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Principles of Composition for Motion Designers
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Released Feb 18, 2013
Laura Hawk

Pluralsight

Laura Hawk
In this series of tutorials, we will learn how the principles of composition can help us to become better communicators as motion designers. Often times, motion designers can overlook the importance of composition as a means of creating effective message communication.

This course provides an insight into what these principles mean and discusses what good implementation of these principles looks like in practical application.We discuss the principles movement, contrast, proximity, rhythm, emphasis, balance, variety, and unity. We also take a look at how hierarchy, as a means of organization of information, can be reinforced by these principles, and in-turn strengthen the overall composition. You simply cannot miss this course if you value clear communication in your own motion design.

By then end of this course, you'll have a firm grasp on different composition types and how motion gives you the flexibility to seamlessly change from one type to another, giving you successful emphasis on the points you need and bringing overall unity to your own motion pieces.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
01:11
Understanding balance for composition
2

Understanding balance for composition

 
07:48
Creating contrast in animation and composition
3

Creating contrast in animation and composition

 
07:37
Proximity relation to eye-path
4

Proximity relation to eye-path

 
12:41
Using rhythm to drive the viewer's eye
5

Using rhythm to drive the viewer's eye

 
03:38
The elements of emphasis
6

The elements of emphasis

 
05:24
Creating dynamic movement
7

Creating dynamic movement

 
08:03
Creating successful variety
8

Creating successful variety

 
09:14
Achieving harmonious appeal with unity
9

Achieving harmonious appeal with unity

 
05:42
Understanding the organization of hierarchy
10

Understanding the organization of hierarchy

 
14:13
Implementing composition principles for successful communication
11

Implementing composition principles for successful communication

 
15:43