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Fingerprint Face Effect
by Harper Sherman 2 days ago
I was wondering how the fingerprint face effect was done from 10 - 15 seconds as well as the 26 - 30 second mark the link to the video is here https: www.youtube.com watch v=VLVj-l56OvM Thanks
Re: Fingerprint Face Effect
by Stephen Smith 6 hours ago
Very interesting effect. At 10 seconds you can clearly see that they rotoscoped the hand. If it was me I would motion track the face and add the hand print. Then roto the hand so it looks like it is i
What in the world!
by Stephen Smith 6 days ago
I have color graded an image in Resolve and really like it. I exported the clip and brought it into Adobe Premiere and it doesn't look the way it did in DaVinci Resolve. Any idea on how to fix this. H
Re: What in the world!
by Stephen Smith 6 days ago
-Edited in Adobe Premiere with RAW Red Files. -Exported XML to Adobe Premiere -Color Graded in DaVinci Resolve -Exported ProRes 4444 files out of DaVinci Resolve -Imported the QuickTime movies into Pr
Brown Tint look
by Stephen Smith 7 days ago
Any idea on how to create a tint like this one Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Re: Brown Tint look
by Hector berrebi 5 days ago
I totally agree with Glenn.. this look is strongly helped by art props casting. Using white beige brown props and brown haired actors helps it a lot. That said, notice that it seems there are no black
Power Grades
by Stephen Smith 1 week ago
In DaVince Resolve it used to have a bunch of pre-built Power Grades that came with the program. I thought they wherein the "Color" Window in the Power Grades window. I can't find them. Does anyone no
Re: Power Grades
by Stephen Smith 7 days ago
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Good dance music Royalty free music suggestions please....
by Steve Mullins 2 years ago
Need to find some decent music for a 3min Nightclub Cocktail Bar promo video- music has to be non elevator musak 'i pressed auto on a yamaha wav tracks' stylee sort of cheesey thing! YouTube audio lib
Re: Good dance music Royalty free music suggestions please....
by Stephen Smith 1 week ago
To back Revostock got sued by a Patton troll and had to shot down. I like audio jungle. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
compositions, pre-compositions, projects question.
by todd sanford 1 week ago
Hey guys, I have been trolling on here for a while and learned a lot about After Effects. I am getting pretty up to speed on keyframing, the hierarchy and linking objects ,,using null objects and shap
Re: compositions, pre-compositions, projects question.
by Stephen Smith 1 week ago
Happy to help. Best of luck. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Yet another test
by Stephen Smith 1 week ago
test Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
How to keyframe in this tutorial
by Jules Furness 1 week ago
Hi I wondered if anyone could help me please. I am trying to follow this after effects tutorial to create the look of writing. The tutorial makes it look pretty simple but he uses a short cut to keyfr
Re: How to keyframe in this tutorial
by Stephen Smith 1 week ago
The shortcut for creating keyframes on a Mac is Option (and then what you want) Such as Option-P for a position keyframe or Option-R for a rotation keyframe. I have to say, that tutorial felt like a l
Netflix Originals
by Mike Cohen 4 weeks ago
Hi there. It has been a while since I have grazed the pastures. I have spent a fair number of hours on Netflix as the days have grown shorter and have discovered a lot of good original content. Netfli
Re: Netflix Originals
by Stephen Smith 2 weeks ago
I really loved Dare Devil. I thought it was top notch. I can't say the same for Luke Cage. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Movie trailers changing the movie
by Stephen Smith 2 weeks ago
I love it when people get clever and take a movie and edit it into a movie trailer for different movie genera. Here is Inception as a Christmas movie: https: www.youtube.com watch v=JjJ2AnQ6mmA&featur
Re: Movie trailers changing the movie
by Stephen Smith 2 weeks ago
Since it is Christmas time I guess I need to add the Elf trailer. https: www.youtube.com watch v=EkwdYSn3Uws Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Here are Haikus for the 100 movies I saw in 2016
by Scott Roberts 3 weeks ago
A lot of people crapped all over 2016. And justifiably so. But... ...on a personal level... ...I had a pretty great 2016. I think I owe all the good things that happened because last year I evened out
Re: Here are Haikus for the 100 movies I saw in 2016
by Stephen Smith 3 weeks ago
Ha Ha, 95 was the best. Thanks for sharing. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Audio Volume
by Stephen Smith 4 weeks ago
How do you increase the audio volume of a clip without increasing levels. I guess I'm looking for a way to add more umph to my audio without making it any louder. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions
Re: Audio Volume
by Stephen Smith 4 weeks ago
Way cool, thanks. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
How do you do these animations/transitions in CC 2014?
