First, if you're going to post a video that's full of obscenities, please warn us. There are 10 year olds that follow this forum and there are parents that try to watch over their children. There are even adults that are offended by such language and would rather not have it blaring from their speakers. My daughter, a regular reader of this forum and enthusiastic AE student, was humiliated when she accidentally clicked on the last video and those words started booming from her room.
Secondly, The first example and the last example are called dynamic text animations. You'll find lots of info about those on the web if you search those terms.
The second example is stop frame animation and requires a bunch of talent with a pen. If you can't draw it's really tough to do that kind of work. You could duplicate that kind of animation by setting up a high resolution digital camera above a large piece of paper and then setting up the camera to take 1 or 2 frames per second while you create the illustration with a pen. Then you bring the image sequence into After Effects, put it in a standard size composition and move it around to reveal the various parts of the drawing.
Come to think of it, please don't post videos with obcene language. Keep it PG13...
i will warn next time.
So the second video probably did not even use After Effects at all if it was just stop frame animation.
The video I want to do already exists in my mind. It is a political video in the form of a music video to Jedthro Tull's "Locomotive Breath". I already see how it will look like, I just need to find the right tools to pull it into reality. THe movement of it most closely resembles this dynamic text animation but, at the same time, it is not text that is animated but photos and other snips of video.
Any idea how that would be done?
Thanks for your advice and help.
You usually set up 3D layers with each line or word on a separate layer and then animate the camera and/or the text. Google After Effects dynamic text animation tutorials and you'll find a bunch.