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John Williams

John comes with 19 years experience directing live action, animation and visual effects. He's worked for clients including: BBC, Sony, Parlophone, Vodafone, Disney, Adidas, Channel 4, Touchpaper TV, ScoopFilms & Working Title and has created multi aw... [more]
Member Since:
July 29th 2019
37 Posts
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London
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Black band on top & bottom of video
by Gautam Deva 1 week ago
Hi, I am working on some 4k footage in Adobe premiere pro. I want to export my edit as a full HD(1920 x 1080) proreshq file. When I modify the output settings in the export media window, black bands a
Re: Black band on top & bottom of video
by John Williams 1 week ago
4K Footage comes in a variety of ratio's. 1920X1080 is a 16:9 ratio. Therefore if you put footage into a sequence that has a different ratio you will see 'black bars' either at the top or bottom known
After Effects collaboration best practices.
by Jeremy Garchow 2 years ago
Sharing projects with other artists is pain staking. Relinking huge projects takes 10 minutes due to the way After Effects treats media. Importing XMLs projects creates all kinds of duplicate media en
Re: After Effects collaboration best practices.
by John Williams 1 week ago
Just a note on Adobe Teams. I don't see this a solution or even a helpful way of working with collaborators unless they are within the same company as you. Teams requires you to be all managed by the
Premiere Pro CC audio channels confusion
by Tracy Owen 2 weeks ago
Hi, I am a complete novice so please be gentle with me! I am putting together some talking head films and been supplied video in quicktime and also external mic audio. I was going to use the external
Re: Premiere Pro CC audio channels confusion
by John Williams 2 weeks ago
You could upload a downloadable link to somewhere like: Vimeo or dropbox. Or private message me follow and I can pass you an email address to WeTransfer the file to. John Williams Soho Editors
Is the iMacPro a suitable machine for editing with Pr?
by Jim Curtis 2 weeks ago
I'm currently using a MacPro5,1 tower with a Titan X GPU CUDA. I'm wondering if the trade-off of a faster CPU and using Metal or OpenCL is worth abandoning CUDA, and what Adobe (Kevin on the Adobe Pr
Re: Is the iMacPro a suitable machine for editing with Pr?
by John Williams 2 weeks ago
Hi Jim, I've been using multiple Macs on Premiere Pro (plus After Effects, Cinema 4D...) for film making and live events. Obviously it all depends on the type of projects you are working on and the fo
Recommend me some effects!
by Mark Wilde 2 weeks ago
As a relative beginner, I tend to follow instructions to get a certain effect for a specific project, but I like to learn AE by also focusing in one particular area to understand fully, so I can apply
Re: Recommend me some effects!
by John Williams 2 weeks ago
As you've realised, there's literally loads of effects in After Effects, which ones you'll find the most helpful depends on the kind of work you do. Motion Graphics artists will use certain effects mo
Keylight AE - Noisy RED footage and a poorly lit green screen shot
by Evan Friesen 3 weeks ago
Hi all, Really in need of help here, I'm at a loss. The basics: I'm keying out a shot of an actor on green screen and replacing background. Was shot on Red Scarlet-W 5K. Greenscreen was overexposed an
Re: Keylight AE - Noisy RED footage and a poorly lit green screen shot
by John Williams 3 weeks ago
Hi there, this is a common problem with keying, especially when the subject and background have not been lit independently as well as the RED camera being quite noisy in low light conditions. Here's t
emitter to follow orbital null child
by Will Brenner 4 weeks ago
I have a null in the center of a comp. I have the null rotating in 3d space. Then I parented another null (3d layer) to the rotating layer, so that it orbits the other null. I want to use the position
Re: emitter to follow orbital null child
by John Williams 4 weeks ago
