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After Effects 7 Title Design Techniques
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After Effects 7 Title Design Techniques

with Daniel Sorenson

Video: Welcome

In After Effects 7 Title Design Techniques, instructor and industry expert Daniel Sorenson demonstrates how to create enticing titles for video projects such as opening or ending credits, showing real-world projects and examples. The training teaches how to create effects such as oozing blood to pixel dust, lightning bolts to billowing curtains. Special focus is placed on how to choose title techniques that communicate effectively and create an emotional impact. Exercise files accompany the tutorial videos.

The video tutorials in After Effects 7 Title Design Techniques require plug-ins only available in Adobe After Effects 7 Professional. If you are using Adobe After Effects 7 Standard, you may not be able to recreate all the example techniques.
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  1. 3m 12s
    1. Welcome
      29s
    2. Exercise files and plug-ins
      2m 43s
  2. 27m 26s
    1. Creating a dagger animation
      5m 49s
    2. Creating a blood effect
      4m 56s
    3. Animating a circled S
      2m 18s
    4. Creating a foggy background
      2m 49s
    5. Making the moon
      2m 45s
    6. Creating lightning
      4m 15s
    7. Putting it all together
      4m 34s
  3. 28m 9s
    1. Importing and compositing footage
      8m 49s
    2. Creating the background
      4m 42s
    3. Creating and animating text
      6m 36s
    4. Compositing the title and the background
      8m 2s
  4. 26m 41s
    1. Compositing the subway footage
      5m 8s
    2. Creating a type animation
      8m 0s
    3. Setting up the final comp
      6m 49s
    4. Adding randomness to type
      6m 44s
  5. 35m 37s
    1. Creating a 3-D title
      12m 34s
    2. Using path text
      7m 35s
    3. Adding shine and lighting
      4m 33s
    4. Creating ''Presents'' text
      5m 36s
    5. Adding star glow
      1m 32s
    6. Putting it all together
      3m 47s
  6. 30m 48s
    1. Setting guides and placing type
      5m 51s
    2. Using Masks to reveal footage
      6m 37s
    3. Adding glow to text
      1m 29s
    4. Using Ripples to wipe
      3m 54s
    5. Using multiple Masks to create transitions
      4m 6s
    6. Putting it all together
      8m 51s
  7. 22m 31s
    1. Placing footage
      4m 59s
    2. Creating the background look and feel
      6m 20s
    3. Creating 3-D strokes
      3m 25s
    4. Creating the animated title
      3m 32s
    5. Putting it all together
      4m 15s
  8. 29m 53s
    1. Importing the image as a composition
      2m 45s
    2. Scaling objects using a null layer
      2m 45s
    3. Using text animation presets
      3m 17s
    4. Creating pixie dust
      8m 4s
    5. Tinting the text
      1m 16s
    6. Creating the background
      4m 40s
    7. Improving legibility with glows
      4m 18s
    8. Adding snow
      2m 48s
  9. 48m 44s
    1. Creating the sky
      7m 7s
    2. Using duplication to create a window
      8m 9s
    3. Animating the Vitruvian Man
      3m 26s
    4. Creating a 3-D revolving V
      3m 50s
    5. Revealing the title
      8m 2s
    6. Adding texture to da Vinci
      4m 9s
    7. Adding a light layer
      4m 7s
    8. Creating the underline
      4m 5s
    9. Adding drama with glow
      5m 49s
  10. 4m 24s
    1. Benefits of adding sound
      4m 24s
  11. 11s
    1. Conclusion
      11s

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After Effects 7 Title Design Techniques
4h 17m Intermediate Sep 26, 2006

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In After Effects 7 Title Design Techniques, instructor and industry expert Daniel Sorenson demonstrates how to create enticing titles for video projects such as opening or ending credits, showing real-world projects and examples. The training teaches how to create effects such as oozing blood to pixel dust, lightning bolts to billowing curtains. Special focus is placed on how to choose title techniques that communicate effectively and create an emotional impact. Exercise files accompany the tutorial videos.

The video tutorials in After Effects 7 Title Design Techniques require plug-ins only available in Adobe After Effects 7 Professional. If you are using Adobe After Effects 7 Standard, you may not be able to recreate all the example techniques.

Topics include:
  • Creating specialized effects for various projects
  • Importing and compositing footage
  • Creating backgrounds
  • Creating and animating text
  • Adding randomness to type
  • Setting guides and placing type
  • Using multiple masks to create transitions
  • Scaling objects using a null layer
  • Using text animation presets
  • Adding sound
Subjects:
Video Motion Graphics
Software:
After Effects
Author:
Daniel Sorenson

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