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2nd monitor stopped displaying
by Stephen Smith 3 weeks ago
I installed a 2nd computer monitor today. I went to Preferences, Playback and checked the 2nd monitor. Everything worked great. Now all of the sudden it doesn't show up anymore. I shut down my compute
Re: 2nd monitor stopped displaying
by Stephen Smith 1 day ago
Apple had me reset the NVRAM. What will happen now while working in Premier or After Effects the video will play on the 2nd monitor. A few times a day, when I hide or close the program my 2nd screen i
What is this transition and how do I achieve it? Might be some zoom, split, and twitch one.
by Justin Dillihay 2 days ago
It's the effect transitions that the WWE used for their Royal Rumble 2017 graphics. This is the intro for the show. I would love to know, for one, how to do the letter-by-letter reveal of "The Road To
Re: What is this transition and how do I achieve it? Might be some zoom, split, and twitch one.
by Stephen Smith 1 day ago
For the very first video, a lot of it would be by changing the text for each few frames. Unfortunately there isn't a special filter that will build that for you. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions C
Text Slam/Smash effect?
by Aaron Wolski 3 days ago
Hey guys, Fairly new to after effects and thought I'd start with something simple but its turning out to not be so simple lol I'm looking to recreate this effect: http: www.motionelements.com after-ef
Re: Text Slam/Smash effect?
by Stephen Smith 1 day ago
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Netflix Originals
by Mike Cohen 2 months 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 watched A Series of Unfortunate Events and really liked it. The first episode is hard to get through because it really only sets the whole series up. Once we figured out that every two episodes is o
Doc's on directing actors
by Bob Cole 2 weeks ago
It's time to learn something from the masters. I'm looking for rec's for doc's which show great directors at work with actors. For example, I vaguely recall a documentary which features Ingmar Bergman
Re: Doc's on directing actors
by Stephen Smith 2 weeks ago
I liked the behind the scenes feature that came on the North by NorthWest DVD. It was interesting to see how Alfred Hitchcock approached directing. One actor was frustrated that he never got any direc
After Effects Explosion
by Emori Smith 3 weeks ago
I am getting ready to shoot an action scene for a feature film. I need to know how to shoot it to allow for some effects work later. My questions are: 1. Can you FX a distant explosion outside and thr
Re: After Effects Explosion
by Stephen Smith 3 weeks ago
I would check out this website's tutorials: http: www.videocopilot.net For explosions and stuff I would check out this product: https: www.videocopilot.net products action2 . Plus it comes with some c
A Monster Calls - Patriots Day - Live By Night - Split - The Founder
by Scott Roberts 3 weeks ago
January was busy! ...And I also saw five movies. https: www.youtube.com watch v=R2Xbo-irtBA A MONSTER CALLS What is this The 2017 movie year got started off on a fun note about a... ...Oh, wait, I'm l
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Re: A Monster Calls - Patriots Day - Live By Night - Split - The Founder
by Stephen Smith 3 weeks ago
At the End of the Founder did they say that every character in the movie was real except for Tommy and Kroc Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
mtm, RIP
by Mark Suszko 4 weeks ago
She had spunk. https: www.youtube.com watch v=etyO7T6WGwU
Re: mtm, RIP
by Stephen Smith 4 weeks ago
She really did. I loved the Mary Tyler Moore Show. My favorite episode is when Mary invites Lou ( Here Boss at a new room) to be a guest speaker in front of her journalism class. Lou talks about how y
Fingerprint Face Effect
by Harper Sherman 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 Joseph Owens 4 weeks ago
Marc Wielage "The problems occur when the lighting doesn't match at all" Marc Wielage "there's all kinds of looks floating around out there, particularly the trend for very "steely" blue looks or the
Power Grades
by Stephen Smith 1 month 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 1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago
Happy to help. Best of luck. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Yet another test
by Stephen Smith 1 month ago
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How to keyframe in this tutorial
by Jules Furness 1 month 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 month 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
Movie trailers changing the movie
by Stephen Smith 2 months 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 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago
Happy to help. Best of luck. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Test
by Stephen Smith 2 months ago
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Re: Test
by Dan Haskini 2 months ago
test bold
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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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 6 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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Film Frame Text
by Jared Hawco 11 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 11 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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
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.
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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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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