Starts on March 10th

Introduction to Animating in After Effects

By Marvin Te

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48 lessons
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Introduction to Animating in After Effects

with Artist, Marvin Te


Have you ever wanted to animate in After Effects but got too intimidated to try? Yeah, me too or used to be. After effects has a lot of menus and buttons and it's easy to get lost. Over the years, I got comfortable with using After Effects and with experience my knowledge on animation got deeper. With this class I want to share the things I've learned about motion graphics in a way that's easy to understand. Something that my past self would appreciate.


This class is for beginners to intermediate skill level. If you want to get into the world of motion graphics and want an introductory class with a few tips and tricks then this is for you.


In this class, you will learn the basics in motion graphics and animating in After Effects. We'll start first with easy to learn concepts and along the weeks we'll slowly tackle more and more complex topics. We'll tackle a little bit of animation principles as well as how to apply them in After Effects. You'll learn how to prepare illustrator files and layer them in a way that would be easier to animate. You'll also learn how to import these illustrator files and animate them in After Effects.

Step 1: After Effect Basics

Step 2: Easing

Step 3: Motion Graphic Principles

Step 4: Path Animation

Step 5: Face Animation

Step 6: Character Animation Basics

Step 7: Animating From a Storyboard

Important Notice: This is an early bird class! That means the production of this class is just starting. The curriculum is subject to change, and content may be uploaded sequentially based on the creator’s schedule to ensure that we provide the class in the best quality possible.


  1. My Story and My Approach to Learning

  2. My Influences

  3. Why Motion Graphics?

Chapter 1: Introduction to After Effects

  1. Drawing tools in AE
  2. Timeline
  3. Keyframes
  4. Timing
  5. Frames per second

Chapter 2: Easing

  1. What is Easing?

  2. Speed Graph vs Value Graph

  3. Influence vs Velocity

  4. Applying Basic Physics to our Animations

Chapter 3: Motion Graphic Principles

  1. The Purpose and Different Usage of Motion Graphics
  2. The Three Types of Animation in Motion Graphics
  3. Timing
  4. Animating a Shape Layer's Properties
  5. Masking
  6. Basic Effects
  7. Transitions

Chapter 4: Path Animation

  1. Anatomy of Vector Graphics

  2. Morphing

  3. Different Applications of Path Animation

  4. Animating a Plant to Bloom

  5. The Concept of Interconnected Learnings

Chapter 5: Face Animation

  1. Head Mechanics and Perspective
  2. How to Design a Face for AE Animation
  3. Animating Eye Blinks
  4. Adding Slight Head Movements
  5. Basic Facial Expressions

Chapter 6: Character Animation Basics

  1. The Different Ways to Animate Characters in AE
  2. The Art of Finding References
  3. Designing and Setting Up for AE Character Animation
  4. Animate a Character Waving
  5. Body Mechanics
  6. Key Poses
  7. 3 Ways to Delay Movement
  8. Overlapping Action (Hair)
  9. Finessing

Chapter 7: Animating From a Storyboard

  1. Analyzing a Storyboard

  2. Setting Up the Project

  3. Animation and Deciding What Techniques to Use

  4. About Compositions and Precomps

  5. Workflow Tips

Bonus Chapter: What's Next and Some Industry Insights

  1. What we didn't cover in class

  2. Some stories about life as a studio owner

  3. Portfolio tips

  4. How I conceptualize animations from scratch


  1. Congratulations on Completing the Course

About Marvin Te

Hi I'm Marvin Te, owner and creative director at Plainly Simple, a motion design studio based in the Philippines. I have worked on more than 500 projects over the past 10 years. I'm a self taught animator and when I started I was really bad at it. But with determination and grit I was able to improve my craft and have deepened my understanding on animation. And one of the reason that I am teaching is that I want to help beginners understand this wonderful craft. And it's one of my goals to make complex topics easier to understand. Hence the name of our studio - Plainly Simple.

  • This class is conducted using the Adobe After Effects program. You need to prepare Adobe After Effects separately so you can take classes without any trouble.
  • There are many configurations, conditions, and pricing options in the Adobe program purchasing system. Please refer to the official Adobe website for the exact prices and terms of the agreement.
  • The basic functions of the program will be covered in the class.

Duration of the course

You can access the class videos for 32 weeks. Within that period, you can replay the videos in as many devices as you want.

Important Notice

This is an early bird class! That means the production of this class is just starting. The curriculum is subject to change, and content may be uploaded sequentially based on the creator’s schedule to ensure that we provide the class in the best quality possible.

Earn points to Extend the Class Access

Receive points by completing chapter missions OR by taking the class two or more times a week. And use the points to extend your class access!

Super Early Bird Offer

Once we pass the release date, we will no longer offered the class at "Super Early Bird". The rate will be raised after the date, right now is the cheapest deal you can get.

Installment Payment

Quadpay is available for the payment! Your order will be split into 4 installments paid over 6 weeks! To find out more, please visit Quadpay.

Class Preparation

You will need to download Adobe After Effects before taking the class.

Class access

Class videos will be available by March 10th. We will notify you via email regarding how to access to the class videos on the release date.

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