visual effects

Scorpion VFX: a modern take on the VFX pipeline

Scorpion VFX: a modern take on the VFX pipeline

The team behind the primetime hit series Scorpion takes an unconventional approach to post-production to deliver a staggering number of VFX shots.  Working within a timeline and budget that…

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…

An Avid DS for free: Fusion Connect turns your Avid into a finishing powerhouse.

An Avid DS for free: Fusion Connect turns your Avid into a finishing powerhouse.

Blackmagic just announced a free live link from Avid Media Composer to Fusion free or Fusion Studio, their high-end compositing platform. What does that mean to you? Read on…

Free After Effects video tutorial: Effectively track motion

Free After Effects video tutorial: Effectively track motion

Check it out. When I’ve had the opportunity to work with less experienced After Effects artists, and even some experienced ones who should know better, I see people make…

NAB 2016 – fayteq and their Matchmoving Plug-in for After Effects fayIN

NAB 2016 – fayteq and their Matchmoving Plug-in for After Effects fayIN

One new piece of software that I’ve been seeing make its way into my email in-box is a new tracking and matchmoving solution called fayIN. Coming from…

In Praise of Lens Flares

In Praise of Lens Flares

I never thought I’d type those words without something knife-like poking me in the back, but my new Apple TV helped change my mind. Years ago, when the…

Fusion 8 Studio Public Beta Now Available

Fusion 8 Studio Public Beta Now Available

The full version of Fusion 8 Studio is availble for public beta testers…

AE Project Diary: 1) Lego, Ninjago

AE Project Diary: 1) Lego, Ninjago

The “After Effects Project Diaries” provide inside details and behind-the-scenes accounts of real projects I have worked on.  In the very first AE project diary, I…

Jayse Hansen helps movie audiences suspend reality

Jayse Hansen helps movie audiences suspend reality

Jayse Hansen is a sought-after fictional UI designer and animator who learned his trade not in school, but through books and from other great designers. After working in print…