keying

Advanced keying with After Effects: Part 4

Advanced keying with After Effects: Part 4

  The point of using a chromakey plugin is to generate a matte / alpha channel based on the colour of a background. In Part 4 of this series on advanced…

Advanced keying with After Effects: Part 3

Advanced keying with After Effects: Part 3

Keylight is, in general, the best chromakey plugin that comes with After Effects. Although there are other 3rdparty plugins available for sale, Keylight can produce exceptional results and has won…

Advanced keying with After Effects: Part 2

Advanced keying with After Effects: Part 2

In Part 1 I did a quick overview of the most commonly used keying plugins for After Effects.  Regardless of which keying plugin you’re using, and no matter…

Advanced keying with After Effects: Part 1

Advanced keying with After Effects: Part 1

Nothing says visual fx like a greenscreen.  The image of a film set covered with blue or green fabric has become synonymous with visual effects.  Keying has become such an…

Replacing a Sky in Final Cut Pro X

Replacing a Sky in Final Cut Pro X

This week on MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how to replace a sky in Final Cut Pro X. The shot in question a low medium shot…

The truth about green screen

The truth about green screen

We’ve all seen them: green screen plugin videos where the demo artist clicks a button and all the green disappears, replaced by a perfectly composited background. But in the…

Fusion 9 in depth review

Fusion 9 in depth review

There was a lot of chatter around Fusion a couple of years back when Blackmagic acquired the company. But in the ensuing time spent porting to Mac and Linux, the…

Keying and compositing in NukeX

Keying and compositing in NukeX

You’ve seen it before: composited people with hair helmets. If you’ve done any keying yourself, you probably notice it all the time. And you’ve seen worse: webbed…

Norman Hollyn discussing editing for L.A. Post Fest

Norman Hollyn discussing editing for L.A. Post Fest

Norman Hollyn, among many other things, is one of the judges for the L.A. Post Fest, an editing competiton and Film Festival event where entrants complete the short sci…

Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve 12.1 Update Available Now

Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve 12.1 Update Available Now

Blackmagic Design announces DaVinci Resolve 12.1 update immediately available. I’ll detail the avalanche of new features and updates here…

How to Light Wrap [updated]

How to Light Wrap [updated]

Digital Anarchy has a new After Effects format plug-in for Summer 2015, Light Wrap Fanstatic, which works in Final Cut Pro, After Effects, and Premiere Pro on Macintosh or…