Creative COWSIGN IN :: ADVERTISING :: ABOUT US :: CONTACT US :: FAQ
Creative COW's LinkedIn GroupCreative COW's Facebook PageCreative COW on TwitterCreative COW's Google+ PageCreative COW on YouTube
Stephen Smith:ActivityAboutLikedPopularFilesStoreVideosImagesPodcasts

COW Leader
Member Since:
March 7th 2005
4735 Posts
100 posts500 posts1000 posts
Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah
Friends:

Abraham Chaffin

Alex Udell

David Roth Weiss

David Scandlyn

dimitris harelis

Fernando Battle

grinner hester

Matt Geier

Mike Park

Patrick Bronte

Robert Mitchell

Ronald Lindeboom

Scott Roberts

Stefani Rice

Stephen Underwood

Thomas Miller
Short Cut Keys
by Stephen Smith 1 week 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
+1
Joe Barta IV liked this 1 week ago
Re: Short Cut Keys
by Stephen Smith 4 days ago
Oh no. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Bad Movies
by Mike Cohen 1 week ago
There is little other way to say it - some movies should not be made. Last night my wife brought home the Fifty Shades of Gray DVD. This movie was so bad. I forced myself to pay attention and just cou
Re: Bad Movies
by Stephen Smith 4 days ago
Where is Scott's A Deadly Adoption review Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Manual Inertia bounce
by Daniel De Silva 1 week ago
Hey guys, I've used the inertia bounce expression in ae for years now and when i came to do it manually, i just couldnt get the same effect. I understand the logic, this is how I would do it: (positio
Re: Manual Inertia bounce
by Stephen Smith 1 week ago
Cool, it sounds like you have the timing right so now play in the Graph Editor and see if that smooths things out. Best of luck. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Keyboard Shortcuts
by Stephen Smith 1 week ago
This is a fun graphic for shortcut keys in After Effects: http: www.setupablogtoday.com 2015-adobe-after-effects-keyboard-shortcuts-cheat-sheet Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo
Re: Keyboard Shortcuts
by Claudio Silva 7 days ago
So nice! Thanks
How they do this effect and what this technique is called?
by Jihad Akoury 3 weeks ago
Hello all, Yesterday I was watching a video about the visual effects in the TV series game of thrones Here s the link http: www.youtube.com watch v=vlaAlH1LVgw&index=13&list=WL I noticed that they oft
Re: How they do this effect and what this technique is called?
by Stephen Smith 1 week ago
The link doesn't seem to work so I can't watch the video. They could have keyed it and just skipped that part of the video. But if something is shot with out a green screen and they need to cut part o
Pecha-Kucha Movie
by Mark Suszko 1 week ago
I've decided that my next presentation at the local pecha-kucha night should be 20 slides and seven minutes about a classic movie people think they know well. Scott and Tim would probably do Godfather
Re: Pecha-Kucha Movie
by Stephen Smith 1 week ago
Jeff I think a lot of people are scared to watch silent films today I agree with that. I think most people don't want to watch movies that where made before they where born. I haven't really seen any
Jurassic World
by Scott Roberts 3 weeks ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=-w-58hQ9dLk To answer your first immediate question: yes, I do own a glow in the dark velociraptor t-shirt. And yes, it will probably sway my judgement in regards to thi
Re: Jurassic World
by Stephen Smith 2 weeks ago
This is a must watch and you have to stick around to the end with the Michael Crichton sound bite: https: www.youtube.com watch v=uvr1xiEaICU&list=PL86F4D497FD3CACCE&index=2 Tim, as for the hamster ba
Puppet warp tool deforming layer too much
by Elsie Starbrook 4 weeks ago
Hey guys, need some help. I'm animating this seal- and I want it to move like it's swimming. I've parented all the layers, changed the rotations, prepared them all but I'm having a lot of trouble with
Re: Puppet warp tool deforming layer too much
by Stephen Smith 4 weeks ago
The puppet tool is applied to a layer. If you do the body the tale won't move with it. So you need to put all of the layers in a group and then add the p tool to it. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productio
Audio processing for effect: "PA" or "intercom" effect
by Eric Chard 1 month ago
Processing some audio inside AE: what I'm trying for is a "NASA"-style voice over, the kinda thing where the flight controller says "We have ignition". What audio effects would work together to accomp
