Rich Young is a long-time After Effects user from the San Francisco Bay Area. His After Effects and Premiere Pro round-ups provide viewers with an easy-to-digest summary of developments. He also supplies info and links for tutorials that allow users to do things in After Effects they thought were possible but weren’t sure.

GenArts Sapphire Webinar recording

SFMOGRAPH posted the recording of the recent GenArts Sapphire Webinar with Marcello Grande (embedded below the fold): “Marcello walks you through some recent projects and shows you how to…

Creative Suite 5.5 + Subscriptions

Adobe has a new subscription option that gives you the latest Creative Suite software for a monthly or yearly fee. For After Effects CS 5.5 the cost is $49…

AE CS 5.5: New Creative Techniques Introduction

Chris Meyer introduces his favorite new features in AE CS 5.5 in the first of a complete training series hosted by Adobe, AE CS 5.5: New Creative Techniques…

What’s new in Adobe Audition

Soundbooth is being phased out; a retooled Audition has replaced it. The main product page lists the new features, which include improved roundtrip editing with Premiere, new audio sweetening and…

Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium

The main product page lists the major new features in Production Premium. Studio Daily has an nice overview of the suite, plus a new video on the Warp Stabilizer for…

Camera Lens Blur in CS 5.5

Here’s Colin Smith on the new Camera Lens Blur effect in CS 5.5: “This new effect gives you the ability to create the optical effect of…

CS Next is CS 5.5: After Effects

CS Next is CS 5.5: After Effects

Mark Christiansen has a first look at After Effects CS 5.5 and he think that it’s a compelling upgrade. For additional detail, see the product page (with…

NaNny fixes over-brights turned black

NaNny fixes over-brights turned black

Fnord Software has a new free plug-in, NaNny, that fixes over-bright pixels turned black in OpenEXR, TIFF, and other float files inside After Effects. Float space is…

Colorista Free and LUT Buddy

Colorista Free and LUT Buddy

Stu Maschwitz explains the features of Two Free Color Correction Plug-ins from Red Giant Software. There's also info at Red Giant: “Magic Bullet Colorista Free is…

AE Flame: free plug-in for Creative Suite

AE Flame: free plug-in for Creative Suite

Satya Meka ported the open source AEFlame plug-in to After Effects Creative Suite. Recursive Fractal Flames have an interesting history which is discussed in the video embedded here…