After Effects Most Wanted has been written for you by fine artists, music video makers, filmmakers, and the best that web video has to offer - including work featured on Adobe.co.uk (Simon Tysko's Karamii) and BD4D.com (Chris James Hewitt's Relokation). Each takes the time to talk a little about why they do what they do - and why they do it with After Effects.
Each chapter takes you through a complete project, from concept to the final rendering, with stepped instructions for recreating their Most Wanted effects and materials on the CD where you need them.
What we cover in this book:
* Advanced layering techniques
* Syncing video to music
* Work for film, television, and the Web
* Compositing 3D renders into real video footage
* Amazing transitions and morphing
* Some of the top third-party plug-ins available
This book leaps straight into the production of high-level effects and as such you will need at leapt a basic knowledge of what After Effects can do and how its interface works. The effects in this book have been created with versions of After Effects ranging from 4.1 to 5.5; to recreate them exactly you will need at leapt version 5.0, but where possible our authors have offered advice of how to achieve similar things in earlier versions.