Hi, I am a cadet at a US Air Force detachment and am responsible for making this semester's end of the year video.
I have the Adobe creative cloud and am familiar with the basics of Photoshop, and Premiere Pro, and I am trying to also learn After Effects. I have a large amount of picture and video, and am at a loss for how to quickly make all these pictures into an interesting slideshow. Software such as Cyberlink Powerdirector had a "photo grid" which would allow me to create an automatic slideshow of images on a grid, where each image flashed into place one at a time. I am looking for automated processes or tutorials to feed my images into and have a modern effect of displaying the images.
If anyone has any idea for a template or where to start on handling a large amount of still images in After Effects or Premiere Pro, I could definitely use a point in the right direction!
An example of what I need can be found at 5:27 of this video: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150247563700519&set=vb.12058380 1339638&type=2&theater
There are a few sites that offer After Effects Templates.
You might browse them to see if you find something that will work,
but your example looks like a 'packaged effect' within whatever
software was used to make that video.
If that effect is exactly what you want, it might be the easiest path
to find out who (and what program) produced that video.
I was afraid of that, thanks for the quick reply. I've looked through After Effects templates and can't seem to find one that seems to be made for handling a large number of still images in a modern slideshow format like the video I sent.
My hope was to do something above and beyond what the video was like that year, but it seems Cyberlink Powerdirector has better effects out of the box for that sort of thing than After Effects or Premiere, and I can't seem to find templates or plugins that will do the same or better.
@joe - I would prefer a pre-built template, however I'm not opposed to following a tutorial I've found that most of the effects once created in After Effects or Premiere can be saved as a template after you make them... but I'm starting to feel pushed back towards Cyberlink for the pictures at least, and then maybe just export the videos to AE and Premiere after. I've been looking online for 3 days to try and find a similar tutorial or template and can't seem to find anything. Usually I can figure this sort of thing out on my own! I've also got Lynda.com as a reference, but there is surprisingly little knowledge there to handle something like this.
I've found that most of the effects once created in After Effects or Premiere can be saved as a template after you make them
That is very true.
Maybe you can find an online template
that you can expand on and make your own.
Don't know your time frame.
Don't know your experience level.
If I had a way to quantify my experience level I'd let you know. I can follow most tutorials easily, although I saw some that involve functions and arguments in some sort of text editor, and I'd rather stay away from that.
Time frame is to have this done by Wednesday night, a rough draft without the pictures Tuesday. This is sort of a last ditch effort to find something cool before I revert back to the out of the box solution with cyberlink, at least for the still images.