I don't think there's a magical one-word description here. It's really boils down to animating a music video. There's a mixture of 2.5-D (two-and-a-half dimensional) animation (see: 3D layers in After Effects), motion tracking, time-lapse/accelerated footage, and good old-fashioned keyframe based animation. Are you looking to practice one of those features specifically?
My guess is that you'd want to begin to familiarize yourself with the concepts and use of 3D layers in After Effects.
Yes I want to take some pictures and cut parts out to create a scene like in these parts of the video.
from 1:02 - 1:12ish
the background @ 3:04
The highway at 1:29
I understand the camera keying and the object keying but as the camera moves it seem that the images have the correct perspective. 3:02 - about 3:06 the Fuller Funeral Home sign stays in perspective very well. as does the tombstones.
I know finding images is just a hit or miss thing and i have been gathering stuff on my nikon to use for this learning lesson. I just wish i could watch someone do it on a video so i would have some idea of things to consider in the process.
TimeRemapper is right that this is just basic 3D (2.5D) work with a lot of layers.
Here are three links that will help. The first two are searches that I wouldn't expect you to know (which is why I provide them); they refer to a famous documentarian and a famous movie that used such techniques. The last is a direct link to a tutorial by Richard Harrington, who has many resources on this subject.
Hey thanks folks,
Thats exactly what i needed. i have done some of this in motion3 but that was well before i really knew PS. Now i want it to really look like a full scene.
AE is much broader than Motion.The video was creatively inspiring and i know i can do that if i take the extra time. I will post the final result in a few weeks.
I'm glad that we could help to put you on the right path.
I recommend that all people getting started with After Effects begin here: