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dan crouchAnimated title sequence
by on Oct 1, 2012 at 9:15:18 am

I am cutting a title sequence for a prison documentary and am having a go at doing a title sequence in After Effects.

I have the basics laid out in a timeline in AE, 'Impact' font with a 3 frame fade up.

But it looks a bit dull!

Can anyone please recommend a plug-in that will add a little excitement?

It's a US Max security prison, dangerous place ect.
I was thinking the fizzing glow effect like in the film Seven could be good.
Any help would be very much appreciated.


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Vishesh AroraRe: Animated title sequence
by on Oct 1, 2012 at 9:31:20 am


You can try out Video Copilot Twitch Plug-in.

Have a look at its show reel.

You can add these effects to your text layers too.

Vishesh Arora
VFX and Motion Graphics Artist
Films Rajendra


Demo Reel(3D):

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Tudor "Ted" JelescuRe: Animated title sequence
by on Oct 1, 2012 at 12:43:25 pm

Instead of a straight fade-up you can use the Animation presets (Text) to make it more interesting.
For a nice Glow you can work at 32 bit color depth.
Roughen Edges can be used to create more interesting type.
For a more dramatic look, make the type layer 3d, add a camera ana light (spot).

Tudor "Ted" Jelescu
Senior VFX Artist

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Chris WarrenRe: Animated title sequence
by on Oct 1, 2012 at 5:33:05 pm

Read the post and immediately thought of the Twitch plugin as well, but Vishesh beat me to it.

If your text is on a solid background you could spice it up with a grittier looking background image like a brick wall or stone texture. Then try playing with the blending mode on the text.

Or you could always use a pre-built after effects template, there are plenty of free ones out there if you search for 'em.
Not sure is this is what you're looking for but here's one I built a while back, your welcome to use it if you like:

"You are the universe experiencing itself"

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dan crouchRe: Animated title sequence
by on Oct 3, 2012 at 9:29:28 am

Thankyou very much for all your post's guys!
A very generous cross section of advice tips here, am about to download Twitch and the 'Smashed' plug in and have a play.

Thanks again,

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