Join Chris Meyer for an in-depth discussion in this video Starting a new composition, part of After Effects Apprentice: 15 Creating a Sports Opening Title.
Now that Trish has shown you how to build pre-comps with our various components…in it, I'm going to show you how to take these components and create some main…compositions to build our final promo.…I'm going to take a peek at what our goal is here.…Our final composition is 10 seconds long, and it looks like I have a division…here at the 4-second mark.…So I am going to create two different main comps, one that covers the first four…seconds of the final, and a second that covers the remaining six seconds of it.…I'll close this comp for now, choose my Comps folder, and go to…Composition > New Composition.…
If you like, you can also click on this Create a New Comp button down the bottom…of the project panel.…New Comp, I am going to choose the size of NTSC Widescreen Square Pixel, we can…always render to an anamorphic pixel format later on.…Even though I only need four seconds, I'm going to set a duration of five seconds…just to make sure I have a little bit of extra handle, in case we decide to do a…
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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