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Welcome to the introduction to logo animation course. I'm Matt Wilson and I'll be teaching you the basics of After Effects and I'll guide you step by step through my process of creating the Flown logo identity.

I've been working in the animation and motion graphics industry now for almost 7 years. I began my career working with a London based agency starting as a junior and working my way up to animation lead where I oversaw all animation projects and managed a small team. I started my own company MW Motion and have been working with clients and studios across the world for 5 years. Check out my website to find out more

Course overview:

14 simple to follow video lessons, a guided animation brief and helpful resources to teach absolute newbies the basics of After Effects, quickly and easily.

Full breakdown of this set

  • 01


    • Course Outline

    • Flown Logo Ident

  • 02

    Introduction to After Effects

    • Before we start

    • 1. Preparing Illustrator files for animation

    • 2. Importing files into After Effects

    • 3. Importing with Overlord

    • 4. Setting up a composition

    • 5. Organisation

    • 6. Using the timeline

    • 7. Applying easing with the Graph Editor

    • 8. Focusing and motion curves

    • 9. Timeline options

    • 10. Adding Effects and Layer Styles

    • 11. Vector Layers vs Shape Layers

    • 12. Expressions

    • 13. Rendering

    • Useful shortcuts for After Effects

  • 03

    Flown Logo Animation

    • Analysing the brief

    • Flown logo breakdown part 1

    • Flown logo breakdown part 2

    • Flown logo breakdown part 3

    • Flown logo breakdown part 4

    • Wrapping Up

  • Learn the fundamentals of After Effects and how to tackle motion graphics projects from start to finish

  • Stay on track and keep motivated with your own personalised dashboard to monitor your progress

  • Created by Matt Wilson who has over 7 years experience working in the animation industry

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Includes step by step instructional videos

  • Who's this course for?

    if you've never experimented with Adobe Effects and want to learn some of the basics to get you started then this is the ideal course for you

  • What you'll need

    You will need access to a modern browser, a license to Adobe After Effects and knowledge of Adobe Illustrator is beneficial

  • Why learn with Briefbox?

    Briefbox courses are lovingly created by friendly mentors who are practising industry professionals, experienced in teaching

Frequently asked questions

  • How long will I have access to a course?

    You will have unlimited access to this course from the date your purchase.

  • Ho will I stay motivated to complete this course

    We'll send you motivational progress reminders and lesson completed updates so you'll know exactly how far to go!

  • Can I use work created on Briefbox in my portfolio?

    Absolutely! Running a design agency ourselves, we are always impressed by applicants who create conceptual work and use it in their portfolio.

  • How do I submit to briefs?

    We encourage our students to submit your work created to where we will feature and showcase students work over at the student showcase page, as well as on our social media channels.

  • Can I get feedback on my progress?

    We offer case study reviews and portfolio reviews additionally to any single course purchase or subscription. You can find out more over here.