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After Effects Backgrounds

Background Projects #1-20 By Ko Maruyama
If you've ever used some of the default effects in the standard or production bundle of After Effects, you know that it's very easy to create some moving backgrounds in the base software.  We've created 100 seed projects that you can build from.  Here are a few.

Emerson and I have created projects that will help you create your own backgrounds in After Effects.  Yes, it's very easy to create backgrounds in After Effects.  Armed with even the most basic tools in After Effects, the possibilities are virtually endless.

We've created 100 different backgrounds that you can use as starter fuel.  Use these at your own risk.  We aren't going to deconstruct how these are made, or even give you tips (other than what is included in the project) for how to create backgrounds.

If you want to learn about creating your own backgrounds, tricks of looping and composing elements for broadcast backplates, you'll want to check out the upcoming DVD from our friend John Dickinson at MotionWorks.  Check out his blog for the release date of the DVD:

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Ko Maruyama is a freelance animator in Los Angeles.  In addition to working on film and broadcast animations, Ko teaches at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design - focusing on motion design.  When working, writing or testing software allows, you can find him lending a hand in the After Effects board and lurking among the Cinema4D, Visual Effects and Photoshop posts within the DMNForums.
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