After effects Part 2 (How to make a flying video)

Alright, I’m back, and Today I’m gonna show you how to actually MAKE something in after effects. I’m gonna show you how to make a flying video in after effects that I can’t show you because it’s a .mov file that wordpress doesn’t allow, So I’ll just show you screenshots as we go. So first we’re gonna make a new comp, and these settings don’t really matter, but you can change around the color and stuff like that, And then after you’ve made the Composition, you should import your footage. So go to File, Import, File, and choose the background you want.(And make sure you have a tripod so that Your footage background should match your actual background.) Then, Import your footage the same way. Your footage should be of you walking into view, and then jumping. Put your jumping footage above your background, and then duplicate it with Control, D. In your second video, right click on it and go to time, freeze frame, at the point where your in the air. This will freeze you in midair the whole video. But we don’t want it to be the WHOLE video. Luckily, we have the first video. So drag the beginning of your frozen layer to the point on your first video where your in the same point. Now, if you preview your video, you’ll be jumping in the air and then freezing. But not flying. So you have to use the PEN TOOL to mask yourself out in the freeze layer, which means to select yourself in the frozen frame. So to do this, you Click where you want to start your selection, and then click your way through it. My mask looks like this:Now, we want to make the mask move, so that you move.(Oh, and also, you know where you dragged the beginning of your freeze footage to? That’s where you want to drag the end of your real footage to.)Then, click on the little down arrow on your freeze footage and some settings should appear. Click on the down arrow for transform, and then click on the little stopwatch icon on position. Add a keyframe at the point where you freeze by clicking a little button that looks like this:

Then make a keyframe where you want yourself to be done flying. Click the move tool and move your self up off the screen. If you hold shift while dragging, it will go straight up. Once you’ve done that, I’ll leave it to you to make the cool effects. You could maybe add CC light burst. Well, that’s it for today! : – )

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