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Stop Motion In After Effects – Animate Collage Style Explainer Videos


Release date:2022, December

Author:Hongshu Guo

Skill level:Beginner


Exercise files:Yes

About This Class
Explainer videos are animated videos that explain a business and also convey the value of a business. There are so many awesome explainer videos created for all kinds of businesses to drive traffic and sales as well as generate awareness for products and services.

Explainer videos are in high demand. Once you know how to animate explainer videos, it will make you a more marketable animator that can take on different kinds of fun projects

In this course, We will focus on a collage style explainer video with stop motion.
Itโ€™s one of the most popular styles of explainer videos on the market right now. I will take you step by step from receiving a storyboard all the way to rendering out our final explainer video animation. Here are the topics that we will cover in this course:

  • Complete professional explainer workflow from PS to AE
  • How to customize or come up with your own storyboards
  • How to setup your Photoshop file for animation
  • How to setup After Effects project for explainer video
  • How to animate each scene in After Effects
  • How to easily animate transitions between scenes
  • A variety of tools inside After Effects
  • How to use some of the AE built-in special effects
  • Tons of keyboard shortcuts, tips and tricks in After Effects that will speed up your workflow
  • How to animate with stop motion look
  • How to work with animation principles-Overshoot
  • How to use track matt to animate with efficiency
  • Apply simple looping expression in After Effects
  • Add wiggles to your elements in the scene.

The concepts and techniques covered in this course are fundamentals and essential workflows that you will be able to apply to any explainer video that you work on. Some of the basic tools, tips and tricks of After Effects can also be translated into any type of projects.

This is an introductory course and itโ€™s for anyone who wants to learn the professional workflow of animating an explainer video, getting into motion design, adding animation to your graphic design and illustration.

Although it’s an introductory course, there are a lot of things that we need to cover in this course, so a basic understanding of design tools from Adobe suites will make this course easier to follow. If you are completely new to After Effects or Photoshop, I would suggest you get familiar with the software first before taking this one.

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