A Subtle Way To Make Drone Footage More Interesting With 3D PNG Clouds

A quick and subtle way to enhance drone footage using PNG clouds & motion tracking in After Effects.

I like effects like this that happen really quick at the beginning of a clip before you have time to fully notice them. It allows the viewer to continue to focus on the rest of the shot or the story you’re trying to convey. Hope you find it useful!

*** In the second example while using the Turbulant Displace effect, I also had values for Complexity keyframed. This isn’t necessary but will also provide some movement . I was experimenting and forgot to shut it off.
*** I apologize for the audio at times as well. I cut corners in exchange for a faster set up time and it ended up biting me in the ass. Lesson learned.

Drone Footage: https://www.dropbox.com/s/einxl2n5l7yoik5/DJI_0026.mp4?dl=0

PNG Clouds :
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3xani6sxelye872/cloud%20png.png?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1fxgjg7q1pz8w5j/cloud%20png2.png?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/iqm1wtpfvndsidb/cloud_PNG6.png?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/d1o9gwy91hill8s/cloud-6.png?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/9ocu23wbmqq0p0y/cloud-7.png?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/40ooesrylkwolih/cloud-8.png?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/cvys0upzdizumha/cloud-9.png?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/07zoxctlavl7rc9/cloud-11.png?dl=0

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45 Comments

  1. Christopher Furr on November 1, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    Great video you mean there’s more tell computer then just watching videos? ๐Ÿ˜‰ great job as usual young lady.

  2. Alejandro Rodriguez on November 1, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    Hello beautiful, a pleasure to see another of your videos.

  3. Daniel Escalante on November 1, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    I really appreciate that you share these tips and walk us through the process! Thank you! Have you always used Adobe for video editing? ๐Ÿค”

  4. Discipulus legis on November 1, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    U are amazing ๐Ÿ–ค
    Thank you this tutorial is perfect ๐Ÿ‘Œ thank you so much ๐Ÿ–ค

  5. Uriel Da Silva on November 1, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    Beautiful ๐Ÿ˜

  6. Platycqb on November 1, 2020 at 1:13 pm

    Whereโ€™s the start button? I want to push it!

  7. BrewersArcade on November 1, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    After Effects is so intimidating to me and un-user friendly. I really need to mature from iMovie though. Its just so simple but obviously extremely limited. It would take me forever to figure out AE

  8. djlive408 on November 1, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    I love Zelda too!! Great tutorial! Will have to try this sometime.

  9. Ryan on November 1, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    All I hear is "Kris Antoinette" in the likes of The Simpsons Intro.. Thanks for the tutorial!! Absolutely LOVE the Zelda shirt and those glasses go well with it!

  10. Sean Bond on November 1, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    It baffles me how you don’t have 100,s of thousands of subs. Production is whopper!!

  11. Chuck Harp on November 1, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    Great little class on After Effects. Also Lower is Better!

  12. T Mash on November 1, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    Awesome! Thank you very much for that one!!!

  13. John Dough too on November 1, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    THANKS Kris!!!!!

  14. DIRK ACKBAR on November 1, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    Cool

  15. Joby Gonsuron on November 1, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    The "squiggly" is called a pickwhip. Just FYI. Great videos by the way, I’m a huge fan.

  16. JOHN HINDS on November 1, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    Thanks Kris ๐Ÿ˜Š

  17. Matt Payne on November 1, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    Zelda lol.

  18. RaiderCuevas on November 1, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    You have inspired me to learn to fly a drone, try to get my drone pilot’s license, and get into video editing. I will be an Uber noob, but I hope to one day have the skills you have acquired and shared. Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. J Rocha on November 1, 2020 at 1:26 pm

    Seriously… how do you know all of this stuff? The photography, computer editing and honestly, one of the best garden boxes Iโ€™ve ever seen built. Just wow!

  20. J F on November 1, 2020 at 1:29 pm

    ๐Ÿ”ฅ
    Thanks for the upload ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

  21. Flux Labs on November 1, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Great tutorial. Love it. Thanks so much! ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

  22. Locksy on November 1, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    Criminally under appreciated channel. Thanks!

  23. Coast Tripz on November 1, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    Great tutorial. Great special effects. Iโ€™ll have to give it a try on my vids. Well done ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘

  24. Tony F. on November 1, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    You are such a nerd. Love it. Would love to see your name on tv or movie credits one day. Maybe you’ll get to work on The Mandalorian, or The Witcher one day.

    Not my video, but there’s some cool drone footage from our labor day celebrations from a few years ago. If you’re interested, I’ll send you the links on here.

    Next step for you is to do some Dr. Strange level stuff.

  25. David Aliverti on November 1, 2020 at 1:38 pm

    Cool!!

  26. Kenny Stancil on November 1, 2020 at 1:39 pm

    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™‚โคโค

  27. neogigo on November 1, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    Why do I have a sudden urge to play The Legend of Zelda while trying to learn Adobe After Effects ? ๐Ÿ˜‚

  28. Andrew Johnson on November 1, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    Very cool! Thanks!

  29. Gregorio Sanchez on November 1, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    I was paying attention like I was there…then kris drops it: Is that easy she says! Mind erases everything Lol ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜† wow lots of work for an intro, makes me appreciate your work more.

  30. Gary prendergast on November 1, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    Like the hair this week you look great ๐Ÿ˜€

  31. PW Studio on November 1, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    Canโ€™t wait to try this and incorporate into my video. Thanks๐Ÿ‘ Feel free to visit my channel as well๐Ÿ‘

  32. Mike Zimmer on November 1, 2020 at 1:44 pm

    I’ll never look at drone footage the same way again, or perhaps even footage in general!

  33. Chris Herbert on November 1, 2020 at 1:45 pm

    ๐ŸŽถTHE SIMPSONS๐ŸŽถ intro video ๐Ÿ˜

  34. Hakim El Harrif on November 1, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    I love your glasses!!! ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿค“

  35. Unni Krishnan on November 1, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    You have advisement goodluck
    Where is the intro

  36. Filthy Videos on November 1, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    Waking up to your videos is just refreshing. Your Super smart and damn HOT!!!!.

  37. nah-mas-tay on November 1, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    Wow..๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ

  38. Matic2u on November 1, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    Aside from everything sounding like Russian to me, great tutorial on one of the many techniques you use to bring your videos to life. I would totally hire your services if I need a video done in a professional way.
    BTW, those glasses look great on you. Oh and the Zelda shirt isn’t bad either.
    Keep up the great work ๐Ÿ‘

  39. mattMPG on November 1, 2020 at 1:56 pm

    I love the motion tracking feature in After Effects. Havenโ€™t used it in a while, but itโ€™s definitely cool. Sidenote, youโ€™re a woman after my own heart with that Zelda shirt. Keep up the great work Kris.

  40. Miguel Perez on November 1, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    Loved it

  41. Anthony Oliveira on November 1, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    Hi

    Kris, Kris, Kris still beautiful in your beauty inside and out. I love it about you kisses ๐Ÿ˜˜

  42. Doc Holliday on November 1, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    Great video very informative. Thank you Kris.

  43. Harshman Hills on November 1, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    very cool add on

  44. Alberto gutierrez on November 1, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    Te amo โค๏ธ kris

  45. soleil Jaan on November 1, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    Nice will try this out

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