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Marvel's Daredevil
by Stephen Smith 4 weeks ago
Anyone excited for Marvel's Daredevil on Netflix I really haven't heard a hole lot of hype for this, but I really didn't hear anything on Marco Polo either and Netflix claims it was a major success so
Re: Marvel's Daredevil
by Stephen Smith 5 days ago
I can't believe I'm the only one on this forum watching the show. It just got renewed for a second season. Plus, Netflix stock has been killing it the last two quarters due to increased subscribers. I
Free-Form Movie Reviews: True Story and Child 44
by Scott Roberts 6 days 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 Stephen Smith 6 days ago
I want more paint pictures in your reviews!!!! Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Furious 7: The Most Furious of The Fast Movies
by Scott Roberts 3 weeks ago
https: www.youtube.com watch v=yISKeT6sDOg I did *not* particularly enjoy the last movie in this franchise. I thought the action scenes were long and fatiguing, I thought the plot made no sense, and I
Re: Furious 7: The Most Furious of The Fast Movies
by Stephen Smith 2 weeks ago
I loved Fast 5 and enjoyed this film as well. First off, this movie adds a nitro turbo boost to "logic flaws" and that is what the Fast and Furious franchise is. You go to a Fast and Furious movie to
April 1
by Stephen Smith 4 weeks ago
It's April 1st again. Redbox sent out a nice e-mail announcing their new Pet Box so your pet can rent movies to. Here is a link to see the newest pet titles: http: www.redbox.com petbox CID=EM:37312&e
Timeline
by Stephen Smith 1 month 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 1 month ago
Sorry, just figured it out. I needed to check on "Show through edits". Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Judging the Movies That I Don't Want to See in Theaters Right Now
by Scott Roberts 1 month ago
I didn't see any new movies over this past weekend, probably because everything looked terrible. So in the spirit of how a lot of people seemed to dump all over Chappie without even seeing it (even th
Re: Judging the Movies That I Don't Want to See in Theaters Right Now
by Stephen Smith 1 month ago
Scott Cinderella remake ...Oh, it made $70 million Ticket sales may only be half of the revenue that Disney earns, however. "For every dollar Disney generates in the box office, they generate an addi
After Effects Tutorial - Mask Tracking
by Ruan Lotter 3 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 2 months ago
That is really cool! Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Continuous shot editing?
by chris elliott 3 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 3 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 11 months 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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@suresh menon
by Benoit Cote 4 months ago
Hi Suresh, Please send me an email at info@cote-b.com Thanks! Benoit Cote Colorist www.lacavalerie.ca www.cote-b.com MacPro 5.1 2x2,6 24GB 36TB EditShare Quadro 4000 + GTX 780 x3 Cubix Desktop 4 Extre
Video: Color Correction Reel
by Stephen Smith 3 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 4 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 3 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
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MacDonalds 2015 commerical
by Pat Bray 4 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 3 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 3 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 3 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
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How to do that effect butterflies flying as particles in Trapcode Particular
by nikaway melo 4 months ago
Hello! I want convert my logo to butterflies flying like that video: https: www.youtube.com watch v=pnVriuHRUhc How I use a video butterflies flying as particles I have Trapcode Particular Plugin in M
Re: How to do that effect butterflies flying as particles in Trapcode Particular
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
Why not just by the template Here is a free preset that will get you started: http: people.redgiant.com explore presetdetail.aspx presetid=838 Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo p
selling stock footage South Africa
by Paul Nel 5 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 4 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 5 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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
Idea how to connect both shots
by Bob Tanner 5 months ago
I have two shots that I filmed. I printed out a screenshot of the video and had the actor hold up the photo frame and the camera slowly rolls into him. The next shot is the actual video, How would I s
Re: Idea how to connect both shots
by Stephen Smith 5 months ago
It may make the transition more seamless if you place the real photo in the frame. So you don't have to line up the real photo with the one you want to add digitally. This can be done with the 3D trac
Any specific tutorials available?
by Rahul Sheth 5 months ago
Guys, I would like to know is any of below after effects available 1. Is there anyway I can that effect before logo appears in the I have attached. I know behind background is underwater effect but I
Re: Any specific tutorials available?
by Stephen Smith 5 months ago
Can you tell me the time in the video that you are talking about The video is almost 11 minutes long. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
School project, Apple fan.
