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Effects Rebel Short

Post by VinceRocca » Thu May 12, 2011 7:46 am


I was promoting my book and this guy got p*** and told me to bug off and die, so I made this video for him.

Shot with the Canon HF S200 http://amzn.to/j52s1X
The book can be found at http://www.RebelWithoutADeal.com
Special thanks to the genius of Andrew at http://VideoCoPilot.net

Love to hear your thoughts.

I've been an After Effects user for over a decade, but I mostly used it for fixes and the occasional titles. This was the most complex and ambitious After Effects project I ever attempted. I turned to VideoCoPilot.net/tutorials/

I employed the following tutorials in order of appearance.
#116 Crumble
#88 Disintegration
#96 Submerge
#41 Blue Planet
#40 Earth Zoom
#67 Advance Car Hit
#13 Assisted Suicide
#97 Lightning Strike

After watching the tutorials, I planned my shots so they would integrate with the tutorials properly and I could interlink them.

I then cut my shots in Final Cut to choose the best and time them correctly. For example, the twins in the garage. I laid the clips over each other, set the top at 50% transparency then moved it around to time the entrance so neither character overlapped. Then I brought the clips into After Effects and use the pen tool to animate a mask.

I also used the following two vids for Key Light Green screening.
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/digital-video ... fects-cs4/

And these two for Color Correction
http://library.creativecow.net/devis_an ... rrection/1
http://library.creativecow.net/devis_an ... ction_AE/1

If you're new to After Effects, visit http://www.videocopilot.net/basic/ for 10 tutorials to get you started.

Don't forget to share the video. It only goes viral if you share it.
Rebel without a Deal Book - it's like a REMAKE, but a good one like Scarface. http://www.rebelwithoutadeal.com

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Re: Effects Rebel Short

Post by Matt » Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:19 pm

As soon as I saw that pickup truck in the underground car park I knew what tutorial you were about to use :)

Good video.

Haven't got your book yet but it has finally made it onto my Amazon wish list!

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