Scripts are taking over a lot of my After Effects workflows

Scripts are taking over a lot of my After Effects workflows 1

I use third party effects.  A lot, but what I’m starting to notice more and more is how much I’m using scripts in my day to day After Effects workflow.  They fill a lot of gaps that third party effects just can’t do, so I thought for this article I’d share a little insight into […]

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Halloween 2017 movie recommendations

Halloween 2017 movie recommendations 5

“Terror is smelling a corpse, while horror is finding it.” Gothic fiction defines these terms as very different things, and until recently I didn’t know how to describe the kinds of films I sought at Halloween but can almost never find. I prefer terror. I’m not particularly interested in the revulsion that comes from discovering […]

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Latest Avid Release dropped today – some nice new features

Latest Avid Release dropped today - some nice new features 7

I used to know everything about Media Composer. I had taken RTFM to heart and had literally read every page of every document (editing, effects, workflow, color grading) and even tech checked much of it. Avid even sent me a “Junior Tech Pubs Sheriff’s Badge.” (So somebody with a sense of humor must have been […]

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Classic Course: Natural Lighting Effects

Natural Lighting trick using Trapcode Lux

Since we’ve been on the subject of lighting recently, we thought we’d follow up the Classic Course on Adding Lighting Effects in Post with one on creating more realistic volumetric lighting effects such as light rays, projected light, glows, etc. As a bonus, this trick also helps reduce banding artifacts that can happen with these […]

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