Chris and Trish Meyer

Chris & Trish Meyer founded Crish Design (formerly known as CyberMotion) in the very earliest days of the desktop motion graphics industry. Their design and animation work has appeared on shows and promos for CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, HBO, PBS, and TLC; in opening titles for several movies including Cold Mountain and The Talented Mr. Ripley; at trade shows and press events for corporate clients ranging from Apple to Xerox; and in special venues encompassing IMAX, CircleVision, the NBC AstroVision sign in Times Square, and the four-block-long Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas. They were among the original users of CoSA (now Adobe) After Effects, and have written the numerous books including “Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects” and “After Effects Apprentice” both published by Focal Press. Both Chris and Trish have backgrounds as musicians, and are currently fascinated with exploring fine art and mixed media in addition to their normal commercial design work. They have recently relocated from Los Angeles to the mountains near Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Classic Course: Adding Lighting Effects in Post

Classic Course: Adding Lighting Effects in Post

In addition to our more glamorous broadcast and film work, we created a lot of corporate or “industrial” videos as well. We enjoyed this work, because we often found we…

Classic Course: Working with “Pulldown” Footage

Classic Course: Working with “Pulldown” Footage

We kicked off this “classic course” series with a post on working with interlaced footage. Now we can share it’s close relative: working with 3:2 pulldown and related…

Classic Course: Instant Sex

Classic Course: Instant Sex

We’re re-publishing some of our older but hopefully still useful courses for free. This technique is one of our favorites: a way to add a softening glow and…

Classic Course: The Glow Effect

Classic Course: The Glow Effect

As we mentioned a few weeks ago, we’re re-publishing some of our older but hopefully still useful courses for free. There was a time when one of the…

Classic Course: Lighting Tricks in After Effects

Classic Course: Lighting Tricks in After Effects

As we mentioned last week, we’re re-publishing some of our older (but still useful!) courses for free. This course shares one of our favorite tricks: using 3D lights…

Classic Course: Fields & Interlacing

Classic Course: Fields & Interlacing

Some of our older video & motion graphics courses are being retired from the Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning catalog. However, a few of them still contain useful, “evergreen” advice and…

Conventional Wisdom vs. Delivery Reality

Conventional Wisdom vs. Delivery Reality

We were fortunate to get in on the desktop editing and motion graphics revolutions at the very beginning. One of the ways we kept our ahead above water in those…

After Effects NAB 2017 Update

After Effects NAB 2017 Update

Adobe has announced the next round of updates to their video tools, including a few intriguing updates to After Effects CC 2017. We’ll review the major new features here…

How TV Opening Titles Got to Be So Damn Good

How TV Opening Titles Got to Be So Damn Good

Wired magazine (in conjunction with The Art of the Title) recently collaborated on a video article titled How TV Opening Titles Got to Be So Damn Good. The premise is…

King Crimson’s Radical Action: A Fresh Approach to Live Concert Videos

King Crimson’s Radical Action: A Fresh Approach to Live Concert Videos

The art of the live concert video has evolved over the years alongside technology, from film cameras on tripods with the occasional crane, to a cameraman with a “Steadicam…

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