Re: Audio processing for effect: "PA" or "intercom" effect
by Stephen Smith 4 weeks ago
Take a look at this tutorial and probably add some more echo: https: www.youtube.com watch v=rFnx6HWbTaw Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Tomorrowland: "This Ride Is Broken, Sorry".
by Mark Suszko 1 month ago
Brad Bird swings for the fences every time, and connects every time... until now. I am going to blame Lindelof on the script, because the thing LOOKS gorgeous, the Actors are all good actors, but thei
Re: Tomorrowland: "This Ride Is Broken, Sorry".
by Stephen Smith 4 weeks ago
Ha Ha, I love the images you guys are posting. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
2D Character Animation - Arms and Hands
by Jon Farmer 4 weeks ago
Hey everyone! I'm tinkering with a project and would like to make a front facing character raise a hand and wave to the camera...the problem I've run into is the natural rotation of a hand when moving
Re: 2D Character Animation - Arms and Hands
by Stephen Smith 4 weeks ago
I'm not a 100% sure I understand what is going on. Check or uncheck the IK FK check box with the hand. If you posted a video of the problem it would be helpful. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Ch
2d vector like animations - Tutorials please!!
by Adam Frimer 2 months ago
I recentley came across a pack that you can download from videohive titled 2d effects pack... i would love to find a tutorial or someone who can explain the process of making such an effect someone i
Re: 2d vector like animations - Tutorials please!!
by Stephen Smith 4 weeks ago
To me it looks like it was most likely built with Trapcode Particular. Here is a tutorial that may help....I have never watched it so here it is: https: www.youtube.com watch v=25LhGggJKfo Me personal
Animation vs Apple ProRes 4444?
by Brenden Younan 1 month ago
Hello, For outputting alpha graphics, what codec is the best option Animation or Apple ProRes 4444 Thank you.
Re: Animation vs Apple ProRes 4444?
by Stephen Smith 4 weeks ago
You should check out this tutorial on Live Text templates in PPro: https: helpx.adobe.com after-effects how-to create-animated-text-titles.html Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo
Truly Outrageous
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
After a successful kickstarter fundraising round, this remake of an 80's cartoon show is now a movie. In which Juliette Lewis is apparently the Devil, and the plot is "Faust Times" at Ridgemont High h
Re: Truly Outrageous
by Stephen Smith 2 months ago
Scott I have never seen or heard of Jem and the Holograms That would be because it is a show aimed at girls and it started airing in 1985. I only know about it because my wife watched it as a kid and
Ranking all the Characters in Avengers: Age of Ultron
by Scott Roberts 2 months ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=JAUoeqvedMo Since this was such a huge movie that surpassed all reason and logic for normal movie reviewing, and since there's so many characters involved, I thought tha
Re: Ranking all the Characters in Avengers: Age of Ultron
by Stephen Smith 2 months ago
Mike Ask the guy who used a Grass Valley switcher to fire the Death Star main gun. And that is why I don't support Grass Valley, the amount of lives lost to their switcher. Stephen Smith Utah Video P
Free-Form Movie Reviews: True Story and Child 44
by Scott Roberts 2 months 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
+1
Stephen Smith liked this 2 months ago
Re: Free-Form Movie Reviews: True Story and Child 44
by Mark Suszko 2 months ago
This is why we can't have nice things.
Timeline
by Stephen Smith 3 months 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 3 months ago
Sorry, just figured it out. I needed to check on "Show through edits". Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
After Effects Tutorial - Mask Tracking
by Ruan Lotter 5 months ago
Not many people know about this awesome feature - Track your masks in AE CC! http: www.youtube.com watch v=18zCptnxrYw Thanks for watching! Ruan http: www.tunnelviziontv.net
Re: After Effects Tutorial - Mask Tracking
by Stephen Smith 5 months ago
That is really cool! Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Continuous shot editing?
by chris elliott 5 months ago
Hello everyone, I have been trying to figure out how to do this for a while. I came across a video that perfectly describes what I am trying to accomplish. Watch the video below and watch the transiti
