*Holds gun to head*
I demand you tell me:
*Where I can learn to do the 3D effect.
*What you edited in FCP7
*What you used to capture your screen
*Name of the song
*What transition effects you used
What exactly did you do in AE, that you then edited in FCP7? For example, the shot of the individual looking up at the building, I take it that whole sequence was actually done in AE? What settings did you use to export from AE for use in FCP?
Also, fantastic work!
I'm sorry it has taken me so long to reply. Thanks to everyone who has checked this out, and thanks for taking time to leave feedback
I'll do my best to answer any questions. Where I can learn to do the 3D effect.
You can sit down and google key topics like "2.5D" Photography, and mix in terms such as "tutorial" or "how to". This, hopefully will lead to helping you understand the basics behind the process. I wasn't able to find an end all article or tutorial that was able to walk me through the process. I just got the basic idea, and ran with it. This is the first project I have ever done using After Effects.What you edited in.
My workflow went something like this. 1.) - Open photo in Photoshop. Determine 2 to 3 layers, usually a foreground, midground, and background. Cut these out placing them on their own separate layers. Save the PSD file. 2.) - Open the saved PSD file in After Effects. Here I would manipulate the scene by moving the layers around in 3D space. Essentially, I would just move the assets along the "z" axis, either towards or away from me. So the background would be the furthest away, then midground, and finally foreground would be the closest. 3.) - Finally I would add a "camera" object that I could then animate to view the scene. Animating the subtle movement of this camera is what would give me a sense of depth and the final "2.5D" look. 4.) - In After Effects, I worked in a project space of 1920x1080, and when I would finish animating the camera movement of each photo, I would then render this clip out. 5.) - Once all my clips had been rendered out, they were all opened inside of Final Cut Pro where the final edit was put together with the music. What you used to capture your screen.
For the intro and outro of this video I wanted to give a quick glimpse of what a photo goes through to achieve this effect. All you are seeing here, is hundreds of screenshots that that I took during the process, and when sped up appears to show what looks like a video screen capture of my computer. Name of the song.
The song name is "Sail" by the band "Awolnation"
What transition effects used.
Basically the only transition used is what looks like static on a television. It is a default transition inside of Final Cut Pro 7 and I believe it is called "Bad TV".
I hope my response has answered your questions, if not feel free to let me know!
Also, all the photographs used in this are my own and were taken in 2011. They are not technically my best photos, rather they are the images that mean a lot to me for one reason or another. Thanks again for watching!