by Steve Michaelson 4 weeks ago
Hey, I need help in knowing how to create these sort of animations in CC 2014: 1. https: i.gyazo.com 8ace331f3669abd1178720b7569ff814.gif (image text zoom) 2. https: i.gyazo.com 4b1ab72e79b07d6a3d7cf6
Re: How do you do these animations/transitions in CC 2014?
by Stephen Smith 4 weeks ago
Happy to help. Best of luck. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Test
by Stephen Smith 4 weeks ago
test Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Re: Test
by Dan Haskini 4 weeks ago
test bold
Dr. Strange - Hacksaw Ridge - Arrival - Sing Street - The BFG
by Scott Roberts 2 months ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=HSzx-zryEgM DR. STRANGE Give me an ultra quick, unfair generalization of what this is: Marvel's attempt to adapt a black light poster into a movie. Was is good or bad It
Re: Dr. Strange - Hacksaw Ridge - Arrival - Sing Street - The BFG
by Stephen Smith 4 weeks ago
I loved Dr. Strange. Like most people. When his character was introduced the the Disney Marvel Cinema Universa I thought he sounded lame. I really enjoyed this film. I also felt this is a MUST in 3D.
Rogue One - Manchester By The Sea - Hell Or High Water
by Scott Roberts 4 weeks ago
It's finally here! The movie we've been waiting for since last December! Now we can finally see the backstory behind the tragedy that jettisoned Casey Affleck's humble New England family life into a t
Re: Rogue One - Manchester By The Sea - Hell Or High Water
by Stephen Smith 4 weeks ago
My daughter asked me what the new Star Wars movie was about. I told her it is about Disney printing more money. That being said, I was really surprised. This was not like the other Star Wars films. It
Mask craziness
by Stephen Smith 1 month ago
I'm using the pen tool to create a mask like I do a lot. However, for some reason now when I click for the first time everything works as normal. When I go to click the second time it won't work any m
Re: Mask craziness
by Roei Tzoref 1 month ago
what Ae version can you show us via screen capture what is going on if not then try with screenshots Roei Tzoref After Effects Artist & Instructor Ae Blues Tutorials
After Effects Color Picker
by chip willis 5 years ago
Newbie on CC, and thanks for any heads up. I have been using After Effects for a while, but seems like my color picker is messed up when in 8bpc settings. I am used to having the right vertical displa
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Re: After Effects Color Picker
by chip willis 5 years ago
In the color picker, make sure the radio style button on H is clicked, then all will be normal. In the Hue, Sat, and Brightness section at top. :)
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Stephen Smith liked this 4 months ago
The Most Average Movies of the Past 15 Years: A So-So List
by Scott Roberts 4 months ago
While it's standard to come up with a list of the best films of a time period, and probably even easier to come up with the worst films; it takes a REAL memory to try to come up perfectly horizontal m
Re: The Most Average Movies of the Past 15 Years: A So-So List
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
Good luck finding a phone booth these days :-) Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
What's a good workflow for motion graphics?
by Santita Dwi Putri 3 years ago
Hey everyone, I'm very new to animation, and currently self-training in several Adobe programs. A lot of my projects are motion graphics mixed with video to visualize an audio presentation (think Buzz
Re: What's a good workflow for motion graphics?
by Rob Kennedy 5 months ago
Thanks Stephen. Love a simple answer that gets straight to the point.
