Storytelling with UI
Bring your UI to life through video.
Learn how to create stunning design videos with these 2 tutorials.
Tutorial #1 – Tracking, intro to 3D cameras and depth of field, split-tone color grading
Duration: 50 min
In this first tutorial, you will learn how to track objects in video footage. You’ll learn how to use Mocha AE (which comes bundled with After Effects) to analyze and track any object in your video. You’ll learn how to set up 3D cameras using true depth of field to create beautiful photographic compositions from your designs. Finally, you’ll learn how to split-tone color grade your video for final presentation.
01:15 – Intro
02:26 – Review assets
05:42 – Tracking
11:48 – Using tracking data
16:54 – Adding graphics to your scene
27:13 – Animating UI
35:54 – Motion blur overview
39:07 – Split-tone color grading
42:42 – Alternate version in true 3D
44:29 – In camera depth of field
46:33 – Using 3D lights to light your design
Tutorial #2 – Screen replacement, 3D camera solving, quick compositing, turning your designs into 3D scenes
Duration: 40 min
In the second tutorial, you’re going to build on the previous skills by using Mocha to replace a screen on a device. Then you’re going to learn how to use the ‘camera solver’ in After Effects to generate a true 3D camera. With the 3D scene built, you’ll begin adding your graphics in space and using the ‘collapse transformations’ feature in After Effects to turn your 3D scene into a single object, giving you power and flexibility.
00:58 – Intro
3:05 – Review assets
5:15 – Track screen in Mocha AE
10:38 – Corner pin overview
11:48 – Screen replacement
13:37 – Simple compositing trick
14:59 – 3D camera tracker overview
17:56 – Using assets within 3D scene
20:07 – Animating UI
27:12 – Adding UI animation to scene
30:49 – Collapse transformations technique
33:08 – Using 3D lights to light your UI animation
39:56 – Color correction
Free bonus tutorials included with purchase.
Bonus tutorial #1 – After Effects Fast Start
Duration: 44 min
If you’ve never used After Effects before, this simple ‘fast start’ tutorial walks you through the 8 things you need to know. Even if you’ve never worked on a timeline or with keyframes, you’ll be cruising to victory.
BONUS Tutorial #2 – Prepping in Photoshop
Duration: 32 min
You will save the most time by learning how to prepare your Photoshop files correctly for After Effects. Learn how to set up and work with layer styles, layer groups, adjustment layers and more. This will set you up for success so you are animating from clean files and not wasting valuable time.
BONUS Tutorial #3 – Prepping in Illustrator
Duration: 14 min
For Illustrator lovers, I take you through step by step how to prepare your Illustrator design file and get it set up powerfully in After Effects so you can animate with ease.
Bonus item – UI Animation Keyboard Shortcuts
Print out this little buddy and keep it next to your desk. These are the top 25 keyboard shortcuts that will have you animating with lightning speed like a pro. It covers both Mac & Windows keyboard shortcuts.
Use Design Vision Videos to…
Simply put, this is a high leverage opportunity. If you find yourself bidding on a project and you incorporate motion into your bid, you have a leg up. My bids over the years have won hundreds of thousands of dollars, and every single one used motion.
You already did the design work. Now have some fun, shoot some footage, and bring it all to life. Impress future employers and make your work stand out.
Showing your idea ‘in context’ is a powerful communication opportunity. I’ve had my motion studies make the difference in whether I got approval or not. It’s super awesome.
Industry best practices
Issara Willenskomer brings 3 years teaching designers, and over a decade of UI Animations work for clients like XBox, Facebook, HBO, Twitter, Nordstrom, Amazon, and more. His teaching methods are taken from real world workflows and industry best practices.
“The UX in Motion video tutorials were key to my expertise with motion in UIs. I was able to take my expert skills in Illustrator and Photoshop to whole new level of interactivity. The tutorials do a great job of guiding you through the fundamentals of After Effects and how to realize your motion design ideas. This is one of the best investments you can make if you are interested in learning how to prototype motion and effects in user interfaces.”
– Prasant Sivadasan, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, Seattle
“Iz the wizz (can I call you that? I feel like I can call you that.) This is great. Thank you. After about a half day so far, I’ve gone from being like ‘what the heck’s going on in here’ to ‘dang… I totally got this’. Thanks so much for getting me started and I’m looking forward to learning so much more with ya.”
– Zachary Gibson, Senior Designer at Google, San Francisco
Download this video training and watch on the go. Sync with your mobile device and hang out at your favorite coffee shop while you learn After Effects.
A link via email to 2.5 hours of downloadable video tutorials, including project source files and renders. Plus another 1.5 hours of bonus tutorials and source files.
Lifetime access. Pure and simple. I do this because it’s what I would want from a training. Things comes up and sometimes you don’t have time to invest in learning. My commitment is that this training be there for you 365 days a year.
It can be, especially when you learn it the wrong way. After Effects is like a huge wood shop filled with hundreds of tools, and for UI animation, you only need to know one or two extremely well. That’s what this training does. Rather than focus on the WHOLE program, you learn the tools and techniques SPECIFICALLY for prototyping. You’ll be amazed at how fast and easy it is.
Absolutely. However there are times when the idea is more valuable than the interactivity itself. Having an appropriate sketching environment like After Effects allows you the freedom to create whatever you can imagine and even create a dev friendly spec (which you’ll learn about in the training).
Tutorials on other sites teach individual tools. Real world projects rely on combining and stacking tools, techniques, mindsets, tactics and best practices. This training supports a professional workflow, connects the dots for you, and, sets you up strong in your real world projects.
When it comes to animating with Adobe After Effects, the sky is the limit and that’s the point. If you’re only needing to prototype ‘stock’ interactions where one screen swipes to another, don’t bother with this training. If you love to push innovation, and discover what’s possible then the answer is yes. You need this.
Learn to innovate with motion
Great UI Animations require a combination of countless techniques. Learning how techniques can be combined to create new animations allows you to create your own unique style, and innovate solutions for your individual projects.Add to cart
Included in your download
My goal is to make your learning experience as seamless as possible. That’s why I’ve included all the PSD files, references to online projects, and the After Effects source files so you can learn and practice at the same time.
30 day money back guarantee
If are not 100% satisfied for any reason, I’ll give you a full refund AND you can keep the training. That’s how committed I am to having this training work for you.