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Dan Stevers

Member Since:
July 15th 2006
34 Posts
Hot reel coming through... UPDATED
by Dan Stevers 12 years ago
So I took what you had to say, Heather, and made some changes. I took out the shot at the end and created a whole new outro that would match the intro. I added my contact info and some sound effects,
Re: Hot reel coming through... UPDATED
by Dan Stevers 12 years ago
The majority of the time it's not going to be an issue, but there is a very small chance of the copyright owner asking you to remove the song. It's a risk that I assumed, but that choice is up to you.
Demo reel questions
by sarah_casson_designer 12 years ago
Hello people. First of all
Re: Demo reel questions
by Dan Stevers 12 years ago
Hey Sarah, I've been making a list of resources for demo reel advice and I thought maybe it could help you out. Heres a few of the resources I've found. The Scratch Post http: www.thescratchpost.com r
"Empty Project"?
by Dan Stevers 12 years ago
So I'm not sure if this is a Premiere problem or an encore problem but it has me stumped. When I try to output my video from premiere to encore using the menu option in Premiere "export to encore" the
Pre-rendered problems...
by Dan Stevers 12 years ago
So I pre-rendered a nested compostion for the first time. I decided that I wanted that composition to not be pre-rendered for work flow reasons. I looked in the AE help and it says that I can re-rende
Re: Pre-rendered problems...
by Dan Stevers 12 years ago
Well, I did, but I've done many hours of work on it since then. I guess thats what I get for experimenting during a large project.
Loop Point Problem...
by Dan Stevers 12 years ago
So I want to have a transition at the start of the menu, i thought that if I just made a video in after effects with the transition at the front and the menu background afterwards and set a loop point
Re: Loop Point Problem...
by Dan Stevers 12 years ago
I tried doing what you suggested in 1 and it worked perfect. Thanks.
Hot reel coming through...
by Dan Stevers 12 years ago
I just finished a rough of my demo reel tonight. I work for a church doing their motion graphics, so accordingly most of my work shares the same theme. I only had a few projects that I wanted to put o
Re: Hot reel coming through...
by Dan Stevers 12 years ago
Thanks Heather, that's helpful. I felt like the last shot worked because the music energy really slows down at the end, but I think you're right that it isn't technically or artistically amazing. I mi
Must I turn off a hundred switches?
by Dan Stevers 12 years ago
So I'm adding a light to a scene that I've been working on for a long time. It has lots of 3D layers so when I add the light to the scene it affects all the 3D layers. I only want the light to shine o
Re: Must I turn off a hundred switches?
by Brian Charles 12 years ago
There may be a faster way but here's one that works. 1) Select all the layers that you don't want to accept lights. 2) Type AA (the a key twice) to reveal the lighting options. 3) Set any of the selec
Write-on getting offset
by Dan Stevers 12 years ago
So tell me if I'm doing something wrong. I create my text in after effects, I create a mask on the text, apply the write on effect, copy the mask into the brush position section of the write on effect
Re: Write-on getting offset
by Dan Stevers 12 years ago
You were absolutely right, I just pre-comped the text layer and that solved all my problems. Thanks for your help.
Shine Clipping?
by Dan Stevers 12 years ago
I applied trapcode shine to layer in AE but the rays of light are getting clipped by the edges of the layer it's on. How can I expand the edges of my layer so that the rays of light will continue past
Re: Shine Clipping?
by Dan Stevers 12 years ago
Yeah, my problem was that I put grow bounds below shine . Thanks.
A simple question...
by Dan Stevers 12 years ago
I feel dumb asking but I'd like to buy the standard decklink. All I want to do with it is preview my after effects projects on to my tv with good ole composite video and audio cables. It seems that de
Re: A simple question...
by Stacy Formby 12 years ago
I believe you can do this cheaply with the Intensity Pro. You hook the analog Y out to the composite input of the reference monitor.
Vanishing point woes...
by Dan Stevers 12 years ago
So I'm loving the new vanishing point tool for photoshop and after effects, but I'm having a problem... when I import the vanishing point data from photoshop into after effects and open the comp that
Re: Vanishing point woes...
by Dan Stevers 12 years ago
So simple... yet so brilliant! Thank you.
staying color safe for broadcast TV
by Dan Stevers 12 years ago
So I final got my first job for a promo on broadcast television network. Now I've heard the term "colorsafe" when applied to working on broadcast television. Is there an option or filter in After Effe
Re: staying color safe for broadcast TV
by Kevin Camp 12 years ago
i believe the broadcast safe color effect will only treat illegal colors, not out of range luminance (blacks whites). so, you may also need to apply levels to your adjustment layer and set the white o
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noob question
by Dan Stevers 13 years ago
ok, so i was fiddling with the layout presets and I picked user 1 interface and all of my top menu items disappeared, is there a hotkey or something that puts them back up there. The only menu option
Re: noob question
by Mylenium 13 years ago
No, unless you assigned shortcuts yourself, the layouts can only be brought back by deleting the prefence files or re-installing. Mylenium Pour Myl
Spiral Expression
by Dan Stevers 13 years ago
So I came across an awesome art video and it seems like it's using videos files with soft masks in some sort of a fractal spiral. I'm wondering if this can be done with an expression. Heres the site:
Re: Spiral Expression
by Dan Stevers 13 years ago
thanks, i'll check out echospace.
Demo Reel Suggestions
by Dan Stevers 13 years ago
So I've worked for my church for about a year and im no pro at after effects but im competent in it. I decided it was time to throw together a demo reel. I'm looking for suggestions on how i can impro
Re: Demo Reel Suggestions
by Dan Stevers 13 years ago
yeah i need a bigger body of work, only been at it a year. I'm trying to get into cinema 4d as well, to add that 4th dimension to my work. i hear its pretty user friendly.
Old 8mm Flicker
by Dan Stevers 13 years ago
does anyone have an expression for the flickering opacity of an old 8mm film. I want my movie to feel old and i think it will help.
Re: Old 8mm Flicker
by Dan Stevers 13 years ago
thanks thats very helpful
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