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TV & Movie Appreciation
The Toaster and Tim's Vermeer

The Toaster and Tim's Vermeer

The inventor of the NewTek Video Toaster was certain that he figured out the secret behind the uncanny realism of one of the world's greatest painters, and certain he could use the same methods to duplicate it. Really? Yes, really. Join us for a conversation with NewTek founder Tim Jenison on the unexpected intersection of art, technology, obsession and the Video Toaster in the wonderfully provocative documentary called Tim's Vermeer.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Tim Wilson
TV & Movie Appreciation
John Dykstra, ASC: VFX Then and Now

John Dykstra, ASC: VFX Then and Now

Creative COW recently had the great pleasure of speaking to visual effects pioneer John Dykstra, whose work first came to prominence on the original Star Wars. Dykstra received his first Academy Award for his work on Star Wars, and, the same year, won an Academy Scientific and Engineering Award for the Dykstraflex motion-control camera that made so many of Star Wars' effects possible. Join us as he shares behind the scenes on Star Wars, speaks about his transition from an artist to a VFX supervisor, and gives us his thoughts on the state of VFX today.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
John Dykstra, ASC
TV & Movie Appreciation
Creating the 3D in Gravity

Creating the 3D in Gravity

Gravity, the highly-acclaimed, intensely emotional space thriller, has been hailed as some of the - if not the VERY - best 3D footage ever seen on the big screen. This has led to some surprise when learning that Gravity was NOT shot in 3D. However, it wasn't entirely converted in post either. It featured an innovative and unique workflow that incorporated 3D conversion during production as well as a complex integration with 3D VFX. In a conversation with Prime Focus World, we find out how they did it.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 25 VFX - The Michael Bay Look

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 25 VFX - The Michael Bay Look
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe makes sure that all the Motion 4 & 5 users aren't left out when taking a look at mimicking the Michael Bay Film Look! Using only the tools inside of Motion 4 & 5, Kevin shows how combining your footage with some solids and transfer modes, will create a stylized and memorable effect that can be used over and over again!

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 24 Preferences Part TWO

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 24 Preferences Part TWO
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In part two of his look at Preferences, Kevin P McAuliffe breaks down some of the most important preferences like Autosave Vaults and even sub-frame keyframing to make sure that you have a good foundation to work at your most optimal pace.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 23 Keyboard Shortcuts

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 23 Keyboard Shortcuts
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about your Keyboard Settings and takes a first part look at Preferences. It's important to understand both, and why it might not always be a good idea to go in and make extensive changes to either, especially if you're a freelancer.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
Art of the Edit
Women In Post Join Forces

Women In Post Join Forces

Women in Post is a new HPA (Hollywood Post Alliance) committee formed by and for a decidedly minority group in the world of film/TV high technology. After three meetings -- two of them successful round table discussions, featuring accomplished women in the industry -- the group is expanding its plans to offer networking, mentoring and camaraderie and more.

Editorial, Feature, People / Interview
Debra Kaufman
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 22 Image Masking Part 2

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 22 Image Masking Part 2
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe builds on what was covered in the previous lesson by talking about not only adding effects to your matte keys, but also how to think outside the box and "attach" footage to your mattes, and manipulate them, however your client needs you to.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 21 Image Masking Part 1

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 21 Image Masking Part 1
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe discusses the basics of Image Masking inside of Motion 5. Image Masking is how you will utilize Matte Keys inside of Motion 5, and this lesson will not only show you how to quickly and easily matte key video footage, but will also show you how to start building complex composites lightning quick!