Re: Continuous shot editing?
by Stephen Smith 5 months ago
This is how I would do it. Shoot the two shoots. For the 2nd shoot hold on the sky for a while before the camera pans down. Or for extra points pan the camera up hold and then pan down to end shot. Th
Video: Color Grading Reel - Benoit Cote - 2014
by Benoit Cote 1 year 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
+30
Stephen Smith liked this 5 months ago
Re: Color Grading Reel - Benoit Cote - 2014
by Bibin Paul Samuel 2 months ago
Amazing! Especially the last part was mind blowing! Bibin Paul Samuel Film Editor
Video: Color Correction Reel
by Stephen Smith 5 months 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
[2D Animation]Up & Down Head Turn from an already composed left and right head turn.
by Roberto Mata 7 months ago
Hello, I'm building a rig for a character's head turn in After Effects. I've just completed the left to right head turn (20 frames) and it's ready for time remap, but now I want to create an up and do
Re: [2D Animation]Up & Down Head Turn from an already composed left and right head turn.
by Stephen Smith 5 months ago
I hope this will be of help: https: www.youtube.com watch v=Ojv3XJBrXhs Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
+1
MacDonalds 2015 commerical
by Pat Bray 6 months ago
Hi, I wondered what would be the best way to create some of the 3D feel of MacDonalds new illustrated commercial by Leo Burnett For example when the dog's head turns and the cat at the end: http: adag
Re: MacDonalds 2015 commerical
by Stephen Smith 5 months ago
Here is another tutorial with the same idea: https: www.youtube.com watch v=Ojv3XJBrXhs Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Golden Globe Reactions?
by Jeff Breuer 6 months 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 6 months 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
+1
Stephen Smith liked this 6 months ago
selling stock footage South Africa
by Paul Nel 7 months 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 6 months 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 7 months 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 6 months 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
Tracking
by Dennis Piilgard 7 months ago
Hi, ng I'm just starting to learn tracking and I have tryed using the warp stabilizer together with both 3D camera tracking and regular motion track. The thing is, that the shot is perfectly smooth af
Re: Tracking
by Stephen Smith 7 months ago
Best of luck. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Making the screen go through a non-round tunnel
by John Smith 7 months ago
Last week I saw a clip that the screen go though a tunnel like this one: I really don't know how they did it, I also read the tutorial how to make the tunnel but they are all round shaped, not like th
Re: Making the screen go through a non-round tunnel
by Stephen Smith 7 months ago
Two thoughts: - - Build your shape and then duplicate it. Change the duplicates Z position so each shape has distance between them. Add a camera and then animate it though the line of shapes. So shape
School project, Apple fan.
by Juan Karlo de Guzman 7 months ago
Hi, I have this school project, I hope I can somewhat imitate this video http: www.youtube.com watch v=VpZmIiIXuZ0 and hopefully, I can get the soundtrack as well. I don't know if I should use Apple M
Re: School project, Apple fan.
by Stephen Smith 7 months ago
Apple Motion is a great program that can do amazing things for an insanely low price. That being said, if you are a student hoping to do Motion Graphics for a living you need to realize that After Eff
Optical Illusion / Filter Photoshop Insane
by Alberto Gomez 9 months ago
Hello can some one help me figure out how these two images were made I have beeb trying all stock effects and nothing has worked. If you download the photo it seems animated when scrolling and zooming
Re: Optical Illusion / Filter Photoshop Insane
by Stephen Smith 7 months ago
People don't like to download a file to see what it is to help someone on a forum in case it is a virus. If you click on the icon with the still camera image (image uploader) it will let you embed you
Project Files
by Stephen Smith 7 months 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 7 months 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
Can you unlock the master timeline?
