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After Effects: Integrating Type into Video Volume 1

Eran Stern

About this course

Discover how to combine text and video in After Effects in order to create visually stunning scenes. In this course, Eran Stern builds four different trailers that showcase impressive type effects. Along the way, he demos a handful of advanced techniques, from tracking, rotoscoping, and parenting to generating 3D effects and 3D extruded text to make your type look its best. After watching this course, you'll be able to create impressive promos, trailers, and openers that will stand out from the rest.


Topics include:

  • Analyzing your shot and making mood, story, and type decisions
  • Working with lights, shadows, and 3D animation
  • Rotoscoping, distorting, and displacing text
  • Creating a motion graphics teaser using parenting and shoot-out animations
  • Integrating 3D text into live video
  • Working with ray-traced type
  • Create advanced per-character 3D text animations

Curriculum2h 36m

  • Exercise Files
  • Welcome
  • What You Should Know Before Watching this Course
  • An Eerie Opener Based on Type with Long, Tall Shadows
  • Combine Type & Live Video Using Tracking, Keying, Distortion, & Displacement
  • Mograph Teaser Type Using Parenting & Faux 3D
  • Integrating 3D Animated Type with Live Action Footage
  • Wrap Up

About this course

Discover how to combine text and video in After Effects in order to create visually stunning scenes. In this course, Eran Stern builds four different trailers that showcase impressive type effects. Along the way, he demos a handful of advanced techniques, from tracking, rotoscoping, and parenting to generating 3D effects and 3D extruded text to make your type look its best. After watching this course, you'll be able to create impressive promos, trailers, and openers that will stand out from the rest.


Topics include:

  • Analyzing your shot and making mood, story, and type decisions
  • Working with lights, shadows, and 3D animation
  • Rotoscoping, distorting, and displacing text
  • Creating a motion graphics teaser using parenting and shoot-out animations
  • Integrating 3D text into live video
  • Working with ray-traced type
  • Create advanced per-character 3D text animations

Curriculum2h 36m

  • Exercise Files
  • Welcome
  • What You Should Know Before Watching this Course
  • An Eerie Opener Based on Type with Long, Tall Shadows
  • Combine Type & Live Video Using Tracking, Keying, Distortion, & Displacement
  • Mograph Teaser Type Using Parenting & Faux 3D
  • Integrating 3D Animated Type with Live Action Footage
  • Wrap Up