Bill O'Neil : Creative COW Library https://library.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill Bill O'Neil's library of tutorials, articles, reviews and more for media professionals world wide. en-us Sat, 19 Aug 2017 05:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net PluralEyes: Fast & Easy Connections for Video & Audio Clips https://library.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill/pluraleyes_review.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill/pluraleyes_review.php With the popularity of HD-DSLRs, many shooters are recording sound separately because of the camera’s limitations with audio -- but putting audio and video together in post can be a chore. Longtime spots ace Bill O'Neil has been dealing with this over the past several years , and has found PluralE Wed, 20 May 2015 21:49:13 GMT Pushing AE - And Myself https://library.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill/AE_20_Pushing-AE.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill/AE_20_Pushing-AE.php Bill O'Neil helps celebrate 20 years of Adobe After Effects with his story. Bill reveals his secret, "I learned how to use AE by making promises to my clients I didn't know I could keep." Fri, 22 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Camera Tracker Review https://library.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill/camera-tracker-review.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill/camera-tracker-review.php Bill O'Neil offers his insight into The Foundry's CameraTracker, a powerful tool which allows the user to pull 3D motion tracks and matchmoves -- all inside of AE. Read as Bill dips his toes into the water and begins to experience the possibilities available. He includes three movie samples and scre Tue, 16 Nov 2010 00:00:00 GMT Slam Dunk! AE, PS, 3D...and Basketball https://library.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill/SlamDunk.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill/SlamDunk.php Fix it in post? This article shows how to BUILD it in post. Here in April, as March Madness ends and the NBA Playoffs begin, the Cows Bill ONeill shows how he combined greenscreen, 2D graphics and 3D compositing in a remarkable promo for Big Ten basketball. This Web Extra from Bills article in the C Tue, 29 Apr 2008 07:00:00 GMT Building a 3D World in After Effects https://library.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill/3d_world.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill/3d_world.php When a project requires a photo-realistic 3D world, After Effects isnt usually the first program that comes to mind. Typically a 3D modeling/animation program is necessary to create virtual 3D worlds, but in this article CreativeCOW contributing editor Bill O'Neil demonstrates creating a 3D world fo Fri, 10 Aug 2007 07:00:00 GMT Professional Emitter Libraries: Pyro and Hearts https://library.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill/pro_emitters2.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill/pro_emitters2.php In this article, CreativeCOW's Bill O'Neil takes a look at the new wondertouch Professional Emitter Libraries. In this set are two Pyro libraries and one Heart set which is a collection of beautiful heart themed designs and backgrounds. Sat, 28 Jul 2007 07:00:00 GMT wondertouch particleIllusion Professional Emitter Libraries https://library.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill/pro_emitters_rev.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill/pro_emitters_rev.php In this article, CreativeCOW's Bill O'Neil takes a look at the new wondertouch Professional Emitter Libraries. Bill says he's never been a fan of of 'presets' because he feels like he's stealing someone else's work, but in this case, he finds that ''...Tom's work is inspiring. Dive into the settings Fri, 16 Mar 2007 07:00:00 GMT More Lighting and Shadows https://library.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill/shadows2.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill/shadows2.php In part two of our Shadows tutorial, Bill O'Neil continues with an explanation of an effect that he's constantly asked how it was done. He doesn't use 3D -- it's done entirely in After Effects and the coolness of the scene is mostly from the lighting and shadows. As an added bonus, Bill includes his Fri, 26 Aug 2005 07:00:00 GMT Dressing Up a Scene With Shadows https://library.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill/shadows.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill/shadows.php Bill O'Neil has learned a lot from his gaffers over his years of live action shooting. Simply putting a tree branch in front of a light can create interesting and beautiful shadows on an otherwise plain wall. The trade name for this light obstruction material is cucoloris or ''cookies''. These same Mon, 15 Aug 2005 07:00:00 GMT Using Depth of Field to Create Flythroughs https://library.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill/DOF.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill/DOF.php Depth of field refers to the distance from camera where things will be in focus.This tutorial from Bill O'Neil offers tips for assembling 2D flat objects in 3D space with the most realism using depth of field in After Effects. Fri, 13 May 2005 07:00:00 GMT Shooting for 3D post https://library.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill/shooting_3d.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill/shooting_3d.php This tutorial from Bill O'Neil will focus on media acquisition for creating a 3D world in After Effects as well as offer tips for assembling 2D flat objects in 3D space with the most realism. Alright, how about realism in a surreal world? Read on... Tue, 03 May 2005 07:00:00 GMT Rotoscoping with Vector Paint https://library.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill/as_matte.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill/as_matte.php Vector paint, introduced in Adobe After Effects 5.0 has many uses but most people don't think of it as a rotoscoping tool. In this tutorial, Bill O'Neil demonstrates how to rotoscope with Vector Paint to create a ''supercharged'' sports spot. Fri, 16 Aug 2002 07:00:00 GMT Light Storm Effect https://library.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill/light_storm.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill/light_storm.php Bill O'Neil demonstrates the use of After Effects 5.5's Motion Blur with shutter angle and phase settings to create a 'smear' of color that will become one of the most useful clips in your digital spice rack. This tutorial also uses AE 5.5's Vector Paint, Bezier Warp, Transfer Modes and Trapcode's S Mon, 10 Jun 2002 07:00:00 GMT Motion Blur with Shutter Angle and Phase Settings https://library.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill/motion_blur.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill/motion_blur.php Bill O'Neil demonstrates the use of After Effects 5.5's Motion Blur with shutter angle and phase settings to create a 'smear' of color that will become one of the most useful clips in your digital spice rack Mon, 10 Jun 2002 07:00:00 GMT BENDING LIGHT WITH BEZIER WARP https://library.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill/bezier_warp.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill/bezier_warp.php Bill O'Neil demonstrates the use of After Effects 5.5's Motion Blur with shutter angle and phase settings to create a 'smear' of color that will become one of the most useful clips in your digital spice rack Mon, 10 Jun 2002 07:00:00 GMT Using Vector Paint to create a color wall of splotches https://library.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill/vector_paint.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill/vector_paint.php In part one of this three part series, Bill O'Neil demonstrates using Vector Paint to create a color wall of splotches and paint blips that we will smear across the screen. Part two will be a description of Shutter Angle and Motion Blur. In part three, Bill will spice up his favorite effect with Bez Mon, 10 Jun 2002 07:00:00 GMT