Strange one this...!
I'm new to after effects, and though I'm keen to learn everything it has to offer, I'm on a bit of a time limitation here, and need to know a basic guide on how to achieve an animation effect.
I'm shooting a short film in which the location and actors are infested with ants.
I will need to animate a swarm of ants over the shots, and animate ants in closer detail for close ups.
Obviously I'm not looking for pixar-esque photo-realism. In fact, the style of the film is bit more rough and ready than that anyway.
This scene from Linklater's A Scanner Darkly isn't far off from what I want to achieve:
Many thanks in advance for any advice/info you can offer me, and please keep your language simple as I'm still learning the basics in AE (I know what they say about walking before you run, but I have to make an exception!)