In this After Effects tutorial we'll learn how to composite 2d elements over live footage. We'll create an appealing final video using a few simple images and variety of compositing and animation techniques. We'll begin the tutorial by importing our elements and tracking various features of the face, including a difficult track through an eye blink. We'll learn how to create a tracked and animated mask to match our eye movement. To combine all of the elements and give them visual appeal, we'll learn how to use several different effects not only by themselves, but also together to create various looks. We'll learn how we can create animation using expressions. And finally, we'll combine all our layers using compositing math to correctly mix everything together. Software required: After Effects CS4 and up for Project Files.
Chris is a VFX author at Pluralsight. Along with creating and recording training, he also manages the support team and works closely with the production development team. He began his career working freelance and quickly realized that he wanted to find a company where he could use his talents to help people succeed in the CG industry.