What is StyleCraft

stylecraft Jun 30, 2020
 

StyleCraft is a mentorship and training program unlike any in the world. It is 51 weeks of pro-level motion design training. In this video we dive into the membership and take a look at the program and the community.

You can learn more about StyleCraft here: https://www.motionscience.tv/stylecraft-level-1-membership

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2 Tricks to Help Polish Motion Design

depth motion blur polish Jun 23, 2020
 

Polish is the final "icing on the cake" in motion design. It's the finishing touches we can add to really give a motion design piece that special sense of "wow!"

In this video we talk about two very simple ways that you can quickly and easily add polish to any motion design.

You can learn more about StyleCraft here: https://www.motionscience.tv/stylecraft-level-1-membership

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The Rule of Thirds in Motion Design

design rule of thirds Jun 16, 2020
 

There is a simple design rule, that when used correctly, can dramatically improve your motion design.

This rule is called "The Rule of Thirds."

In this video we cover how to quickly set up the rule of thirds in After Effects using proportional grids.

This is a simple and easy process.

You can learn more about design in motion design in StyleCraft: https://www.motionscience.tv/stylecraft-level-1-membership

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Tips & Tricks for Typography

typography Jun 09, 2020
 

In this short video you will learn how to use two simple tricks (font weight and font size) to quickly make any type layout look better.

These two techniques are easy to execute and will instantly make your type look more professional.

You can learn more about typography in motion design in StyleCraft: https://www.motionscience.tv/stylecraft-level-1-membership

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What "Exactly" is ProFlows?

proflows Jun 02, 2020
 

In this Motion Science video blog we talk about what exactly ProFlows+ is. We take a deep look at the membership portal and the community portal inside of ProFlows+.

Learn even more about the ProFlows membership here: https://www.motionscience.tv/proflows+

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5 Essential Plug-ins Every Pro Should Own

plug-ins May 26, 2020
 

In today's video I am going to talk to you about 5 essential plug-ins that every pro motion designer should have in their arsenal.

These plug-ins are essential in my book.

Here are links to the 5 plug-ins:

Overlord Battle Axe
Frischluft Curves
Animation Composer
Red Giant Universe
Boris FX Sapphire

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When to Use Plug-ins and When to Stay Away

plug-ins May 19, 2020
 

Today we are talking about plug-ins.

Many motion designers can become hyper focused on the plug-ins when they should instead be focused on the other aspects of motion design.

I get asked a lot.."which plug-in should I use for this and which plug-in should I use for that."

So when should you use plug-ins and when is it best to stay away? That's what we're talking about in today's video.

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Designing in After Effects Vs. Photoshop

 

I started designing inside of After Effects in 2009 for 3 simple reasons.

  1. After Effects is non-destructive
  2. After Effects has a lot more effects/plug-ins/possibilities
  3. Minimal animation setup is required

Today's video is all about choosing to design in After Effects instead of Photoshop.

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Why You Should Use Creative Constraints

creative constraints May 05, 2020
 

I get asked all the time, how do I come up with ideas? How do I figure out what I'm going to create?

There's so many possibilities when it comes to motion graphics.

The truth is that unlimited creativity creates unlimited problems.

So today, we're talking about how to create something really unique. How to be truly creative.

We're talking about Creative Constraints.

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Why Online Learning is More Than Just Pushing Buttons

 

There are so many tutorials out there that just teach you how to push buttons.

The problem is that these tutorials and lessons do not teach you how to be creative and think for yourself.

What you end up creating is the exact same result as everyone else.

It's important that you learn from lessons that teach you how to also apply techniques to your own work.

In today's video we are talking about why online learning is more than just button pushing.

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