Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating video placeholders, part of After Effects Apprentice: 16 Creating a Medical Opening Title.
Next, we're going to start roughing out the arrangement of our 3D world.…I'm going to maximize my display here, so I can see that comp panel at 100%.…Rearrange your own display as necessary, and I'll move my time marker back to the…start of the composition.…The shortcut key is Home.…Now it may be tempting to start throwing a real footage in here right away…and start setting up camera moves.…But it's really advisable to slow down, create a mockup, maybe test a camera…move, test arrangement and make sure your client is happy with that before you…jump in with real footage.…
Now the client told us that they don't have a big budget for stock footage.…So I think I'm going to only spend my money on 1 HERO high definition shot at…the end then maybe make a grid or array or some other arrangement of cheaper,…smaller, standard definition or even web resolution videos just to fill out my 3D world.…So let's start creating some solids to stand in for our eventual videos.…With Final Comps selected.…I'll go to Layer>New>Solid …
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 Intermediate
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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