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How to?

Postby Pumper on 06/16/2015, 11:38 pm

Here's what I want to do with my videos: https://youtu.be/P36QJbUNXZg

How do I do that? Is there a tutorial online?

Off Topic - Is there a reason YouTube hasn't taken down that video because of copyright yet?
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Re: How to?

Postby gregalan on 06/17/2015, 7:55 pm

Hi Pumper, welcome. I presume you mean the colour flashes? If so they are known as "light leaks" or "film burn". You can make them yourself or you can get stock footage of them to overlay on your image, such as these pulled from a Google search:
http://vegasaur.com/free-light-leaks
http://www.digitalcinemafoundry.com/201 ... vely-here/
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Re: How to?

Postby Pumper on 06/20/2015, 6:33 pm

Hi Greg,

Actually I'm talking about more basic than that. My background in movie editing is windows movie maker. My question is just how can I get a video a template (Is that what you call it) that's there the whole time and doesn't change, with a movie playing within it? Just like the YouTube video.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: How to?

Postby gregalan on 06/20/2015, 7:57 pm

Mmmmm. You'll be happy to know that it is simple if you have the most basic of basic knowledge of the program, I would really recommend that you go through these very old but very short tutorials:
http://blogs.adobe.com/aftereffects/201 ... ing-s.html
and then have a look at these:
http://blogs.adobe.com/aftereffects/201 ... r-eff.html

But to answer your question:
Drag your clip to the 'Create a New Composition' button at the bottom of the project panel.
(A new composition will open that is exactly the same length and settings as your video clip)
Then (up the top of your screen) Layer/New/Solid
A Solid Settings popup will appear, Press the Make Comp Size button and press the color swatch. Select the color you want for your background in the color selection popup, press Okay, then press Okay in your Solid settings.
(Your screen will go the color and the Solid layer will appear above your video clip in the layer panel)
Drag the solid layer to underneath the video layer.
Click on the video layer so that is selected/highlighted
Select the Rectangle Tool (it's up the top under the word "Layer")
When you put your cursor over the image of the clip it will be a cross sort of shape - place it on the very left edge of your image where you want the clip to be cut into. Hold down the left mouse key and drag down and to the right to the other side of the screen. (You will see the image appearing on the top of the background color as you drag.)

It sounds far more complicated than it is. If this doesn't make any sense then go through the first set of tutorials (go through them anyway - After Effects is a great program but it will be very frustrating if you don't have even the most basic idea of what you're doing).
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