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Setting up new project in AE

Apr 18, 2013 2:00 PM

I am revising my first motion graphics project I created a while back. Looking back now at it now, it looks like a really ambitious project to start with--I enthuiastically jumped in with both feet and immediately got in over my head! (Rotating product globe! Orbiting 3-D text!! Exploding type!!!) Here's how it looks currently:

(BTW, the female VO won hands down!)


Now I need to go back, revise it and add some more segments. I've got some color issues I need to address, hopefully by (re-)setting it up correctly in the first place.  I want to change the settings on the exisitng AE projects and create the new AE comps with the same settings.


Method of final delivery will be HD 1080 file on Blu-Ray disc.


So, how do these settings look?



--Carol Gunn

Gunn Graphics

Ausitn, TX



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    Apr 18, 2013 2:27 PM   in reply to carolgunn

    The settings look okay.  Just a few observations:

    • What are "color issues"?  Was something made in the wrong color, or did AE not render out the colors you expected?
    • You could set the project's color depth to 16 bits if you want, no problem.
    • If you're delivering a video, there really isn't any need to inclue a link to the project file.  Unless you want to or are told to.
    • Uncompressed YUV 8-bit is fine for a codec, but I like QT's PNG codec better.  That'a just a personal preference.  You'll end up compressing it for Blu-Ray anyway, so it's no big deal.
    • The V/O lady had a lot more inflection and energy in her voice.  The guy gave it more of a straight read.  Pretty flat and disinterested-sounding.  If these folks are being paid cash money to talk, I see no reason why with the proper direction, they couldn't have worked harder to do almost identical deliveries.  Then the question becomes one of voice qualities.
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