After Effects

Working with HitFilm Pro

Working with HitFilm Pro

This webinar will give you an introductory look at HitFilm Pro, and why it’s a tool that editors should consider, when choosing the right compositing application to go along…

Managing complex expressions in After Effects

Managing complex expressions in After Effects

Expressions in After Effects are a powerful tool for animation, but while they can be as simple as the ‘wiggle’ function, working with more complex expressions can begin to get…

AE Project Diary: 6) Xian part 1.  Compositing.

AE Project Diary: 6) Xian part 1. Compositing.

When I started on the Xian project in 2011, it was the largest and most complex compositing project I had worked on.  Even though about seven years have passed since…

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…

Search – A Conversation with the Editors

Search – A Conversation with the Editors

Editors Will Merrick and Nick Johnson co-edited the film Search, which premiered last weekend at Sundance 2018. Search is the first feature for director Aneesh Chaganty, and it was…

Some clips from Quantel’s “Clips”

Some clips from Quantel’s “Clips”

As one year finishes and another begins, it’s traditional to look back and reflect on the last 12 months. However this time I’m going to stretch…

Classic Course: Unsharp Mask

Classic Course: Unsharp Mask

We assume only the true geeks (like us) are watching video training over the holidays, so here’s a particularly geeky subject for our Classic Course series: Unsharp Mask. This…

In Depth – Ignite Pro from HitFilm

In Depth – Ignite Pro from HitFilm

I wanted to follow up my review of HitFilm Pro 2017 with a look at the two products that come as part of the Studio bundle.  In this article we…

Adobe’s New Dimension for Video FX

Adobe’s New Dimension for Video FX

Adobe’s new machine learning driven rendering system isn’t just for knocking out product shots. Watch to discover how you can employ Dimension to create convincing visual effects using…

Classic Course: Tint versus Tritone

Classic Course: Tint versus Tritone

Continuing with still-useful movies from our old “Insight Into Effects” course, this one explains why you shouldn’t reach for the standard Tint effect when you…