Compositing in After Effects: Eagle Flight Project

Taught by Kirill Pleshakov

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April 2019 
2 hours 38 minutes 
This After Effects course, taught by Kirill Pleshakov, focuses on the compositing of a bird filmed on green screen into an aerial shot.

The After Effects compositing process covers the correction of the eagle source footage in order to make it useful for gradual animation of the bird as if it was shot on a drone. Before jumping into After Effects to composite the eagle, Pleshakov breaks down his work done in Nuke and 3ds Max on the background of the shot.

After completion of this course, you'll find yourself more confident in layer based compositing skills and won't be afraid of material that seems to less than ideal for the task you need to achieve.
Compositing in After Effects: Eagle Flight Project
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Class Listing

Class 1: Background Breakdown

Walkthrough of the 3ds Max scene and Nuke comp of the soldier's camp (the background for the shot) and a review of the eagle green screen source footage.

Class 2: Keying

Eagle keying, rotoscoping, and stabilization.

Class 3: Animation, Part 1

Draft Eagle animation, wire removal + cleanup.

Class 4: Animation, Part 2

Eagle animation and morphing.

Class 5: Animation, Part 3

Polishing the animation, animating the legs, animating camera shake.

Class 6: Compositing

Final compositing of eagle and war camp.