MASTERCLASS - SEPTEMBER 2007      
Welcome to our Masterclass monthly HD 1280 720 projects for SEPTEMBER 2007 - Available to our Professional members
Please note these downloads will only be available for a limited time period so be sure to save all content these are not listed on our web site be quick !


STONE ETCH  -  10 second duration
This dimensional effect is provided in HD format with the After effects effect constructor V7.0 onward
The purpose of this package is to allow creation of the video effect shown above
with your content ( HD video ) replacing the footage.
You will require to have after effects v7.0

LETS get started
STEP 1  Download  the pack which includes all necessary files including the illustrated motion background
STEP 2 install the supplied font
STEP 3 open the stone_etch_final.aep file into after effects
HOW ITS DONE

The video prepare composition allows the freeze frame time of the video to be adjusted note the marker point guide which will enable you to accurately have your clip freeze at the required time, try moving the import video then switch to to the hd composition you will notice that the freeze effect occurs exactly at the marker.

The HD 1280 composition creates the final output we have included a sequenced audio effect to preview this press 0 on the numeric keypad, you will notice that the audio is basic but includes the effect you will require you can add your video audio to finalise the effect
The black solid layer completes the fade out, the text effects layers are all applied to the single text composition which makes it easy to replace the text and retain the effects, this is a good feature to remember if you have complex text effects create a composition for the text content then insert various copies of this in the main composition and apply all effects - to alter the text content simply edit the text in the initial text composition which updates all layers.
The light lines layers create the text halo effects it is merely a psd image which you can view in photoshop we completed one effect then duplicated the initial layer repositioned each and applied a colour burn to some of the layers, the effect itself was achieved by using a moving mask with around a 200 pixel feather if you double click on one light lines layer you can use the scrubber to follow the path and shape of the mask note how the mask shape is angular at times creating the sweeping effect.
The light particle layers was created in illusion and the video clip generates the light flares the blending mode was linear dodge and the layer was duplicated to intensify the effect.
The water clip is used to create the initial burst and grain fade effect, layer blending of classic colour dodge generates its burning visual appearance
the gold layer creates the sweeping curtain effect classic colour burn blending produces the intensive colour streaming required
The cloere effect layer is a psd image which you can adjust in photoshop this produces the red overall colour effect the clip by adjusting the hue and saturation of this the effect overall colour can be changed
The camera layer ensures that when the quake effect is applied to the layers below no edging is visible
The background wall image is merely a psd image blended to give the face in stone effect
Trapcode products starglow, particular create the fire and minor text effects whilst used it is not essential for this project.
STEP 4 inserting your footage
Please remember that this is an HD 1280 x 720 composition square pixel, so ensure any footage you wish to use is in this format.
From the project window open the import video folder

Simply right click on the your video holder and choose replace footage - file, then direct the menu to your footage, please ensure that any video footage has a minimum time duration of 6.0s to suit this composition, at this point notice how both compositions now contain your footage open the video prepare composition drag the video layer to position the required freeze frame effect point.
return to the main hd composition and double on each text composition and insert your text do this for both compositions
that's it and you have a magical effect in seconds! - Masterclass
STEP 5 export the composition by adding to render queue the export format is really to your preference
NOTE the package creates each individual loop shown above which were the joined in the editor and the overall audio voice added to completed the effect the grayscale effect was applied to the initial output video sequence only

This could be used for many themes sport, competition or challenge so get creative
If you would like a DVD menu to complete this effect let us know!
Robert Dickie




MASTERCLASS - These projects are pixel perfect we guarantee that what you see is what you get + more,
if however, any problems arise in your production we will, within 24 hours have this rectified to your satisfaction !.
Signed

Robert Dickie
Digital Video Team Managing Director

ENJOY