Grant Swanson is a film-maker, editor, director, visual effects artist and colorist with a high level of expertise. He has been making films since he was about ten years old, starting with his neighbor’s hand-cranked camera. A few years later he be... [more]
Grant Swanson is a film-maker, editor, director, visual effects artist and colorist with a high level of expertise. He has been making films since he was about ten years old, starting with his neighbor’s hand-cranked camera. A few years later he began to integrate visual effects, eventually becoming acquainted with Adobe After Effects (which he has been using for about seven years now). He learned the art and science of digital cinema by spending hundreds of hours reading books, watching countless tutorials on the internet, participating in online forums, viewing dozens of hours of training DVDs, and, most importantly, by spending thousands of hours practicing and making his own films.
Mr. Swanson lives in Eagan, Minnesota. He works on various projects, including his own short (and not-so-short) films. Grant can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com.
January 2nd 2008
Trouble w/ transparency in CS4 by Jeff Davis 7 years ago I've imported a gif with a transparent background into a comp. I'd like to animate the gif within AE but the transparency isn't preserved, appearing as white. It seems from other posts there's no way
Re: Trouble w/ transparency in CS4 by Grant Swanson 7 years ago You can try to right-click on the image in the project panel, click on Interpret Footage, then Main. If the alpha channel shows up you can select the type you created. Gifs may not support alpha chann
Best workflow for video clips in AE <-> PPro by Sean David 7 years ago I am relatively good with Premiere Pro but new to After Effects. I am assembling a video wall with 24 clips in AE. I want to avoid rendering out 24 pieces of video from Premiere and then having AE imp
Re: Control Effects for Multiple Images by Grant Swanson 7 years ago I have to say I got really confused looking at this thread from the forum because you're both David Johnsons! Grant Swanson For talks and tutorials on After Effects, color correction, and film-m
AE doesn't see my openGL video card... by Lon Waitman 8 years ago I am not sure what happened. A week or two ago, I checked and AE (CS3) saw and was using my openGL video card (Nvidia Quadro FX 570) but today, I checked and openGL is not an option anymore. It is not
Rotoscoping Question by Will Towle 8 years ago Hi guys, I have this shot I'm working on at the moment in which a man walks across a scene and, into this scene, I am trying to composite a helicopter. The thing thats troubling me is I need the man t
Re: Rotoscoping Question by Grant Swanson 8 years ago Hi Will, For something like this you'll really need to rotoscope. You can make your life easier by drawing separate masks around each leg, the torso, head, etc... But there's no shortcut around this.
tension handles for position keyframes by Chris Ruckert 8 years ago for some reason there are no bezier tension handles for my position keyframes...I can not tweak the incoming speed of my position parameter. What am I missing see image: http: hiredweapon.com kf.jpg
Way to go Aharon Rabinowitz by Grant Swanson 9 years ago Not sure this would have made it to front page news, but Aharon Rabinowitz's 'Internet Killed the Video Star' just received an excellent review from "Tutorial Reviews." Here's a link: http: tutorialre
Re: Way to go Aharon Rabinowitz by Aharon Rabinowitz 9 years ago Thanks for pointing it out! I had actually heard earlier this week, but I really appreciate your getting the word out. Best, AharonAharon Rabinowitz Email: arabinowitz (AT) yahoo (DOT) com All Bets Ar