Join Andy Needham for an in-depth discussion in this video Add finishing touches, part of Compositing a Cell Phone in After Effects.
- [Voiceover] Let's add the final touches to this comp,…and then it can be integrated into our sequence.…I'm just gonna scrub through, and just finding some areas…where we've got this motion blur on the finger,…and you can see that noise, I wasn't too happy…with the way it ended up, so had a little think…about it and we can tweak a few settings in Keylight…to just reduce some of that so, first thing…we're gonna do is just add some screen pre-blur,…so you can see, that's smoothed it out quite a lot,…if I just undo, that just helps a bit, and if we…just add a bit of the clip black to,…just change the place method to be hard color that's…kind of smoothing out that transition,…and do that, you can see the effect,…so there's just a few things that we can do…to help us get to a nicer result on these blurred areas,…and feel free to keep having a play with those.…
The next thing I wanna do is just look at the edge…and if I switch to full res that might be a bit better,…just, and it's not a bad thing,…just the edge of this screen, I usually use,…
Here, Andy Needham shows how to take the app mockup created in the companion course, After Effects: Creating a Mobile App Interface, and composite it into live-action footage of a smartphone. The final product is an animated promo video that helps visualize how the app will be used on a real device. Andy also covers storyboarding, tracking, keying, color correction, and a few audio tips. By the end of the course, you'll have more experience with the screen replacement workflow in After Effects and have a web-ready deliverable ready to share with the world.
- Planning with a storyboard
- Filming the phone
- Importing the live-action footage in After Effects
- Retiming the animation
- Tracking the shot in mocha AE
- Keying the screen with Keylight
- Adding an animated logo
- Rendering the shot
- Color correcting the composite