3D Variation on the Ken Burns Effect

Published on July 16, 2015

Nearly all of us have added the so-called "Ken Burns effect" to a photo in a video at some point. It's a nice effect, and it's usually better than a static photo that just sits there in the video.

Well if you have the time and interest, you can add a little more oomph to the effect by adding a 3D variation to it.

I wouldn't do this for every photo, but it could make sense in some cases, and it definitely creates additional visual interest when you use it.

In this video, I demonstrate how to create the effect in Apple's Motion 5, but you could easily translate it to After Effects if that's your tool of choice.

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This article was last updated on May 18, 2017


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