Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Old School Eye Replacement
It kind of feels like going home when you can head into After Effects and apply one of the earliest things you've ever learned. When I first started using After Effects, I was constantly in search of tutorials on how to use it. At the time, video tutorials were pretty new, but I was finding that I learned from them much more easily than any of the books I was purchasing on the subject. Easily the best place to go to learn how to use the program is Video Copilot. Andrew Kramer created a site that not only taught the fundamentals, but also showed you how to apply them for some pretty cool practical effects.
So I went back to where I started, re-watched the eye replacement tutorial, and then added my own little twist. I created a few different pupils, morphed them in Fantamorph, and had it transition in After Effects. I'm pretty happy with the results even though I have to really push in so you can fully appreciate whats happening. I'm really getting excited to have this done and all put together.