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Making still image of trees move like it is windy
by Jason Bullock 6 years ago
I have a still image of trees. I want to create a subtle movement of wind blowing and they are moving. Is it possible to do this Do I need to use the Freeform plug in from Digieffects Thanks!!
Re: Making still image of trees move like it is windy
by Jason Mettler 6 years ago
If the effect just needs to be really subtle you can use liquefy to just barely twist leaves around. Also, bulge can work if used sparingly for leaves that may be moving towards the camera. The tools
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Keylight Hair Noise
by Tamer Aswad 6 months ago
I know this might have been addressed before on this forum, but i read most of the threads , and none of the solutions helped me, If anyone can let me know what is the best way to fix this problem let
Re: Keylight Hair Noise
by Stephen Smith 6 months ago
A better camera is never a bad thing. However, I've keyed plenty of DSLR footage with out any problems. A good light set up goes a long way. For your situation use the Key Cleaner, last time I used it
Film Frame Text
by Jared Hawco 10 months ago
Hi Folks, Does anyone have experience creating text that looks like the text on the side of a film frame Similar to the text on the right side of the image linked below: http: images.creativecow.net u
Re: Film Frame Text
by Stephen Smith 10 months ago
To me it looks like an Arial rounded type font with a yellow drop shadow around it. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Grade Look
by Stephen Smith 11 months ago
Anyone have an idea on how to achieve this look at 16 seconds: https: www.youtube.com watch v=2YOslZNKm-s It has this really cool washed out brown tint look. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check
Re: Grade Look
by Stephen Smith 11 months ago
I'm confused by your reply. I think we have a misunderstanding. The way I read your comment is if you think I'm asking how to achieve that look "IN" 16 seconds. I want to create a simular look to the
iMac ???? 4K????
by Stephen Smith 11 months ago
Can the new iMac handle 4k I was told it can't because it doesn't have Cuda Does that mean if I want to stay with mac I have to get a MacPro to edit RAW 4K in real time Stephen Smith Utah Video Produc
Re: iMac ???? 4K????
by Tero Ahlfors 11 months ago
Depends on the 4K. I can edit compressed 4K with an older iMac (eg. R3D files) easily, not in full quality though. Uncompressed 4K would need some insane disk speeds.
Any advice for setting up easy kinetic type projects?
by Mark Suszko 1 year ago
I may have to do a package of ten short kinetic type pieces in a very short time. I'm trying to come up with some shortcuts and easy setups to make building these simple(r) and fast(er). What I have w
Re: Any advice for setting up easy kinetic type projects?
by Stephen Smith 1 year ago
Thanks for the compliment, let me know if there is any thing else I can do to help. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Reversing After Effects Expression Value
by Scott Horsfall 9 years ago
Quick question here, I'm a little new at After Effects, but here goes. I've got two wings that are set up and rotated opposite values. I want to rotate both wings at the same time to opposite values.
