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.
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.…
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.
- 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
Skill Level Intermediate
1. The Floor
2. The Video Wall
3. The Dial
4. Creating the Main Composition
5. The Camera Move
6. Creating a Title
7. Lighting and Shadows
8. Further Polish
9. Finishing the Comps
10. Client Changes
11. Render Strategies
12. Bonus: Creating the Ring inside After Effects
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