The Swiss Alps are a tumblin down. Some firecracker started an avalanche. Good thing too, it put out the forest fire in the valley. Charles was lucky to be outside watching the total lunar eclipse on a starry night. He escaped with his coat on a bitterly cold night.
Swiss Alps (Are A Tumblin' Down)
I just thought you might like to know how imaginative BWT Videos has become. We recently added Adobe After Effects to our list of Best Website Tools. A high end video animation tool. A formal education in drafting, video production or graphic arts is highly recommended for this one.
Good thing BWT has extensive education in drafting AND video production. Otherwise this tool would be over their head. But it isn't, it's just very sophisticated. Nonetheless knowing the technical operations of an app goes a long way to understanding how it works. AE does have it's restrictions though. We'll discus those at a later ime.
In "Swiss Alps" we use several animation techniques that I won't go into now. I did want to talk about layering, chromakeying and juxtaposition. For animation to look like reality the illusion of distance must be achieved. This is achieved through juxtapostion of objects to create a sense of space and distance.
With Adobe After Effects it is possible to remove a solid color completely from a scene, leaving a transparent background. Whereby you can create an object that appears to be in floating in empty space. When you replace that background with a different one, this is called "chromakeying." The method allows for objects to be cut out of one piece of content and pasted over another. Thus, when an the object's background is removed it can be 'chromakeyed' into a new scene.
'Layering' is the method used to determine which objects are in the foreground and which objects are in the background. The stacking of layers from bottom to top creates the illusion of depth of space through juxtaposition between foreground and background objects.
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- Chromakeying - the removal of specific color from a scene by electronic manipulation. A video term describing the pasting of an object over a separate background.
- Layering - the stacking of content in a composition. Defines background and foreground objects.
- Juxtaposition is the relationship of one object to another. Location is perceived through size and shape of objects in relation to each other.
- BWT Videos has extensive education, experience and understands how videos are made.