I’m looking for a project that’s similar to what you see here from Pendulum, which appears to have been made in After Effects, but I haven’t found who’s the original artist:
- Can be extended as-needed to fit the length of a song.
- Is audio-reactive, preferably in a creative way as you can see in those examples — not just a conventional waveform.
- Has some easy degree of customizability (text is a must, colors of graphics is a plus — I prefer pink and green)
It’s possible some closer collaboration is needed, and I’m open to that possibility.
Thanks in advance for guidance!
I recently saw this Tonehammer teaser trailer which is fun. Videos of tabla performance are put on 2D plane screens with aligned text, and there are transitions which swoop through the cloud layers. It appears like it may have been composited in AE (I’ve asked them if they can provide further info, pretty exciting!).
Does anyone know if there’s an item like that here? Or similar vibes of dramatic intro sequences whose text and framed/inset video can be customized in seconds. The closest I’ve found so far is Float but I may be missing something… I thank you.
With discussion like this, we’re going to need deeper market analysis.
Video Copilot has a marked advantage in appealing to a lot of younger males the way their demographics are positioned — showing how big Hollywood effects, like explosions and flares (friendly greetings, recent Star Trek) gets the testosterone raging. As opposed to, say, more conservative videographers that are more interested in shooting weddings than virtual terrorists. And VC commands a lot of public loyalty, as witnessed within the thousands of comments on the blog. Their work is highly practical and memorably fun. Andrew’s very charismatic and a great face for his company, although it’s worth noting that there’s a dichotomy here…
VC shares many helpful tutorials to spread knowledge, while at the same time they’re private about what music they use for their promo trailers. This is not a value judgment, but an observation. They’re also secretive about what goes into their products when they contract others; I didn’t receive answers when I asked, which is understandable if they feel protective. I can’t speculate either way. But I’ve established, for instance, many users have asked if Pro Scores uses a “real orchestra”; this isn’t officially addressed that I could find, but research shows it’s the work of Rob van der Berg via samples. This doesn’t make it any less or more appealing for me because the resulting sound is GREAT , but it’s worth keeping in mind.
Other companies that aren’t so savvy about social media and other buzzwords with applicable practices are going to need to catch up to retain the kind of word-of-mouth recognition and loyalty that Video Copilot has.
Also in VC’s favor, BIG UP on having Twitch be a rising “omni-effect” in everything from House to horror movie trailers — I saw it, or something like it, on the new Prisoner miniseries on AMC .
@musicformedia: Thanks for sharing your process — I’m going to see if I can trim some edges and setup something more streamlined in Sony Vegas (my pseudo-DAW for some operations).
@ADG3studios: Great ideas, esp. the mute on/off suggestion. I wonder how much new AudioJungle contributors wonder about stuff like this, and I hope they find this thread. Or, eventually, that it (or a tidy list of distilled answers) gets linked to from the instructions.
Related: is there a built-in or homebrew way to automatically layer the watermark on files? I’ve been looking at batch options as I imagine it’d become very tedious to manually overlay the watermark on even a dozen items before uploading.
Any recommended best practices for making preview files w/the watermark? (I’m also checking with Envato support and saw Joel’s http://audiojungle.net/forums/thread/the-new-envato-watermark/6996?page=1#57574 from a month ago)