Here’s a quick tutorial showing a few tips to better work with cameras in After Effects. The goal is to create a simple camera rig and use it to animate your camera in a much faster, easier and flexible way. This is just a starting point to some more advanced camera animation techniques, but it’s still pretty effective for most common situations. You can download the AE project file here:
There are many ways to animate a camera in AE, so don’t be afraid to experiment on your own and build a camera rig that’s tailored to your specific needs. Also, check out the Sure Target 2 plugin and tutorial from Video Copilot and the “Malty: Simple Camera Rig” script from Maltaannon on aescripts.com, might come in handy for more advanced stuff!