How to Design Style Frames in After Effects | Cold War - Part 1

design stylecraft Mar 31, 2021
 

Get a taste for my new and improved StyleCraft course by watching this FREE workshop on designing style frames in After Effects. Many other workshops just like this one are available in the StyleCraft membership. Registration is open from April 5th - April 18th.

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3 Websites Where You Can Find Creative Inspiration

design inspiration Mar 23, 2021
 

There are two types of creatives. The ones who have a never-ending well of inspiration and those that just can't seem to find it.

Finding inspiration is hard. It's not easy to come up with a new concept for an animation or design, but it doesn't have to be impossible.

Staring at a blank screen or paper is enough to make anyone feel uninspired, but that doesn't mean the ideas aren't there. It's just your creative brain is taking its time to find them amongst all the noise in your life.

The internet has made it easier than ever before to find inspiration and I've found 3 places you might not have thought about where you can find some much needed inspiration.

 

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Which Glow Plug-in Should You Use

glow plug-ins Jul 28, 2020
 

After Effects comes with a standard glow plug-in, but it can be challenging to get good results quickly.

Because of that, several 3rd party companies have made their own glow plug-ins for After Effects.

In today's video we are comparing the glow plug-ins:

1. Internal Glow
2. Red Giant Optical Glow
3. Sapphire Glow
4. Deep Glow

Learn to use glows effectively inside of the ProFlows membership here: https://www.motionscience.tv/proflows+

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Textures & Transfer Modes

texture Jul 21, 2020
 

Textures are powerful and can completely change the look of a design. They are even more powerful when combined together using transfer modes to create entirely new textures.

Learn even more about textures and transfer modes inside of the ProFlows membership here: https://www.motionscience.tv/proflows+

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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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