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LightGrid Script and Demo Tutorial Part TWO with New Feature

LightGrid Script and Demo Tutorial Part TWO with New Feature
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LightGrid Script creator Brian Charles demonstrates his newly modified After Effects script for rigging lights in grids and circles. The modified script with the new feature, which adds the ability to enable individual light colors through a checkbox in the effect control panel, is available as a free download in the Project Files folder.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Brian Charles
Adobe After Effects
Green Screen Billboard Compositing

Green Screen Billboard Compositing
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This After Effects tutorial demonstrates how to simulate augmented reality centered around a city billboard by compositing green screen footage and editing it into the scene.

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Ari Grunzeweig
Adobe After Effects
After Effects Handwriting Tutorial

After Effects Handwriting Tutorial
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This tutorial will show you how to create an animation of a marker writing out a logo or a few words, followed by a slick reveal to an actual logo.

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Ari Grunzeweig
Adobe After Effects
LightGrid Script and Demo Tutorial

LightGrid Script and Demo Tutorial
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LightGrid Script creator Brian Charles demonstrates his After Effects script for rigging lights in grids and circles. The script is available as a free download in the Project Files folder.

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Brian Charles
Art of the Edit
Post Production: Pixel vs. DPI for Graphics

Post Production: Pixel vs. DPI for Graphics
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In this Post Production Quick Tip: Walter explains why pixel size matters over dpi when you create graphics for video.

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Walter Biscardi
Adobe After Effects Techniques
After Effects: Animated Guitar Strings with Plexus

After Effects: Animated Guitar Strings with Plexus
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Using Rowbyte Plexus (the 3D particle system plugin for Adobe After Effects) and Trapcode SoundKeys in After Effects, Gardy Raymond demonstrates how to create animated guitar strings that distort in time with the music.

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Gardner Raymond
Art of the Edit
Post Etiquette 4: Keep Calm and Carry On

Post Etiquette 4: Keep Calm and Carry On
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Working under pressure is sometimes unavoidable in video production. Don't lose your cool!

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Walter Biscardi
Art of the Edit
Post Etiquette 2: Engage Your Client

Post Etiquette 2: Engage Your Client
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Don't turn your back on your client! Instead, create an ideal environment for collaboration.

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Walter Biscardi
Art of the Edit
Post Etiquette 3: Attitude? Yep I Have One

Post Etiquette 3: Attitude? Yep I Have One
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The way you interact with your client can help create a better environment for collaboration.

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Walter Biscardi
Art of the Edit
Post Etiquette 1: Clean Your Room!

Post Etiquette 1: Clean Your Room!
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Mom always said clean your room! Walter Biscardi, Jr explains why a clean edit suite still matters - especially when clients pay a visit.

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Walter Biscardi
Adobe After Effects
Advanced AECC Techniques: Hollywood VFX - Michael Bay Look

Advanced AECC Techniques: Hollywood VFX - Michael Bay Look
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe breaks down how to create the cool lens filter effect that Michael Bay uses in almost all of his movies. Although in most cases this effect is created "in-camera", there are reasons you would want to do the effect in post. Once you see how to create this effect, it will become a "go-to" effect you can keep in your back pocket for those clients whose footage needs that extra boost!

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Kevin P McAuliffe
Adobe After Effects
Advanced AECC Techniques: Hollywood Visual Effects - AvP ONE

Advanced AECC Techniques: Hollywood Visual Effects - AvP ONE
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe creates a Hollywood-style effect to simulate the end tag of a big budget trailer. The techniques in this lesson can be transferred over to creating bumpers and endtags for television, as well as elements for DVD and Blu-ray releases.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
Adobe After Effects
Advanced AECC Techniques: Hollywood Visual Effects - AvP TWO

Advanced AECC Techniques: Hollywood Visual Effects - AvP TWO
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe builds on lesson one by not only showing you how to break down a title treatment and animate it on the screen, but also how to use the Adobe Bridge to your advantage to take animations that might take you minutes or hours to create, and be able to drop them on in seconds.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
Adobe After Effects
Advanced AECC Techniques: FIVE - Advanced Paths

Advanced AECC Techniques: FIVE - Advanced Paths
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe takes you through paths right from the most basic, all the way up to advanced Motion Sketching. Although technically not a path, the advanced Motion Sketching part of the lesson will really help add realism to your work, and take it to the next level.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
Adobe After Effects
Advanced AECC Techniques: FOUR - 2.5D Text

Advanced AECC Techniques: FOUR - 2.5D Text
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to create a 2.5D text. Why would you want to do this? Cinema 4D Lite can be a big learning curve for most, and the built in extrusion feature of After Effects can take a long time to process. This technique that Kevin will demonstrate creates awesome looking "almost 3D" text, with lightning quick render times.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
Adobe After Effects
Adobe After Effects Techniques: Animation Lip Sync PART ONE

Adobe After Effects Techniques: Animation Lip Sync PART ONE
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In the first part of this two-part tutorial, Andrew Devis shows the basics of a character animation lip-sync technique in After Effects that uses time remapping to select which mouth shape to use at any time. While a good basic method to achieve the goal however, it requires the animator to remember what frame number any particular mouth shape is located on and so in the following tutorial Andrew carries on to show how to create a simple rig which makes the whole process far easier for the animator with good visual feedback.

