How to achieve this filter/action shown that will give the my pictures a cinematic/lively feel in Adobe Photoshop?

The attached pictures below show two sample of the filter/effect that I want to achieve in Adobe Photoshop. Is this done through a Photoshop action or there is a particular set of steps that will lead to the effect in question? I tried achieving this by using a combination of brightness, levels, vibrance , saturation and etc but to no avail. (image showing the original and target indicates what I’m trying to achieve) How to achieve this filter/action shown that will give the my pictures a cinematic/lively feel in Adobe Photoshop?

Animated Videos

The top knowledge I have in animations comes from Powerpoint presentations and I am looking to improve upon this. I really admire the way animated educational videos are made by several channels like Kurzgesagt, Science Clic etc. and want to be able to make something like that in the future. Any suggestions on how I can start and which resources should I use (software, books, etc.) ? I would love it even more if you come from personal experience.