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  • dan crouch

    October 1, 2012 at 9:15 am

    I am cutting a title sequence for a prison documentary and am having a go at doing a title sequence in After Effects.

    I have the basics laid out in a timeline in AE, ‘Impact’ font with a 3 frame fade up.

    But it looks a bit dull!

    Can anyone please recommend a plug-in that will add a little excitement?

    It’s a US Max security prison, dangerous place ect.
    I was thinking the fizzing glow effect like in the film Seven could be good.
    Any help would be very much appreciated.


  • Vishesh Arora

    October 1, 2012 at 9:31 am


    You can try out Video Copilot Twitch Plug-in.

    Have a look at its show reel.

    You can add these effects to your text layers too.

    Vishesh Arora
    VFX and Motion Graphics Artist
    Films Rajendra


    Demo Reel(3D):

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  • Tudor “Ted” Jelescu

    October 1, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Instead of a straight fade-up you can use the Animation presets (Text) to make it more interesting.
    For a nice Glow you can work at 32 bit color depth.
    Roughen Edges can be used to create more interesting type.
    For a more dramatic look, make the type layer 3d, add a camera ana light (spot).

    Tudor “Ted” Jelescu
    Senior VFX Artist

  • Chris Warren

    October 1, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Read the post and immediately thought of the Twitch plugin as well, but Vishesh beat me to it.

    If your text is on a solid background you could spice it up with a grittier looking background image like a brick wall or stone texture. Then try playing with the blending mode on the text.

    Or you could always use a pre-built after effects template, there are plenty of free ones out there if you search for ’em.
    Not sure is this is what you’re looking for but here’s one I built a while back, your welcome to use it if you like:

    “You are the universe experiencing itself”

  • dan crouch

    October 3, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Thankyou very much for all your post’s guys!
    A very generous cross section of advice tips here, am about to download Twitch and the ‘Smashed’ plug in and have a play.

    Thanks again,

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