Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating the main composition, part of After Effects Apprentice: 16 Creating a Medical Opening Title.
The first thing we need to do is create our composition that we're going to be…building everything at.…I'm going to select the Comps folder in the project panel to make sure…everything I create or import goes into that folder.…Then go to Composition>New Composition.…The shortcut is Cmd+N on Mac, Ctrl+N on Windows.…Before you start any project,…always make sure you check with your client and find out what the…delivery specifications are.…Your life will be much easier if you start at the end, delivery, and work…backwards from there.…
After Effects has a number of HDTV presets in the 1080 line or 1920x1080 preset is common.…Just to make your life easier for the sake of working on these exercise files,…I'm going to create this at half HD size.…I can type in 960 or I can use After Effects' accessibility to do divide 2,…having it do the math for me.…Double check the Frame Rate.…The After Effects' preset is set up for 24 frames a second.…However, quite often when the client says 24, they really want 23.976.…
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.
- 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
Skill Level Intermediate
After Effects Apprentice: 14 Shape Layerswith Chris Meyer2h 20m Intermediate
The Creative Spark: Title Case, Typographic Artisanswith Jessica Hische28m 31s Appropriate for all
1. Roughing Out the Spot
2. Building the Hero Shot and Title
3. Creating Video Frames Using Shape Layers
4. Dressing Up the Background
5. Finalizing the Proof
6. Delivering the Results
7. Idea Corners
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