Designer of effects and experiences, author at LinkedIn Learning (lynda.com) and Adobe Press (After Effects Studio Techniques).

Explore the new features of After Effects in 33 minutes or less

Explore the new features of After Effects in 33 minutes or less

Adobe today introduced the 2019 version of Creative Cloud, which includes a number of updates to After Effects. And for the next two weeks, you can access a 30 minute…

After Effects NAB 2018 Update: Master Properties and Advanced Puppet

After Effects NAB 2018 Update: Master Properties and Advanced Puppet

It’s that time of year when Adobe presents its latest software additions, with video first in line. For those curious, here’s a rundown of what you…

RenderGarden accelerates After Effects renders

RenderGarden accelerates After Effects renders

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: After Effects renders are slow. Complex shots progress sluggishly, so you open up Activity Monitor or Task Manager (ya nerd…

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…