Without having seen the movie, it may be difficult to get it down exactly, but here is what I came up with.
Duplicate your layer twice, so that you have three copies.
On the top layer mask out the person.
Set the mask feather to around 30px.
Copy and paste the mask to the other two layers.
On the middle layer, set the mask feather to 60 and the mask ...
I'll take you through how to replicate the paint stroke effect in After Effects, as briefly as I am able. The artwork would have to be created seperately.
Hold tight, because this guide assumes you have some basic knowledge of After Effects.
I've broken it up into three parts. The paint stroke, the brush texture and putting it all together.
1. The ...
You can tell by the shadows that light's illumination was increased. However, you can acheive a similar result (though not perfect) by just keyframing the 'Curves' effect in After Effects. (I had better results with 'Curves' as opposed to 'Levels') See below:
The curves were keyframed from default to:
The top point is to blow out the whites, the middle ...
Click the output mode in the render queue, by default it says lossless:
use these settings, format: quicktime, video output channels: RGB + Alpha:
click format options and choose Apple ProRes 4444. The 4th 4 is the indicator that the codec has an alpha channel (this only applies to the Apple ProRes codec naming scheme).
That should fix your problem.
In the end I decided to just learn how Blender's scripting works and wrote a script. I know there would be simpler ways to calculate the transformations but I'm no maths expert and I wanted to spend my time debugging my logic errors rather my maths errors.
Basically what this script does is take 3 input points (in the form of empties) relative to the ...
After Effects by default works in 2D, but you can change a layer so that it can be moved in 3D space. The layer itself is still flat, but (like a postcard moving through space) it can be positioned using x,y and z coordinates where z is depth.
This tutorial explains it well:
With the new release, on Win10 anyway, sometimes the preview will not stop using any method other than this workaround.
Left click on the taskbar icon and select “Close window”. Then, select “Cancel” in the box that pops up. You'll return to AE with the preview paused.
OMG strobe! That's what the "laggy" effect is; it was very popular with "experimental" film school students back in the nineties. It went the way of lens flares and the posterisation effect; some would say it is better left in its tomb, but that's a matter of personal taste.
If you slow down the video you'll see what's going on, the apparent frame rate is ...
I made an attempt to use a green screen my rendering the iphone again with a green front and then using track motion within After Effects. Results aren't great, it doesn't track well and it's very wobbly but it seems like I'm on the right track.