The Filmtools Podcast Eps. 4 with Director Cole Walliser

The Filmtools Podcast Eps. 4 with Director Cole Walliser

Each week The Filmtools Podcast will talk with industry professionals in a candid conversation about their career, relevant news within the industry, and about the art and gear behind filmmaking…

ART OF THE CUT with Evan Schiff, editor of “John Wick 3”

ART OF THE CUT with Evan Schiff, editor of “John Wick 3”

Evan Schiff started his film industry career at the Stan Winston animatronic studio in 1999 working on such films as Jurassic Park III and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines…

Four lenses: a visual comparison, part 2

Four lenses: a visual comparison, part 2

It’s time to name names. I’m going to tell you what lenses you’ve been looking at for the last few days, and offer my…

Premiere Pro 6, After Effects 11, PS 13: did Adobe just say you can’t use them?

Premiere Pro 6, After Effects 11, PS 13: did Adobe just say you can’t use them?

Adobe distributed a document to its clients with the new CC download rules, but the document also suggests that owners of Premiere Pro 6 or After Effects 11 may no…

Adobe Tightens The Leash

Adobe Tightens The Leash

Adobe Tightens The Leash How does this effect me as a user and product developer for After Effects…

Advanced keying with After Effects: Part 2

Advanced keying with After Effects: Part 2

In Part 1 I did a quick overview of the most commonly used keying plugins for After Effects.  Regardless of which keying plugin you’re using, and no matter…

Classic Course: Directional Blur

Classic Course: Directional Blur

After Effects has long supported the ability to calculate motion blur of layers animated inside AE. However, that could add a lot of time to your renders. Therefore, some users…

Attach Splines To Animated Objects

Attach Splines To Animated Objects

Attach Splines To Animated Objects Learn how to attach splines to animated objects, and alembics…

The Filmtools Podcast Eps. 3 with Drone Operator Mike Fortin

The Filmtools Podcast Eps. 3 with Drone Operator Mike Fortin

Each week The Filmtools Podcast will talk with industry professionals in a candid conversation about their career, relevant news within the industry, and about the art and gear behind filmmaking…

EyeFly3D and Snap3D: low-cost 3D for iPhone and Samsung smartphones

EyeFly3D and Snap3D: low-cost 3D for iPhone and Samsung smartphones

If you do not have the money to buy a RED Hydrogen One smartphone with 3D, maybe the solutions available for iPhone and Samsung models will make you happy. And…

Four lenses: a visual comparison, part 1

Four lenses: a visual comparison, part 1

We live in an age of lens choice. Because of this, we also live in an age of lens tests. Done properly, such tests are hugely valuable. The best way…

Digital Extra Crowds for Free with Miarmy

Digital Extra Crowds for Free with Miarmy

Think digital crowds are too expensive for your indie budget short film? Think again. If you’ve ever watched a behind-the-scenes doco on The Lord of the Rings…

ART OF THE CUT with Jeffrey Ford, ACE, of “Avengers: Endgame”

ART OF THE CUT with Jeffrey Ford, ACE, of “Avengers: Endgame”

Jeffrey Ford, ACE and Matthew Schmidt have been collaborating in the cutting room since the first Avengers movie. Back then Matthew was an assistant but rose quickly to the editing…

Adobe limiting the availability of older versions of the Creative Cloud apps

Adobe limiting the availability of older versions of the Creative Cloud apps

Editor alert! A blog post was created on the Adobe Blogs on May 8 entitled Changes to Creative Cloud Download Availability. It is short and to the point and this…

Capturing NAB 2019 With The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Capturing NAB 2019 With The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

NAB 2019 was what we have come to accept, organized chaos. Our team crisscrossed the convention hall floors in search of one-on-one booth interviews, oddball gear, and the…

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