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After Effects Guru: Integrating Type into Video

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Overview

Discover how to combine text and video in After Effects in order to create visually stunning scenes.

Discover how to combine text and video in After Effects in order to create visually stunning scenes. In this course, Eran Stern builds four different trailers that showcase impressive type effects. Along the way, he demos a handful of advanced techniques, from tracking, rotoscoping, and parenting to generating 3D effects and 3D extruded text to make your type look its best. After watching this course, you'll be able to create impressive promos, trailers, and openers that will stand out from the rest.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
  • What you should know before watching this course
  • Using the exercise files
1. An Eerie Opener Based on Type with Long, Tall Shadows
  • Mood, story, and typeface decisions
  • Create long, tall shadows
  • Camera animation
  • Add atmosphere and sound
2. Combine Type and Live Video Using Tracking, Keying, Distortion, and Displacement
  • Analyze the shot and design the main title
  • Planner tracking using mocha AE
  • Pasting tracking data in After Effects
  • Displacement and rotoscoping
  • Create a sandstorm transition
3. Mograph Teaser Type Using Parenting and Faux 3D
  • Examine the footage and plan the animation
  • Add computer code animation
  • Create a pulse animation
  • Design the text and add logo elements
  • Parent to motion and improve the look
4. Integrating 3D Animated Type with Live Action Footage
  • Inspect the background video and check for appropriate typefaces
  • 3D camera tracking
  • 3D extrusion and materials
  • Advanced 3D per-character animation
  • Shadows, depth of field, and motion blur
Conclusion
  • Goodbye

Taught by

Eran Stern

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