Motion Graphic Design Crash Course

When getting started with motion graphics, there are few principles you’ll want to learn.

These apply regardless of which app you use to build them, but in this case it is of course shown using DaVinci Resolve.

As you explore the many tools in Resolve to make various effects, be sure to also identify the foundations of design that will allow you make good-looking motion graphics.

Once you have a few creative ideas and some basics, using the tools becomes a lot easier!

In this video from Casey Faris, you’ll learn about:

  • Identifying why something doesn’t look good
  • Creating contrast and adjusting size
  • Showing frame guides
  • Choosing alignment and composition
  • Selecting fonts
  • Title sizes
  • Animation
  • Background
  • Masking
  • Adjusting Keyframes
  • Editing keyframe splines
  • Applying texture

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