Moving Frames Montage – Adobe After Effects tutorial

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This is how to make a cool montage that slides and moves around. It’s basically a ripoff of the opening to parks and recreation. I’ll show you the basics and I’m sure you can do the rest. It’s pretty simple once you picture the whole thing as one big board of videos and you move a camera around it. Not that I know exactly what parks and rec did but I’m very sure that’s how it was done.

If you have any problems just let me know in the comments or tweet at me @ECAbrams 🙂

Shape Layer Transformations- Adobe After Effects tutorial

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So you want to make stuff. And then make that stuff into other stuff? Well it’s great we have shape layers for all that nonsense you want to do. Shape layers make for excellent vector graphics in after effects and once you get a handle on their idiosyncrasies they are a lot of awesome,

This tutorial suggestion comes from my home girl Rachel (@iamrachellewis on twitter) who wanted to know how to turn a TV into a Laptop into an iphone. If you want submit a tutorial topic go here:

And as always if you have questions put them in the comments or hit me up on twitter @ECAbrams or leave a message on facebook on

Thanks and have a nice day.

The Text Animation Tool – Adobe After Effects tutorial

So you want to animate some text do you? Well After Effects is good for that. The text animation options can be a little dodgy at times but this tutorial or lesson or whatever should see you clear to getting on the right track.

A more advanced tutorial on these things is coming up but for now this should get you using the properties, the range selector, and all those fun easing options right fast.

Thanks for watching and have a nice day 🙂