I wanted to see if After Effects was the best tool for what I'm looking to use it for - or if another tool might be better?
I'm in a training department, and we've decided to implement a series of simple, 2-3 minute training videos.... featuring rapping sock puppets. Yes. You read that right
Anyway, we'll be filming the videos using a higher-end digital camera. But of course, we know we'll need to do things like add tracks (our few puppeteers won't always get their lines right) and to add the music track, and do things like add titles, subtitles, transitions, effects, etc. Then we'll be publishing the content to our company's intranet
None of us are tech experts (obviously, since we're using sock puppets). Is After Effects the right tool for us? If not, what might be good alternatives?
Thanks for your help!
I think that Premiere Pro might be the better application for you. You may want to bring some things over into After Effects from Premiere Pro from time to time, but you're better off doing video editing and working with audio tracks in Premiere Pro.
You might consider hiring someone who is a freelance video professional to work with you on this project. It may be cheaper than buying the software and then trying to learn it without any prior knowledge in video production. Not to mention that they can help with things like proper lighting, getting good audio, and proper preproduction techniques.