Designer of effects and experiences, author at LinkedIn Learning (lynda.com) and Adobe Press (After Effects Studio Techniques).

3D HFR and the Immersive Experience

3D HFR and the Immersive Experience

  There seems little doubt that display technology and the way we experience media today won't necessarily look the same throughout the 21st century, any more than Downton…

Is After Effects for Editors?

An article published last month on the Adobe Press site has sparked much discussion and a little controversy, so I think it's worth following up…

rd: Studio Techniques available free at AEscripts.com

This week, Jeff Almasol (redefinery) released the set of After Effects Scripts that were previously available only as part of the content that ships with After Effects Studio Techniques. This…

After Effects CS6 Studio Techniques: latest edition for aspiring and existing VFX professionals

After Effects CS6 Studio Techniques: latest edition for aspiring and existing VFX professionals

After Effects Studio Techniques is unique from other books on After Effects in a couple of specific ways.It is a VFX compositing book, designed to teach you the art…

Adobe Media Encoder – another hidden gem?

Adobe Media Encoder – another hidden gem?

Suppose you wanted a perfectly useful workhorse of a video application to slip in completely under the radar and be as underutilized as possible. What would you do to kill…

After Effects Script of the Week: Add Parented Null to Each Selected Layer

After Effects Script of the Week: Add Parented Null to Each Selected Layer

Past (and future) scripts of the week involve custom UI’s and detailed feature sets. We’re a few months into this series and there are some huge…

Use Dynamic Link to bring Warp Stabilizer to Premiere Pro CS5.5

Use Dynamic Link to bring Warp Stabilizer to Premiere Pro CS5.5

The Dynamic Link process to stabilize a Pr clip in AE begins in the Pr timeline. Warp Stabilizer was arguably the biggest addition to After Effects CS5.5. Once you…

After Effects Script of the Week: Tracker2Mask

After Effects Script of the Week: Tracker2Mask

Into every After Effects artist’s life a little roto must fall. Although I was told there would be no roto when (name-drop alert!) I worked on Avatar…

After Effects Script of the Week: rd_MergeProjects

Wow, where did the week go? Before it’s too late, I have a little gem to share, a script that I myself requested and Jeff Almasol built. If…