Principles of Composition for Motion Designers
In this series of tutorials, we will learn how the principles of composition can help us to become better communicators as motion designers. Software required: After Effects CS6.
What you'll learn
In this series of tutorials, we will learn how the principles of composition can help us to become better communicators as motion designers. Often times, motion designers can overlook the importance of composition as a means of creating effective message communication. This course provides an insight into what these principles mean and discusses what good implementation of these principles looks like in practical application. We discuss the principles movement, contrast, proximity, rhythm, emphasis, balance, variety, and unity. We also take a look at how hierarchy, as a means of organization of information, can be reinforced by these principles, and in-turn strengthen the overall composition. You simply cannot miss this course if you value clear communication in your own motion design. By the end of this course, you'll have a firm grasp on different composition types and how motion gives you the flexibility to seamlessly change from one type to another, giving you successful emphasis on the points you need and bringing overall unity to your own motion pieces. Software required: After Effects CS6.
Table of contents
- Understanding Balance for Composition 8m
- Creating Contrast in Animation and Composition 8m
- Proximity Relation to Eye-path 13m
- Using Rhythm to Drive the Viewer's Eye 4m
- The Elements of Emphasis 5m
- Creating Dynamic Movement 8m
- Creating Successful Variety 9m
- Achieving Harmonious Appeal with Unity 6m
- Understanding the Organization of Hierarchy 14m
- Implementing Composition Principles for Successful Communication 16m