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Create Netflix’s Hellbound Title in After Effects

A guide to animating fire-y Korean text.

Netflix’s new show Hellbound has some really cool visual effects, but as soon as I saw the title sequence, I knew I wanted to recreate the look of the title card which appears at the start.  It turned out to be straight-forward so I thought I’d share how you can make your own. Firstly I use Google Translate to get my name in Korean, then I head over to Adobe’s Font collection to activate a suitable font.  With all that done, I head into After Effects and add a texture from Pexels.  I animate the fire using Video Copilot’s free Saber plugin and then use the Simple Choker effect to have the text bleed in.

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