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.
Laura is a passionate visual effects and motion graphics author at Pluralsight. Ever since her first exposure to After Effects in college, Laura has had an eternal drive to learn more about motion graphics, and teach others what she has discovered. Laura began working at Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company) as a motion graphics artist, creating visually-appealing advertisements and informative art for the site.