After Effects - Motion Graphics & Data Visualization (

Using Adobe After Effects create beautiful VFX Visual Effects, data visualization & VFX Compositing.

Created by: Daniel Walter Scott

Produced in 2022

What you will learn

  • You'll learn to take Excel spread sheets and animate this in After Effects.
  • You'll learn how to make animated pie charts, line charts & bar graphs.
  • You'll learn how to create percentage counters.
  • You'll learn how to animate icons making beautiful infographics.
  • You'll learn how to create 'voice over' infographics.
  • You'll learn all the animation techniques needed to bring your data to life.
  • You will have the finished files so you never fall behind.
  • Downloadable exercise files & cheat sheet.
  • Forum support from me and the rest of the BYOL crew.
  • Techniques used by professional motion graphic designers.
  • A wealth of other resources and websites to help your new career path.

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Overall Score : 98 / 100

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Course Description

Hi there, my name is Dan. I'm a Adobe Certified Instructor and I LOVE animating infographics & bringing potentially boring data to life using After Effects through Data Visualization.
This course is for beginners. You don't need any previous knowledge in VFX Compositing or any motion graphics experience. We'll start with the super basics, taking simple icons breathing life into to them with After Effects.
We'll work through a real life projects, connecting Excel into After Effects to transform your boring spreadsheet data into approachable visual information. We'll experiment with lighting & cameras. We'll do some fun things with masking, looking at how important sound is in your presentation, all the way through to exporting for Youtube, Powerpoint and all sorts of social media including animated GIFS.
There are projects for you to complete, so you can practice your VFX visual effects skills and use these for your portfolio. There is a cheat sheet and I've got exercise files so you can play along. I will also save my files as I go through each video so that you can compare yours to mine - handy if something goes wrong.
Know that I will be around to help - if you get lost you can drop a post on the video 'Questions and Answers' below each video and I'll be sure to get back to you.
What are you waiting for? Lets get making!Who this course is for:
  • This course is for people completely new to After Effects. No previous animation or motion graphic design experienced is necessary.
  • This is a relaxed, well paced introduction that will enable you to produce impressive video for your business or organization. Only basic computing skills are necessary - If you can send emails and surf the internet then you will cope well with our course.

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Instructor Details

Daniel Walter Scott

Sharing is who I am, and teaching is where I am at my best, because I've been on both sides of that equation, and getting to deliver useful training is my meaningful way to be a part of the creative community.
I've spent a long time watching others learn, and teach, to refine how I work with you to be efficient, useful and, most importantly, memorable. I want you to carry what I've shown you into a bright future.
I have a wife (a lovely Irish girl) and kids. I have lived and worked in many places (as Kiwis tend to do) but most of my 14+ years of creating and teaching has had one overriding theme: bringing others along for the ride as we all try to change the world with our stories, our labours of love and our art.
I'm a certified Adobe instructor (ACI) in Ireland. I'm also an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) and have completed the Adobe Certified Associate training (ACA). And I don't just do Adobe. Remember, media is a very broad term digital blew out the borders, so we are all constantly learning.
I've been teaching for 14+ years. I come from being a media designer and content creator so I understand exactly where you're at now. I've been there. I love this stuff. Print, digital publishing, web and video. I can see how it all connects. And I can see how we can share those connections.
I built Bring Your Own Laptop in Ireland, New Zealand, Australia & online. I have a great team working with me to keep BYOL at the top of Adobe and digital media training. I u



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I really liked the course, it is very fluid and the instructor explains everything very well. I learned many new things and therefore met my expectations. English is not my mother tongue but I have notions and the subtitles help, although in some cases they do not match the definition, technical details. As a subject to the instructor, it would be good if he spoke a little slower, of course, one can repeat the video, it is only a suggestion.Thank you very much for the course.

I really enjoyed this course and the instructor. As an experienced AE user, I did not get bored and found several alternatives to animation processes.

The course is great. I'm very project oriented (alongside being a right-brain creative) and like to follow along step-by-step to understand the nuances of a particular technique etc. I already had an understanding and experience with AE but this training is giving me loads of value in terms of best practices, the instructor makes it really easy to follow along and so much more. My skills are definitely developing and I would definitely buy from Daniel again.

I am really enjoying the course. It's really a pleasure to learn online with some great artists in Udemy.

It was very helpful, Dan easy to listen to and learn from. I didn't lose concentration and I've went though the course quite fast. But, I would suggest making more small tasks as "homework" after sections, Just to get the hang of it on our own (: That's why I love that he left a tasks at the end.

Dan is a really funny guy, a bit rushing for someone with English as a second language, but still a good pace. Very useful exercises in the course, real life application methods, tips and tricks. Thoroughly enjoyed it!

After the course I am able to get a lots of hidden treasures of After effects, Thanks a lot to the mentor Mr Dan. I ll look forward more on AE Particle simulation lectures from the same mentor, thanks a lot.

Another fantastic course by Dan. You cant go wrong checking out any of his courses. He makes it super fun and easy to learn but be sure to do as many of the exercises as possible. A little harder to retain if you only watch the videos.

This is my fourth course by Daniel. I really enjoy his lectures, they are upbeat and easy to follow. I look forward to other courses from him.

I am a big fan of Dan Scott's classes. I have completed his classes InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and AfterEffects classes. I like his teaching style and he is very knowledgeable.

He taught me some new information I had never known before. I didn't know that you could use all the pre-made graphs in Excel and fix them for After Effects. That could come in real handy.

Learn a lot thanks you, i only give 4 Star because the illustration course set up a high level of fun and efficiency that this course doesn't reach.I i never knew Dan's illustrator course i'll definitely give a 5 star