Join Andy Needham for an in-depth discussion in this video How to use the exercise files, part of After Effects: Compositing a Cell Phone.
- [Voiceover] If you have access to the exercise files for this course you can download them to your desktop as I've done here. Inside the Exercise Files folder you'll find another set of folders that corresponds to the different chapters that have exercise files in them. As we go throughout the course just simply open up the chapter folder and file name that you see on the screen. That way you can follow along with me step by step with the exact same files that I'm using. If you're viewing this course on a mobile device, a set-top device or your membership doesn't provide access to the exercise files that's okay.
You can still follow along by watching how I use the files. Keep in mind, the methods I teach and the decisions I make during this course are my own and certainly not the only way of doing things. You're probably aware that there's more than one way of getting to the same outcome. So you may disagree with me from time to time and I encourage you to do so. If you're not questioning something you're not understanding and learning. Now, let's get started.
Here, Andy Needham shows how to take the app mockup created in the companion course, After Effects: Creating a Mobile App Interface, and composite it into live-action footage of a smartphone. The final product is an animated promo video that helps visualize how the app will be used on a real device. Andy also covers storyboarding, tracking, keying, color correction, and a few audio tips. By the end of the course, you'll have more experience with the screen replacement workflow in After Effects and have a web-ready deliverable ready to share with the world.
- Planning with a storyboard
- Filming the phone
- Importing the live-action footage in After Effects
- Retiming the animation
- Tracking the shot in mocha AE
- Keying the screen with Keylight
- Adding an animated logo
- Rendering the shot
- Color correcting the composite