Pip Cleaves
Senior Education Consultant at DLE

Virtual 3D Backgrounds with After Effects

Technical Tutorial Published 3/24/15 Last updated on 7/24/18

Bring some Hollywood “wow factor” to your movies. In this more advanced session, technology educator Jason Carthew will teach you how to create a virtual 3D background for chroma-keyed video footage with Adobe After Effects—the industry-leading animation and creative compositing software. You’ll be making stunning SciFi movies in no time!

About the presenter

Jason Carthew teaches the Industrial Technology: Multimedia courses for years 9 through to 12 at Crestwood High School. He has trained teachers across New South Wales (Australia) in the use of Adobe products for teaching and learning. These courses focused on improving Flash, Premier Elements, Photoshop and Dreamweaver skills with the teachers. Jason has utilised his skills in the production of independent films such as the short film AIWU, which was shown at the New York Independent Film Festival and the feature film Dead Down Under (in post production). Both films relied heavily on Flash and After Effects to achieve the SFX components .

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See Session recording and resources below after 27 March, 2015.
  • After Effects

    Create motion graphics and visual effects for film, TV, video, and web.

1-2 Hours
Communication and Collaboration, Research and Information Fluency, Digital Citizenship, Creativity and Innovation, Technology Operations and Concepts, Critical Thinking Problem Solving and Decision Making
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Angie Ritenour

Posted on 5/19/15 5:53:22 PM Permalink

Thank you for this resource!

Dhanaraj Keezhara

Posted on 4/1/15 1:09:04 AM Permalink

Thanks for sharing. They look great.

Colin Byers

Posted on 3/25/15 4:11:33 AM Permalink

I don't see the link?

Pip Cleaves

Posted on 3/25/15 10:52:57 AM Permalink

Colin, the link will be up once hte session is done. Apologies for not spelling that out. I have written this now.

Colin Byers

Posted on 3/26/15 1:05:16 AM Permalink

Great! Thanks Pip :D