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Motion INs and OUTs - Advanced Keyframing Techniques

Motion INs and OUTs - Advanced Keyframing Techniques
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In this tutorial, Andy shows some clever ways to duplicate and adjust the timing of keyframed animations as well as highlight common pitfalls. He also show a number of techniques to make keyframing in Motion a little easier. A sample project is provided for download to follow along with the tutorial.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andy Neil
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 20 Motion Loves FCPX: Titles

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 20 Motion Loves FCPX: Titles
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how easy it is to start integrating Motion 5 with FCPX, and he starts by showing you how to create a simple lower third. The lower third is simple to create, but the technique behind the editing of the text, and color changing of the lower third, shows you the true power of Motion 5, and why, if you're an FCPX editor, you NEED Motion 5 as your graphics application of choice.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 19: Text Part 6

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 19: Text Part 6
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe wraps up his look at text by talking about the text type-on feature inside of Motion 5. What might seem like a simple concept can have a few simple effects added to it, to make it a very stylized end product.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Motion INs and OUTs - Looping Graphics

Motion INs and OUTs - Looping Graphics
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In this tutorial, Andy shows how to create a seamless looping background for your editing needs and how to publish it to FCP X for ease of use.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andy Neil
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 18: Text Part 5: Path Text

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 18: Text Part 5: Path Text
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about a topic he is asked about all the time, and that is how to animate text along a path. Not only does he show you the different path types you can use, he also shows you a quick way to use Path Text in an animated show bumper.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 17 Text Part 4: Scrolling Text

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 17 Text Part 4: Scrolling Text
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe answers a viewer's e-mail about creating scrolling credits, and Kevin not only shows you three different ways to create credit scrolls, but also shows you why Behaviors are still the ONLY way you should be animating.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Motion INs and OUTs - Replicators Part TWO

Motion INs and OUTs - Replicators Part TWO
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In part two of this two-part tutorial, Andy shows how to animate the individual pieces of a replicator by using the sequence replicator behavior. A downloadable version of the project he uses can be found below.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andy Neil
Apple Motion
Motion INs and OUTs - Replicators Part ONE

Motion INs and OUTs - Replicators Part ONE
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In this two-part tutorial, Andy demonstrates how to create a graphic using the replicator feature and then animate the individual pieces.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andy Neil
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 16 Text Part 3

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 16 Text Part 3
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe takes a more in-depth look at both the Glow and Drop Shadow styles, and shows you how to take what you think might be two very ordinary style presets, and create something that will make you look like a superstar to your client.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 15 Text Part 2

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 15 Text Part 2
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about not only advanced formatting for your text, but also covers all the style attributes as well. Once you're done with this lesson, you'll be ready to create and save your awesome looking font creations!

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 14 Text Part 1

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 14 Text Part 1
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe begins his look at creating basic text inside of Apple's Motion 5. This lesson is essential as most of the work you do inside of Motion 5 will have some kind of text element in it, and it's important to have the fundamentals down, before tackling your first project.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 13 The Canvas Part 8: Particles

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 13 The Canvas Part 8: Particles
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe gives you an introduction to Particles inside of Motion 5, and shows you how, with a little bit of forethought, you can create 3D particle elements in your compositions. Normally this type of element is created with a third party plug-in, but everything you see in this lesson was created with only the tools you have when Motion 5 is installed.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 12 - The Canvas Part 7

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 12 - The Canvas Part 7
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe continues his talk about navigating around the canvas by looking at the Replicator, and how you can use it to not only create video walls quickly and easily, but also to create awesome 3D text right inside Motion, with no 3rd party plug-ins required.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 11 - The Canvas Part 6: Effects

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 11 - The Canvas Part 6: Effects
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe talks about Effects inside of Apple's Motion, and not only shows you how to create a cool basic effect, but he also show you how to create an effect for FCPX, and how to have complete control over the effects parameters.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 10 - The Canvas Part 5

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 10 - The Canvas Part 5
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe continues his trip across the Canvas and discusses Behaviors, how they differ from Keyframes, and why you will want to use them as much as possible in your workflow, as they will save you a ton of time.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
Apple Motion
Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 9 - The Canvas Part 4: Lights

Learn Apple's Motion: Lesson 9 - The Canvas Part 4: Lights
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe continues his look at the Canvas by talking about creating lights, and the ins and outs of figuring out and adjusting their parameters. He also starts out the lesson by creating basic geometrics inside of Motion 5 to work with, to create realistic lighting effects in no time flat.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
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