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Take graphic design to the next level using motion. Learn how to use visual effects, animation, and cinematic techniques to bring designs to life. Discover how to develop innovative ideas for moving content and make products engaging and exciting as a motion graphics artist.
Learn essential design and animation principles and best practices.
Practice with exercises in After Effects and CINEMA 4D.
Discover how to navigate 3D space and render 3D projects.
Find out how to get started in motion graphics. Learn what it takes to build a successful career in motion graphics and VFX.
13m 28s • COURSE
Animation Foundations: Fundamentals with George Maestri
Learn the basic physics and motion principles that lie behind your 2D or 3D world, and time-tested techniques for bringing your animations to life.
42m 28s • COURSE
After Effects CC 2021 Essential Training: Motion Graphics with Alan Demafiles
Learn the tools and techniques you need to make amazing motion graphics in After Effects CC 2021. This course concentrates on the features motion designers need most.
4h 12m • COURSE
Introduction to 3D with George Maestri
Learn the basic concepts underlying all 3D modeling and rendering software: navigating 3D space, modeling, texturing, rendering, and more.
4h 6m • COURSE
Cinema 4D and After Effects: Logo Animation and Compositing with Craig Whitaker
Bring your logos to life with this quick start guide for animating and compositing a logo design in CINEMA 4D and After Effects.
1h 10m • COURSE
Mograph Techniques: Creating a Sports Bumper with EJ Hassenfratz
Learn how to create a dynamic ESPN-style animated graphic using CINEMA 4D and After Effects.
2h 25m • COURSE
You'll learn motion graphics with these experts.
Rob Garrott is a video and motion graphics artist, instructor, and content manager at LinkedIn Learning.
Rob previously worked as an art director, animator, and editor for ad agencies and television networks, accumulating many years of hands-on experience in the print and broadcast industries. He focused on creative direction, design, editing, and animation using CINEMA 4D, After Effects, and Final Cut Pro. He's designed and produced broadcast projects for many top brands, creating everything from TV Guide ads to on-air network graphics packages, promos, television shows, and sales tapes.
In addition, Rob was an instructor at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where he taught 3D motion graphics, compositing, and motion design.
George Maestri is an animation director and producer. His clients include Disney and Comedy Central.
George Maestri is an animation director and producer based in Los Angeles. He has written a number of books on 3D character animation, including Digital Character Animation (New Riders), and Maya at a Glance (Sybex Books). His credits include work for such studios as Nickelodeon, Disney, Warner Brothers, and Comedy Central.
Alan Demafiles is a freelance motion designer, 3D generalist, editor, and compositor.
Alan has been working in the motion graphics industry since 2004 and holds a film degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He has worked for clients including Samsung, Sony Pictures, Universal Studios, MTV, and Discovery Channel. Additionally, Alan is a beta tester for CINEMA 4D and a lifelong student of the guitar. Learn more at demafleez.com and follow him @demafleez on Twitter.
Craig Whitaker started at Apple, has taught for clients such as Pepsi, and is now creative director at Storia.
Craig Whitaker is a cofounder, partner, and creative director at Storia, a creative content company focusing on script-to-screen production and post in Philadelphia. He has over a decade of post-production experience, starting at Apple, where he taught a variety of professional applications, including Final Cut, Shake, Logic, Aperture, and Color. After leaving Apple, he worked as a digital artist at DIVE in Philadelphia, where he worked on several feature films, including Let Me In, I Am Number Four, Safe, and After Earth. Craig has also worked on many broadcast projects with clients such as Pepsi, Temple University, and Penn Medicine, and is an adjunct professor at Drexel University, teaching 3D and compositing. On the music side, Craig was the founder, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist with the group Quick Step John. His music has been featured on NBC's Emmy-winning show ER, and he has performed with groups such as Matchbox 20 and the Grateful Dead. In addition, Craig is the president of the Foundry's NUKE User Group in Philadelphia, and has presented for MAXON at NAB 2015, demonstrating VFX techniques with NUKE and CINEMA 4D.
EJ Hassenfratz produces motion graphics for clients such as the NBA and NHL, ESPN, and Discovery Channel.
EJ Hassenfratz has worked in the motion graphics industry since 2005, working primarily in broadcast. He runs his own freelance business, eyedesyn, and has worked with numerous clients including NBA, NHL, and MLB teams, plus major networks like CBS, ESPN, and Discovery Channel. He is the developer of Text Edge FX, a text bevel preset for CINEMA 4D, and produces his own Cinema 4D quick tips hosted on his blog, eyedesyn.com. He frequently works for MAXON, representing them at trade shows, user groups, and beta testing CINEMA 4D.