Rich Young

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Rich Young is a long-time After Effects user from the San Francisco Bay Area. His After Effects and Premiere Pro round-ups provide viewers with an easy-to-digest summary of developments. He also supplies info and links for tutorials that allow users to do things in After Effects they thought were possible but weren’t sure.

HitFilm 4 Express: a free editing and 3D compositing app

HitFilm 4 Express: a free editing and 3D compositing app

FXHOME released its free all-in-one video editing and visual effects software HitFilm 4 Express, a product based on Hitfilm Pro 4. Aimed mainly at YouTube creators, this free…

Creative Cloud “Next” for video: NAB 2016 reveal

Creative Cloud “Next” for video: NAB 2016 reveal

Adobe has a sneak peek of new features of its Creative Cloud video and audio tools, which will be demoed next week at the NAB Show 2016, April 18-21…

Saber: a new FREE After Effects plug-in from Video Copilot

Saber: a new FREE After Effects plug-in from Video Copilot

Saber is a new FREE After Effects plug-in from Andrew Kramer and friends at Video Copilot. After a few hiccups, the free filter is now available, vastly improving on…

Black & white movies are good (really)

Black & white movies are good (really)

Younger friends and family members routinely say they won’t watch black & white movies. Contrary to what they may think, old films can be profound and even relevant…

HitFilm 3 Express Special Edition – free for a limited time

HitFilm 3 Express Special Edition – free for a limited time

  Another piece of fun news this week is the latest FREE version of the effects/editor Hitfilm Pro, HitFilm 3 Express Special Edition, which will be available for a…

Glitches, damage, flickers, & distortions in After Effects & Premiere Pro

Glitches, damage, flickers, & distortions in After Effects & Premiere Pro

Glitchify for After Effects + Glitchify sounds, from Mikey Borup and Cinema Spice, joins a growing number of tools and tutorials that help Adobe After Effects users create digital glitches, damage…

Microsoft Surface Book: is it really twice as fast?

Microsoft Surface Book: is it really twice as fast?

Microsoft has released their Surface Book laptop, dubbed the “MacBook Pro Killer” by some in the press…

The Future of After Effects: feature requests, nodes, GPU

The Future of After Effects: feature requests, nodes, GPU

Adobe is nearing release of the “IBC” update to video apps in Creative Cloud 2015, which itself was just released in June, so community attention is…

Creative Cloud video updates at IBC 2015

Creative Cloud video updates at IBC 2015

Adobe has revealed updates to its pro video apps in Creative Cloud, though a specific release date was not shared. Adobe will also be showing the new features at IBC…

Premiere Quicktip: Zoom while dragging

Premiere Quicktip: Zoom while dragging

While direct manipulation of UI elements may not be favored by NLE power users, sometimes it is faster. One example is moving a short clip or still using the =/- keys…