Youtube Journey Part 2
Adobe After Effects & InDesign
My Crash Course
- I didn't just want to film me reading things. I want part of each vid to be live action, but I remember the Disney page turning format very fondly and wanted something along those lines for the stories. Also helps with accessibility.
- I wanted a short little logo animation to segue from live action to the story.
Endeavour 1 - My Page Turning Book
- Stage 1 - Follow Tutorial Exactly
- Stage 2 - Tutorial pages turn backwards for some reason, so figure out how to make them turn forwards.
- Stage 3 - Figure out how to create page content.
First Idea - Photoshop:
- Create a base template
- Place text
- format text
- Rinse and repeat
Next Idea - InDesign
- We can import a preformatted Word Doc and it will automatically paginate for us.
- We can export all pages as images.
Third Thought - Plain White Pages are Boring
The End Result
- Page content
- Book style
- Page turning interval
- Format the story to be animated in Word with the correct size font (I have to play with these anyway to get them ready for reading, so it's only a tiny little step more).
- Set up an InDesign layout with the background of choice depending on story content.
- Import Word file into InDesign.
- Add any extra formatting.
- Export pages to PNG
- Import into After Effects project and set pages to have the correct content.
- Use recording to set page turn intervals.
- Add pretty background behind the book to please YouTube's algorithm.