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Chris was born a geek, and was lucky enough to own a Commodore 64 at a time when the number of students at his primary school who owned a computer could be counted on one hand. Upgrading to an Amiga with the onset of the desktop video revolution, Chris began experimenting with digital graphics and animation in his bedroom, and incorporating them into his high-school video productions.

Create and animate 3D cogs in After Effects – Part 2

Thanks to the new 3D capabilities of After Effects CS6, you can create and animate 3D cogs and gears inside of After Effects without the need for a true 3D…

Create and animate 3D cogs in After Effects – Part 1

Sometimes jobs turn out to be more complicated than you expect them to.  Animating cogs and gears can be like that – it sounds like a nice idea, it…

Blackmagic’s camera – The dark art of digital cinematography (part1)

Blackmagic Design attracted a huge amount of attention with their plans to release a digital camera. John Brawley, an Australian cinematographer, has been helping Blackmagic with the development by using…

Blackmagic’s camera – The dark art of digital cinematography (part4)

Blackmagic’s camera – The dark art of digital cinematography (part4)

Blackmagic Design attracted a huge amount of attention with their plans to release a digital camera. John Brawley, an Australian cinematographer, has been helping Blackmagic with the development by using…

Blackmagic’s camera – The dark art of digital cinematography (part3)

Blackmagic’s camera – The dark art of digital cinematography (part3)

Blackmagic Design attracted a huge amount of attention with their plans to release a digital camera. John Brawley, an Australian cinematographer, has been helping Blackmagic with the development by using…

Blackmagic’s camera – The dark art of digital cinematography (part2)

Blackmagic’s camera – The dark art of digital cinematography (part2)

Blackmagic Design attracted a huge amount of attention with their plans to release a digital camera. John Brawley, an Australian cinematographer, has been helping Blackmagic with the development by using…

An A to Z of Building Projections – Part 2

This two-part video presentation looks behind the scenes at two different building projection projects – a small scale production for New Year’s Eve in Melbourne, Australia, and…

An A to Z of Building Projections – Part 1

If you have any interest in motion graphics at all, you’ll have noticed the increasing popularity of building projections all around the world. This two-part presentation gives…

After Effects Leftovers – Part 5

This 5-part series looks at a selection of features that were in After Effects before CS5 but have been often overlooked. A total of 40 tips, tricks, workflow suggestions…

After Effects Leftovers – Part 4

This 5-part series looks at a selection of features that were in After Effects before CS5 but have been often overlooked. A total of 40 tips, tricks, workflow suggestions…

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