Do they really use After Effects in movies?

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Mar 15, 2009 Mar 15, 2009

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I heard from a buddy yesterday that they use Adobe After Effects for high budget, theatre films!? I thought it was more low-end than that...guess I was wrong. Oh well... SHWEEEET if it's true. :)

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Mar 16, 2009 Mar 16, 2009

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After Effects is used in many feature films. It's used together with other tools to create and/or composite elements in a lot of visual-effects-heavy movies (like Sin City, Iron Man, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Stranger Than Fiction), but it's also used to composite together elements in movies that you don't think of as being visual-effects-heavy. The Emmy award winner for visual effects was John Adams. Very little in the background in that movie was real. And that was done with After Effects and Photoshop. This year's Academy Award winner for animated short also used After Effects. And, of course, it's used for a lot of title sequences and closing credit sequences.

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Mar 16, 2009 Mar 16, 2009

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Yes, they do. Anything from storyboarding to masking to final color corrections and, most importantly, pretty much any of those fancy mock UIs on screens in movies and TV series is either done completely in Ae or at least involved using it somewhere along the way... Also, many opening animations and credits are done with AE...

Mylenium

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Mar 16, 2009 Mar 16, 2009

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The Aviator
http://www.adobe.com/motion/aviator.html

The Talented Mr Ripley
http://www.adobe.com/uk/motion/spotlights/mrripley/index.html

Van Helsing
http://www.smorgasboard.com/pages/van_helsing_movie.html

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Mar 19, 2009 Mar 19, 2009

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The Orphanage was a major VFX facility that revolved around After Effects. (RIP)

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 20, 2009 Mar 20, 2009

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After Effects is also used quite a bit in major Video games. I am the Senior Video Editor / Compositor on the Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 franchise (Xbox 360 / Wii / PS3 / PS2 / PSP) and I use After Effects CS4 extensively for compositing video assets.

Hey...it ain't Feature Films, but it ain't "low end" either (hate when people refer to AE as "low end").

Joey

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totally. im with u there. phhhh, low end....i mean....

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