effects

Creating a Dark and Stormy Night in Final Cut Pro X

Creating a Dark and Stormy Night in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, I show Steve Martin from Ripple Training how to create an animated outdoor scene using only a photo and a few effects built in Final…

Classic Course: Repeat Edge Pixels

Classic Course: Repeat Edge Pixels

As we mentioned in our last post, we’re going to be publishing on PVC videos from our retired Lynda.com course Insight Into Effects that we think are still…

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…

After Effects Bootcamp for Avid Editors Part 2 with Kevin P McAuliffe

After Effects Bootcamp for Avid Editors Part 2 with Kevin P McAuliffe

Editors wear tons of hats these days and, more and more, clients are asking editors to create motion graphics. In many cases it’s not the basics of After…

After Effects Bootcamp for Avid Editors Part 1 with Kevin P McAuliffe

After Effects Bootcamp for Avid Editors Part 1 with Kevin P McAuliffe

Editors wear tons of hats these days and, more and more, clients are asking editors to create motion graphics. In many cases it’s not the basics of After…

Quick Look: EasyTracker for FCPX

Quick Look: EasyTracker for FCPX

I get these emails from “Sara at CrumplePop”, spruiking all sorts of clever plugins for FCPX. Normally I resist the shiny-shiny, protecting my wallet from harm and…

‘Rebellion’ tutorials for free HitFilm 4 Express

‘Rebellion’ tutorials for free HitFilm 4 Express

FXHOME has launched their Star Wars-style fan film project, Rebellion, to familiarize people wih HitFilm 4 Express, a free app offering basic features of their main app HitFilm Pro…

Get Started Fast with Media Composer for Adobe Editors — Part 4

Get Started Fast with Media Composer for Adobe Editors — Part 4

This tutorial series is designed for Premiere Editors to get a quick look at the important, fundamental differences in Avid Media Composer, so they can get up to speed editing…

Top 10 Pro Features of Final Cut Pro X 10.3 with Patrick Southern

Top 10 Pro Features of Final Cut Pro X 10.3 with Patrick Southern

In October, Apple released the “biggest update to Final Cut Pro X” since its inception 5 years ago. The 10.3 update features a complete redesign of the interface, support…

Fusion 8.2 On Linux Now Shipping

Fusion 8.2 On Linux Now Shipping

Blackmagic continues to hit deadlines they imposed upon themselves at NAB2016. The final release of Fusion 8.2, Blackmagic’s visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available…