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Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
Adobe After Effects Techniques: Animation Lip Sync PART TWO

Adobe After Effects Techniques: Animation Lip Sync PART TWO
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In this second part of a two-part tutorial on character animation lip-sync techniques, Andrew Devis shows how to build a simple rig to speed up your animation. Building on the basics of the first tutorial Andrew goes on to show how to set up the rig and arrange it so that you can drag a box over a text representation of the mouth shape that you want and have it animate in your timeline. Andrew uses both a slider and a layer to demonstrate this technique and to try and make it as clear as possible, however, it is also possible to skip the slider and just use the layer position - have a play and see how you can improvise this technique for your own work.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects
Advanced AECC Techniques: TWO - Chroma Key

Advanced AECC Techniques: TWO - Chroma Key
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you why using the standard AE keyer in AE CC is the wrong choice. Keylight should be your only tool for every chroma key situation you run into. Not only is it powerful enough to key through sheer clothing, but it's also super simple to use.

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Kevin P McAuliffe
Adobe After Effects
Advanced AECC Techniques: THREE - Realistic Composites

Advanced AECC Techniques: THREE - Realistic Composites
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe shows you how to create a realistic composite using Mocha AE and Keylight. This tutorial shows you how not to overthink things when compositing. Keep it simple, straightforward, and don't be afraid to throw in a little flair at the end.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
Adobe After Effects Techniques
Advanced AECC Techniques: ONE - Extruding Text in CINEMA 4D

Advanced AECC Techniques: ONE - Extruding Text in CINEMA 4D
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In this lesson, Kevin P McAuliffe gets you up and running quickly inside of Cinema 4D lite by showing you how easy it is to not only extrude text, but texture it and give it a quick animation, and get it back into After Effects before your client even knows you left!

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Kevin P McAuliffe
Adobe After Effects
Creative Fireworks in Adobe After Effects

Creative Fireworks in Adobe After Effects
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Rob Mize shares his techniques for using After Effects to create a variety of fireworks displays. All you need is CC Particle World, a few expressions and a reason to celebrate and you can light up your world with dazzling pyrotechnic effects.

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Rob Mize
Adobe After Effects
AE - RE:MATCH Non-matching Cameras in After Effects

AE - RE:MATCH Non-matching Cameras in After Effects
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In this tutorial, Andrew Devis demonstrates a relatively new plug-in by RE:Vision Effects called RE:Match and how it can very quickly and accurately deal with the very common problem of non-matching cameras in After Effects. A typical approach to dealing with say a white balance issue would be to apply Color Finesse 3 and work with that which can be a slightly convoluted process, while RE:Match deals with the whole thing in a couple of clicks! This very powerful effect can save a great deal of time for an everyday problem and so earn its cost back very quickly as well as giving excellent and fast results. There is another tutorial showing how this effect works in Premiere Pro as there is a slightly different way the two applications deal with reference images.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics Extras: Butterfly Wing Text Animation

AE Basics Extras: Butterfly Wing Text Animation
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In the first part of this two part AE Basics Extra tutorial, Andrew Devis starts to show how to create a butterfly wing with text. The purpose of these tutorials is to give additional hints and tips for text animation in After Effects. Items covered in this tutorial include, using the pen tool, paths, copying mask paths to shape layers, text along a path and path option, 3D layers, animation of a wing, loopOut expression and viewing your composition in a different viewer. In the second part of this tutorial Andrew will go on to complete the animated butterfly in 3D and show how to have it fly around your screen.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics Extras: Butterfly Wing Text Animation Part TWO

AE Basics Extras: Butterfly Wing Text Animation Part TWO
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In the second part of this two part AE Basics Extra tutorial, Andrew Devis continues to build the butterfly in After Effects and then shows how to keep it 3D as it is formed. Items covered in this tutorial include custom views, 3D and collapse transforms to keep items working in 3D once pre-composed, duplication and flipping layers, vertical type, text formatting, and complex animations with motion sketch. These tutorials will be valuable for anyone learning and developing text animation skills in After Effects.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Andrew Devis
Adobe After Effects basics
AE Basics Extras: Caterpillar Text Animation

AE Basics Extras: Caterpillar Text Animation
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In this AE Basics Extra tutorial, Andrew Devis shows some more text animation techniques by animating 'Caterpillar' text in After Effects. Andrew shows how to shape your text so that it curves from large to small to create a 'tail' for the text and then he shows how to set up and animate the path that the text will use. Andrew then goes on to lock the text to the animated path and continues by adding additional animators to give body movement to the animated text. This is a helpful tutorial for anyone wanting to learn to use a wider range of options for text animation in After Effects. Andrew will be following up with a similar but different tutorial looking at creating a flying butterfly text!

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Andrew Devis
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