Screen Replacement Mastery
Make your UI part of the story.
Learn how to professionally track, roto, and composite your screens with these 9 tutorials.
Tutorial #1 – Shooting Strategy And Best Practices
Duration: 21 min
In the first tutorial, you will learn how to set up your device to either capture reflections, or illuminate your subject. If your UI design is bright, your subject would actually be physically lit by the device itself. If the UI happens to be darker, you want the device completely off so as to capture all the beautiful reflections that you will use on the final composite.
Tutorial #2 – Shooting Smartphone video with the ProCamera App
Duration: 5 min
In this tutorial, you learn how to access manual exposure features on your Smartphone using ProCamera. If you don’t own or have access to a DSLR, you can still shoot professional footage on your smartphone but you’ll need to have manual control over your exposure by using ProCamera or a similar app.
Tutorial #3 – Talent Guides
Duration: 12 min
In this tutorial, you will learn how to use ‘talent guides’ – images you create and load on your device that your model can use to accurately simulate using your UI. Using Guided Access (iOS only), you can lock the images down so your model can physically interact with the device without bringing up the menu.
Tutorial #4 – Easy Tracking And Screen Replacement
Duration: 16 min
In this tutorial, Charlie takes you through step by step on how to set up a track in Mocha using the xSpline tool, using the planar grid to make sure your track is working, and how to get the tracking data out of Mocha and into After Effects so that your UI fits perfectly.
Tutorial #5 – Tracking With Reflections
Duration: 20 min
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to work with the reflections on the device. Nothing sells a shot more like seeing the real world reflected in a screen. While reflections can pose tracking challenges, Charlie breaks down how to approach tracking the shot for minimal effort and maximum effect.
Tutorial #6 – Advanced Tracking With Markers – Part 1
Duration: 26 min
In the following two tutorials, you’ll learn from Charlie how to prep your device with the appropriate markers, as well as how to ultimately use that data in Mocha to generate an accurate track. Finally, you’ll learn how to digitally remove your markers so that you can complete the composite.
Tutorial #7 – Advanced Tracking With Markers – Part 2
Duration: 38 min
In this tutorial you will learn how to paint out your markers using After Effects. This is the final step before you can composite your work into the device. After this lesson, you will be pretty damn pro.
Tutorial #8 – Rotoscoping In Mocha
Duration: 39 min
If you have your model interacting with the device in a way that their hand passes over or covers the screen, rotoscoping allows you to mask the hand so that the shot appears utterly seamless. Using Mocha’s powerful tracking tools, Charlie shows you how to remove a hand from a shot.
Tutorial #9 – Final Compositing And Color Correction
Duration: 29 min
In this tutorial you will be learning how to ‘finish’ your shot with color correction. Charlie really loves this stuff and breaks down all the ways you can get the extra 5% from your shot to make it really shine. After this tutorial you will be able to see how the fine details are really what make a shot work or not. And now you’ll be able to do it!
A world class instructor.
Charlie Bartlett works as a tracking, rotoscoping, and compositing artist on projects for top name clients in the Pacific Northwest. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, and as a surfer he explored the beaches of Southern California, from La Jolla to Leo Carrillo and up to Pismo.
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Check out these projects that Charlie worked on
The techniques shared in these tutorials resulted in this viral video with over 561k views on YouTube.
In this viral video I directed, I consulted with Charlie to make the footage handoff go as smooth as possible. We used the exact same techniques that he shares in these tutorials. The result was that 12 hours after shooting the footage, we were able to have it uploaded to YouTube, where it gathered nearly 100k views in the first week. (And if you can’t tell, the screen on the device is a composite).
Industry best practices
Issara Willenskomer brings 3 years teaching designers, and over a decade of UI Animations work for clients like XBox, Facebook, HBO, Twitter, Nordstrom, Amazon, and more. His teaching methods are taken from real world workflows and industry best practices.
“The UX in Motion video tutorials were key to my expertise with motion in UIs. I was able to take my expert skills in Illustrator and Photoshop to whole new level of interactivity. The tutorials do a great job of guiding you through the fundamentals of After Effects and how to realize your motion design ideas. This is one of the best investments you can make if you are interested in learning how to prototype motion and effects in user interfaces.”
– Prasant Sivadasan, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, Seattle
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– Zachary Gibson, Senior Designer at Google, San Francisco
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Lifetime access. Pure and simple. I do this because it’s what I would want from a training. Things comes up and sometimes you don’t have time to invest in learning. My commitment is that this training be there for you 365 days a year.
It can be, especially when you learn it the wrong way. After Effects is like a huge wood shop filled with hundreds of tools, and for UI animation, you only need to know one or two extremely well. That’s what this training does. Rather than focus on the WHOLE program, you learn the tools and techniques SPECIFICALLY for prototyping. You’ll be amazed at how fast and easy it is.
Absolutely. However there are times when the idea is more valuable than the interactivity itself. Having an appropriate sketching environment like After Effects allows you the freedom to create whatever you can imagine and even create a dev friendly spec (which you’ll learn about in the training).
Tutorials on other sites teach individual tools. Real world projects rely on combining and stacking tools, techniques, mindsets, tactics and best practices. This training supports a professional workflow, connects the dots for you, and, sets you up strong in your real world projects.
When it comes to animating with Adobe After Effects, the sky is the limit and that’s the point. If you’re only needing to prototype ‘stock’ interactions where one screen swipes to another, don’t bother with this training. If you love to push innovation, and discover what’s possible then the answer is yes. You need this.
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