by Bruce Goodman 3 years ago
I performed an auto scene detect on a project that did not have an edl. Some of the scene changes were not detected. The manual states "if the scene detector missed a cut, you can use the Split Clip c
Re: Can you unlock the master timeline?
by Stephen Smith 8 months ago
Sorry for the delayed response, I've been working 13 hour days and ready to fall over. The new editing timeline in 11 has made it so I haven't run into this problem anymore. Have you tried clicking on
Anyone else use Videoblocks?
by Tim Stonesifer 9 months ago
I've been a faithful fan of Videoblocks.com. They offer a nice selection of stock footage, motion backgrounds, AE templates, music, and SFX for a very low price. However, recently I've come to realize
Re: Anyone else use Videoblocks?
by Stephen Smith 9 months ago
I'm sure most of there stock footage comes from third party shooters who can do what they want with their footage. This is normal for stock sites. If you contribute stock footage for a site such as Po
Stock Music Reccomendations
by Taylor Shain 9 months ago
Hey, I'm just curious to see if anyone has any great stock music music liscening recommendations I've found themusicbed to be the best in terms of quality (But I'm not sure if that counts as stock mus
Re: Stock Music Reccomendations
by Stephen Smith 9 months ago
audio jungle Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Errors in random frames of JPEG sequence
by Sam Baker 9 months ago
I'm experimenting with the time lapse technique for school Photography class, using Ae CC on Windows 8.1 to string the 120 JPEGS together to create a 4 second experiment of light trails of cars. Howev
Re: Errors in random frames of JPEG sequence
by Stephen Smith 9 months ago
After you shut down your machine and turned it back on is it still doing it Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Time-Lapse
by Stephen Smith 1 year ago
Just completed a fun Time-Lapse video that I thought turned out good, I hope you enjoy: http: vimeo.com 91439067#comment_11480226 I just purchased a 9 stop filter for the day time stuff, any other tip
Re: Time-Lapse
by Stephen Smith 10 months ago
Cool, thanks. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
by Scott Roberts 11 months ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=dwXFsrp6WBs Premise: The Ninja Turtles are back! And so are weird expectations and nostalgic disappointment; two of the worst villains the Turtles have ever had to fight
+1
Stephen Smith liked this 11 months ago
Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
by Stephen Smith 6 months ago
Also forgot to point out. The opening felt like I was watching Fruit Ninja the movie. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Dancing Grain on Greenscreen Keylight Footage
by Sascha Engel 11 months ago
Hi Everybody, Following problem: I have a Photo Frame with a green screen tissue inside. There is little Iron hooks going over the lower part of the frame (see video Sample). This hooks make a shadow
Re: Dancing Grain on Greenscreen Keylight Footage
by Stephen Smith 11 months ago
Dang, that isn't good that it didn't work. If you have to go the masking route you can then add shadows back in with color mattes. Sorry about the bad news. Hopefully someone has a better idea then mi
3D camera tracker
by Stephen Smith 11 months ago
I'm having the worst luck ever. I have a few shots of buildings with angles similar to this one: I did a 3D camera tracker and added text so the text will look like it is attached to the building. The
Re: 3D camera tracker
by Stephen Smith 11 months ago
Because the shots dollys and the camera rotates the 3D Tracker is best. I found this great tutorial on Lynda.com that had the answer I was looking for: http: www.lynda.com After-Effects-tutorials VFX-
I need assistance, ASAP!
by Nikola Petrovic 11 months ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=meTdM1sUkc8 From 0:27 to 1:17, what type of animation is it Is it hard to make And can it be made in programs as AE Thanks!
Re: I need assistance, ASAP!
by Stephen Smith 11 months ago
There is a lot going on in that video. I'm assuming you are asking about animating the characters, if so this will help: http: motional.net learn afx 2d-character-animation-after-effects Stephen Smith


FORUMSTUTORIALSFEATURESVIDEOSPODCASTSEVENTSSERVICESJOBSNEWSLETTERNEWSBLOGS
LinkedInFacebookTwitter
© 2015 CreativeCOW.net All rights are reserved. - Privacy Policy

[Top]