Creating News Channel Lower Thirds in After Effects
In this series of tutorials, we'll be creating a lower third for a news channel broadcast. Software required: After Effects CC 12.2.1.
What you'll learn
In this series of tutorials, we'll be creating a lower third for a news channel broadcast. We will start by discussing requirements for animations that will be broadcast on television like keeping your elements action and title safe. We'll get familiar with incorporating a station ID and brand colors into our animation. We'll plan out how we want our lower third to show up and operate by blocking out shapes, then we'll give our pieces depth and movement so they're not static and boring. Next, we'll get into animating our pieces so they appear over our footage in a very dynamic way. We'll then decide how long we want our graphics to stay on screen and animate their departure. Finally, we'll prepare our project to be used as a template for easy text and footage changes for the next person down the pipeline. When you finish this training, you'll have a better understanding of creating lower-thirds for local or national broadcast. Software required: After Effects CC 12.2.1.
Table of contents
- Broadcast Guidelines for Creating Our Lower Third 8m
- Adding Text and Giving Depth to Our Main Graphic Bar 8m
- Creating Movement for Our Background Graphic 10m
- Creating Animations for Our Top Stripe and Background Graphic 7m
- Animating Our Main Graphic Bar, Station Logo, and Text 10m
- Creating Exit Animation for Our Lower Third Elements 10m