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AE Project Diary: 6) Xian part 2: With Video!

AE Project Diary: 6) Xian part 2: With Video!

As part of the After Effects Project Diary series, my last article looked at colour grading on the Xian project.  However at over 5,000 words it’s a…

After Effects News 2018 July #1

After Effects News 2018 July #1

Perhaps the biggest feature to hit After Effects in last 10 years or so is scripting (Adobe Help), seen especially in the growth and influence of AEscripts.com. Scripts extend…

After Effects News 2018 June #1

After Effects News 2018 June #1

The media landscape for After Effects has passed its fourth or fifth extinction. We’re well beyond just forums, magazines, VHS tapes, authoritative and not-so-much books, DVD…

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…

AE Project Diary: 6) Xian part 2.  Color Grading

AE Project Diary: 6) Xian part 2. Color Grading

This is part 2 of my After Effects diary on the Xian project, and in it I’ll be looking at colour grading.  If you missed part 1, I mentioned…

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…