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Compositing an Animated Poster with Live Footage in After Effects
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Released Jan 1, 2013
Laura Hawk

Pluralsight

Laura Hawk
In this series of After Effects tutorials, we will go through the process for animating this band poster and composite it into a live action plate.

We'll start out by going through the steps of building up our poster's composition to make it interesting and appealing. We then discuss the timing of our messaging, so that it has plenty of time to be read, while still holding the attention of our viewer. From that point, we move into the compositing phase of our course where we slowly begin to add effects to integrate the poster into our scene. We go over some simple motion tracking and rotoscoping techniques as well as some great tips for color correction.
Introduction and Project Overview
1

Introduction and Project Overview

 
01:00
Stabilizing the footage
2

Stabilizing the footage

 
04:33
Setting up our composition for the poster
3

Setting up our composition for the poster

 
08:48
Adding the particles in the background
4

Adding the particles in the background

 
11:09
Adding the deer head to our animation
5

Adding the deer head to our animation

 
11:30
Animating the ring to house our message
6

Animating the ring to house our message

 
15:58
Establishing the message
7

Establishing the message

 
16:50
Adding the second half of our message
8

Adding the second half of our message

 
12:15
Adding the message comp to the rest of our poster
9

Adding the message comp to the rest of our poster

 
16:35
Bringing the poster into the live action plate
10

Bringing the poster into the live action plate

 
06:58
Using Motion Tracking to make our poster stick to our plate
11

Using Motion Tracking to make our poster stick to our plate

 
10:15
Color correcting our poster
12

Color correcting our poster

 
11:49
Adding age and shadows to our poster
13

Adding age and shadows to our poster

 
14:16
Rotoscoping the fluttering paper
14

Rotoscoping the fluttering paper

 
13:35
Adding the final compositing touches to our shot
15

Adding the final compositing touches to our shot

 
10:34