Jeff Foster has written and contributed to several books and magazines, and has been producing motion graphics, photography and creative design for major corporations, television and film for more than 25 years. See his full bio and content at http://PixelPainter.com

Product Review: doddle & doddle Pro

Product Review: doddle & doddle Pro

We’ve all got networks we’re already plugged into for connecting with other industry pros & colleagues – including social media, blogs, forums and email lists &#8211…

Product Review: Red Giant Trapcode Mir

Product Review: Red Giant Trapcode Mir

Trapcode Mir from Red Giant is a new 3D shape creating tool that works inside After Effects and utilizes OpenGL rendering for speed and efficiency. Mir allows you to transform…

Using Premiere Pro & After Effects CS6 SmartSound Plug-Ins

Using Premiere Pro & After Effects CS6 SmartSound Plug-Ins

SmartSound Sonicfire Pro 5 is not only amazing soundtrack scoring software, but also a collection of royalty-free music clips that are fully customizable, with features like Mood Mapping and…

Product Review: GoPro Wi-Fi BacPac & Wi-Fi Remote

Product Review: GoPro Wi-Fi BacPac & Wi-Fi Remote

The controls on your GoPro camera are no longer out of reach! The new GoPro Wi-Fi BacPac and Wi-Fi Remote allow you to control your GoPro camera from…

Product Review: Magic Bullet Denoiser II

Product Review: Magic Bullet Denoiser II

Today’s DSLRs and HD Camcorders allow us to shoot at higher ISO and lower light scenarios than ever before – but with the smaller sensor sizes typical in…

The Masters of Compositing Series – Part 3: John Galt

The Masters of Compositing Series – Part 3: John Galt

This is the third installment in a series of interviews with the pioneers and masters in the compositing/VFX film & television industry. I originally recorded these interviews for my…

Putting the After Effects CS6 3D Camera Tracker to the Test

Putting the After Effects CS6 3D Camera Tracker to the Test

Since the announcement of the Adobe CS6 Production Premium was made, there are a lot of great tutorials and examples made with the product to show off the new features…

Making a Matte Painting with Elements in Motion in After Effects

Making a Matte Painting with Elements in Motion in After Effects

In the days of early motion picture making the art of “matte painting” was a process of actually painting with oils on a plate glass that was then…

Product Review: Tiffen Dfx v3 Video/Film Plug-in

Product Review: Tiffen Dfx v3 Video/Film Plug-in

Tiffen has released the latest version of their popular sophisticated filter effects. Unlike most other plug-in effects for After Effects, Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro that often cater…

Adobe Production Premium CS6 FREE Hands-on Workshops @ NAB

Adobe Production Premium CS6 FREE Hands-on Workshops @ NAB

Adobe announced the unveiling of their latest video production tools this week prior to the NAB Show, featuring the CS6 Production Premium suite, which includes After Effects, Premiere Pro, Audition…