Compositing a Cell Phone in After Effects
Compositing a Cell Phone in After Effects is an Intermediate level course on 3D + Animation, compiled by an expert, Andy Needham. This course is an important pillar for a person who needs to get better at his/her 3D + Animation expertise. It gives you a thorough grip on 3D + Animation, Compositing, Motion Graphics, Photography, Video, After Effects, 3D + Animation, Compositing, Motion Graphics, Photography, Video and After Effects.
The mobile app market is saturated. If you can show clients or investors how the app works—before any time or money has been invested into a lengthy development cycle—it can help speed up approval and funding.
Here, Andy Needham shows how to take the app mockup created in the companion course, After Effects: Creating a Mobile App Interface, and composite it into live-action footage of a smartphone. The final product is an animated promo video that helps visualize how the app will be used on a real device. Andy also covers storyboarding, tracking, keying, color correction, and a few audio tips. By the end of the course, you’ll have more experience with the screen replacement workflow in After Effects and have a web-ready deliverable ready to share with the world.
- Planning with a storyboard
- Filming the phone
- Importing the live-action footage in After Effects
- Retiming the animation
- Tracking the shot in mocha AE
- Keying the screen with Keylight
- Adding an animated logo
- Rendering the shot
- Color correcting the composite