This is a compilation of mostly simple things I see in a lot of tutorials that help to make motion graphics look better. Not a recipe so much as a list of ingredients you might want to consider using. I always wished I had something like this when I first started making motion graphics, so I thought some beginners out there could benefit from it.
Full blog post and breakdown here: http://www.derek-lieu.com/2014/04/26/25-simple-tricks-for-better-motion-graphics/
Music: "Inner Animal" by Scattle from the Hotline Miami Soundtrack (http://scattle.bandcamp.com/track/inner-animal)