Episodes

LightGrid Script and Demo Tutorial Part TWO with New Feature  

LightGrid Script creator Brian Charles demonstrates his newly modified After Effects script for rigging lights in grids and circles.

LightGrid Script and Demo Tutorial  

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.

Post Production: Pixel vs. DPI for Graphics  

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

After Effects: Animated Guitar Strings with Plexus  

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.

Post Etiquette 4: Keep Calm and Carry On  

Working under pressure is sometimes unavoidable in video production. Don't lose your cool!

Post Etiquette 3: Attitude? Yep I Have One  

The way you interact with your client can help create a better environment for collaboration.

Post Etiquette 2: Engage Your Client  

Don't turn your back on your client! Instead, create an ideal environment for collaboration.

Post Etiquette 1: Clean Your Room!  

Mom always said clean your room! Walter Biscardi, Jr explains why a clean edit suite still matters - especially when clients pay a visit.

Adobe After Effects Techniques: Animation Lip Sync PART TWO  

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.

Adobe After Effects Techniques: Animation Lip Sync PART ONE  

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.

Creative Fireworks in Adobe After Effects  

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.

AE - RE:MATCH Non-matching Cameras in After Effects  

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.

AE Basics Extras: Butterfly Wing Text Animation Part TWO  

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.

AE Basics Extras: Butterfly Wing Text Animation  

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.

IK Character Animation: Walk to the Beat 2: The Walk Cycle  

In this second tutorial on animating an IK character Andrew Devis shows us how to create and refine a walk cycle with our IK controlled character such that it walks in time with the music we had set up in the previous tutorial.

IK Character Animation: Walk to the Beat 1: Finding the Beat  

This tutorial is both a follow-on tutorial to Andrew's previous tutorials on IK controllers in After Effects and a helpful stand-alone tutorial showing how to define a beat range to use as a guide to animation in After Effects.

AE: Inverse Kinematic Character Animation PT 2  

Standard character animation in After Effects uses a process called 'Forward Kinematics' in that we animate down a linked chain - for example, upper arm linked to forearm linked to hand. This lesson continues the previous on Inverse Kinematics.

AE: Inverse Kinematic Character Animation  

Standard character animation in After Effects uses a process called 'Forward Kinematics' in that we animate down a linked chain - for example, upper arm linked to forearm linked to hand.

Creating Reflections in After Effects WITHOUT Plug-ins!  

In this tutorial, Steve will show you how to give your text or logos the appearance of having reflections that interact movement! And you can do all of this in After Effects without using any plug-ins!

AE Basics 65: Expression Controllers PART TWO  

AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 65: In this second follow-on tutorial, Andrew Devis continues to demonstrate how to apply a color Expression Controller to one part of the production.

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