CC Particle Systems is a simulated 3D effect, which means it doesn't actually use true 3D Z space. CC Particle World gives you Z space co-ordinates so you will need to use that one. Here's a link that
Stuck on some Text
by Reid McNulty 4 weeks ago
Hi, I looking to match this text animation and I'm running into a wall. I can usually figure things out in AE but this one has me stumped. Basically the text starts off solid but the "face" of the tex
Re: Stuck on some Text
by John Williams 4 weeks ago
I can't see the 'sequence below' you refer to but from what you describe you can do this creating a few copied layers of your text. One layer with the Text filled A second layer with above that as a T
Extremely loud background noise
by Vadik Zhuk 4 weeks ago
Hi, guys! Not an expert in audio editing, just want to know if it is even possible to clean such a file to more or less listenable condition Google Drive link<
Re: Extremely loud background noise
by John Williams 4 weeks ago
Wow, this has to be one of the worst audio problem's I've heard! Anyway, i've taken a look in Audition. Firstly, there's a load of noise and nothing useful on the left channel so that can be cleared a
Trim Paths on text layer
by Thom Buiting 4 weeks ago
Hello, Is it possible to use the Trim Paths-effect on editable text layers I couldn't find anything about it on the internet so let's give it a try here. I want to animate bumpers from 100 till 1. Whe
Re: Trim Paths on text layer
by John Williams 4 weeks ago
Instead of converting to a Shape Layer you could convert your Text to a Solid: Layer Create Create Masks from Text. On the solid you can apply a Stroke Effect which will use the Mask Path to draw you'
Proxies don't fit Program Monitor window
by Rasik Tirodkar 2 years ago
I am working as an assistant on a project being shot in 4K(4096 x 2160) on Arri Alexa. We are editing the footage by creating proxies of the resolution 1920 x 1080. The proxies, however, have to be sc
Re: Proxies don't fit Program Monitor window
by John Williams 4 weeks ago
Thanks for this. Any chance of getting a higher res version as not all the numbers are visible. John Williams Soho Editors
Effects from Pre-Comp Not Appearing in Main Comp. (Collapse Transformations Enabled)
by Marius Crowne 1 month ago
Hey all! I'm a bit stumped here. Running AE CC 2019 (16.1.3) In my animation, I've applied the ripple effect to a layer in my pre-comp (to make a woman's hair blowing in the wind) and it looks great.
Re: Effects from Pre-Comp Not Appearing in Main Comp. (Collapse Transformations Enabled)
by John Williams 1 month ago
Does it work ok with Collapse Transformations switched off in the main Comp Also, what is the image you are applying it to, a bitmap (regular image) or a Vector (created with shape layers or from illu
3D Camera Tracker Solid doesn't move
by Tyler Lynn 1 month ago
I have a shot slowly zooming in on a pair of glasses, and when I tried to 3D track the glasses and create a solid, the solid doesn't move with the glasses, it just sits in one spot as if there was no
Re: 3D Camera Tracker Solid doesn't move
by John Williams 1 month ago
An image would help to solve this problem. Sometime if there's not enough depth information in the shot (like the background is flat or really out of focus) then the camera tracker will only produce a
Rendering a 1080p Composition down to lower resolution wrecks quality
by Dakota Geng 1 month ago
Hey all! I've lost all hope finding an answer from hours of Googling, so I've turned making own post to hopefully finally resolve this. So I have a project that I work in 1920x1080 by default but for
Re: Rendering a 1080p Composition down to lower resolution wrecks quality
by John Williams 1 month ago
You could also try scaling the Comp down using the inbuilt script: Choose: File Scripts Scale Composition, if you are trying to convert a 1920X1080 down you can use a scale factor of 0.375. That will
Project with Glow Scribble Effect
by ting lee 1 month ago
Hi, I got a project that needs to apply "glow scribble effects". (Reference: https: www.youtube.com watch v=zTnRXFg9Wj8) I'm looking for someone who has similar experiences before to connect with.
