Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Marking the camera's timing, part of After Effects Apprentice: 16 Creating a Medical Opening Title.
I have a Camera Move that I'm pleased with using Placeholder layers.…I can now start replacing those placeholders with nice framed videos.…But before I do so, I'm going to do a little bookkeeping.…It's nice to know just exactly what I'm seeing in those other video layers.…There's no point trying to find videos that are longer than I need during the course of this move.…I might also want to time the actions on those videos to match when those…videos are prominently on screen.…So the next thing I am going to do is just place some more markers in this…composition to remind myself when these videos appear and disappear.…
Now we know initially at 101, at this marked beat for the cymbal, …none other video layers are visible.…On an extended keyboard, I'm going to press Page Down until those videos first…start to appear in my 16x9 display.…If you don't have an extended keyboard, on the Mac you're going to hold Command…and press the left and right arrow keys to go ahead and step forward and…backwards one frame at a time.…
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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