Chapter 7. Animated Columns
Animating columns and filling the columns with video or stills is a technique used in many contemporary television commercials and station IDs. They often start with a main picture that expands to the width of the screen; then columns of images randomly slide back and forth across the screen. It's an effective way to weave together different pieces of footage to create an animated collage-like portrait of a subject.
This chapter shows you some quick techniques for creating this complex and sophisticated look. You'll also discover how to create alternating layers of video that replace each other as the columns float over and under one another.