Have you read/seen anything on reverse stabalization? If not, check this link:
Here Andrew shows the method to track a shot, and through some background magic, allow you to attach objects to the moving shot.
I use this in our project all the time, specifically with the liquify effect on our characters.
Hope it helps,
I just watched the tutorial, but am a bit confused.
It appears that he is using an older version of AE, so our screens don't look quite the same- at the point just after he creates the precomp, he has 2 timeline tabs- one for the raw footage called "Timeline: Blank Comp" and one for the "PreCompFace".
How do I add tabs to the timeline like his? When I do the precomp- the only timeline I see is the Precomp Face.
Sorry - I am very new to this!
Thank you so much for your help!
Ok scratch that- I figured that part out and now have 2 timeline tabs: one for the original clip and one for the precomp face.
In the tutorial, he drags one timeline on top of the other so that you can see both timelines at the same time- I cannot for the Life of me figure out how to do that in CS6
No hassles - he double clicks the precomp to open it, the "undocks" and "redocks" it above the first. Look up palette docking for more info on that. You might like to check out the "getting started" pages of After Effects if you plan to use it a lot - they're really good. Ill get the link tomorrow for you (if no one else adds it) as its late my side of the world.
The big problem with After Effects, is that it creates great effects "relatively" easily, but with tons of complicated stuff happening in the background. A lot of the tutorials show you easy, quick effects, but because they don't explain what's going on all the time, it sometimes leaves you more confused than when you started.
Get some of the basics behind you, and you're good to go! :-)