I am a complete newb to after effects and use it to create bumper videos for my church (well that's the plan). I have been tasked with making a stock ticker, but have no clue where to begin. Thanks in advance lol.
I concur with Roland, check out the Getting Started Links, do the Basics Course from video co-pilot. Also check out shape layers in the Andrew Devis course. Those should cover the basics of what you want to accomplish. If you have specific questions after that, or a particular look you are trying to achieve(with pictures or links), come back and ask, but just a basic "how do I make this", is just a little too opened ended.
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