Creating the Motion Background


You'll use the footage that you imported from the book's DVD to lay the foundation for your spot's background:

1.

At time 0:00, create a comp-size white (RGB: 255, 255, 255) solid named Background, with Pixel Aspect Ratio set to Square Pixels.

2.

Place the Alvarez&Cruz.mov file in the Timeline starting at time 0:00, above the Background layer.

3.

To fit the footage to the composition's size, set the Alvarez&Cruz layer's Scale to 50, 50%.

4.

To make the footage fade in to the scene, add a 0% Opacity keyframe at time 1:00; then, go to time 2:00 and change the Opacity to 100%.

5.

To make the footage fade out of the scene, add a 100% Opacity keyframe at time 5:00 and a 0% Opacity keyframe at time 7:00.

The A&C Master composition at time 1:00

Adjusting the video

The movie clip needs to be adjusted to help push the clip into the background so the focus of the spot will be on the foreground elements. To do this, you'll colorize, blur, and modify the layer's levels:

1.

To give the video footage a blue hue, apply Effect > Adjust > Hue/Saturation to the Alvarez&Cruz layer. Use these effect settings:

Colorize (below the Master Lightness option): On

Colorize Hue: 0x-120

Colorize Saturation: 50

Colorize Lightness: 0

2.

To blur the video footage so it's less of a focal point in each frame, apply Effect > Blur & Sharpen > Fast Blur to the Alvarez&Cruz layer. Use these settings for the effect:

Blurriness: 20

Blur Dimensions: Horizontal and Vertical

Repeat Edge Pixels: On

3.

Apply Effect > Adjust > Levels to the Alvarez&Cruz layer. Use these settings:

Input Black: 20

Input White: 90

Settings for the movie clip in the Effect Controls window



    Adobe After Effects 6.5 Magic
    Adobe After Effects 6.5 Magic
    ISBN: 0321267230
    EAN: 2147483647
    Year: 2005
    Pages: 236

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