I know this is a little late, but I realized I never posted this video I did for Fuller Theological Seminary last summer!
It was a lot of fun, and took a lot of research, trial and error, key frames, and brushstrokes to get it just right. But everyone on the team was really happy with the results, and for an information-heavy piece it really conveys the message well without getting too boring (hopefully).
How I Did It
Here's a quick list of the basic techniques I used to pull this video off:
- Camera Tracking in After Effects to composite the logo on the notebook.
- Stitched multiple photos of the pages together in Photoshop to provide the length required for the camera move.
- Took multiple photos of campus and students into Photoshop and used the Pattern Stamp tool to add multiple layers of brushstrokes to give the photos a more hand-drawn feel.
- Added multiple masks on each photo so the Stroke effect in After Effects could reveal each image in the directions I wanted.
- Used VideoCopilot's Sure Target plugin to make the camera hits for each layer easier to key frame (since the video is lengthy).
This video was a great learning experience and I look forward to the future creative projects I'm able to do for Fuller. Let me know what you think of the video and if you have any suggestions or questions about the video.