3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 3, 2015 9:43 AM by Rick Gerard

    How can I do this type of effect?

    JohnJohnMarfisi

      I do not know what this type of effect is called but I do have some example videos:

       

      Young Thug Type Beat - Killers (Prod. by mjNichols) - YouTube

      Meek Mill Type Beat - No Limit (Prod. by mjNichols/TheBeatPlug) - YouTube

       

      The flickering lettering is what I want to do.

       

      Thank you.

        • 1. Re: How can I do this type of effect?
          Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Back in the days of film we used to write on the leader with a felt pen. You can buy stock footage of that. That's what it looks like to me.

           

          You might be able to fake it using a character offset text animator and random opacity.

          • 2. Re: How can I do this type of effect?
            bogiesan Level 4

            Amazing how ancient glitches are somehow resurrected as hip animation features.

             

            You can write out some stuff (careful to stay on the line) on a piece of paper with a Sharpie and shoot it with a still camera. Import the image, scale it up if needed, set position keyframes for vertical or horizontal travel, render the movie (no motion blur!), import the movie. Now you can later the frame rate, blending mode, or apply additional effects.

            • 3. Re: How can I do this type of effect?
              Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              I hope I don't sound like old grumpy man but most of this trendy new hip look given to video is incredibly boring to me. It reminds me of the first time I saw a switcher with quad splits and 3D wipes. Every commercial made by a local television station in the late 70s at every newscast was so filled with this new eye candy that the story got lost. There's no substitute for an original design that contributes to the story instead of just adding a bunch of "look at that effect" nonsense to the shot.

               

              Sorry, didn't get any sleep at all last night and I'm a bit grumpy.