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Motion Graphics Training San Diego

Unlock your creative potential with motion graphics classes in San Diego. Learn the art of animation and create stunning visual effects that will set you apart in the tech industry.

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Motion Graphics Certificate

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Become a skilled Motion Graphics Designer and master the art of animating motion graphics, creating visual effects, and editing videos using industry-standard software like Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Cinema 4D Lite. Develop a strong portfolio showcasing your creative techniques and gain the skills needed to meet the growing demand for video professionals.

Monday, Mar 4th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (16 sessions)

$3,495

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After Effects Bootcamp

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Discover the secrets of creating captivating motion graphics and animations in this comprehensive course. Gain hands-on experience with real-world projects and learn from a leading instructor, as you delve into techniques like motion tracking and animating 3D layers. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop recommended.

Tuesday, Mar 12th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

$975

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Premiere Pro Bootcamp

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Master the art of professional video editing with Premiere Pro. Learn how to import, organize, and edit footage, enhance audio and video quality, add effects and titles, and much more. Take your video editing skills to the next level with this comprehensive course.

Monday, Mar 4th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

$975

3 sessions

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Film Editing Techniques Masterclass

Pitch to Screen® Education

Enhance your editing skills with our instructor-led masterclass in Adobe Premiere Pro. Gain proficiency in essential tools, motion graphics, audio editing, color correction, and media exporting. Elevate your content creation and editing capabilities in just 3 hours.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 10:30am–1:30pm Eastern Time

VFX & Motion Graphics Techniques Masterclass

Pitch to Screen® Education

Learn the secrets of motion graphics and visual effects compositing with our instructor-led masterclass. Gain hands-on experience, master essential techniques, and elevate your skills to the next level. Join us to unlock the world of Adobe After Effects and create outstanding visual content.

Friday, Feb 23rd, 10:30am–1:30pm Eastern Time

After Effects in a Day

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Learn how to create stunning animations, add music and sounds, and import files from Illustrator and Photoshop in this hands-on workshop at Noble Desktop. Perfect for beginners looking to master After Effects in just one day.

After Effects Advanced

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Take your After Effects skills to the next level with this advanced course at Noble Desktop. Master text and shape animations, learn video compositing techniques, and discover how to speed up your workflow with expressions. Enhance your motion graphics and compositing skills with hands-on projects in this immersive course.

Tuesday, Mar 5th, 6–9pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)

$975

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Video Editing Certificate

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Master the art of video editing, audio editing, and motion graphics at a leading institution. Learn the creative techniques and workflow required to transform concepts into fully edited videos. Elevate your skills and stand out to potential clients or employers with a compelling video editing demo reel.

Monday, Mar 4th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (13 sessions)

$2,995

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Adobe Premiere Pro 101 (Online)

Manhattan Edit Workshop @ Virtual Class room

Learn the ins and outs of Adobe Premiere Pro software in this comprehensive online course. Gain essential skills to efficiently craft your story with high-performance video production tools, collaborate with ease, and deliver professional-quality content across various platforms. Get ready to take your video editing skills to the next level.

Monday, Feb 26th, 10am–6pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

$1,295

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Premiere Pro Advanced

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Take your Premiere Pro skills to the next level with this advanced training. Discover hidden features, create custom transitions and effects, and master editing for social media and broadcast. Enhance your videos with sound fx and ambient audio, and tackle action sequences like a pro.

Thursday, Mar 7th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)

$695

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Cinema 4D in After Effects Bootcamp

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Unlock the power of 3D graphics in your After Effects projects with this immersive hands-on course. Learn to create and animate stunning 3D models, apply textures, and seamlessly integrate with After Effects using Cinema 4D Lite. Expand your skill set and take your motion projects to new heights.

Monday, Mar 25th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

$975

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Motion Graphics & Video Editing Portfolio Development

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Discover how to create engaging and meaningful motion graphics and video edits from concept to completion in this in-depth course. Gain the skills necessary to build a professional portfolio and excel in the growing industries of motion graphics and video editing. Take the first step towards a career in this creative field with Noble Desktop.

Friday, Mar 22nd, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)

$1,495

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Adobe After Effects Level I (Online)

Manhattan Edit Workshop @ Virtual Class room

Learn the essentials of Adobe After Effects for motion graphics and visual effects with this introductory online course. Discover traditional After Effects workflow, basic animation techniques, keying, and 3D effects. Gain the skills needed to create compelling motion graphics and visual effects.

Monday, Mar 18th, 10am–6pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

$1,295

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After Effects Fundamentals

Training Connection @ Online

Master the powerful program Adobe After Effects and learn all the tools and skills needed for creating special effects and motion graphics in this hands-on course at Training Connection. Suitable for graphic and video professionals looking to enhance their editing and compositing abilities, this course offers both beginners and experienced users the opportunity to learn and practice through various projects and tricks. No prior experience with After Effects is required.

