After Effects

Classic Course: Grayscale Shootout

Classic Course: Grayscale Shootout

Back in 2009, we had the ambitious idea that we were going to release a new movies on a regular schedule that were dedicated to the built-in After Effects…

In Depth Look – Red Giant Universe 2.2

In Depth Look – Red Giant Universe 2.2

Red Giant develop and distribute some of the best plug-ins out there.   Shine and Magic Bullet Looks are my “go to” effects from Red Giant.  Way back…

Badu Gili – Behind the scenes

Badu Gili – Behind the scenes

Sydney’s “Artists in Motion” recently posted a rare glimpse into the work involved to produce “Badu Gili”, a building projection made for the Sydney Opera House. The talented crew…

Scripts are taking over a lot of my After Effects workflows

Scripts are taking over a lot of my After Effects workflows

I use third party effects.  A lot, but what I’m starting to notice more and more is how much I’m using scripts in my day to day After…

Classic Course: Natural Lighting Effects

Classic Course: Natural Lighting Effects

Since we’ve been on the subject of lighting recently, we thought we’d follow up the Classic Course on Adding Lighting Effects in Post with one on creating more…

Creative Cloud About Menu Easter Eggs

Creative Cloud About Menu Easter Eggs

Okay, I’m going to sound like a complete Adobe nerd when I say this, but I look forward to every new release of the Creative Cloud apps for the…

After Effects: revisiting feature requests from 2008

After Effects: revisiting feature requests from 2008

June 2008 seems like a long time ago now. Adobe had only just released After Effects CS3 and I was mostly working on a G5 PowerMac. Four gigabytes of RAM…

Classic Course: Adding Lighting Effects in Post

Classic Course: Adding Lighting Effects in Post

In addition to our more glamorous broadcast and film work, we created a lot of corporate or “industrial” videos as well. We enjoyed this work, because we often found we…

Classic Course: Working with “Pulldown” Footage

Classic Course: Working with “Pulldown” Footage

We kicked off this “classic course” series with a post on working with interlaced footage. Now we can share it’s close relative: working with 3:2 pulldown and related…

Classic Course: Instant Sex

Classic Course: Instant Sex

We’re re-publishing some of our older but hopefully still useful courses for free. This technique is one of our favorites: a way to add a softening glow and…