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How to create an Epic Zoom in After Effects - TUTORIAL



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hello I am a Zelaya from tolerated

cinematix calm and today I will be

showing you how we have created that

epic zoom that you have seen in our

channel intro if you haven't seen it be

sure to check out our channel intro it

tells you what our channel is about and

it's definitely worth watching but right

now we are going to jump into After

Effects and let's see how we have done

it all right here we are in Adobe After

Effects and as you can see we have some

footage here where I'm walking with a

flight case here I will also make sure

that you can download this footage in

the description so you can follow along

with this tutorial

with the exact synced and setup so I'm

going to end it up right here actually

I'll trim it down so you don't have to

trim anything and but you can just work

with it and like over here we can see

the flight case as well really clearly

so I'm walking here and let's say around

here we want to zoom in on that flight

case and then see what's inside and the

way I have done that is actually I took

a picture of what's inside and this is a

picture you can't even see you choose or

no so it's a really rough image nothing

special nothing fancy but that's what

we're going to use as a reference and

yeah as a reference for what's inside

let's get started with the composition

here so we are back in the composition

I'm actually going to rename my

composition to epic zoom because that's

what it is alright and then I will click

on my footage and press s on the

keyboard and then also hold shift and

press B on the keyboard so that we get

the position and the scale and we'll

click on these stopwatches for both of

these and then we'll go ahead and like

move three frames forward we can do that

with a page down button on our keyboard

maybe four frames it's up to you find

something that you like and then zoom in

all the way like this and then just move

it a little bit more towards the center

of that box somewhere around here so now

we have something like this it's moving

and zooming into that box and actually

you can zoom in a lot more

if you want to scale it up and position

it over here there we go and then we can

enable the motion blur for Earth

composition and also enable the motion

blur for the footage and then you will

see that it's something like that so now

we get really that motion blur and it's

going to sell the effect so let's see

how fast this is going so this is way

too fast we can actually move our last

keyframes more towards the end and also

for the first frames I'm going to right

click keyframe assistance easy ease and

then so it's starting out slow and go

just really fast until it's inside and

then for the footage itself also press a

hold shift and press T on keyboard to

reveal the opacity and we're going to

click on the stopwatch a little bit

before the end of our zoom here and then

completely at the end of our zoom we're

going to change it back to zero and

actually I'm going to change my

composition settings to black so it

looks a little bit nicer and I'm going

to close my comp trim crop here so we

can actually preview it quickly so I can

trim by pressing B and N on the keyboard

alright this is pretty cool I can be a

little bit faster but actually what I

will do is jump into the graph editor

for the position and scale and then I'm

going to select these first buttons here

actually if we zoom in here you can see

that we can bring these in a little bit

so it's going to start real slow and

really speed up nicely for the end we

can actually make it and really quickly

so it's actually at a complete speed

ending set there we go so this is going

to look nice alright so that's what I

have done here and then for the image

here we will import our image onto our

composition and actually we can firstly

delete this and bring this into a new

composition so we can trim it a little

bit better and here I will just create a

new solid and make it black okay and

call it vignette and there we go

then I'm going to uncheck this I here

and

with the ellipse tool I'm just going to

select like what's inside here something

like this and then enable it again press

F on the keyboard and change the mask to

a subtract mode and then just feather it

like so there we go then duplicate the

same mask and also go to feather and

feather it out even more so we get

something like this then you can also

press mm on the keyboard twice so we can

bring down the mask expansion so we get

like some darkness going around the

edges here so you can see and this looks

a little bit better it's a little bit

unclear and then also you can play

around with the sharpness and stuff but

we'll do that later so now we have this

we can bring this inside our first

composition there we go and just at the

beginning where the opacity is at 100%

of the other layer here we're going to

start our composition also press T on

the keyboard to click on the opacity and

move the 100% opacity to the end of the

end animation of your first footage and

then for this one we're going to change

it to zero so from 0 to 100 in the same

time that it takes to get this from 100

to zero so now we have zooming in and

it's fades in there we go okay so what

we can do is also click on the stopwatch

for scale and actually we can hold shift

and press T so we can see both of these

keyframes here and let's zoom out a

little bit and at the end it should be

around something like think this will

work fine or actually I'm going to

rotate it press W on the keyboard and

rotate it like this and this way we can

like see a lot more so let's bring it to

the bottom here

well something like like this

okay so we have scaled it correctly and

then at the beginning we should actually

actually zoom out a little bit more

scale it like so so it's actually

scaling up there he goes it's zooming

and scaling up the thing is it's scaling

out but here we can see that the edges

are still visible so to do that go to

the beginning and actually scale it even

smaller we're going to take a motion

down so go to a position where we can

see the edges and go to effects and

presets and search for motion tile and

bring that motion tile on top of our

composition and then just expand the

output height and width and then just

click on mirror the edges there we go

and now we have something like this and

it's zooming in and there we go and also

make it stop slowly so for the scale and

opacity we are going to add some easy

easier okay cool

then also hold shift and press B on the

keyboard and I click on a stopwatch

first position at the beginning of our

composition and then a little bit later

we were going to move it downward

something like this at the beginning it

should be somewhere around here

and now we get something like this but

we can still see the edges so it should

be a little bit more okay just play

around with this and also enable motion

blur and that's going to help out with

the transition here actually the opacity

we can start it right over here okay

this is better and let's see what we get

I'm going to make it a little bit longer

here so we can get a nice preview okay

for me the positioning is going way too

fast I'm going to lengthen this and I'm

going to cut it like right over here

there we go and then we should start

with these fast cuts that you have seen

in that preview and the way I have done

that is just take a lot of close-ups of

me putting together the Ronin and you

can do that with something else if you

want to that is actually like you're

fixing something or making something and

it's really cool if you do some really

fast cuts and then add some

sound-effects to that and the sound

effects that I have used are from Video

Copilot motion pulls I can I think it's

it's called but I have it for a while

now and I really like these sounds so

that's what I've been using for for the

channel intro as well so and the fast

cuts are right behind this one and

that's going to make up the really epic

feeling but of course we need to go

calibrated as well so now we have a fast

zoom actually we can move the position

and scale here a little bit closer so

it's a little bit faster even okay so

that's actually it so this is how you do

the transition actually I wanted to zoom

in a lot more so I'm going to change it

to well

1200 here so we don't see the edges

anymore so it should be actually yeah

like this okay this is perfect and then

you can play around with the color

grading to go to effect sharpening and

sharp mask and sharpen it like 100

around 90 maybe and then duplicate that

in short mask and change the radius to

25 or so and change it to 50 and that

way you can see that it's making it pop

a little bit more and then also play

around with the curves maybe add some a

lot more contrast and play around with

everything like so and maybe make an S

curve here in the greens and now we have

like a more epic thing going on and then

of course color grading and this here

you can check out our code rating

editorials and but yeah that's actually

it how to create that epic zoom in Adobe

After Effects it's that easy to recreate

just zooming in and fading in and out so

that's it

so yeah thank you so much for watching

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watching and good bye