Join Andy Needham for an in-depth discussion in this video Rework the opening shots, part of Compositing a Cell Phone in After Effects.
- [Voiceover] With our main shot completed,…let's draw our attention to the opening two shots.…Let's start by selecting both of the shots,…and we'll press command-alt-B,…and that will jump our work area…to encompass both of these two shots.…Now we can preview what we have.…So the aim is to make the cut between these two shots…not jar so much.…You can see, visually, it's just not sitting right,…at least not for mr anyway.…So the first thing, also, we're going to do is…just fix the way these shots have been re-timed.…
You can see that flickering there,…and then we'll reposition and scale the shots…to frame them better.…We could do this in Premier,…but I think it would just be faster…to just stay in After Effects and do it here.…So with both layers still selected,…we'll just change the stretch property,…and if you don't see the stretch property,…you should do, but if you don't,…you can just reveal it by right-clicking…and choosing columns stretch.…So we will click on one of the percentages here,…and we've got this really odd number,…
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