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James VeitchBiblical scripture
by on Jun 12, 2015 at 3:53:20 pm

Hi there,
Anyone got any top tips on how to create something like this?

I just want to be able to write my own words; it needs to look old testament.
Book of Revelations sort of thing.
I can't find a plugin for FCP or a template for AE or MOTION. Any ideas greatly appreciated.
I'm even having trouble just working out what my search terms should be.
Thanks in advance.

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Daniel WaldronRe: Biblical scripture
by on Jun 12, 2015 at 5:18:35 pm

The example you linked to was shot with a camera on a slider or dolly. No After Effects necessary :)

You can recreate the look in After Effects with a paper texture, a text layer, and a AE camera. Make a long composition with the texture and your text and drop it into the another comp that is the size of your final video. Make the precomp 3D, tilt it on the x axis, and add a camera that is parented to a 3D Null Object. Keyframe the null object so the camera dollies from one side to the other. Add a spot light and turn on depth of field for the finishing touches. Maybe add a slight warp to make it look like your paper isn't completely flat.

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Dave LaRondeRe: Biblical scripture
by on Jun 12, 2015 at 6:04:23 pm

I'm with Daniel -- if you want to replicate this precisely, you need to do it as a practical effect. That means pages in a book, good lighting, a nice camera and a smooth dolly track.

You won't get the same look using AE or Motion.

Dave LaRonde
Promotion Producer
KGAN (CBS) & KFXA (Fox) Cedar Rapids, IA

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James VeitchRe: Biblical scripture
by on Jun 17, 2015 at 8:50:00 pm

Awesome. Thanks guys!

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