Re: Reversing After Effects Expression Value
by Darby Edelen 9 years ago
Try: -thisComp.layer("Rotation").transform.rotation; =)Darby EdelenLead DesignerLeft Coast DigitalSanta Cruz, CA
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Sony F55
by Stephen Smith 1 year ago
We rented the Sony F55 and the footage looks great. When I bring it into Premiere CC2015 it looks like it is a blown out mess. In Premiere CC2014 same thing except we can right click on the footage in
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
by Mark Suszko 1 year ago
I think they gave away too much in the trailers for this one. But it's an MI movie with Cruise, so, it's going to follow a pretty predictable formula anyhow. Great stunt work, and the caper scenes wer
Re: Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
by Jason Jenkins 1 year ago
Tim Wilson "NINETY THREE PERCENT FRESH, on 178 reviews. Which means that out of those 178 reviews, 163 are positive. That's astonishing. Any arthouse film from the arthouse-iest director would kill f
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Opacity missing
by Stephen Smith 1 year ago
I have updated to CC 2015 and I can't find the opacity any more. I used to be in the timeline and Video Effects window but it is no longer there. Look at my screen grab to see that it isn't in the Vid
Re: Opacity missing
by Stephen Smith 1 year ago
I'm glad to hear that that isn't normal. I have had so many problems with the newest version of CC that I was getting really frustrated. I'll give your two suggestions a go and see what happens. Steph
Short Cut Keys
by Stephen Smith 2 years ago
Here is a cool little graphic for Premiere Pro short cut keys: http: www.setupablogtoday.com adobe-premiere-pro-keyboard-shortcuts-cheat-sheet Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo p
Re: Short Cut Keys
by Stephen Smith 2 years ago
Oh no. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Free-Form Movie Reviews: True Story and Child 44
by Scott Roberts 2 years ago
I actually did end up seeing two new movies in theaters over the weekend, despite what I previously thought, with those two movies being the new Jonah Hill and James Franco comedy True Story, and oh w
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Re: Free-Form Movie Reviews: True Story and Child 44
by Mark Suszko 2 years ago
This is why we can't have nice things.
Timeline
by Stephen Smith 2 years ago
I thought Premiere Pro added a way for the timeline to indicate that a clip has been cut but it is the same clip so there isn't a break in time code Final Cut pro would put two triangles to indicate t
Re: Timeline
by Stephen Smith 2 years ago
Sorry, just figured it out. I needed to check on "Show through edits". Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Video: Color Grading Reel - Benoit Cote - 2014
by Benoit Cote 3 years ago
Color Grading Reel - Benoit Cote - 2014 2014 color grading reel. Edit by Emeline Declerck Music by Jack White - High Ball Stepper cote-b.com watch demo reel
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Re: Color Grading Reel - Benoit Cote - 2014
by Jonathan Beam 1 year ago
Very impressive. Shows the importance of Color Grading to set the mood of a video. Sadly I can't really appreciate your skills vs others, but I can at least appreciate the work. Keep it up!
Video: Color Correction Reel
by Stephen Smith 2 years ago
Color Correction Reel Lone Peak Productions offers high-end color correction, which is often referred to as color grading. This process not only helps beautify the footage but can enhance the over all
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Michael Cox liked this 1 year ago
Golden Globe Reactions?
by Jeff Breuer 2 years ago
Honestly I have not watched much of the Globes in the past. I sat through last night's event and all I could think of was, "Is it always this bad " Here are some thoughts: - That was the worst produce
Re: Golden Globe Reactions?
by Mike Cohen 2 years ago
Stephen Smith "As Stephen stops typing Michael Bay high fives him and then they go outside and blow crap up." Aside from the MTV Movie Awards, is there an awards show which actually rewards this kind
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selling stock footage South Africa
by Paul Nel 2 years ago
I am a South African camera operator with 1600 hours of some of the most dramatic video images captured as a result of my work with the emergency services in this country. The DV footage includes 12 a
Re: selling stock footage South Africa
by Stephen Smith 2 years ago
DV footage is hard to sell but if the content is worth it people will over look that. Some sited to consider: -Pond5 (my favorite and it is very easy to use ) -revostock -shutterstock -istockphoto ( T
Gaining experience in video editing
by John Gutteridge 2 years ago
I'm looking to move into the video editing field and want to expand my portfolio and gain more experience. What are the best ways of finding the opportunities to do this . I don't mind doing video edi
Re: Gaining experience in video editing
by Stephen Smith 2 years ago
The other advantage of an internship is that you will gain valuable contacts that can help you find a job. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Project Files
by Stephen Smith 2 years ago
I'm finally getting around to backing up projects from years ago. I like to keep all of the editing projects files (PPro & AE), RAW files and everything else I would need to jump back into the project
Re: Project Files
by Stephen Smith 2 years ago
That's a pain. Oh well. Thanks for the help, I wanted to make sure I was doing this right. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
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