In the last 3 years After effects definitely became one of my favorite tools for video productions.
Sometimes I talk with people who are not familiar with post-production and when it comes to the word “compositor”, they always think “you must mean composer, right ?”… No, no my french is not interfering here, I really meant “compositor”.
I was surfing the web and came across this beautiful work on vimeo. A great exemple of compositing in after effects and the result is beautiful.
Here is a breakdown of what they did in few scenes:
Compositing is the combining of visual elements from separate sources into single images, often to create the illusion that all those elements are parts of the same scene. Live-action shooting for compositing is variously called “blue screen,” “green screen,” “chroma key,” and other names. Today, most, though not all, compositing is achieved through digital image manipulation. Pre-digital compositing techniques, however, go back as far as the trick films of Georges Méliès in the late 19th century; and some are still in use.