GREEN SCREEN EFFECT
The first assignment required Adobe After Effects to remove the green screen in the video, and replace it with an image of an ex-ray. I have had may years experience with After Effects and Green Screens from working in the broadcast media industry for 6 years. However, it has been many years since I utilized my skills in After Effects. So this exercise was a great refresher for me.
I found this to be an easy tutorial to follow and complete. While I do expect the assignments to get more challenging as the course progresses, This was definitely a great way to get started.
I have never used the motion tracking to when using After Effects. This tutorial taught me a new skill that can come in handy in the future. I attempted to create my own motion tracking video, however, I found it more difficult. So I decided to complete option A for my first attempt. Completing the tutorial for this workshop was easier to follow, and after successfully completing the task, I now believe that I can do it on my own.
Matte, Tracking, and Color Correction
This weeks assignment required replacing the sky of the first video with the video (sky) from the second. This was not as hard as I thought it would be, and I was very satified with the outcome. I can see how using this effect would be a great help, in a time where accessing a specific element, obect, or location might not be possible.
Flying Through Animation
This assignment required the use of several still images to create the illusion of movement. While it seems pretty simple, I found the actual asignment to be quit difficult. Although I followed the tutorial step-by-step it was still a challenge for me.
I will admit After Effects is not my strongest skill set, however, I am always willing to try new things. Below are some images of the software, and a video of my final projet. This is defentelty not a featured portfolio piece, but it is my best effort.
Creating a Sci-Fi Scene
This was by far my favorite assignment for this course. It was still very challenging, however, I felt more confident with the outcome. I can see this being useful in the future. Below are some screen shot and the final video of my work.
Created with images by rawpixel - "untitled image" • Jeff Sandquist - "Channel 9 - Green Screen" • Jon Bunting - "funfair action" • Jason Wong - "untitled image" • neXtplanaut - "clouds" • HammerandTusk - "woman vr virtual reality"