Monday, Feb 26th, 9am–4pm Pacific Time

 (3 sessions)

$1,495

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After Effects Bootcamp

Training Connection @ Online

Learn how to create stunning special effects and motion graphics in this comprehensive After Effects course at Training Connection. Perfect for graphic and video professionals looking to enhance their editing and compositing skills, this hands-on bootcamp covers everything from basic animation to advanced concepts like 3D and particle simulations. No prior experience with After Effects is required.

Monday, Feb 26th, 9am–4pm Pacific Time

 (5 sessions)

$1,995

5 sessions

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Adobe Premiere Pro 201 (Online)

Manhattan Edit Workshop @ Virtual Class room

Master the art of video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro in this comprehensive online course. Learn the interface, tools, and production flow of this revolutionary software used in major motion pictures worldwide. Take your editing skills to the next level and gain precise control over every aspect of your production.

Thursday, Feb 29th, 10am–6pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)

$1,095

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Premiere Pro Bootcamp

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Master the art of video editing with Premiere Pro, the industry-standard tool of choice. From novice to advanced user, this hands-on bootcamp at NYC Career Centers will take you on a journey through the world of filmmaking and video editing, giving you the skills to create stunning projects.

Monday, Mar 4th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

$975

3 sessions

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After Effects Bootcamp

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Master the art of creating professional videos, animations, and special effects with After Effects. Elevate your skills in motion graphics and animation, from basic techniques to advanced motion tracking and particle effects. Take your video editing to the next level at NYC Career Centers.

Tuesday, Mar 12th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

$975

3 sessions

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Basic Fundamentals of CINEMA 4D (Online)

Manhattan Edit Workshop @ Virtual Class room

Learn the essential skills to create stunning 3D animations and models with Cinema 4D. This online course from Manhattan Edit Workshop is designed for VFX artists and editors looking to incorporate 3D objects into their video work. Gain a solid foundation in navigating the program, manipulating objects, working with textures and lights, and compositing models into video scenes.

Friday, Mar 1st, 10am–6pm Eastern Time

 (2 sessions)

$1,095

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After Effects Advanced

NYC Career Centers - Virtually Online

Take your After Effects skills to new heights with this advanced course. Master text animations, create seamless transitions, and delve into the world of motion graphics. Elevate your projects from design to delivery.

Tuesday, Mar 5th, 6–9pm Eastern Time

 (6 sessions)

$975

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Discover the Best Motion Graphics Classes in San Diego

Motion graphics are a type of animation that has become popular amongst marketing experts, social media content creators, business owners, and other professionals. Motion graphics are powerful simply because they catch the attention of the viewer through movement, colorful themes, and a unique creative style. There are slight differences between motion graphics and animation, but the main thing to remember is that motion graphics are animation, but not all animation can be considered motion graphics. There are ample career opportunities for motion graphics professionals in a myriad of different industries and organizations. In addition, motion graphics can be used for a plethora of reasons. Most often, motion graphics are used to promote a product, share a belief, illustrate a point, or teach a complex idea. If you are someone who is a natural storyteller, who enjoys creative projects, and who strives to effectively communicate a main point, then you may thrive as a Motion Graphics Designer or another animation specialist. 

Best Motion Graphics Classes & Schools in San Diego

Motion Graphics and Video Editing Portfolio Development Noble Desktop – Interactive Online Classroom

Noble Desktop offers a Motion Graphics and Video Editing Portfolio Development course that serves as the perfect way to kickstart your Motion Graphics Designer career. In this class, you will learn the foundational skills necessary to create compelling and creative motion graphics that send a message, tell a story, or promote a product. In addition, this course emphasizes portfolio development, so by the end of this course you will leave with a polished set of works for you to present to future employers. This is an ideal way to learn more about the software that these design professionals use on a day-to-day basis and gain useful experience in the field. 

Prerequisites: Participants should have experience equivalent to the After Effects Bootcamp and Premiere Pro Bootcamp.

Duration: There are full-time and part-time options for students. Part-time students participate in 10 sessions for 3 hours each. Full-time students will participate in 5 sessions for 7 hours each.

Cost: $1,495

Motion Graphics Certificate Noble Desktop – Interactive Online Classroom

Noble Desktop has a Motion Graphics Certificate designed to help students become adept Motion Graphics Designers and animation professionals. In this course, you will work with a myriad of different software, such as Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Cinema 4D Lite. You will learn to edit videos by adjusting audio, dialogue, and video clips as well as learn to create smooth, entertaining animated graphics and three-dimensional models. Once you complete the course, you will have a professional portfolio to share with employers and a certificate of completion. 

