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Adobe After Effects: Super Zoom – Simple effect and clever editing for dramatic transition

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Transition Effect

It is always cool to see an effect you like, and even neater to break the effect down and figure out how to recreate it yourself. This week, we’ll use Adobe After Effects (4.1 or later) and some clever editing to create what I like to call The Super Zoom. You have probably seen an effect like this on such shows as CSI Miami, Smallville, and the like – it starts off fairly far from the subject and then zooms into an area of interest very quickly. When you want to do a shot like this in your production, the first thing you need to begin with is the shot itself.

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