Technical; for Editors
Using Photoshop and Premiere Pro I worked for 6 hours to make the 8 second Covid introduction logo.
I visualized creating the Motion logo in After Effects, but…
I started to test my ideas in Premiere Pro because I am more comfortable with this app. It worked! First, I started with photoshop because I needed to select and cut out a single virus out of a photo.
In Premiere Pro I duplicated that virus 5 times and added different rotation to each. These are on tracks 2 – 6. I controlled the rotation by changing the anchor point for each virus to keep them within one of the letters of the name “Covid”. For the background I added a 4 color gradient effect to video track 1 and then adjusted the placement of each of the 4 colors to show through different letters of the text COVID.
Track Matte Key
I exported that 8 second video and put it in a new sequence on track 1. The COVID text was added on track 2 with a font size large enough to cover the width of the frame. The Track Matte key was added to the video layer and the text layer was selected for the layer to track. The “Coronavirus Disease 2019” text was added with selected colors to indicate the source of the abbreviated name, COrona VIrus Disease 2019, Covid-19. But who is going to pick that up?
Link to the Covid Story on this web site: https://www.johntrotto.com/video/arizona-video-production/