Mark Christiansen

VES Member, author of courses on After Effects at LinkedIn Learning (lynda.com) and the After Effects Studio Techniques series.

These are the latest features in After Effects CC 2017, available now

These are the latest features in After Effects CC 2017, available now

Today marks the first time Adobe has released updates to its core video and audio applications ahead of NAB, where the company will put After Effects and Premiere Pro front…

What does After Effects even do?

What does After Effects even do?

Ridiculous question, right? We all know the After Effects basics. I mean, depending on your point of view, of course. It’s a motion graphics app that can be…

Free After Effects video tutorial: Effectively track motion

Free After Effects video tutorial: Effectively track motion

Check it out. When I’ve had the opportunity to work with less experienced After Effects artists, and even some experienced ones who should know better, I see people make…

The Simpsons go live: an exclusive inside look

The Simpsons go live: an exclusive inside look

Adrenaline. High drama. Zero failure tolerance. Beta software. Which one of these things is not like the other? This is the story of how even a flagship broadcast brand can…

AE for Editors: Prolost Speedramp

AE for Editors: Prolost Speedramp

Speed ramps used to be rare, and before that, nonexistent. Slow motion has long been a part of cinema—it mirrors the psychology of how we recollect powerful or traumatic…

Do Away with the Array: RE:Lens for After Effects brings clarity to extreme fisheye scenes

Do Away with the Array: RE:Lens for After Effects brings clarity to extreme fisheye scenes

RE:Vision Effects, best known for its Academy Sci-Tech award-winning motion-estimation-based effects including Twixtor and Reel Smart Motion Blur, demonstrated RE:Lens for After Effects at…

MOX and Open-Source Video

MOX and Open-Source Video

Earlier this week Brendan Bolles launched an Indiegogo campaign to support a six month development effort that would result in a new open-source video format called MOX. I had…

The VFX Business in 2014: an interview with Scott Ross, Part Two

At the close of last week, Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI) announced it would be moving its headquarters from Los Angeles to Vancouver. While inevitable to many visual effects industry observers…

The VFX Business in 2014: an interview with Scott Ross, Part One

A little over a year ago we ran an interview with Scott Ross regarding the state of the visual effects business on ProVideoCoalition. I was fortunate enough to catch up…

Wait and CC

Earlier this year Adobe committed to a customer strategy that can accurately be described as bold. The Creative Cloud offering rather abruptly shifted the Adobe customer relationship to a subscription…

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