Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating hold and freeze frames, part of After Effects Apprentice: 10 Time Games.
We have talked about how to create smooth slow motion and how to create…stuttery stop motion.…Next, let's talk about freeze frames,…how to stop motion altogether.…You might have noticed that I have closed all my previous comps, just to clean up…my display, and now I am going to open up the comp 13-Freeze Frame*starter.…Let's say we have been given a job of creating a 20-second-long composition, but…the most suitable clip we could find was just this 12-second-long shot.…How can we extend this clip to fill the entire composition?…Well, there's a couple of different things you could do.…
One would be to open the Stretch column and time-stretch this clip to fit the…entire 20 seconds of duration,…then use frame blending to smooth out the motion.…But sometimes some clips just don't look right when they are not playing at their natural speed.…Let's audition this clip.…We can see that there is a considerable amount of time at the start and at the end…where there is no motion at all.…We can probably extend this clip by putting some handle on to the front or end…
The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. These tutorials are designed for After Effects CS4 through CC, and can be used on their own or as a companion to the Meyer's book, After Effects Apprentice.
- Smoothing out slow motion
- Creating stop motion
- Creating hold and freeze frames
- Keyframing time
- Crossfading stop motion frames
- Setting multiple playback speeds
Skill Level Intermediate
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