The Ultimate Guide to Kinetic Type in After Effects

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The Ultimate Guide to Kinetic Type in After Effects

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In Skillshare’s unique philosophy, everyone is a teacher, and everyone is a learner. Rather than a traditional lecture format, courses are offered within a global online learning community in which learners collaborate and learn by doing. Instructors are industry leaders who share their skills with anyone who wants to learn. No credits are offered. Founded by online entrepreneurs Michael Karnjanaprakorn and Malcolm Ong, Skillshare’s online “campus” was launched in April 2011. Its catalog has grown from 15 to more than 250 online courses that cover creative arts, entrepreneurship, branding and marketing, lifestyle and technology. The School of MakeOurMark, with courses in photography, illustration and tattooing, was launched in October 2013, and the School of Design went live the following month. Among the instructors who have taught courses are Seth Godin, founder of online marketing firm Yoyodyne, who teaches a class on entrepreneurship; DJ Young Guru, who leads a course on mixing and recording; and actor, writer and director James Franco, whose course focuses on screenwriting for short films. You can begin a Skillshare collaboration by taking an introductory course in a particular area to learn, for example, the fundamentals of Photoshop and expand your knowledge with a five-part, in-depth Photoshop series.

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Lyric videos, kinetic movie quotes, animated logos: you see them everywhere. You want to be able to make your own sick kinetic text animation but you don’t know the first place to start. Well look no further my friends, you’ve just discovered The Ultimate Guide to Kinetic Type in After Effects!

Complete this course and you’ll learn how to layout and animate text synchronized to an audio track in creative and completely customized ways. While this is an introductory course, you should have a basic understanding of Adobe After Effects’ user interface and functionality. Every step will be clearly explained in each video, but we won’t be spending a lot of time learning how to do basic functions.

For our class project you will be animating a quote from your favorite TV show or movie. With each quick video tutorial we’ll cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Basic typography principles

  • Creating cus...

Lyric videos, kinetic movie quotes, animated logos: you see them everywhere. You want to be able to make your own sick kinetic text animation but you don’t know the first place to start. Well look no further my friends, you’ve just discovered The Ultimate Guide to Kinetic Type in After Effects!

Complete this course and you’ll learn how to layout and animate text synchronized to an audio track in creative and completely customized ways. While this is an introductory course, you should have a basic understanding of Adobe After Effects’ user interface and functionality. Every step will be clearly explained in each video, but we won’t be spending a lot of time learning how to do basic functions.

For our class project you will be animating a quote from your favorite TV show or movie. With each quick video tutorial we’ll cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Basic typography principles

  • Creating custom text animations

  • Using the graph editor

  • Synchronizing to an audio track

  • Saving and using your own presets

  • Rigging and animating a 3D camera

Along the way you'll learn lots of little tips and tricks essential to animating text efficiently in After Effects.

You’ll gain all the kinetic typography skills needed for a multitude of projects including lyric videos, instructional videos, logo animations, and kinetic quotes. Attaining these skills will make you an asset to employers and give you the edge you need to become a successful motion graphics artist. Along the way your classmates and I will be available for project feedback, answering questions, and sharing inspiration. See you in class!

Kinetic Type Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/jakeinmotion/great-examples-of-kinetic-type/

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Jason Knight

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4 years, 10 months ago
Great class. Concise, creative and effective. I learned a lot and enjoyed myself too.
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Brandon Scharr

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4 years, 10 months ago
Very good and comprehensive class. I've just barely (and I mean barely) scratched the surface of AE and I was able to follow along, then design and create a kinetic type example. It took me a few run throughs, but most of these classes do. I want to go through it again to try some of the other techniques Jake had highlighted that I wasn't able to incorporate into my first piece.
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Tina Sharma

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4 years, 10 months ago
Jake is a great teacher. His skills and techniques are very easy to grasp and he makes sure that every small detail is discussed during the class. I would definitely recommend taking this awesome class
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Cory Vertentes

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4 years, 10 months ago
This class was done perfectly. The lower thirds with the keyboard shortcuts were super helpful. I look forward to hopefully another animation class.
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Maha I.

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4 years, 10 months ago
A very good and substantial class on kinetic type. Jake explains the concepts very well while remaining engaging. I would definitely recommend anyone who is interested in kinetic type to take this course and I hope that Jake creates more classes in the future.
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Susana Velasco

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4 years, 10 months ago
This was a great class, and I learned a great deal about animating typography. The skills I learned here, I am now using regularly at my day job. Great class! Keep up the good work!!
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Rob McCoy

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4 years, 10 months ago
Great class. It's marked as intermediate, but I've never used After Effects before and I felt I could follow along fairly easily, though there were some video pauses for quick google searches (nothing too complex). Really enjoyable, picking a quote to animate was a fun introduction.
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Ray Hatfield

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4 years, 10 months ago
Fantastic course. Covers a lot of essential material without wasting any time. Highly recommended.
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Lukas Zachar

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4 years, 10 months ago
Great class! Very comlex lecture in a short time... if you are even slightly interested in After Effects, this is right class for you.
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Fernando Colares

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4 years, 10 months ago
Simple and quick explanation made this class easy and precious. A lot of great keyboard shortcuts for helping everybody works better. And a great class of animation in general.
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John Denver

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4 years, 10 months ago
Average Instructions, Nothing too exciting here..
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David Fortin

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4 years, 10 months ago
Jakes' class is probably the best I took on Skillshare so far. The content is well broken down and the explanations are thorough. When Jake speaks, he's very relevant and always dynamic. He also shares many tricks with us throughout the course. This is a great class.
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John Smith

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4 years, 10 months ago
I thought Jake did a great job at explaining practical tools for animating. I saw the biggest improvement in the speed of my workflow. Some of the techniques that he explains are very helpful in expediting the process. I ended up finishing a project in a week that would have taken me months prior to taking this class. Recommended this class for beginners and even if you know your way around After Effects, it might help to take this and develop good animating habits. I would love to see an advanced course by Jake if he was up for it.
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Daniël Van der Winden

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4 years, 10 months ago
This class is great. Jake is very clear and he keeps it interesting at all times. People tend to drag on while doing voice-overs for videos like these, but that's not the case here. I took this class because I needed some guidance while making a kinetic type animation, and I think Jake taught me enough — heck, he taught me everything — to start making one successfully.
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L B

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4 years, 10 months ago
Great class! I'm an After effect newbie and I managed to create my very own kinetic type video from scratch. Jake is pertinent, creative and the class has some very useful tips to apply on your AFX creations.
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Robert Headrick

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4 years, 10 months ago
Taught me some things I didn't know, and inspired me to finally learn some additional techniques I'd been putting off exploring. This is a nicely focused course that gives you a solid introduction to animating text.
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Justin Nixon

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4 years, 10 months ago
Was a great help with work flow and shortcuts. Definitely improved my skills and can be applied to many other areas of after effects.
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Zara Ahmed

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4 years, 10 months ago
This class was great - it really took away my fear of the graph editor & I learned a couple of great techniques.
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