If you’ve watched a movie, television show, documentary, or vlog, you have probably seen graphics in motion. Motion Graphics Designers work in the movie and TV industry, the music business, advertising, and create infographics for businesses and nonprofits, large and small.
There are several programs used specifically for creating animations and adding the motions within motion graphics, such as Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro. But before motion is added, the illustrations and artwork must be completed. This is where Illustrator comes in.
Motion Graphics Designers create the computer animations that bring text and graphics to life on the screen. Motion graphics are most often used in title and credits sequences, as well as sections of videos that explain concepts.
From the pulse and swirl of the lightsabers in Star Wars to the defense of Helm’s Deep in The Lord of the Rings, special animated effects are everywhere. When you turn on the daily weather report, you are watching something that was made with animation software like Adobe After Effects.
If you are considering changing careers and becoming a Video Editor, you will need to know what kind of training you will need in order to find a job. While many Video Editors have degrees in film or communications, it isn’t absolutely necessary to go to college to work as a Video Editor.
Motion Graphics Designers create computer animations that bring text and graphics to life on the screen. They often work as part of a video editing team to produce a video, film, television show, documentary, or advertisement.
Animation was once very expensive to produce because it was drawn and colored by hand, and then each frame was photographed. Programs like Adobe Animate have made it possible for independent artists to create shows digitally and the field is now wide open.
If the world of animation has captured your imagination, you might be considering a career as a Motion Graphics Designer. While many Motion Graphics Designers have degrees in film or art, it isn’t absolutely necessary to go to college to work in motion graphics.
Animation can be beautiful, captivating, and entertaining. If you have always loved animation and are thinking about making a career change, here are the skills you will need to become a successful animator.
Are you considering a career in motion graphics but are unsure of how to start or what type of training is needed to switch your profession? This career guide will cover all the key areas of working in motion graphics design, the type of education needed to secure a position, and how to keep your skill set fresh with fast-changing technology.
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