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The articles in the first PVC Pipeline | Post newsletter included (click on the “more” link):
Greenscreen Primer Part 1
by Alex Lindsay
In this article, I’ll cover the major issues you need to solve when shooting greenscreen footage. There will be future installments to discuss theory and keying technique. I will argue about 90% of the professionals out there do not use most of the information I will lay out here… and it makes their process much more difficult. I will say, everything we do in the Pixel Corps is designed to lower costs and accelerate delivery speed while constantly improving quality. We’re not particular to be particular. We do everything because it shaves time or improves quality.
Animating Text in Apple’s Motion
by Trish Meyer
If you’re familiar with animating text in After Effects, you might glance at Apple’s Motion and think that it offers many of the same features for flying text around. While that is true, if you look a little closer you’ll find that Motion can create some really great looks that you just can’t get with After Effects. In this article, I’ll review the text capabilites of both programs, and lead you through in detail how to typeset and animate text in Motion. At the end, I’ll discuss some additional details that separate the two programs.
FxFactory Pro and MOTYPE Review
by Steve Hullfish
If you want access to a lot of new stuff, the easiest way to get high quality stuff to play with is to load FxFactory for Final Cut Pro, or FxFactory Pro with its 142 plug-ins already included. These plug-ins can be used in FCP, Motion, and After Effects. A similar product – Factory Tools – is available for Avid.
See the Beat: Video-Driven Composing
by Mark Spencer
But I am a video producer/editor. And a motion graphics designer. And I frequently need music for my work.
Which makes me an ideal candidate for Abaltat’s Muse.
My War Against DI
by Terrence Curren
I guess I should rephrase that to my war against the blatant misuse of the term “DI”. As overused acronyms go, this is a chart topper in our industry that is causing great confusion among many, while benefiting very few. Before you can understand my personal crusade in this matter, a little background is needed.