This tutorial demonstrates how to create a tapered stroke, path arrows, and other cool stuff using the After Effects text animator.
Alumni Alex Pope shares how career changes, rejection, and cats have led her to a rewarding design career.
Find out which School of Motion course is right for your Motion Design goals with this interactive quiz. Hooray!
Let's look back at 2018, and a look ahead to the madness that will be 2019!
Our mission is to serve and strengthen the Motion Design community.
We create innovative training that will inspire and challenge you to become a better Motion Designer than you ever thought possible.
What is School of Motion?
In-Depth video lessons, interviews and more...
With hundreds of hours of free video lessons, interviews with top industry pros and epic articles on the Motion Design topics, you’ll have more than enough to keep you busy. Start browsing instantly, or grab a complimentary Student Account to access terabytes of project files and assets.
Intense, interactive training programs.
Ready for the next level? Join one of our Bootcamp sessions for an experience that will test your skills and level you up in record time. Or check out one of our self-paced courses which are the most comprehensive in the industry. We show you how the pros do their thing by letting you watch over-their-shoulder as they make great Motion Design.
A vibrant online community of Motion Designers.
Our community is engaged and growing rapidly. With a Student Account you’ll be able to access School Forums, interact with our instructors, and get industry news delivered weekly to your inbox. Bootcamp alumni also gain access to an exclusive (and incredible) alumni group with job postings, contests, and lots more.
What do you want to learn?
You don’t have to pay anything to check out our massive library of content.
But when you’re ready for the next level, check out some of our paid courses like the interactive Bootcamps or our best-in-class self-paced programs. From Design to Animation to Character to Freelancing, we’ve got you covered.
Don’t be “good at After Effects.” Learn to animate, and you won’t need to rely on tricks or plugins to do great work. This course teaches you how to make things move beautifully... like an animator!
Character Animation Bootcamp
Master Pose-to-Pose animation in this intense course. Learn to work with professional character rigs and practice posing, key-tests, and tweening in a challenging and controlled environment.
Design Bootcamp gets you up to speed with the principles and practices of modern Designers working in the field of Motion Design. Learn to come up with ideas and create beautiful imagery.
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Thousands of students have gone through our courses. Here’s some of their feedback.
I've finished the Animation Bootcamp, Design Bootcamp and Character Animation Bootcamp, and they were all fantastic. I can wholeheartedly recommend all three bootcamps, not only did they make me a much more competent animator and designer, but they also re-kindled my passion for animation and design. The lessons are fun and incredibly informative, and the teachers and TA's are very dedicated and helpful. But one of the best things is to watch your peers get better and better with each lesson and to witness the friendly atmosphere and camaraderie in the Bootcamp Facebook group. It's worth every penny.
I have taken courses elsewhere and nothing has compared to the experience I've had with School of Motion Bootcamps. It's not just the tutorials that help but also how responsive and engaging the classes are. Getting to talk to other students from around the world and getting their feedback and perspective make SOM bootcamps unique. The TA's are very knowledgable and extremely helpful in their feedback. The instructor was very hands on and technically experienced. He answered questions quickly and was truly engaged in all the projects and with all the students. This experience has broaden my knowledge as a designer and animator. It was worth every penny.
Simply put, these bootcamps have made me a more confident designer and animator.
The knowledge and confidence that I've gained absolutely shines thru when it's time to tackle client, agency and personal work. It is very clear that a lot of thought and love has been put into these courses and you'll see results within the first couple of weeks. Put in the hard work and participate with the great peers you'll meet and network with. You won't regret it. Believe the hype.
School of Motion is an amazing education. Not only do you get the comfort of learning in your home, but you also get access to the expertise and feedback of professionals working in the industry. I've never experienced such vast improvement as quickly as I did in bootcamp.
Character Animation Bootcamp is the coolest course ever! It’s inspiring, challenging and fun. During and even better, after the course, I felt part of a family. Teachers are highly skilled and professional, always ready to answer any question and classmates are talented and enthusiastic. It’s the right place to learn every secret of Character Animation.
Animation Bootcamp was a career milestone for me as a motion artist. I was already working in the video industry, but through this course I was equipped in ways I couldn't have imagined. I can now take ideas that are locked away in my brain, apply these well-taught principles, and bring them to full fruition. College may have opened up this world, but School of Motion saturated it with color.