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After Effects Tutorials

Onderstaande playlist bevat de ‘beginselen’ van werken met After Effects.

Als je een video maakt met een greenscreen (kan elke kleur hebben) gebruik je in After Effects het effect KeyLight (1.2) om die kleur transparant te maken. Onderstaande playlist laat zien wat je in eerste instantie schiet en hoe dat kan worden!
Keylight (1.2) vind je in het effects-panel. Gebruik de searchbar in dat panel, dan heb je ‘m zo. Effecten pas je toe door ze te slepen en bovenop de laag in je composition-panel te droppen.
Het ‘effects-control-panel’ geeft je de mogelijkheid effecten te tweaken.

Titels toevoegen aan film kan je ook doen met After Effects. Gebruik deze tutorials van Adobe voor uitleg over hoe je dat doet.

Eye-Popping Examples of Visual Effects

Before and after visual effects shots from some spectacular movies.

Source: moviepilot.com

By Tommy DePaoli ⋅ Posted on November 12th, 2015 at 1:29am
With spectacular blockbusters dominating the movie scene these days, a filmmaker’s ability to properly use special effects is essential. Though movies like Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens are bringing back a love practical effects, you’d still be hard-pressed to find a big, visually stunning tentpoles without some effects magic.

Which is why it’s so baffling that visual effects artists rarely get the credit they deserve. Without them, our favorite movies wouldn’t be escapist fantasies, they’d be stuck on the ground in reality. Here are some of the most impressive moments of transformation that prove visual effects are truly an art form.

1. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Mad Max: Fury Road was one of the best movies of the year, and the non-stop thrill ride was thoroughly enhanced by explosions, sandstorms, and a whole lot of chrome.

2. Alice in Wonderland (2010)

When you look at the behind-the-scenes production of Alice in Wonderland, it’s astounding how little was actually there on the set. Now that Alice Through the Looking Glass is set to premiere in 2016, be prepared for another landscape full of realized imagination.

3. Life of Pi (2012)

Director Ang Lee famously thanked everyone but the visual effects artist when he accepted his Best Director Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards. And when I say “everyone,” I mean even the tiger that was generated entirely by computer generated imagery.

4. Maleficent (2014)

Maleficent was one of the most successful movies of 2014, and it certainly would have suffered without its warrior trees and mystical forest creatures.

5. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

When a humanized ape is one of the main characters, a fully articulated face with a full range of emotions is downright mandatory. Luckily, Rise of the Planet of the Apes was able to create a totally believable Caesar out of Andy Serkis.

6. The Avengers (2012)

Though awards typically go to traditional performances that include emotional breakdowns and biopic impersonations, I’m extremely impressed by the actors who can pull out memorable scenes surrounded by only a green screen. The Avengers cast has so much chemistry, they’re convincing even in a stark set.

7. Godzilla (2014)

The most recent reboot of Godzilla brought back the monster movie with a vengeance, and even though he was totally CGI, you could practically feel his scales when he was finally revealed.

8. Game of Thrones (2011- )

As far as TV is concerned, Game of Thrones has pretty much cornered the market when it comes to unbelievable effects. The ever-growing dragons are reason enough to tune in, but the continents of Westeros and Essos are so vast that there’s always another aesthetic surprise.

9. Ghost Rider (2007)

Many have tried to forget about Nicholas Cage’s turn as the Marvel antihero, but I couldn’t resist including it solely for that before shot. Talk about terrifying.

10. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

The Hobbit trilogy pushed the envelope so far when it came to visual effects, many viewers felt the effect went beyond real. Still, Peter Jackson’s team built a remarkable world that won’t soon be forgotten.

11. The Martian (2015)

To round out the list, Ridley Scott’s latest space epic invented an entire Martian landscape that Matt Damon briefly called home. The planet’s storms and the moments out in space were so effective, most people ended up on the edge of their seats hoping this one astronaut makes it home.

Sound in Adobe After Effects

No Sound in After Effects
by Boris Isakov

Hey Guys
So I installed Adobe After Effects on my Mac. When I import a video clip the sound would not play. I know the clip has working sound because I played it through Quicktime. When I import it into After Effects it will not recognize any sound. Any suggestions??
Re: No Sound in After Effects
by Dave LaRonde

The first thing that comes to mind is this: do you see a little speaker icon when you put the clip in the AE timeline? You’ve got audio if the answer’s “yes”.

Second, are you hitting the space bar or the Play button in the time controls window in hopes of hearing the sound? Good luck: you won’t hear any.

AE doesn’t work like an editing application, it has never worked like an editing application, and probably never will. So you can’t PLAY anything in AE: you have to PREVIEW it.

You can hear audio by:
* A RAM Preview, which previews as much audio & video as it can until it uses up all the RAM available to it
* Hitting the period key on the numeric keypad: AE thinks a bit, aka renders the audio, then plays it for a duration of time set in Prefereneces
* Scrubbing: hold down the Command key (ctl win) and move the timeline cursor
* Short preview: hold down the Command key (ctl win) and click and hold the timeline cursor: AE plays a few frames of audio, which is handy for locating audio hits

It sounds like actually cracking open the manual, getting to know AE Help and referring to the AE Tutorials on the COW would be a good thing for you to do.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer

Adobe CC Tutorials – Leren & Ondersteuning / Learn & Support


Onderstaande linkjes brengen je naar Leren & Ondersteuning (Nederlands) en Learn & Support (Engels) pagina’s van Adobe CC en de genoemde programma’s. De tutorials gaan van instap en beginner tot gespecialiseerd.
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