CREATE THIS CINEMATIC MOVIE OPENING EFFECT IN PREMIERE PRO! | Learn how to animate a mask in Premiere to create all types of cool effects for your videos!
In this Premiere Pro tutorial, we’ll create an animation that will give us a smooth cinematic style open that will work with any video. Throw some nice, smooth, epic music beneath the animation and people will start to believe that you’ve made a pretty cool film! Thanks for watching and I hope you enjoy the tutorial!
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Tutorial Recording Notes:
Disclaimer: these are the actual notes I used to record this video and are written in a language you may or may not understand. Hopefully, you find them useful or cool.
- Create thin (75px thick-ish) rectangle with any fill
- Open Essential Graphics and align H & V to center this up a little first
- Use the H & V nodes to find the H & V centers for the anchor point and set the anchor point X and Y to those numbers.
- Re-align to the center of the frame.
- This was all important stuff to do to ensure that our animation scale out from the center to give us a nice cinematic open effect.
- Scale only horizontally from 0% to 100% (TIP: make this a slow animation if you’re trying to get a good look at it.)
- Then as soon as the H scale finishes, scale vertically until the whole frame has been covered with this rectangle.
- Feel free to add some easing if you think it’d be cool.
- Add a Gaussian blur and only blur the vertical by 100 and repeat edge pixels
- Add another gaussian blur and this one only blur the horizontal by 50 or 75 (whatever looks good.) Repeat edge pixels here, too.
- Add a track matte key effect to the underlying video and choose the animated shape that we just created.