A look inside 2020’s most in-demand visual effect.

I’ve been messing around with a fun effect recently. Basically, you chop out bits of a a photo and animate them individually. The result can be a cool way of spicing up a video — you can create really complex (and seemingly impossible) camera moves, and it works for content across many different genres.

I’ve been using it a lot in music promo edits lately, like this:

And there are plenty more examples in here too from the GRM Gala highlights edit:

Lots of people have been asking me about how I created these, so i thought i’d make a tutorial video. Here it is:

And if that’s tickled your fancy, here’s part 2:

For anyone reasonably confident in AE and PS this should be quite a fun and easy tutorial to follow. Hope you enjoy it, and please do tag me in the results! ✌🏻

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