Join Andy Needham for an in-depth discussion in this video Render the phone shot, part of After Effects: Compositing a Cell Phone.
- [Voiceover] Before signing off this shot,…we'd be remiss if we didn't RAM preview it…a couple of times to check we've done everything we can…to make it look great.…So on that note,…I was having some issues on this system…creating a RAM preview…and it might be something to do with After Effects.…In fact, I think it's something to do…with the memory just getting stuck.…Anyway, we're using some fairly heavy effects…such as match grain,…but eventually I tracked it down…to the CC Power Pin effect.…
And we're using these expressions…and they can also slow down After Effects.…The expressions got applied…when we were using the Mocha import tool…to add the tracking data.…And all I did was I duplicated the layer,…and I went back to the tracking data…that we'd already saved in a text file,…and I copied it all to the clip board…and I deleted the power pin…and then just made sure…I was at the beginning of the timeline,…and pasted it in.…
And it's at the bottom of this stack…so I want to just move it to the top.…And now we have our corner pin effects.…
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