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Playing with Time

Lesson 26 from: Adobe After Effects Fundamentals

Philip Ebiner

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26. Playing with Time

Lessons

Class Trailer

Chapter 1: Introduction

1

Class Updates & My Favorite CC 2020 Updates

06:22

Chapter 2: After Effects Basics

2

Understand the After Effects Workspace

05:39
3

Starting a New Composition

08:15
4

CC 2018 Update - Starting a New Composition from Footage

01:55
5

Adding Media to Your Project and the Timeline

05:08
6

Using the Basic After Effects Tools

10:20
7

Create a Perfect Circle, Alignment, and Shape Colors

03:04
8

Working in the Timeline

10:59
9

Layer Properties

08:57
10

Quiz: After Effects Basics

Chapter 3: Animating with Keyframes

11

Animating in After Effects

07:35
12

Position, Scale, and Rotation Animations

05:17
13

Tips to Make Your Animations Look More Nautral

04:21
14

Using the Graph Editor

05:32
15

Challenge - Bouncing Ball

01:01
16

Solution - Bouncing Ball

13:00
17

Quiz: Animating with Keyframes

Chapter 4: Shapes and Solid Layers

18

Working with Solid Layers and the Ken Burns Effects

07:07
19

Working with Shape Layers, Strokes, and Paths

06:24
20

Adding Layer Styles like Drop Shadow, Bevel, and Gradients

03:44
21

Shape Effects - Trim Path Animations, Wiggle, and Zig Zag

05:54
22

Quiz: Shapes and Solid Layers

Chapter 5: Important After Effects Skills

23

Track Matte Animations - Make Layers Appear and Disappear

08:37
24

Using Pre-Compositions to Group Layers

05:34
25

Easily Reverse Complicated Animations

02:14
26

Playing with Time

05:54
27

Blend Modes

06:05
28

Stabilize Shaky Footage

04:04
29

CC 2018 Update - Previewing and Favoriting Fonts

00:46
30

CC 2019 Update - Responsive Design Time

03:36
31

CC 2019 Content Aware Fill

03:55
32

CC 2019 Create Motion Graphic Templates

08:37
33

Quiz: Important After Effects Skills

Chapter 6: Motion Graphics Projects

34

Intro to Motion Graphics Projects

00:53
35

Clean Lower Third

09:22
36

Logo Reveal Animation Bumper

13:25
37

Colorful Transition

16:59
38

Text with Mask Path Animation

10:05
39

Text Bubble Animation

13:39
40

Weather App 1

16:41
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Weather App 2

08:21
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Weather App 3

06:59
43

Quiz: Motion Graphics Projects

Chapter 7: Flat Animation Challenge

44

Flat Animation Challenge

02:47
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Phil Designs his Flat Animation Scene

01:23
46

Animating Fireworks with the Repeater Effect

15:02

Chapter 8: Flat Animation Challenge

47

Removing Green Screen Background

06:46
48

Adding a Background that Matches the Foreground

07:55
49

Adding Motion to a Still Image with the Puppet Tool

06:26
50

Adding Movement with the Ripple Effect

06:07
51

Quiz: Flat Animation Challenge

Chapter 9: Green Screen (Chromakeying)

52

Intro to 3D

10:04
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Swinging 3D Text Animation

12:11
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Build Out Your 3D Composition

05:47
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Animating Our 3D Scene

07:38
56

Create Stars in After Effects

05:11
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Quiz: Green Screen (Chromakeying)

Chapter 10: 3D Animations and the Camera Tool

58

Using the Rotoscope Tool

06:55
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Cleaning Up Your Edges

07:21
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Finishing Our Rotobrush Animation

07:33
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Quiz: 3D Animations and the Camera Tool

Chapter 11: Rotoscoping

62

Easy Screen Replacement with Masks

09:56
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Replacing a Screen Version 2

13:49
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Screen Replacement with Mocha

07:13
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CC 2019 Update - Native Mocha AE Plugin

05:08
66

Quiz: Rotoscoping

Chapter 12: Screen Replacements

67

Using the Puppet Pin Tool

04:33
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Animating Your Puppet Pins

03:04
69

Animated Blinking Eyes

08:21
70

Adding Perspective with Animated Clouds

07:10
71

CC 2018 Update - Advanced Puppet Pin Tool

02:08
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Quiz: Screen Replacements

Chapter 13: Puppet Tool Animations

73

Applying Text Animation Presets

05:59
74

Create a Page Turn Effect with CC Page Turn

10:05
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Radial and Linear Wipes

03:20
76

Color Correction in After Effects

03:33
77

CC 2019 Update - Selective Color Adjustments

03:25
78

Quiz: Puppet Tool Animations

Chapter 14: Motion Tracking

79

Motion Tracking Basics

09:51
80

Tracking Text and Visual Effects to Video Clip

06:21
81

Tracking Rotation and Scale

11:33
82

Adding Details to Our Text

04:04
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Quiz: Motion Tracking

Chapter 15: Character Animations

84

Intro to Character Animations

01:31
85

Design Your Character

14:32
86

Rigging Your Character

02:50
87

Animating Our Character

09:55
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Adding the Animated Background

