26 Tutorials that will Change Everything! Over 2 hours of advanced training!
Let's face it: rotoscoping is a drag. You can put countless hours of work into cutting elements out from even a few seconds of your footage, and it comes out badly more often than it doesn't. You want to scream and rip out your hair, not to mention kill the guy who shot the footage and said "We'll fix it in post."
But don't sweat it. We've got you covered. VFX and compositing expert Pete O'Connell shows you advanced techniques for rotoscoping in After Effects that will change the way you think about one of the most challenging tasks for any compositor. In 26 tutorials, he'll use his unique style to show you the tricks he's picked up and created for big-budget Hollywood features including Stranger Than Fiction, The Fountain, Just Like Heaven, Across the Universe, Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium, and the highly acclaimed Transporter 2.
Over the course of over 2 hours, you'll learn how to use the AE toolset in a whole new way. When it's over, you'll wonder why roto work ever gave you the night sweats.
You'll learn advanced rotoscoping, but you don't have to be an advanced AE user to learn these techniques. Pete will show you how to let AE's motion tracker do much of the work for you, how to set up your comps for the most accurate track, how to find and correct bad roto while you work, how to integrate your masks into your primary footage, and much more.
Even beyond roto itself, you'll learn advanced techniques for ways to use precomposition, tracking and stabilization, project organization and keyboard shortcuts to dramatically speed up your work.
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Powerful techniques to kickstart your work! Over 5 hours!
Whether you're a working After Effects professional or someone just getting started, there's always something more to learn. But after watching these tutorials, you'll be amazed at HOW much more.
Eran Stern is the co-host of the Creative Cow AE podcast and author of some of the web's most popular AE tutorials. In this 5-hour DVD, he'll take you through 7 projects, to explore the true depths of After Effects. Combining his unique sense of humor and serious AE chops, Eran will teach you how to bring a project from concept to completion.
The projects he covers are very much at the heart of motion graphic design, including show opens, logo animation and mixing graphic elements with live footage. Eran will help you put together parenting, expressions, shape layers, vectors, and text with techniques that you'll easily adapt for your own use.
In a sea of techniques and tools, think of Eran Stern as the Jock Cousteau of After Effects. Just remember to bring an extra air tank. Once you get started, you won't want to come up for air!
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Over 6.5 hours of training to take your work to the next level!
Aharon Rabinowitz knows how to make cool effects with After Effects. As the Creative Director of All Bets Are Off Productions in New York City, he also knows what you need to know to make the most of this very powerful program, to help you get the job done. Whether you're a working professional, or hope to become one, these 45 tutorials are for you.
This DVD features:
35 full-res tutorials and tutorials from the Creative Cow After Effects Podcast. Over 5 hours of tutorials from the world's most popular AE podcast are full of techniques for workflow management, troublshooting techniques, expressions, effects and text. Even if you've seen some of these, you'll be amazed by what you've missed.
10 new tutorials for After Effects CS3. In 78 minutes of never-before-seen lessons, Aharon covers new AE features such as the Puppet Tool and Shape Layers. You'll also find updates to older lessons specifically to cover changes for CS3.
Other topics covered in "After Effects: The Next Level, vol. 2" include Brainstorm, per character 3D text, Photoshop layer styles in AE, particle effects, null objects, auto-tracing, and working with audio.
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