Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Keyframing the camera, part of After Effects Apprentice 15: Creating a Sports Opening Title.
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Our next client change is they felt that our camera shake was just too subtle.…They couldn't even see it, to be honest.…They like the idea there being a camera shake, kind of an earthquake feel as…tension builds, so they are wondering if we can increase the amount of shake as…we get closer to this final crescendo and lightning burst. We can do that.…Let's go back to Main Comp 2.…I'll press the Shift key to bring up my Comp mini navigator, go back to Comp 2,…and you may remember we used an expression to wiggle the camera.…
But we did have a very small amount, only 2 pixels.…So the first thing we do want to do is increase that.…Second, the client asked for it to ramp up over time.…To do that we are going to need to use an expression control to give ourselves…the user interface that we can keyframe.…Now the problem with cameras and lights is you can't add effects to them,…including expression controls.…That's kind of a shame, because this is something that you'd want to do.…So let's pick another layer to apply our controller to.…
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- Building a 3D world
- Working with layered Illustrator files
- Synchronizing to music
- Using text animation presets
- Rendering strategies
- Working with widescreen video, including 4:3 center cut and safe area considerations