A video editor creates a story together using footage. They use music, dialog, graphics, effects and more to enhance the story. A motion graphics artist uses 2D motion graphics and animations alone or in combination with footage to create videos and video elements. There are many concepts that overlap between them.
Some of those are design, pacing, lingo, color balance, masking and alpha channels to name a few. The artistic eye is quite similar as well. However in my definitions above the main separator is story generation. The majority of the time a video editor creates the story while a motion graphics artist supplements the story.
The differences begin to grow once you start looking at a finer or more pixelated level.Video editing is the manipulation and arrangement of video shots. Video editing is used to structure and present all video information, including films and television shows, video advertisements and video essays.
Video editing has been dramatically democratized in recent years by editing software available for personal computers. Video editing is the process of editing segments of motion video production footage, special effects and sound recordings in the post-production process.
After completing the course you will be a professional to create custom moving lower thirds and backgrounds without having to seek help. Also to create animated titles outside of the prepackaged animation presets in After Effects (even though that’s a great place to start).