Changing the focal length


show more Changing the focal length provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Richard Harrington as part of the Motion Control 3D: Bringing Your Photos to Life in Three Dimensions with After Effects and Photoshop CS6 show less
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Changing the focal length

Let's say you've placed a camera, and you've animated, and it doesn't just feel right, or you'd like some more options. Fortunately, you can easily duplicate a camera and change its focal length. In the timeline, I'll select the Camera and press Ctrl+D. Whichever camera is on top will take priority in the mix. But I can go ahead and turn off this other one for now, and by double-clicking on that top camera, I could bring up the settings. This allows me to change its focal length. For example, I can go with a wider angle and click OK.

Doing that dramatically changes the scene and its composition. Let's go ahead for something a little less extreme. We'll go to 80-millimeter, and you see it further punches in on the action. Now, I'll just twirl this down, and using the same keyframes, I can make some tweaks, I'll just delete those two and start here with my Position and Point of Interest. We'll go back to 2 Views, and I can frame this up so I can clearly see...

Changing the focal length
Video duration: 3m 45s 1h 30m Intermediate

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Changing the focal length provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Richard Harrington as part of the Motion Control 3D: Bringing Your Photos to Life in Three Dimensions with After Effects and Photoshop CS6

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Video
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After Effects Photoshop
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