Decided to do another one of those tutorials from VideoCopilot. This time I attempted the earth zoom. I took some snapshots of Google Earth at various altitudes and in the tutorial you are shown how to put these all together and create the effect. The zoom starts at Dun Laoghaire Marina and pulls out to space. Enjoy!
Here’s the Marina on Google Maps
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Decided to spend a few hours this evening mucking about with Adobe After Effects. I headed over to VideoCopilot.net and came across this title tutorial. He’s got some really nice tutorials up there and he talks you through every step. Just make sure you have the pause button ready and alt+tab back and forth from your browser of choice to After Effects!