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: Wacom Intuos5 Touch

Product Review: Wacom Intuos5 Touch

Wacom hits another home-run with this innovative and user-friendly pen tablet and touch-sensitive input device. You can greatly reduce the need of a mouse and keyboard for…

The Masters of Compositing Series – Part 2: Paul Vlahos

The Masters of Compositing Series – Part 2: Paul Vlahos

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

Product Review: Monsters GT v7

Product Review: Monsters GT v7

GenArts has released an update to their Monsters GT v7 – which includes some new effects like Sky, Starfield, Water, Roman Tile and Candle. This brings the Monsters GT suite…

Simulated Rack Focus for Believable Composites

Simulated Rack Focus for Believable Composites

If you’re looking to give your green screen composites another step of realism or to simulate the look of a shallow DOF with a DSLR, then this video…

2D Footage with a Stereo 3D Rig in After Effects CS5.5

2D Footage with a Stereo 3D Rig in After Effects CS5.5

Adobe included a 1-step option to create a 3D Stereo Camera Rig in After Effects CS5.5, to everyone’s enthusiasm for a simpler workflow in 3D space…

Stereo 3D Video Production with GoPro

Stereo 3D Video Production with GoPro

Whether you love it or hate it, 3D Stereography is here for awhile. And if you’re totally into it like I am, you quickly realize that there are…

3D Layers Overview with Photoshop CS4-CS5.5

3D Layers Overview with Photoshop CS4-CS5.5

Not only can you manipulate video layers in 3D space in Photoshop CS4 and later, but you can create 3D objects from primitives and import 3D models. In this FREE…

Basic Lighting Setups for Green Screen

Basic Lighting Setups for Green Screen

There’s more to lighting your green screen than just sticking some green fabric up on a wall behind your talent and hoping for the best! Planning ahead and…

Book Review: “The DSLR Filmmaker’s Handbook: Real-World Production Techniques”

Book Review: “The DSLR Filmmaker’s Handbook: Real-World Production Techniques”

There’s little more popular these days than being a budding Indie filmmaker slinging a 5D MkII over your shoulder and firing off hours of footage that you can…

Green Screen Lighting on the Cheap!

Green Screen Lighting on the Cheap!

Before you go out and spend hundreds of dollars on a cheap light kit online or through a catalog, consider the option of making your own portable, durable and ultimately…