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Follow along with this tutorial to learn how to accomplish one of the most commonly requested VFX shots in production, a screen insert. This effect goes by a lot of different names, screen insert, burn-in, comp. There are probably others I’m not thinking of. Whatever they’re called the process for creating them is the same. This tutorial is suitable for new-ish After Effects users. I don’t mention every single mouse click but it should be pretty clear. I’m also sharing some more advanced tips and techniques I’ve picked up from nearly a decade as a professional VFX artist.
Check out the before and after comp below. Really, I just got a new plug-in for the blog and wanted to use it!
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