This week we look at the motion tracking tool so that you can create null objects which follow a set of contrasting pixels frame-by-frame in a video. Then text can be created and parented to the null object which allows you to have text follow a character like this.

Or mask the head like this:

For next week work with the motion tracking tool to either rework your text animation GIF from the previous week’s work, or start over with a new piece of video. Again be sure that you start with high quality video assets which are either 720p or 1080p. If you’d like to play along with my new project to add emoji heads in famous movie moments, download some high resolution transparent emoji.