Daily Archives: July 6, 2011

Plug-in sneak peaks: Shapeshifter & Element 3D

Plug-in sneak peaks: Shapeshifter & Element 3D

A couple of 3D-oriented After Effects plug-ins have been previewed this week: Element 3D from Video Copilot and Shapeshifter from Mettle. At Aetuts+, Ben Griggs shows the ShapeShifter…

A Sober Look at the Past, Present, and Future of Final Cut Pro

A Sober Look at the Past, Present, and Future of Final Cut Pro

So it’s been about a week and many are calling Apple’s new Final Cut Pro X a failure. Is this premature? Let’s take a…

Exploring Light, Discovering Style: A Lighting Tutorial

Exploring Light, Discovering Style: A Lighting Tutorial

Concept: “Rough-in” a general lighting scheme, then fine-tune for emerging opportunities.Tools: Studio Strobes+Chinese Lantern+Scrim+Reflector Action: This is a complex-looking solution which…

Switching from Final Cut to Premiere

Switching from Final Cut to Premiere

Since Final Cut X was released a few weeks ago, there have been a large number of Final Cut Pro post-production professionals looking into other NLE options. Final Cut…

Is This The New Model of Financing Your Project?

Sponsored movies of the 70?s and 80?s were the precursor to Branded Entertainment, and it’s a major way of getting funded today. But is it the…

After Effects A-Z: CC Bender & CC Bend It

After Effects A-Z: CC Bender & CC Bend It

The After Effects: Effects A-Z tip series from Motionworks continues with guest host Quba Michalski demoing the CC Bender & CC Bend It effects and their differences in After…

Reminder: Basics of Avid for the FCP editor articles

Reminder: Basics of Avid for the FCP editor articles

Ever since the release of Final Cut Pro X I’ve gotten quite a few emails and messages asking about resources for Final Cut Pro editors migrating to Avid…