Looking to learn motion tracking in After Effects? Check out these awesome tutorials to hone your chops.

After Effects is powerful VFX editing tool that can sometimes be a little tricky to figure out. Luckily, there are some very talented people online that are generous enough to share their knowledge with the rest of us. Here’s a roundup of some of the best tutorials for learning motion tracking in After Effects.

Mt. Mograph

Mt. Mograph is always a good place to start. Matt Jylkka lays out a helpful tutorial that focuses not only on motion tracking, but also adds a slick Iron Maninspired HUD as well. You can check out the rest of Mt. Mograph’s tutorials on his website or Youtube channel if you enjoy this one.


As outlined in our best educational motion design channels to follow, QuickTuts+ is an all-around great resource for learning After Effects and motion design. Their approach to teaching motion tracking is no different, as you’ll see in this professional and helpful video. It’s also only nine minutes long, which is great if you’re a quick learner.

Film Riot

Years ago, this was actually my first exposure to Film Riot when I was searching for some After Effects help online. As always, Ryan Connolly and the Film Riot gang put together their unique blend of comedy and information to make a tutorial as engaging as it is fun. Would highly recommend their whole channel for everything.

Michi Leber

Michi’s After Effects motion tracking tutorial is another solid and quick breakdown on how to do basic motion tracking and design. It’s perfectly great by itself or as another voice used with the others above.  Michi is another great follow on Youtube or his world-trotting adventures across Instagram.

Video Copilot (Adobe CC)

No list would be complete without Video Copilot‘s Andrew Kramer. This motion tracking tutorial is actually done in partnership with Adobe Creative Cloud and housed on their YouTube, but is still vintage Video Copilot in terms of its detail and informativeness to help you learn the skill. You can also watch his motion tracking tutorial housed on Video Copilot’s website.

Have any other motion tracking tutorials to share? Let us know in the comments!