I want to make a gameplay video for YouTube. I have moviemaker experience but I want cool effects in these videos. I play league of legends and my goal is to make health bars shatter as I melt people in team fights. I want their health bars to "break off" as the attacks are hitting. Is this possible and how can I start? I watched some tutorials and have a gist. But I don't know how to start really, any help is greatly appreciated!
Well, you can do that by animating the force radius in combination with implementing a respective gradient map. Though it's one of the more advanced techniques that tutorials never explain...
okay I see! Do I make a mask of the health bar and go from there?
Although, ideally, you'd start here: Getting started with After Effects
Jumping right into using AE isn't a good idea. It's nothing like MovieMaker and is much more likely to surprise you with "gotchas".