4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 3, 2013 10:08 AM by Rick Gerard

    how to make a jiggly/bouncy camera

    Undefinedz

      Hello! i am 15 years old and i am already starting for a "portofolio" (not sure how to say it in english) for my school i want to go next 2 years, i am enjoying adobe products like photoshop and after effects,

       

      i am right now working on a "kinetic typography" video, but i am wondering how to make a jiggly/bouncing camera like in this video:

       

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOa07NIkW7U at about 0:15 to 0:17 and 0:24 to 0:26, (it happens alot in the video)

       

      Thanks alot!

       

      -Luke

        • 1. Re: how to make a jiggly/bouncy camera
          Dave LaRonde Level 6

          I can't see the video, only thumbnails at 1-second intervals.

           

          But one way to do this is to apply a wiggle expression controlled by a slider to the property you want.

          • 2. Re: how to make a jiggly/bouncy camera
            Pierre Devereux Level 2

            Hi,

             

            The best idea is to google "adding camera shake after effects".

             

            There are several noce tutorials there. Some use the "Wiggler", some add real camera shake into the footage.

             

            Good Luck

             

            Pierre

            • 3. Re: how to make a jiggly/bouncy camera
              Undefinedz Level 1

              Oh, the video is called: "Eric Turner vs. Avicii - Dancing In My Head (Lyrics Video)"

               

               

              but i will check it out, thanks!

               

              PS, it is like shaking when moving the camera and showing the text, its hard to explain it by words, but when you see the video you will probably know what i mean.

               

              Edit: i found a effect on video copilot wich looked alot like the effect in the video called "surge target" i will get it and try it out! thanks for the help tough really appriciated!

              • 4. Re: how to make a jiggly/bouncy camera
                Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                These are not generic wiggle or bounce effects. I have a bunch of expressions that I use to add bounce to a move. I think that's what's going on here. They help a lot. I have created a personal library of these custom effects and saved them as animation presets. Lots of them are based on the in and out point of a layer so there's no keyframing involved at all. I just create a text layer, position it where I want it to end up and apply my fly in from the left and drop out preset. I then adjust the in and out point of the layer and I'm ready to move on to the next part.

                 

                Click here for my fly in bounce drop out preset. Save it to your AE User Effects and presets library, and try applying it to a 2 second long text layer. Adjust the look with the sliders. When you build something you like learn how to save it as a preset and you will be well on your way to building a library of tools that will save you a ton of time. I've got more than 200 of these just for motion and the list grows with every project.

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