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Motion design is quite an extensive field. Advertising, live graphics in the news, cartoons, animation in games, UI animation – all this is motion design.
First, you need to decide what area of motion design you want to work in. It is clear that after studying one, you can finish your studies and apply your skills and experience to the other, but you should start purposefully. The list of programs that will need to be studied depends on the choice of the exact goal.
Let's take a look at the three most popular programs that most motion designers use.
Adobe After Effects is a program for creating video effects, animations, and other dynamic compositions. It is used by most motion designers, as its functionality covers many tasks that need to be solved in the process of work.
Adobe Premiere Pro is a non-linear editing program. It is used for editing movies and TV shows, including on such channels as the BBC.
Cinema 4d-a program for creating 3D graphics and animation. The principle of operation is similar to that familiar to most 3D Max, but the program is sharpened specifically for animation.
There are many analogs and other programs that have a more targeted application, but the pipeline is about the same for all of them.
Motion design programs are among the most difficult to learn, so when I write “learn”, I mean learning programs based on video lessons. There are a lot of useful videos in the public domain, but I recommend buying a course for the correct course of training. Since there are a lot of terms used in motion design, it will be easier and faster to understand them under the guidance of a curator.
Motion design includes a lot of areas and from what exactly you are interested in, you should choose the method of training.
As in any other field there are several types of training:
To search for and compare schools, you can use various collections of aggregator sites. For example, the link was in the Yandex search results with a selection and comparison of courses
See programs and prices to see what you'll get in the end. It happens that the price is low and it seems that the course is worse than others, but if you look at the program, it may well suit your interests.