25th Silver Wedding Event
This is what shoe shine box is all about !
My wife loves this project -The example above is available as a complete after effects 7.0 project "for you to tell your story ! " so....... contact us
Recreated for an average family couple, like many people in this age group with little or no video content, the package was constructed to dynamically energise static photographs with themed audio, real people voiceovers and engaging theme video,
did it work ? is it useful to you ? you tell us !
"The story construction could be applied to many real life themes where images are the main aspect of the production" Robert Dickie
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Congratulations to Linda & yourself on 25 years of marriage. We will be celebrating ours in 6 months. The presentation is first class, and well put together. I particularly like the way you display the photographs in 3D space with the reflection and the particle effect for bringing in the text. The score is fitting for the occasion. Personally I am not too keen on using split screen effects where they merge in the centre; I would tend to put them in boxes and keep them separate but that is a personal taste.
Keep up the good work
Thankyou David Split screen effects allow the feel of one video to pass and interact with the other, boxes or windows can be cold and separating at times altough slightly more professional however as you say it is personal taste, it should be easy enough though to adjust the relative image layer masks to achieve this in your production.
Loved the silver anniversary video. How can I download the After Effects builder to use for my own material?
Great job the the 25th , where can I download it
Thanks Ed,Simon The project is available here to download it may be adjusted around feedback so check for updates
simply replace the images with yours same pixel size and file name,edit the text layers (canopus HQ codec required)
A full AVI version is available by DVD on request Help file to follow trapcode particular reqd pack includes all video effects above
You have some fantastic first play menus for weddings, some have a scene selection menu and some do not. From my point of view I always need a scene selection menu and sometimes I need individual chapter introductions that match the first play menus. Just one chapter menu is sufficient and the words can be changed accordingly. I use the Linden menu a lot and have stripped away a lot of the layers to create a chapter intro menu that I insert in the timeline.
In addition I would like to be able to take stills from the video and use in a photo display in 3D space. The format would need to support both HD and standard definition and the photos orientated for widescreen. I usually need to display anything from 10 to 20 photos so would need a method that was flexible to support this. I would also need to be able to change the background colour to match bridesmaid’s dresses etc.
I also need some good quality backgrounds that I can change the colour of, that are subtle to use where I have 2 or 3 images on screen at a time. You have one that I particularly like that has a single dove in it. They need to be subtle as not to detract from the main images. If possible they should match the menus. Any elements in the backgrounds need the facility to be moved depending on where the top images are placed. (Your single dove on a blue background as an example – I can move the dove and re-colour the background but unfortunately it is not in high definition) You have another with feathers which is nice and subtle that I like. I am not a lover of the curtain effect, which is relatively easy to create in AE. If these could match in some way with the menus then even better.
You have a nice way of bringing up text in your silver wedding shoe shine release that would look nice to bring in text over video for example where there is a change in venue – church – reception venue maybe even the chapter menus. Can this be added as an overlay and altered in size to fit the text?
You also have 3 effects for scene transition. Is it possible to create some more that are different and fit into this type of project?
Thanks in anticipation
........................................................ Thanks for the feedback David
1.The Dove package has been re compiled to HD and improved, updated with additional 5 title backgrounds you can view and download the new pack here (48mb)
Knoll light and trapcode particular required more to come soon the pack comes complete all footage...
Hope all is well, finally got round to seeing the 25 year video. Congratulations again and please say the same to Linda.
Video looks very professional
The only thing I would have changed would be the video of the sea because it looks like a very rough unsettled sea the theme of it of the video is a lot more relaxed. But that’s just a personal preference.
........................................................ Thanks Theo yes a rough, turbulant and constantly changing sea just like life, the project will enable you to simply include any alternate footage here by using the replace footage feature of After Effects.
I would like to take the opportunity here to thank you for your help and assistance over the years it has been much appreciated and not gone unnoticed.
I just viewed your 25th Anniversary video and it's beautiful; very moving. I'm in the process of capturing vid/still pics of my great granddaughter who was 1 year old Jan. 2. I waited for her first birtday party to finish the vid. After viewing yours, I'm redoing it to try to add the "very tender" and emotional feeling your video showed.
Being a "family" amateur, this is proving challenging.
And thanks for all the beautiful effects you make available.
-- Sue and Bob
Open the after effects project and view the various project elements
The best method to include your content is by replacing the various images used with your image content (image holders folders)
simply replace each photo with your image retaining the same pixel size and file name (and as best as possible retain the facial focal points to a similar location) after effects will collect the new images on reloading the project.
Audio is synchronised within the project and can be included in render output.
complete each part as required adjusting the title text layers as required, render each section and join the completed videos in your video editor
this project and DVD menu can also be used in Pal and ntsc ws format outputs
(canopus HQ codec required)