September 8, 2009 by   | 27,239 views | Comments (42)

For this promo for W Channel, my client suggested this beautiful HBO promo as a guide. I only had 3 days so a full 3D look was out of the question. Instead I turned to the ultra-useful Adobe After Effects plug-in – Trapcode Form. Form was used to transition between shots and text, with the footage itself used as a layer map to colorize the particles and control where the particles were displaced. A recent  Form tutorial by Aharon Rabinowitz helped as a guide. In that tutorial Aharon used a block-style Fractal Noise layer as a matte to soften the transition from the footage to the Form animation, I used the same technique here.

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