Create Netflix’s Hellbound Title in After Effects

A guide to animating fire-y Korean text.

Netflix’ show Hellbound has some really cool visual effects, but as soon as I saw the title sequence, I knew I wanted to recreate the look of the title card which appears at the start. It turned out to be straight-forward so I thought I’d share how you can make your own.

Firstly I use Google Translate to get my name in Korean, then I head over to Fonts Adobe’s Font collection to activate a suitable font. With all that done, I head into After Effects and add a texture from Pexels, animate fire using Video Copilot’s free Saber effect and then use the Simple Choker effect to have the text bleed in.



Published by ShiveringCactus

Tutorials and videos, mainly After Effects, but with some 3D and puppetry stuff too.

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