on beat (keeping sound in mind)

Students’ final video production should try to achieve a similar visual result as the following video:

Software Requirements: Adobe After Effects


Course Features

  • Grade G8-G12
  • Max Enroll 8
  • Class Time 12:45 pm – 2:15 pm EST, Sundays (1/31 - 5/9, no class on 2/14, 3/28, 4/4)
  • Class Location Online
$240/12 Classes
My names Steven, I really enjoy helping students learn and expand their creativity. I graduated from the College for Creative Studies in downtown Detroit where I study Advertising Design with a focus on video production. I work at an advertising agency in Troy working with Google, Audi, and Volkswagen. In my free time, I’m almost always creating. All I ask of my students is that they always try their hardest and come looking to learn something new..