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Get up and running with Adobe Animate—Flash reborn

Get up and running with Adobe Animate—Flash reborn

Back in the 90’s, Macromedia Flash was the king of web-based animation and it was everywhere. Then in 2010 the great Steve Jobs drove a stake right through…

Up and running with Apple Motion…in 20 minutes

Up and running with Apple Motion…in 20 minutes

For a lot of editors, After Effects is overkill but the rudimentary motion graphics tools in their NLE of choice just don’t cut it. Apple’s Motion…

Gripology 101: The beautiful ugly of grip production work

Gripology 101: The beautiful ugly of grip production work

Ever been confused by the mysterious names and ways of grip hardware (like turning a “pancake” into a “pigeon plate”)? More than any other part of…

Editing Dialogue

Editing Dialogue

Good editors tend to work viscerally; shot choice and cut points for dialogue scenes are chosen as often by instinct as they are by careful deliberation. So it’s not…

The truth about green screen

The truth about green screen

We’ve all seen them: green screen plugin videos where the demo artist clicks a button and all the green disappears, replaced by a perfectly composited background. But in the…

Moviola Fundamentals: The art of shaping light

Moviola Fundamentals: The art of shaping light

One of the biggest mistakes a filmmaker can make is to throw more light at a problem. Seasoned cinematographers understand that subtraction is often the better solution. As digital cameras…