Couple of quick title cards for an advance trailer of the upcoming independent film EMELIE. Played around with some of the stock AE effects going for a subtle nightime/shattered feel. Roughly 5 hours from concept to finish.
Started with a simple font set as a 3D layer.
Imported a stock plaster texture for use on the title font.
Image levels were adjusted and inverted for use as luma matte.
Title with inverted texture set as a "Luma matte". This was done to preserve the opacity of the light areas while making the dark transparent. A similar effect could be done simply using the text as an "Alpha Matte", though the dark areas would not have had a true transparency.
Radial color ramp added to background to simulate subltle lighting. .5% noise added to smooth out the gradient banding that can happen between similar colors.
Title font was duplicated, moved slightly behind along Z axis and applied "Pixel Polly" shatter effect.
Progress so far with extured title and shatter.
Shattered title was duplicated and moved forward on Z-axis. "Fast Blur" and "Tint" were added
Scene light added to give depth to the title font and shatter.
This card was actually created first though the steps were identical.