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.

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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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Do You Need to Know Design?

design Apr 07, 2020
 

The term motion "designer" includes the word "design" for a reason. You need to have a fundamental understanding of design principles if you want to be hired as a pro.

This does not mean you need to be as professionally knowledgeable as a graphic designer, but it does mean you need to know why and how to make a composition look good.

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