I've been wanting to study motion for years, particularly as it relates to UX, but after dinking around in After Effects and playing around with tutorials, nothing really stuck. So this year, I decided to play it straight, and I started taking classes with School of Motion.
I'm only three weeks in, and it's been extremely enlightening, and amazingly easy to pick up, even if building things is extremely tedious while I learn the ropes (this eleven-second video took me *four hours*). It's still clunky, and I want to make the transitions a lot smoother, but I feel confident we'll be getting into that in the next few weeks. I'll probably revisit this as a rebound in the future after I've finished the class.