Re: Project with Glow Scribble Effect
by John Williams 1 month ago
Hi there, this is a fun technique and really quite simple to create in AE. However depending on the length of the video it can take some time as a lot of the work is done with the paint tool frame by
Import issue of Apple Prores 4444 into Premiere Pro CC 13.1.4
by Esther Casas 2 months ago
Hi all! I am having issues importing footage into Premiere Pro CC 13.1.4 Build 2 (2019 edition), on a Mac Pro (OS Mojave) operating system. The footage is formated as Apple Prores 4444 (2048 x 1152 an
Re: Import issue of Apple Prores 4444 into Premiere Pro CC 13.1.4
by John Williams 2 months ago
Hi Esther, after testing this file it looks like it's an unsupported by Adobe software (i tried on Premiere, Encoder, After Effects & Bridge.) However, it does open fine in FCPX. Therefore if you need
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Teacher-New to Adobe Premiere
by David Schaeffler 2 months ago
I'm new to Premiere Pro, I have been teaching final cut X for a long time at my High School. My students shoot with several different models of Canon camcorders which record AVCHD files. I have recent
Re: Teacher-New to Adobe Premiere
by John Williams 2 months ago
If you're having issues and need to convert the files, try Transcoding on import into Premiere rather than going via Media Encoder. New Project Ingest settings Transcode John Williams Soho Editors
How to make a widening stroke?
by Tyler Lynn 3 months ago
So I want to make a brush stroke via the pen tool, but I want one end to be thin, like 12px, and I want it to gradually get wider until the other end is 50px. How can I do this
Re: How to make a widening stroke?
by John Williams 2 months ago
Best method is to use a touch sensitive devise like a drawing tablet as this will use the pressure of your pen to determine the width of the pen stroke. Alternatively, Adobe Illustrator gives loads of
Camera recommendations for filming video in low light?
by Cory May 5 months ago
I'm just getting into video recording and video editing and I'm looking for a recommendation on a camera for filming in low light. I'd rather spend <$500 usd to start out. Basically I'm going for a
Re: Camera recommendations for filming video in low light?
by John Williams 2 months ago
I'd also consider what lenses you are using as a bit factor. I use a pancake lens on my DSLR for low light situations and get great F-stops and beautiful depth regardless of camera. Also, you might wa
Texture not appearing the same as the rendered version
by siewteng chong 3 months ago
Hello all! I am still very new to c4d. Right now, i'm facing a problem with my decals where everytime i try to render, despite it being perfect on the perspective view, it is weirdly wrapped on the ob
Re: Texture not appearing the same as the rendered version
by John Williams 3 months ago
Looks like you need to adjust your projection method. Not totally sure why you have a pixelated edge on the green band If you're happy to send the file I can take a look. John Williams Soho Editors
Get texture from image
by Mohamed Ahmed 3 months ago
Hi all, I'm new here Also I'm still training to learn cinema 4d I have to modeling an building based on photo That photo have many colors and decorate colors too Any way to convert the photo as a text
Re: Get texture from image
by John Williams 3 months ago
Hi there, you certainly wouldn't want to recreate that texture as it's quite complex so your quickest option would probably to do some projection mapping onto your model. The model looks quite simple
Why is my ai vector importing like this?
by michael hogsett 3 months ago
https: prnt.sc oot3kv exported as illustrator 8, using adobe illustrator cs6.
Re: Why is my ai vector importing like this?
by John Williams 3 months ago
Looks like your paths aren't clean in Illustrator as they all join to the 0,0 point. As previously mentioned, if you sent the Ai file we can take a look and even if you've resolved it, someone else ma
90-minute Presentations Multicam
by Greg Ball 4 months ago
So I am editing a series of 90-minute presentations with 3 cameras. 2 angles are the presenter wide and tight shots, and the third is an Atmos recording of the PowerPoint slides. All video is 1920 X 1
Re: 90-minute Presentations Multicam
by John Williams 3 months ago
In summary: For long takes, like events, presentations and performances, using a sync point or markers from something like a clapperboard will always be faster. If you have loads of media to sync whic
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