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

The Foundry releases Rolling Shutter for After Effects & Nuke

The Foundry today released Rolling Shutter, a new plug-in available for After Effects and Nuke. This plug-in cleverly reuses one of The Foundry’s strongest bits of…

Training: Visual Effects for Directors

Training: Visual Effects for Directors

The past decade has seen visual effects pervade film and television production to the extent that it is rare to see a television commercial with no visual effects, even documentary…

VLC Goes 1.0

VLC, possibly the most versatile desktop video player in the world, was announced as version 1.0.0 (aka “GoldenEye” if you prefer Ian Fleming style nicknames). Its…

Is Nuke the new Shake?

A series of press releases from The Foundry since NAB have marked major steps forward for Nuke as the emerging software leader for visual effects compositing. The latest of these…

GridIron Flow Ships with Surprise Additions

GridIron Flow Ships with Surprise Additions

GridIron Software this morning announced on a conference call that Flow, the one-of-a-kind visual file management, workflow and time tracking tool that has been in development for…

Tip: Force an After Effects Render to Fail (and Save!) on a Mac

No doubt you already make liberal use of the After Effects Auto-Save feature, which incrementally stores sub-versions of your current saved project in set increments of time. By…

Tip: Force an After Effects Render not to Fail

Tip: Force an After Effects Render not to Fail

If you’ve ever tried rendering a composition made up of one or more large images – say, a single huge matte painting or several layers of 4k footage…

Convert RED Camera R3D Footage Losslessly, Painlessly, Confidently

Convert RED Camera R3D Footage Losslessly, Painlessly, Confidently

If you’re a regular at this site you may recall 5 Tips to Maintain Sanity in RED Post.. The key point of that article was to assert that…

NAB 2009 RED Reel Online

The RED reel that showed at NAB 2009 is now viewable online (right click to download it). There are even a couple of shots on there from a shoot I…

Tip: Use More than One Processor with Apple Compressor

Tip: Use More than One Processor with Apple Compressor

Today’s tip is prompted by a tweet that appeared last evening from Jim Geduldick of finalcutuser.com and AENY, the NYC After Effects user group, reminding the owner…

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