Join Dermot O' Connor for an in-depth discussion in this video Animating a crane shot, part of Flash Professional: Animation Tips and Tricks.
Another kind of shot that's really not used too often, simply because it's…expensive to do in live action, but we can do a little more easily in animation,…is a crane shot. And they usually save these for special shots, so it's not the…kind of thing you probably want to overdo, but nice to be able to do it.…And that's to create the illusion that the camera's in a crane, and it's being…lifted up to either move the camera up or down in space to close in or out on…the character. Kind of puts them in a larger context.…So let's hit Enter to play this.…It's an extremely simple effect, really, if you set your shot up cleanly enough.…
So let's just click inside here.…Now before I go any further, I am going to show you a little reference image that I drew.…This is in case you aren't familiar with perspective, and are wondering about the…basic principles of it; this little graphic will explain.…Essentially, the thing to remember is, if your horizon line is very low on the…ground, that's a worm's eye view, that means you're down on the ground looking up,…
AuthorDermot O' Connor
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- Creating lens flares
- Animating hair with shape tweens
- Animating an explosion
- Animating smoke with particles
- Animating a scream
- Using Virtual Cam
- Lighting a 3D shot
- Animating cross dissolves
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Lighting and Gradients
2. Shape Tweening
3. Natural Effects
5. Fake 3D Space
6. Fades and Transitions
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