I'm really new to After Effects and I decided to try the UFO tutorial. I got all the files, and all of them except the UFO.mov were working. I can click on the file in the project panel and nothing shows up in the footage panel. Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I have only 7 days to learn after effects! I'm using a PC on Windows 10.
Very dramatic situation you got there! UFO! 7 days and what happens then! After Effects geeks to the rescue!
it would help to see screenshots and the project file to see what exactly are you experiencing over there. it appears to be a MISSING CODEC that's giving you trouble. the MOV file was probably encoded in a codec that's missing in your system, when we see the file we will know what codec was it. you can install the free software Media Info and drag the video to there to see what codec was it.