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FI Animations

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Published on: 23-11-2016
Written by: Jaap H. Boerhof

Welcome to the In-Depth-Video about Film Impact's Animations

Film Impact Animation series is an incredibly powerful set of video transitions. It allows you to quickly create smooth animations within Premiere without having to jump to After Effects. Here are a few examples of things that can be achieved our Motion Impacts series.

Flip Impacts

We’ll start off slowly with a small sequence that contains three elements and white background. These are two-dimensional graphic elements. And what I like to do is to add a 3D feel to it by applying Flip Motion Impacts. Having this applied to the little man on the right will immediately show the effect. It is a cool 3D reveal with motion blur and a nice bouncy effect. Let’s click the  transition in the sequence and head over to the Effect Controls Tab. Here we can find the parameter controls. The animation curve that you see over here, will show you visually how the bounce is moving throughout the transition.

See how we can easily tweak the animation by changing just three parameter controls. We can change the initial velocity, the number of bounces, and the elasticity of the bounce. Changing the bounce type to “Overshoot” will give another type of animation that is affected by frequency, amplitude, and decay. This is fun to play around with! 

Compare this to animating with keyframes. Can you imagine the amount of time this will save you for this kind of animation?

Motion Impacts

Now, look at the quality of the motion blur. This is incredible! Can you imagine our plugins take up to a 128 motion blur steps to give it that really smooth looking – high-quality blur? Our Motion Impacts render very quickly especially considering the amount of blur it processes. Moving on with this  particular animation, I’m going to choose a nice curve that I’m happy with. Let’s copy and paste this transition to the little guy on the left. Invert the angle to make it move in the opposite direction. I like to have a different transition length here to give it a dynamic feel. Doing the same for the light unit above will give this animation! Isn’t that cool?

Adding more elements

Let’s create another animation with a lot more elements. I’m going to import a layered Photoshop file. When you import a Photoshop file, Premiere shows a couple of options. We don’t want Premiere  to merge all the layers; Instead, I’m going to choose: “import as sequence”. This will create a  sequence with all the layers visible, just like in Photoshop. 

To create a nice dynamic animation, I’m going to create an offset of 2 frames for each layer. Usually having 1 or 2 frames offset is enough for the final dynamics of the effect. Now I’m going to choose a  transition that will work with this particular image. I’m going to choose “Pop Motion Impacts” and  tweak the animation curve. Set the duration of the transition to about two seconds.

And here is the cool part: Select the transition and copy it. Now select all the in-points of the stacked layers by Command-Dragging them all. Then all we need to do now is “Paste”! There you have it. Isn’t that just incredible? If you want to tweak some more, go right ahead. Select the top transition.  Change the parameter controls. Copy the transition. Again select All the in points and “Paste” it to all the layers. 

Did you ever think about accomplishing this effect so quickly right within Premiere Pro? 

This is the power and beauty of Film Impact!

Product compatibility

Adobe Premiere Pro 2020-2024
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017, 2018, and 2019

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