Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Arranging the frame, part of After Effects Apprentice 15: Creating a Sports Opening Title.
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Now that we have all of our elements in this composition, let's arrange this…frame a little bit better and maybe create a good ending pose.…To do so, again I am going to turn on the Title/Action Safe, the shortcut is…the apostrophe key.…Let's explain these grids little bit better.…The outer grid is known as Action Safe.…This is a grid that says, some TV bezels may cut off as much as this portion of your image.…In reality most HDTVs today don't cut off as much, but it's good to be safe.…So don't put anything you expect the viewer to see outside of this outer grid.…
Inset is the Title Safe.…This kind of goes back to old days with CRT screens that tended to…distort towards the edges.…So the idea was to keep your text inside the Title Safe, just to make sure it…could be read clearly.…Again, this is not an issue on flatscreen TVs.…But you are going to find some disc duplicators that still care about…obeying these safe areas.…So go ahead and make sure you keep your text inside Title Safe anyway.…When you're working in a widescreen composition, these inset bars are known as…
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- Building a 3D world
- Working with layered Illustrator files
- Synchronizing to music
- Using text animation presets
- Rendering strategies
- Working with widescreen video, including 4:3 center cut and safe area considerations