by Juan Karlo de Guzman 5 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 5 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
How to create something like that
by Ruslan Mitiaiev 5 months ago
I was wondering if someone knows how to create something like that : http: videohive.net item mystic-wolf-reveal 7735198 WT.oss_phrase=mystic&WT.oss_rank=6&WT.z_author=Voxyde&WT.ac=search_list Was thi
Re: How to create something like that
by Stephen Smith 5 months ago
Take a look at these tutorials: https: www.videocopilot.net tutorials speed_particles https: www.videocopilot.net tutorials shatterize Or you can play with the CC Ball Action Filter Trapcode Form is a
Animated Heat Lines
by Josh Dekay 5 months ago
Hi there - newer to AE here. I'm looking to animate the 3 heat lines for an icon - a minimalistic effect nothing fancy. My first thought was to create long wavy lines, then mask them and simply slide
Re: Animated heat lines
by Stephen Smith 5 months ago
Sounds great Josh. You'll have to share a Vimeo link when you are done. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Optical Illusion / Filter Photoshop Insane
by Alberto Gomez 7 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 7 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 6 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 6 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 6 months ago
audio jungle Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Errors in random frames of JPEG sequence
by Sam Baker 7 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 6 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 7 months ago
Cool, thanks. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
by Scott Roberts 8 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
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Re: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
by Stephen Smith 4 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 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 9 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 9 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
Video: Blur Test
by Stephen Smith 9 months ago
Blur Test Blur Sample watch instructional
Looks
by Stephen Smith 9 months ago
I'm looking for some inspiration on different looks. Any suggestions on great sites with examples or tutorials I found the following tutorial to be really cool: https: vimeo.com 65617394 Stephen Smith
Re: Looks
by Sascha Haber 9 months ago
The Resolve presets are a good starting point to understand how to get drastic looks and when to use them and when to avoid. I would get 10 totally different clips and apply the same preset.. You will
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Motion 4 compatible with Adobe Premiere CC?
by Peter Marsay 9 months ago
Hello, I work with Motion 4 graphics in FCP7... hoping to switch to Adobe Premiere CC sometime soon, but ideally don't want to have to rebuild my graphics from scratch. So the question is, does anyone
Re: Motion 4 compatible with Adobe Premiere CC?
by Stephen Smith 9 months ago
Robin Actually, AD would be of no use, since it doesn't do Motion files, never has. Did you click on the link I posted It says, "Translating a sequence from an Avid or Final Cut Pro 7 editing system,
unable to copy and paste keyframes
by Aurelia Fenia 10 months ago
i know that if i want to copy an effects from a layer to another layer it could be done simply by copy and paste the keyframes. i haven't use my ae for months and now i tried to copy and paste like i
Re: unable to copy and paste keyframes
by Stephen Smith 10 months ago
The way I understand it is: The reason it won't work is because it requires an Animator which is not part of the text by default. When you add a preset it adds the Animator. So, instead of copying the
Free Digital Firework Effects!
by Aaron Sorensen 10 months ago
Hey friends! created some digital firework effects! Enjoy! http: www.vfxcentral.net fireworks -Aaron
Re: Free Digital Firework Effects!
by Stephen Smith 10 months ago
That was a fun idea with the objects exploding. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Music for Motion Graphic Intro
by Spencer Tycksen 10 months ago
I have a ten second or so motion graphic logo intro that I made for a video I'm working on. I have two questions: 1. Where can I find a library of music options that would accompany such a piece 2. Wh
Re: Music for Motion Graphic Intro
by Stephen Smith 10 months ago
Audiojungle.net is a great place to look. They call them Logos or Idents: http: audiojungle.net popular_item by_category category=logos-idents Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo p
I`d like to make my actor reel Widescreen and/or HD...
by Alan Knight 12 months ago
Hi guys, I m putting together my actor demo reel and the majority of footage I have is 720x480. Dissappointing because I want to make my reel look modern. I would like to make the reel HD, or at least
Re: I`d like to make my actor reel Widescreen and/or HD...
by Stephen Smith 10 months ago
Alan, I would make it HD. Now you need to decide if you are going to keep your SD (720 by 480) footage a square and leave black on the sides or zoom in to make it look 16 x 9. Depending on how the sho
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