09:12
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Adding Details to Character Movement

06:46
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Adding the Paper Cut Out Look

05:29
91

Quiz: Character Animations

Chapter 16: Exporting from After Effects

92

Exporting an H264 File from After Effects

07:03
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Exporting from After Effects with a Transparent Background

04:03
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Exporting from After Effects through Adobe Media Encoder

04:40
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CC 2018 Update - Exporting an Animated GIF from Adobe Media Encoder

02:14
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Create an Animated GIF from After Effects CC 2017

07:03

Chapter 17: After Effects Workflow & Tips

97

Audio Tips for After Effects

02:19
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Working with Premiere Pro

05:54
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Quiz: After Effects Workflow & Tips

Chapter 18: Expressions

100

Expressions Basics

07:24
101

Animate a Flickering Light with Expressions

17:35
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Quiz: Expressions

Chapter 19: Conclusion

103

Conclusion

00:44

Final Quiz

104

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

Playing with Time

let's dive a little bit more into time and see what you can do in after effects for this video. Use the puppy shot that I've added to your video folder, add that to a new composition just by dragging it in. So first let's talk about freeze frames. So if you go to a point in your video and you want to freeze the frame for example, maybe you want to add a title or you know, whatever you want to do good at that point. Right click good at time freeze frame. So this is going to create a freeze frame for this entire layer at this point. Now, what if you wanted to play up until this point and then freeze frame? Let me undo this. There's a couple ways to do this one would be to literally just Duplicate this layer, like so command d take the top one good time freeze frame and then trim it to this frame So this bottom layer is playing and then when it gets to this one it pauses. So that's one way to create a freeze frame whoop there, it stops. The other is through time. Remapping so time remappi...

ng if we right click a layer and you can do this for video clips, you can do this for compositions for animations for pre comps, click time enable time. Remapping what you'll see is we have this new time remap option and there are key frames and you know what we can do with key frames, we can change the speed of things, we can animate things. So there's a key frame at the beginning and at the end. So if you want to actually speed up this clip you can take this last key frame and move it forward or earlier. So now what it's telling after effects is that from this first key frame to the second key frame we need to play the entire video clip. And so that's speeding it up. If you want to create a freeze frame, what you can do is go to the frame that you want to freeze set a new key frame go forward until you want the freeze frame to stop and then copy this key frame and paste it. So now it plays got our puppy jumping around it freezes and then it continues to play. Now the only issue with this though is that now the distance between this second key frame that we set and this last one is actually shorter than the actual time of the clip Between this one. And let me delete this and this one. The timing is the original. So this clip is actually in slow motion so it's a little bit slower. But by setting this key frame the same one over here, it's actually speeding up the rest of this clip a little bit. So if you want it to be the natural sort of speed for this rest of this clip you'll have to move this last key frame to the right. The same amount as this key frame is from this one. I hope that makes sense. If it doesn't please let me know what if we want to slow down time. Well, to see that let's go to our finder bringing Arby's clip that I just added to the folder, drag that into a new composition. Right click, go to time and then time stretch. So now you can stretch according to while the stretch. Factor 100 is basically going to be no stretch. So if I click OK, nothing basically happens. This is just at the normal speed of the clip. So let's go back. Right click time, time stretch. If I put it at 50 You'll see the time change. So if it's at 100, the new during the duration of this clip is 10 seconds 50. Well, actually speed it up Over 100 will multiply it. So 200 will be two times the speed. So just click. Ok, so now if we play this, our clip plays even slower, so a little bit of slow motion and after effects does a pretty good job at slowing down footage. So if you're looking for a way to slow down footage, even at lower frame rates, it does a decent job at doing so without getting that sort of jittery stuttering look, the other way you can do this and I'm just going to undo what I just did. So we have the original speed is with time remapping and so that's basically enabling time remapping and then extending the distance between these key frames. So let me just go to the point where I want this clip to stop. So say they're set a key frame and then extend the distance between this 1st and 2nd key frame and now it slows it down So you can see there's lots of different ways to do sort of the same effect in after effects. Some are more efficient than others and sometimes it's just a preferential thing. Those are some cool time tricks. It also works for animations. So for this Hello title. So let's go back to our drone shot. If you wanted to slow this down, you can do a time stretch, you can do the time remapping and make it slower and it works really well with animations and motion graphics built within after effects because it knows exactly how to slow it down without getting that jittery study really look that you might get if you're slowing down video footage from a faster frame rate to something that's really slow awesome. If you have any questions, let me know otherwise we'll move on to new and more important things that you should know with after effects

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