Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video An alternative workflow with still images and keyframes: Part one, part of Motion Graphics for Video Editors: Creating Backgrounds.
…While having footage plates goes a long way, you can also take some of…those static images and simply keyframe them to introduce motion.…Let me deconstruct a couple of backgrounds, and…then I'll build one from scratch quite quickly.…Here, I've taken some seamless patterns and combined them together.…This one's my favorite.…And if you look at what's happening, we could build this up, layer by layer.…Using the offset command, I'm just sliding the image across the screen.…A simple repeating pattern.…Above it, I added another copy.…
Here's a cloud texture, and it's moving the opposite direction.…Well, when you have two patterns moving in opposite directions across each other with…a blending mode, all of a sudden, you start to get a pretty interesting pattern.…It takes on real depth in movement.…Now, that offset filter's super easy to use.…If you'll take a look here,…you'll see that what I've done, is I applied the offset filter.…And instead of knowing what numbers to use, it's quite simple.…You set the first keyframe to percentages of source, and…
- The role of backgrounds in video
- Achieving proper color and contrast
- Gathering source material
- Working with gradients
- Filtering and blending backgrounds
- Using patterned tiles
- Shooting background plates
- Stacking and blending footage
- Designing backgrounds with the effects in After Effects
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1. Background Essentials
2. Gathering Source Materials for Backgrounds
3. Working with Gradients
4. Designing Backgrounds with Photo Sources
5. Designing Backgrounds with Video Sources
6. Designing Backgrounds with After Effects
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