How To Track and Remove Objects in Adobe After Effects

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Sometimes when you are on set you can’t avoid getting something in the frame that you didn’t want to be there. But that doesn’t mean you have to settle for less – there’s a good chance that, with a little visual effects trickery, you can make the shot exactly what you want it to be.

One of the common things I find myself doing is removing unwanted objects from the frame. My weapon of choice is Adobe After Effects, and in this except from the Online Academy, I go over how to track and “paint out” an object:

(If you’d like to learn more, we’re offering my full webinar “An Introduction to Visual Effects” for 50% off through the end of the week:

Now go forth and remove the annoying! :)

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Andrew Bartlett is one of the co-founders of Bartlett Productions, a small media company based out of northern North Dakota. He has a passion for serving Christ through the visual arts and has had the opportunity to work on a number of films as well as produce marketing materials for businesses and organizations. Andrew is also the Director of the Midwest Christian Filmmakers Academy, where aspiring filmmakers can learn the craft in a hands-on way.