Its amazing to see such a wealth of fantastic free resources these days for motion designers & animators. On top of this there are a ton of amazing After Effects tempaltes and resources all over the wee=b, we are living in some interesting times.
That said, some times we just really need to get stuck in and hands on, unfortunately stand alone tutorial just wont scratch that itch. Here is a roundu of some amazing classes, men.torships and courses to get a head start learning After Effetcs & Animation.
School of Motion - https://www.schoolofmotion.com/
A fantrastic platform to learn After Effec ts and also the principles of animation. With a good selection of tutorials covering a range of topics, this is a great platform to get a head start in animation.
With hundreds of hours of free video lessons, interviews with top industry pros and epic articles on the Motion Design topics, School of Motion is sure to be worth your while!
Mograph Mentor - http://www.mographmentor.com/
For something a bit more full on and more involved there is Mograph Mentor. MO-GRAPH MENTOR is an online motion graphics training program, with an emphasis on career development.
They save you time and money, by connecting you to industry professionals who will work with you to grow your portfolio and your skill set. This program is for students who are looking to pursue a full time career as a motion designer.
And since the entire program is online, you can be a part of Mo-Graph Mentor from anywhere with an internet connection.
Motion Design School - https://motiondesign.school/
A new player in this space, Motion Design School certainly looks promising! With an amazing Instagram presence full of bitesize tutorials and a couple of very solid training programmes, this site is certainly one to watch!
Skillshare course by Fraser Davidson - https://www.skillshare.com/profile/Fraser-Davidson/7955623
Skillshare is an online learning community for people who want to learn from educational videos. The courses, which are not accredited, are available through subscription. The majority of courses focus on interaction rather than lecturing, with the primary goal of learning by completing a project.
More importantly, leading motion designer Fraser Davidson has 2 fantastic 1 hour tutorials on character animation. Learn from the best in these concise tutorials, well worth the subscription fee on their own!