After Effects Apprentice: 16 Creating a Medical Opening Title

After Effects Apprentice: 16 Creating a Medical Opening Title

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Course Description

This project-oriented course leads you through the creative and technical process of building an opening title sequence from scratch in Adobe After Effects. Author Chris Meyer shows how to pull together numerous skills you've learned in the other After Effects Apprentice courses, from working in 3D space to creating type and shape layers to writing expressions. Along the way, Chris lets you in on the mental process he uses when creating similar spots for real-world clients, while sharing numerous tips that will help broaden your After Effects skills.

The After Effects Apprentice series was created by Trish and Chris Meyer. These tutorials are designed for After Effects CS4 through CC, and can be used on their own or as a companion to the Meyer's book, After Effects Apprentice

What you will learn

  • Animating to music
  • Arranging layers in 3D space
  • Performing time stretches
  • Working with 3D camera tracking
  • Typesetting and animating text
  • Adding effects like drop shadows and motion blur
  • Creating and animating shape layers
  • Building and delivering a broadcast package


Section 1: Introduction

Section 2: 1. Roughing Out the Spot

Section 3: 2. Building the Hero Shot and Title

Section 4: 3. Creating Video Frames Using Shape Layers

Section 5: 4. Dressing Up the Background

Section 6: 5. Finalizing the Proof

Section 7: 6. Delivering the Results

Section 8: 7. Idea Corners