I just discovered a great tip for After Effects: let’s say you pasted a layer from one composition to another, and the layer is very far away from the CTI, which you’re probably looking at. Rather than zooming out, scrolling, pushing, etc, and rather than manually typing the time code for the in-point in the layer, just press “[” (the left square bracket key). That moves the layer, so the in-point is at the CTI. Alternatively, press “]” (the right square bracket key) to move the out-point of the layer to the CTI. In either case, the duration of the layer will remain unchanged.