Tutorial: Creating Realistic Camera Shake in Adobe After Effects

Tutorial: Creating Realistic Camera Shake in Adobe After Effects

March 15, 2018
Cody Vineyard

Learn how to create camera shake effect in After Effects.

Now that your VFX shot is tracked, has the most depth possible, and looks realistic, it's time to embrace your inner wiggle and add a camera shake effect. Adding camera shake provides so many different advantages that can translate in almost every project. One of those advantages being that it takes your shot to the next level and makes it believable.

Follow along as I show you how to add realistic (but totally fake) camera shake in your project!

This Adobe After Effects Tutorial Focuses On:

  • Using the wiggle expression
  • Animating the amplitude value within the wiggle expression
  • Smoothing out the parameter keyframes using graphic editor.
  • Using Motion Tile to extend your footage to the edge of the frame.
Check out our 5 Steps to Compositing Explosions and Debris tutorial that covers compositing the explosion and debris you saw in this video. 

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