Join Owen Lowery for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating random flicker, part of Creating a Handmade Look in After Effects 03: Compositing and Reusing Elements.
- Flicker and stop motion animation just go together…like peanuts and peanut butter.…You can't have one without the other and if you do,…you probably paid way too much for it.…Stop motion is a series of still images…and who knows, a camera just might have a little light…leaking into it or perhaps inconsistent exposure.…Maybe the lights are unsteady.…Whatever the reason, Flicker always seems to be mucking up…a stop motion shoot and I just love it for that.…To mimic this imperfection,…I'll use the brightness and contrast effect…and add a little random wiggle to it.…
I'll start by creating a new adjustment layer.…I'll go to Layer > New > Adjustment Layer.…I'm going to move this adjustment layer…below my vignettes.…Now, I'll hit Return and rename this Flicker.…Next, I'll go to my Effects & Presets window,…go the search bar and type in brightness.…And then I'll find the Brightness & Contrast effect.…I'll grab and I'll just drop this…on the Flicker adjustment layer.…
Please note if you're using CS6,…you're using a legacy version of Brightness & Contrast.…
Want to create the lo-fi mograph effects seen in this course? Check out Creating a Handmade Look in After Effects 02: Design and Animation.
- Saving animation presets
- Repurposing assets
- Compositing effects
- Creating custom vignettes
- Creating a grunge texture with a scanned image
- Adding imperfections to frames
- Exporting your animation