Motion Tracking & Stabilization

Tracking elements and stabilizing our shots in After Effects.

In this lesson, we will learn how to use the Tracker tool in After Effects to stabilize a shaky camera shot.

Here is the tutorial

"Don't Turn the Lights On"

Here's a great example of shot stabilization by musical duo Chromeo, starting at 0:38.

Huge Guns

Here's an example of motion tracking by Freddie Wong.

And here's how they did it:

Tracking Tutorials

Here is a whole series of tracking tutorials on AE Tuts:

http://ae.tutsplus.com/sessions/motion-tracking-tutorial/

Tracking Stock Footage

Hollywood Camera Work offers tons of free downloadable source material for you to practice tracking. Check it out!

Questions?

As always, please email me if you have any questions! jearley1@ivytech.edu