The After Effects Breakdowns series is aimed towards artists who want to better understand advanced techniques, design concepts and approaches to complex motion graphics projects.
In the first course, we will get a glimpse behind the scenes of a real-world commercial made with After Effects. The featured product is the N-trig pen, a digital pen that “draws the line from idea to technology.
We’ll reverse engineer the finished project to understand the practical steps and creative decisions the filmmakers made along the way. I’ll shows you how to decode a client brief, present design concepts for signoff, create previsualizations and animatics, and then transition the design to After Effects. Many of the effects, such as dust layers, streaks of light, and geometric lines, are achieved using third-party plugins such as Particular, Form, and Plexus. The lessons are full of practical examples for broadcast television as well as online distribution. Along the way, I’ll share workflow tips, shortcuts, and professional techniques that will help both veteran After Effects users and new motion graphics artists.
Here is the intro video from After Effects Breakdowns – N-Trig Commercial
The second course is an infographics-driven video, designed for the nonprofit organization Com.unity, explains how social tech is designed to solve large-scale social problems, including obesity, accessibility, and car accidents.
We’ll reverse engineer the finished project and explore few third-party plugins such as Animation Composer, Particular, and Newton. I’ll show you how to decode a client brief, perform storyboarding in Illustrator, and then transition the design to After Effects for animation. Along the way, I’ll weaves in tips, shortcuts, and professional techniques that will amaze both veteran After Effects users and new motion graphics artists.