HOW TO – Make video flipbooks with AfterEffects

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HOW TO – Make video flipbooks with AfterEffects

Vid Flipbook

Bennett sent us this how-to on making flipbooks from video –

I can’t quite remember how I got the idea, but I thought it would be fun to create some flipbooks based off of video I had shot. The challenge was to be able to effeciently process the frames from a 3-5 second clip, have them printed by a photography shop, and assemble them as easily as possible.

After some testing, I created a template within After Effects that takes a video as input, and through some expressions I wrote, outputs a sequence of JPGs – each with four video frames and crop markings per 4×6 print

Hit up the site for some nice video of the resulting books – Handmade Flipbooks

18 thoughts on “HOW TO – Make video flipbooks with AfterEffects

  1. Anonymous says:

    You could also just use the Flipbook Printer
    http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/FlipbookPrinter/

  2. JimK says:

    This really should be considered for inclusion in MAKE magazine. For those of us non-Mac savvy people, it’d be great to have an alternative as well. Please consider showing the drilling and leather binding, too. Great work.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Well, I guess we all have our favorites hammers but Quicktime can output video as a sequence of images, sos you know…

  4. Embassy Pro Books says:

    This is great post on how to make your own flip book. Thanks for the info!

  5. James says:

    Looks like a great Christmas gift to grandparents of baby’s first steps. I just came across this company called TruAction Flix. They have a patented flipbook that shows 4 clips instead of your usual 2…. The clip they have on their web site has Carl Edwards crashing and doing a back flip!! Totally Kool! http://www.truactionflix.com

  6. Sandy says:

    I love flipbooks. There’s more flip book information at http://www.flippies.com

  7. Julian says:

    Try http://www.bobbooks.co.uk, they have a cool, flash-based tool (you can upload a movie, design your cover and have it produced)

  8. sharlie says:

    NOE FLiP THIS –You can have flip books at your next event – mobile flipbook studio – also submit video for holiday cards, save the date, announcements http://www.nowflipthis.com
    California – Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, Illinois – Chicago, Peoria, St. Louis, Nevada, Texas

  9. sharlie says:

    NOW FLiP THIS –You can have flip books at your next event – mobile flipbook studio – also submit video for holiday cards, save the date, announcements http://www.nowflipthis.com
    California – Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, Illinois – Chicago, Peoria, St. Louis, Nevada, Texas

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