Prerequisites: Prior experience with Adobe Photoshop and/or Adobe Illustrator is required before enrolling in this course. Knowledge of video editing and design is useful, but not necessary.

Duration: This course has a combined 102 hours of instruction over two months for full-time students and four months for part-time students.

Cost: $3,495

InDesign Training Academy X – Private training in San Diego

This InDesign Training helps students create complex designs and bring them to life through various documents. Typically, InDesign helps professionals create posters, flyers, and other types of presentations. These still images can be used in-person or in a digital space, which means animation and other motion graphics can be added later on. Students will specifically practice various editing styles, document layouts, and design techniques that will help create a clear, aesthetically pleasing document. Overall, this is good software for aspiring motion graphics experts to explore as it will only provide skills that students can build and improve upon.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites are listed.

Duration: This is a 12-hour course.

Cost: $695

Flash/Animate Introduction/Intermediate Sonic Training – 401 B Street, Suite 650, San Diego, California 92101

The Flash/Animate course is designed for beginners and those with some level of experience using Adobe Flash and Adobe Animate. In particular, students will explore these platforms to create web pages and other web page components that may include text, graphics, or animation. Students will learn the ins and outs of the applications and will gain experience with adding text, animating graphics, and including interactive elements. In addition, students will learn how to encode a video object and publish a flash document to share with others. Overall, students will learn valuable skills that are transferable and able to be built upon.

Prerequisites: There are no specified prerequisites.

Duration: This is a one-day class.

Cost: Contact to request a price quote. The fees may differ depending on the modality and whether the training is on-site, in-person, or online.

San Diego Industries That Use Motion Graphics

San Diego has many thriving industries where Motion Graphics Designers could find employment. For example, retail advertising, technology, and higher education are all industries that require motion graphics specialists to advertise, promote, or educate the public about their goods and services. Some motion graphics studios in the area include Dreamvision Media, Rossman Media, Ferrari Productions, Larimore Production Co., Big Day the Agency, Ockham, Lead Wolf, Focus Media Video Production, Magnetic Creative, Chomp Creative Studio, New Evolution Video, and Mortis Studio.

Retail Advertising

Motion Graphics Designers play a big role in the retail industry. These animation specialists are tasked with designing animations and clips that promote a product, increase sales, or inform consumers about new services. Utilizing motion graphics is one of the best ways to spread awareness of a company or brand because so much of the modern world is conducted online. For example, e-commerce is booming largely in part to digital marketing tactics, many of which utilize motion graphics. Motion Graphics Designers can find employment at a plethora of retail companies within the San Diego area, such as Brilliant Earth, Sugared and Bronzed, Callaway Golf, BellaCanvas, Stella and McCabe, Tinuiti, Fashionphile, Fresh Clean Tees, Storm Brain, Knockaround, Petco, prAna, Wondersign, Spectrum Brands Inc., Best Buy, Pura Vida, and Fashion Nova are a few retailers in the area that require motion graphics professionals.

Technology

Motion Graphics Designers are unique as the job is both based on technological communication and creative expression. These professionals use their storytelling abilities and technical skills to create graphics that serve an intended purpose. Many animation specialists use certain software and platforms that require knowledge of technical problem-solving, yet must also have a keen eye and attention to detail. In the San Diego technology industry, there are ample opportunities to find employment and kickstart your career. Qualcomm, Teradata, Zovio, Mapp Digital, Inseego, Seismic, ecoATM, Linus Health, ClickUp, Brain Corp, Shield AI, Altium, Audatex US, PlayStation, HP Inc., PGi, Intuit, ServiceNow, CSC Corptax, Q-Centrix, and Tealium are just a few of the many technology companies in the San Diego area.

Higher Education

Institutes of higher learning often utilize motion graphics. Many colleges use motion graphics in television advertisements, social media posts, and official websites to promote degree programs and draw in potential students. Motion Graphics Designers are also hired to create animations that assist with the learning process. By using a multimodal form such as a motion graphic, students are able to absorb information more easily and sharpen their critical thinking, reasoning, and problem-solving skills. There are plenty of universities and related institutions in the San Diego area, such as the University of California San Diego, San Diego State University, University of San Diego, Mathnasium, San Diego Unified School District, Kumon, University of Southern California, Kaplan, Accenture, AVID, Capitol Debate, CourseKey, and ONtrepreneur Academy.

Motion Graphics Jobs & Salaries in San Diego

San Diego is not only one of the best places for Special Effects Artists and Animators to live in terms of employment opportunities but in terms of salary as well. The region is one of the top five areas with the highest pay rate for motion graphics experts, with a yearly salary averaging $115,000. The state’s mean salary for these professionals is roughly $135,000.

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