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Mograph Techniques: Movie Trailer Titles in Cinema 4D and After Effects

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Overview

Learn how to create Hollywood-style movie trailer title sequences with CINEMA 4D and After Effects.

Learn to create dynamic Hollywood-style title sequences for movie trailers, using the tools in CINEMA 4D. EJ Hassenfratz shows how to create attention-grabbing text elements, apply textures and lighting, and animate the titles in styles that suit two different genres: action flicks and fantasy films. Then you'll learn how to render the scene and bring the assets into After Effects, in order to composite them with live-action footage and preview the final trailers. These tutorials follow a real-world workflow, used in many of the leading Hollywood production studios.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
  • Using the exercise files
  • Choosing the right version of CINEMA 4D
1. Designing Action- and Fantasy-Movie Text
  • Exploring trends with movie-trailer-title design
  • Creating action-movie titles using Sweep NURBS
  • Modeling fantasy-movie titles with a chisel technique
  • Using an alternative, manual chisel technique
2. Texturing and Lighting Text
  • Texturing the action-movie title
  • Lighting the action-movie title
  • Texturing the fantasy-movie title
  • Lighting the fantasy-movie title
3. Text and Camera Animation
  • Animating the action-movie title with the Random and Shader effectors
  • Animating the camera for the action-movie title
  • Animating the fantasy-movie title with the Random and Shader effectors
  • Animating the camera for the fantasy-movie title
4. Setting Up for Rendering
  • Adding lens-flare lights with Xpresso
  • Setting up the action-movie title for rendering
  • Setting up the fantasy-movie title for rendering
5. Compositing the Action-Movie Title in After Effects
  • Importing assets and compositing passes in After Effects
  • Adding optical flares with the Video Copilot Optical Flares plugin
  • Adding motion blur and color correction
6. Compositing the Fantasy-Movie Title in After Effects
  • Importing assets and compositing passes in After Effects
  • Compositing over footage of clouds
  • Adding motion blur, depth of field, and lens flares
  • Incorporating color correction and finishing
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

EJ Hassenfratz

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