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Motion Design course

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motion designer from scratch

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Why should you choose the Motion Design online course?

Learn to work with 2D and 3D animation and create cool visual effects, master Cinema 4D and After Effects at a professional level, get all the knowledge and tools you need to get started in film, television and advertising.

A motion designer develops graphics for advertising, television, videos and screensavers on YouTube. He participates in the creation of music videos and computer games. Talented specialists are needed in this field all the time, so there will be no difficulties with employment.
Creativity and creativity in everyday tasks. Nonstandard thinking and an original approach to work are valued here. You will cooperate with large companies, work with art projects, and face new and interesting challenges every day.
According to the Work.ua job search service, motion designers with 1-3 years of experience earn from $700. The salary level of experienced specialists who work as hired employees is $1,000-$3,000. The income of entrepreneurs in this field has no limits.

For specialists outside the IT sphere
University students

Motion Design is a field open to anyone with any professional background. It is not at all necessary to have experience in IT to become a designer - it is enough to be purposeful and have enough time to study and pump the knowledge gained.

For specialists outside the IT sphere
If you are not satisfied with your current career and earnings, the Motion Design online course will be a comfortable entry for you into the lucrative IT industry.
University students
Master a second specialty while studying at the university. Get practical experience and earn money as a student.
IT specialists
Systematize your knowledge in the field of IT and get new applied skills that are in demand in the domestic and international markets.

Training program

The Motion Design online course consists of 12 blocks:

Introduction to the profession. History of design

The history of motion design

Graphics Production Pipeline: An Analysis of Real Pipeline Studios

Creation of a pipeline based on TK

Overview of current and popular styles for motion design

Illustrator and After Effects. Start in motion graphics

Illustrator: an overview of the interface and tools

Illustrator: graphic design workshop

An overview of the After Effects interface

Working with shapes in After Effects

Working with scripts in After Effects

Meeting with the mentor. Analysis of a real working project

Final Project: Create a looped animation based on a well-known art style

Media Art. Compositions. Kinetic printing house

History of media art

An introduction to composition for the motion designer. Review and analysis of works

Composition as a tool. Means of composition. Point, line, stain, contrast, nuance, analysis of works

Work with details in composition and analysis of works

Master class / practical session on composition in dynamics

History of typography. Basics of kinetic typography: how to work with text animation

Workshop on kinetic typography

Animation in branding and infographics

Basic principles of animation. Theory and practice

Analysis of branding and logo animation cases

Animation of infographics in After Effects

Group lesson. Brainstorm. Search for inspiration: what to do in case of a creative stupor, how to start work on a project

Final project. You will learn kinetic typography - create an animation of a text, music track, poem or quote.

Animation of a 2D character and creation of an explainer video

Preparation and creation of characters in Illustrator

Character rigging

Laws of animation. Walking and running of the character

Work with character animation and face corner

Character animation. How to do lip syncing - an animation of facial expressions

Types of transitions in explainers

VFX. The basics of working with special effects

The Newton effect. Work with 2D object physics

Stardust effect. Working with particle dynamics

Plexus effect. Working with effects based on a 3D model

Group meeting with a mentor. Time management in creative processes

Final project: create an explainer (2D video)

Cinema 4D. 3D animation and modeling

Overview of the C4D interface. Working with primitives

Working with Cloner in C4D. Creating a pattern

Modeling of household objects in 3D

Basics of polygonal modeling in C4D. Creating a realistic object

Volume modeling in C4D. Optimization of processes in Instant Meshes

Cinema 4D. Creation of a product video

Scene creation and rendering in C4D and Redshift

Creating materials in C4D and Redshift in several ways

Basics of coverage. Analysis of cases and familiarization with various tools when working with light in C4D

Basics of working with light. Creation of artificial and natural lighting of objects. Light settings

Work with object explosion. Destruction of an object in C4D

Group project. Brainstorm. Analysis of projects and correction

Final Project: Create a product video with a 3D rendering of an item

Compositing and working with chromakey in After Effects

Basics of compositing in After Effects. Getting to know Nuke

Work with moving material. Create effects with the Lockdown plugin

Working with chroma key in After Effects

The basics of editing and sound design: managing the viewer's emotions in a showreel

Introduction to the basics of installation. Movement in the frame, gluing, timing, sizes

Adobe Premiere Pro. Overview of the interface and tools

Installation workshop. We analyze the logic of movement inside the frame

Basics of sound design. Where to look for sounds, how to work with sound and effects during editing

Cult scenes and how this or that effect was made

Basics of sound design. The influence of sound on the emotions and perception of the audience

Final project of the module: create the first version of the showreel

Career, self-regulation and search for customers

Freelance work: how to draw up a contract, look for customers and present yourself

Communication with the customer. Interests and positions in negotiations

Project management. Deadlines, stages, difficult moments

Final project

Animated 2D video

Explainer video in 2D for a social project

Product video with a 3D rendering of the item

Show reel of projects

Presentation and thoughtful speech

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Learning outcomes

After completing the Motion Design online course, you will:

You will understand in which directions you can develop in the field of motion design.

Learn how to work with the customer, get acquainted with pipeline production.

Learn to work with ideas.

Learn the principles of creating graphics and animation.

Start working with references, creating graphics in Illustrator, exporting and animating graphics to After Effects.

Learn to work with composition and typography.

You will learn how you can influence the perception of the viewer.

Learn how to animate logos, use plugins, and work with infographics.

Get familiar with character animation and rigging, character emotions and movements.

Learn the principles of working with procedural animation and 2D physics, learn to work with particles and light effects.

Learn to work in Cinema 4D.

Learn how to work with 3D graphics, model and animate objects.

Create your project based on a real vehicle.

Learn to work with the basics of compositing.

You will understand how to integrate moving objects with the background, how to animate static objects and change them in the frame.

Learn how to work with a frame and frame composition, adjust the camera and make gluing.

Learn how to choose sounds and sound effects that enhance emotions while watching your video.

Find out how to present yourself to the customer and where to look for an order.

Learn how to build effective communication with the client and properly manage the project.

Put together a showreel of your work: an animated 2D video, a 2D explainer video for a social project, a product video with a 3D rendering of an item.

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Why choose us?

IT STEP Computer Academy has been operating since 1999, since the birth of the IT sphere itself! Even then, we graduated the first programmers, web designers and top IT specialists.

Why choose us?

IT STEP Computer Academy began its activity in 1999, when the IT industry just started its development and gained popularity. Even then we trained the first programmers, web designers and other IT specialists. Today, we educate students on the skills that employers and modern business need - without "dry theory", only practice and necessary information. Employers do not need your knowledge - they need your competence in solving work problems and setting up business processes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if Motion Designer is right for me?

First of all, it is determined by your desire. We have not yet had a single student who did not succeed in mastering a new profession. Make an appointment with us for a free visit, and we will test your knowledge and, if necessary, help you prepare.

In what format are the classes held?

Classes are held at the Academy twice a week in the evening. Also, the lessons are available to the listener online.

Who can study, and are there any age or knowledge restrictions?

Anyone aged 15 or older can study at the courses, regardless of basic education. There is no need to take any entrance exams or tests.

What document/certificate will I receive after graduating from the Academy?

Certificate of Computer Academy Academy in two languages: Ukrainian and English.

If I don't have a computer at home, can I study at the Academy?

So. At any time. Academy branches are open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 7 days a week.

What documents are required for admission?

To conclude the contract, you will need the customer's passport over the age of 18, 1 photo 3*4, payment depending on the form of education and the selected payment schedule.

Is it possible to study online?

If you are interested in distance learning, the Computer Academy has launched an online form where you can complete the training completely online.

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