Mixing live action and 3D elements with an animated illustration has got to be one of the best ways to show off the power of Adobe's After Effects.
This project shows you how to create a segment from a title sequence for a fictional TV show called 'Same Sky, Different City'. You can find the clip we'll be producing in the support files (finalproject.mov). The full version of the title sequence can be viewed at www.paulwyatt.co.uk.
The technique behind this sequence is simple enough to master, leaving you with the freedom to apply your own creativity to it. Live action can easily be added into After Effects. When budgets are tight and you can't afford a day's shoot, you can easily work with live action, photographic 3D layers and nifty camera techniques.