We Created Dancing Buildings with After Effects

Learn how to create dancing buildings inside Adobe After Effects. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to use Mocha Ae, Content Aware Fill and many other simple effects.

Fast & Easy Dancing buildings

Another Friday another Copy Cat! And for today’s episode we decided to teach you guys a very cool yet easy effect. We are manipulating normal skyline/city shots and transforming them in a visual playgrounds! I LOVE these kind of effects, you basically need no equipment the only limitation here is your creativity itself.

Different Uses

Since we are doing a Copy Cat about this effect , you can guess its probably not something we invented. This effect has been going around for years already! Let’s me show you a few examples!

A$AP Rocky

We are huge fans of his music and his music videos! In Praise The Lord he uses the effect we are talking about today. They made the buildings bounce which made it so this “normal” shot had that little extra to make it fun to watch.

Dancing Building in Music Video

Jain

Some of you may know Jain, we also already did a video about her because her music videos are always fun to watch. In one of her older music videos Makeba you can see a few shots where they played around with this effect. They even took it a step further and started rotating the different levels of the building to create this cool effect.

Jain Makeba Music Video
Jain Makeba Music Video

Cache_bunny

Last but not least is this amazing content creator! She always amazes her viewers and of course she also made use of this effect. But Cache_bunny is not Cache_bunny if she didn’t put her own twist onto it to completely make it hers.

Cache_Bunny Instagram video

Storyblocks

This video was sponsored by Storyblocks. It’s an enormous online library full of high quality HD and 4K stock clips, After Effects templates, collections and much more. We use the library on a weekly base to download overlay effects, like smoke, dust particles, flares,… You can download an unlimited amount of clips for only one price per year so it’s super useful to have.

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