I've made an example version of a news video in After Effects that we will be altering weekly. The template might be used by less skilled people and I'd like to know what (if there are) ways to make it easier to customize it later and how could I do that.
Now the shape has its position and scale keyframed and the clips have their position keyframed. Maybe putting them in a "film reel" and just moving their parent would be more convenient (the idea came while writing here). Weekly we will need to change the number and duration of clips and title size and position. I not afraid to get into coding expressions or something else - maybe it's possible to simplify the process that way somehow?
The project is pretty simple:
- Clips with push transition (like the one you can easily do in Premiere)
- Blurred area with varying size titles for each clip
- A white shape indicating current title (text overlaping with the shape turns black)
The shape moves down as the clips change. Here are 3 screenshots transitioning from a smaller title to a big one: