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Animation Bootcamp

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Animation Bootcamp teaches you the art of beautiful movement. In this course, you'll learn the principles behind great animation, and how to apply them in After Effects.

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Apr 4, 2022

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HIGHLIGHTED FEATURES
Exercises & Project Files for Every Lesson
Personalized Feedback from Pro Animators
Verified Credential Upon Course Completion

Student Testimonial

"Taking Animation Bootcamp was a gamechanger! Prior to the course, I was self-taught based on whatever available resources I could find online. By taking Animation Bootcamp, I finally learned animation and saved so much time that I would have otherwise spent browsing and filtering free online content. After completing the courses, I finally felt confident enough to add animation to my skill set and I've never looked back since. After many years in another field, I've started a brand new career path and I'm loving it!" - Alena Hovorkova, Fall 2018

Course Instructor

Joey Korenman

Prior to starting School of Motion, Joey was the Creative Director and Lead Animator at Toil in Boston, MA. There he lead projects for clients like Subway, McDonalds, Progressive, Saucony, and many other high-profile brands. He has also freelanced extensively for studios and agencies, working on network rebrands for Speed, Discovery, HBO, and SyFy. He's been using After Effects for close to 20 years and is one of the baldest dudes you'll ever meet.

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Course Overview

WEEK NUMBER

Meet your classmates, get comfy with the course format, dive right in with an Evaluation exercise designed to let us see where you are starting from.

What you’ll Learn
  • Familiarize Yourself with the Course
  • After Effects Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Workflow Tips and Tricks
week start

Apr 4

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assignments

1 Projects

run time

6 Hrs

Discover the truth about animation that most MoGraphers never learn. Then take your first beating from the Value Graph, it won't be your last. By the end of this week you'll already be animating differently.

What you’ll Learn
  • Using the Value Graph
  • Timing and Spacing
week start

Apr 11

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assignments

2 Projects

run time

6 Hrs

This week we'll introduce the Speed Graph and work on curved motion. We'll also start applying the principles of Anticipation and Overshooting.

What you’ll Learn
  • The Speed Graph
  • Using Oscillations
  • Anticipation and Overshooting
week start

Apr 18

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assignments

2 Projects

run time

6 Hrs

This week you'll learn all about making bounces and impacts look real. You'll also practice the magical principle of follow-through.

What you’ll Learn
  • Realistic Bounces and Impacts
  • Follow-through
week start

Apr 25

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assignments

2 Projects

run time

6 Hrs

This week deals with those little flourishes that make your animations more appealing. You'll work on one of the tougher assignments in Bootcamp and learn about Secondary Animation.

What you’ll Learn
  • Squash and Stretch
  • Secondary Animation
  • Adding Visual Appeal
week start

May 2

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assignments

2 Projects

run time

6 Hrs

Our courses are intense, so we built in these focus weeks to give you a chance to finish any work you haven't gotten to. We also throw in a ton of cool bonus content to make sure you never stop learning.

What you’ll Learn
  • Workflow Tips
  • The Greatest Song Ever
week start

May 9

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assignments

0 Project

run time

6 Hrs

Now that you have the basics down, let's explore some more advanced concepts in animation. You'll learn about Reinforcing Movement and Eye Trace, two animation superpowers.

What you’ll Learn
  • Reinforcing Movement
  • Eye Trace
  • Advanced Animation Concepts
week start

May 16

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assignments

2 Projects

run time

6 Hrs

Once you master the principles of animation, you can bend them to your will. In this last week of lessons we'll start things off talking about breaking those rules you just spent weeks learning. You'll also get a final project that will really test your new animation skills. Get ready to set a lot of keyframes!

What you’ll Learn
  • Breaking the Rules
  • Creating Imperfect Movement
  • Putting it All Together
week start

May 23

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assignments

2 Projects

run time

6 Hrs

Once you master the principles of animation, you can bend them to your will. In this last week of lessons we'll start things off talking about breaking those rules you just spent weeks learning. You'll also get a final project that will really test your new animation skills. Get ready to set a lot of keyframes!

What you’ll Learn
  • Extended Critique Period
week start

May 30

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assignments

0 Projects

run time

6 Hrs

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FAQs

How do I know if this course is right for me?

This course is a good fit for those that are comfortable using After Effects and are looking to take their work to the next level. Animation Bootcamp teaches the principles of animation that push you to learn beyond the After Effect's interface. After all, there's much more to being animator than simply being good at After Effects.

What are the prerequisites?

To succeed in this course you should be comfortable with After Effects and capable of creating basic animations. If you are not there yet, you should consider starting with After Effects Kickstart, an 8-week introductory course that will have you animating in no time!

What is the required software?

The minimum software requirements are: 

  • Adobe After Effects CC 2014 (13.0 or Higher)
  • Adobe Flash Professional CC 2014 (14.0 or Higher - Important Note: This is now called Adobe Animate CC as of version 2015.1 (15.1)


*To access other students' project files you will likely need the most current version of After Effects.

What is the course format?

Animation Bootcamp is a 12-week course. Lessons become available at a specific time each week but you can watch them and do your work whenever it is convenient for you. The lessons include pre-recorded videos, podcasts, PDFs and assignments with working files.

All student work is critiqued by our highly trained Teaching Assistants. School of Motion TA's are professional Animators with real life experience in the industry.

During the course you will be invited to a private classroom that contains all of the  students and Teaching Assistants in your session. This is a great tool for connecting, asking or answering questions, sharing thoughts or insights, and winning cool contests!

How much time do I need to commit?

Animation Bootcamp is a 12 week course. You'll have the flexibility to watch the course content and complete your course work on your schedule. However, you can expect to commit at least 15 - 20 hours per week on course material. The video lesson are 1-2 hours in length. There are 13 assignments total. Assignments are typically assigned on Mondays and Thursdays with soft deadlines the next day. We have designated catch-up weeks built into the schedule so students have extra time to complete their assignments if needed. There is also an extended critique add-on for those that want more time with a Teaching Assistant after the 12-week course or need more time to complete assignments towards earning a credential.

Do I get a certificate at the end of the course?

Yes, if you complete, submit, and have 70% of your course assignments approved by your Teaching Assistant you will be eligible for a Course Credential through Credly. With your Credly Course Credential, you can share your accomplishments across your social networks, the blockchain, or to print out yourself.

Can I access my course content after the course ends?

Yes! Once you complete Animation Bootcamp, you’ll have lifetime access to all the course lessons and materials, so you can revisit them whenever you like. Also, if we make any changes to Animation Bootcamp following your session, you’ll automatically receive access to the latest version.

Please note: Video critiques change each session, so you’ll only have access to the video critiques during the session you're enrolled in. The written critiques you receive in your homework locker as well as the classroom content will also remain available to you forever!