Week 2 – Motion Tracking Effect
For this week's project, I decided to use some original video. That's me tooling around the track in the maintenance department's Gator. The deer and chickens were added to keep me fresh on last week's skills. I added some short audio from our school fight song. I used Audition to edit the clip to length and soften the volume.
I added the 'CLHS' letters and tracked them to the gator's headlights. There are a few video jumps in the middle, and towards the end—when the headlights are most visible—the tracking inexplicably went awry. I retried several times with the same result. I decided I actually liked the effect of the letters "jumping off" right near the end. I'm sure there is a way to edit the motion tracking anchor points, but I left that for another day.
I did learn the importance of processing power when using After Effects. My home computer dates to the Nixon administration, so to say the process was a bit bumpy is an understatement. With some patience however, everything rendered as planned. Amazing what can be done with the proper tools. Looking forward to learning even more!