Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating the title, part of After Effects Apprentice 16: Creating a Medical Opening Title.
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I press the Zero on the numeric keypad to RAM preview my main title and Hero footage composition.…I have to say that even though things are nicely arranged and indeed following…the camera movement in the scene, it's a bit boring.…I think I need to add some excitement to this, maybe some impact for when HEART ATTACK …comes on the screen.…Well, when I want to add impact and excitement, quite often I'll start by trying…to synchronize things to music.…So I'm going to go back to the Final Comp composition, select our final Beat Wave soundtrack and copy it.…
I'm also going to note where the camera move happened in this final composition.…It starts one marker before the cymbal marker and ends on the cymbal crash.…I suspect that coordinating to that camera move would be a good first step…to also time our title, it would be particularly nice if it landed right here at this major crash.…So I'll return to my Hero + Title composition and paste the soundtrack into this comp, …all my markers came across as well.…
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- Animating to music
- Arranging layers in 3D space
- Performing time stretches
- Working with 3D camera tracking
- Typesetting and animating text
- Adding effects like drop shadows and motion blur
- Creating and animating shape layers
- Building and delivering a broadcast package