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
Skill Level Intermediate
- [Voiceover] Hi, my name is Andy Needham and welcome to my MoGraph course on composting a cell phone. I'll take you through a typical screen replacement workflow where we composite an animated app interface into a live action shot. I'll start by showing you a storyboard and explain why planning a shoot is important. From there we'll discuss the decisions we made when filming the phone. Then we'll bring our app interface into After Effects where we re-time it to match the action in our phone footage.
We track the screen in Mocha AE and head back to After Effects to apply the tracking data. We cover keying with Keylight and then add finishing touches such as color correction and an animated logo to complete the promo. We finish the course by creating a web ready deliverable that we can share with the world. (upbeat music) So if you're ready, lets get started.