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.