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How to Cheat in After Effects, 2nd Edition by Chad Perkins

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2Lights and Cameras

 

MOST AFTER EFFECTS USERS KNOW HOW TO CREATE BASIC LIGHTS AND CAMERAS. But what many don't realize is that there's a massive wealth of options that allow you to have a significant amount of control over the look of your final product.

In this chapter, we're going to become virtual cinematographers; working with lights and cameras in new and innovative ways. In some instances, we're going to be mimicking real world cinematography techniques, such as when we create a rack focus effect. But because we're using software, we'll be able to also do many tricks that cinematographers only dream about, such as when we create negative ...

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