No, but there is a Crop effect. Just search for "crop" in the Effects panel. Note that it is just a four-sided, rectangular crop. Check out the Garbage Matte effects for 4-point, 8-point, and 16-point non-rectangular crops/mattes. For more flexibility yet, look into the Track Matte effect, which can use any shape you design in a graphic tool (including the built-in Title Tool) to carve out a shape of your desiring.
Appreciate that. I suppose I can just uclick the uniform scale as well for cropping. The other tips sould keep me busy for a while. Yes, I was just trying to figure out the keyframing with the Title Tool as well, so now it's starting to make sense.