Rick Gerard : Creative COW Library https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gerard_rick Rick Gerard's library of tutorials, articles, reviews and more for media professionals world wide. en-us Thu, 09 Apr 2020 16:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net Creative Cow Adobe Premiere Pro HD Report https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gerard_rick/premiere-pro-HD.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gerard_rick/premiere-pro-HD.php Rick Gerard explored the latest offerings while at NAB 2004 and came away with one of his show favorites, the new HD capabilities found in Premiere Pro 1.5 as seen in systems like 1 Beyond's HD Pro which Rick reports "...uses the latest PC technology in the internal structure to speed up data t Sun, 30 May 2004 07:00:00 GMT Rick Gerard reviews Walker Effects 2.0 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gerard_rick/walker_rev.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gerard_rick/walker_rev.php Rick Gerard takes a close look at Stephen Walker's latest set of Plug-ins for Adobe After Effects. Walker Effects 2.0 is the second release of a serious toolset for the compositor that needs channel, matte, and color control tools to simplify the workflow and improve the final product. Wed, 03 Dec 2003 08:00:00 GMT Rick Gerard reviews Adobe After Effects 6.0 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gerard_rick/AE6.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gerard_rick/AE6.php Rick Gerard takes a close look the new release of Adobe After Effects 6.0. Powerful new features, OpenGL, advanced keying, a new text engine, paint, motion tracking and scripting support make this release of After Effects a must-have for any motion graphics or visual effects artist that needs to 'ge Thu, 03 Jul 2003 07:00:00 GMT Rick Gerard reviews Cinematography: Image Making for Cinematographers, Directors, and Videographers https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gerard_rick/cinematography.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gerard_rick/cinematography.php Rick Gerard takes a close look at Cinematography Theory and Practice by Blain Brown. This is his third book and for the aspiring or experienced cinematographer the best reference book Rick has ever seen. Fri, 23 May 2003 07:00:00 GMT Rick Gerard reviews Pause & Effect: The Art of Interactive Narrative https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gerard_rick/pause_effect_rev.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gerard_rick/pause_effect_rev.php Rick Gerard takes a close look at ''Pause and Effect The Art of Interactive Narrative'' by Mark Stephen Meadows. This new book from New Riders Publishing (ISBN: 0735711712) is a fascinating study of how interactivity has changed the narrative art and opened unlimited new avenues for creativity. Fri, 28 Feb 2003 08:00:00 GMT Using Projection Layers to create a gobos and projector type effects https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gerard_rick/Projection_tut.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gerard_rick/Projection_tut.php Rick Gerard explains the use of the Light Transmission property added to Layer Material Options in After Effects 5.5. Basic and advanced techniques demonstrate only a few creative possibilities opened up by this exciting new feature. Thu, 16 May 2002 07:00:00 GMT Understanding the use of square vs non-square pixels in AE https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gerard_rick/pixel_madness.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gerard_rick/pixel_madness.php Rick Gerard gives a glimpse of the inner workings of Adobe After Effects and explains exactly how AE mixes square and rectangular pixels. Youll never worry again about how to interpret footage. DV, HD, Wide Screen and Film comps will be a walk in the park. Sat, 23 Feb 2002 08:00:00 GMT Faking An Iris: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Sphere! https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gerard_rick/Iris_tutorial.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gerard_rick/Iris_tutorial.php Rick Gerard explores some methods of simulating a camera lens. In this tutorial, Rick uses the Boris Sphere Plug-In for After Effects. Sun, 03 Jun 2001 07:00:00 GMT Morphing With Adobe Illustrator https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gerard_rick/morph.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gerard_rick/morph.php Rick Gerard, a frequent visitor and contributor in the Creative COW After Effects Community explores some methods of morphing text using new features in Adobe Illustrator 9.0. Wed, 16 May 2001 07:00:00 GMT Making a Real Aperture: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Illustrator https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gerard_rick/Real_blades.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gerard_rick/Real_blades.php Rick Gerard explores some methods of simulating a camera lens. In this tutorial, Rick uses Adobe Illustrator and Adobe After Effects to create the aperture. Wed, 16 May 2001 07:00:00 GMT