Sorry, this is kinda hard to explain. Is it possible to have the area in which you put clips be a 3D environment. For example, could I put several clips around eachother in the shape of a sphere and scroll the camera around the sphere? If this is not possible, is there a way to at least fake it? I've seen videos come from after effects that were mapped in 3D or at least it looked like it was 3D and I'm trying to make one myself.
Sorry if I'm being vauge here, but I'm having trouble putting what I'm attempting to do into words.
I would play around with large, nested comps, to which you apply the CC Sphere effect.
In the nested comps, leave the tops & bottoms of the comps empty. And make sure they're twice as wide as they are high. And for simplicity's sake, make them square-pixel comps.
There is a plug-in and a script that will help you do what you want to achieve.
The first is Trapcode Horizon
The other is pt_Panorama