After Effects Tutorial: Information Slate 2008
So, here I am in Indianapolis teaching teachers about Production Premium and I had a couple of hours to set up my assets in a Mac-centric lab. Of course they had Final Cut Studio on the systems as well and because my 200gb hard drive is desperately full already, I have not been able to install a copy on my laptop yet. Where’s that 2.5″ terabyte drive when you need one?
So, with a little time to kill, I fire up Motion 3 and noodle around. In reviewing the templates in Motion, I was like "I can do that!" and thus the genesis of the current project tutorial for your review.
I will always come back to the idea that if its simple, you should know about it. Most of the content I see out there is just plain easy if you know what to do and chances are you can do it better than other people anyway – my own work is proof positive that you can do better!!!
Download the project file from the link – it’s a whopper at about 15MB and I’ll be posting some step-by-step directions later.
The tutorial focuses again on the use of presets and also touches upon blend modes. As always, I appreciate any comments – good or bad.
Get it here: Information Slate 2008 Project Download
Update: I’ve typed up the instructions so you can recreate it or better yet build your own. Enjoy!
Download Project Tutorial PDF