Updated Man of Steel 2 Teaser Trailer

This is version 2 of a Man of Steel 2 logo teaser trailer fashioned after the San Diego Comic-Con 2013 Superman / Batman movie reveal. Now that Wonder Woman has been confirmed for the movie, I thought it would be nice to include her logo as well. I also tweaked the camera and light settings and added some depth of field effects.

The video was made using Adobe After Effects and the Element 3D and Optical Flares plug-ins from Video Copilot as well as Red Giant’s Trapcode Shine plug-in.

Animated GIF version:

Man of Steel 2 Teaser Animated GIF

Man of Steel 2 Teaser Trailer

I created this Man of Steel 2 logo teaser trailer fashioned after the San Diego Comic-Con 2013 Superman / Batman movie reveal. I made the video using Adobe After Effects and the Element 3D and Optical Flares plug-ins from Video Copilot.

Animated 3D Man of Steel Logo

I created this Man of Steel logo “trailer” using Adobe After Effects and a plug-in from Video Copilot called Element 3D. I did not have to import a 3D object – I was able to create the logo using four mask path 3D groups combined into a single object directly in Element 3D. I also turned on ambient occlusion for the shadows on the object itself (I used a copy of the E3D layer for the external shadow), motion blur for the faster animation, and depth of field for the closer shots. The text was also rendered using Element 3D. I also used six Optical Flares (another Video Copilot plug-in) and two light layers.

This Man of Steel Metropolis 3D animation was also made with Video Copilot’s Element 3D and the Metropolitan building pack.

I also made an earlier version without the 3D logo using the same music and text from the official teaser trailer.

The Kids with the Avengers

Finally saw The Avengers last night! To prepare for the movie, I filmed the kids in front of a green screen and added them to a scene from the trailer. I rotoscoped the heroes in the front and color corrected, repositioned, and scaled the kids the best I could to blend into the scene. I added a bit of dust from Action Essentials 2 and played around with some of the new 3D text from AE CS6 (just downloaded on Friday) highlighted by an Optical Flare. The 3D text feature looks promising – can’t wait to spend some time learning all the new features.