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Motion Design

  • instructor

- Jorge R. Canedo

  • apprentice

- Maciej Kuciara

  • apprentice

- Rafael Mayani

Follow along as motion designer and director Jorge R. Canedo Estrada (AKA Jr.canest) breaks down his motion design process from start to finish, covering project insights, Jorge's Principles of Motion Design, Photoshop, Illustrator and particularly After Effects to help you create your own animation.

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Motion Design

1. I’ve always wanted to work in an animation-related field and originally wanted to find a program in school that catered to that. I got into graphic design after teaching myself Photoshop in high school and doing some random designs and drawings for friends. When I got to school they offered an animation class and that’s when I was introduced to After Effects. I spent countless hours in the lab doing a project that involved Typography set to music. When I saw how powerful a piece became when you combined sound and design, I was hooked. The idea that you can bring life to simple objects has been something I’v always wanted to pursue ever since.

2. The one one the left is better. The ball has weight that is expressed through squash and stretch. It feels better.

3. Homework is the motion of a pendulum swing. This was really challenging for me to do by hand. Don't have much experience with frame by frame but I've always wanted to learn traditional animation. I'm glad I took the time to do this, looking forward to the rest of the course.

It was a culmination of past and present experiences that eventually turned me on to motion design. As a kid I spent a lot of time on a computer game called The Incredible Machine. It was a Rube Goldberg problem solving game where you are given objects that interact with its physical environment to achieve objectives. There usually was more than one way to solve them. Fast forward to today, I enjoyed watching TED talk videos enhanced with motion graphics to help describe stories. This sparked my desire to play with After Effects. The challenge of achieving certain motions with shapes brought back fond memories sitting at my computer playing The Incredible Machine. Motion graphics is a lot like puzzle solving to create amazing content. It's rewarding because many elements in motion design combines critical thinking with visual arts, and that's why I think it's very exciting.

1. I used the look of my website ( to inform this looping animation of my logo. Added various elements - such as the main keyframe diamond - that interact with their surroundings. I also added some smears here and there, which gives the sequence a bit more punch.

2. I'd like to work on an animation for a friend of mine who owns a bakery who does a lot for the community. He recently had a large mural painted on the outside of his bakery of a field of wheat, and I'd like to find a creative way to incorporate his branding and this mural into a short piece to give to him.

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1. Although the training recently started, I greatly value your advices. Animating took on a different meaning and I am looking forward try these new tools in the future.

2. "Here is the quote I have chosen : The golden rule of conduct is mutual toleration, seeing that we will never all think alike and we shall always see Truth in fragment and from different points of vision." Gandhi