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Camera / Null Object - Workflow for Multiple Movements
by Sam Miles 1 week ago
Hey guys, I am making a 2 minute long explainer video in after effects with the odd camera zoom or movement here and there. The main thing I cant seem to figure out is should i just use one camera ove
Re: Camera / Null Object - Workflow for Multiple Movements
by Stephen Smith 1 week ago
Thanks for the compliment on the transitions being seamless. The obvious one is when the camera goes into the train windshield. When we go from 300 miles to the car driving that is another one. I over
Rotoscoping / Keying out twigs (Use a Track Matte?)
by Cesar Vargas 1 week ago
m working on a clip that is about 2minutes long, and has a face behind a bunch of twigs and branches, and I need to blur the face out. I was wondering what techniques you guys would do in order to kee
Re: Rotoscoping / Keying out twigs (Use a Track Matte?)
by Stephen Smith 1 week ago
Cesar, Thanks for the kind word about my webpage. As for the 3D track. I thought you wanted to just get the person out of the shot. I was going to suggest doing a 3D track and placing additional branc
Animation stops in between 2 keyframes...
by Richard Garabedain 1 week ago
Its one of the stranger glitches to have happened to me. I purged the memory cleaned the disk cache, restarted after effects, restarted the computer, and i tried rendering png sequences and I tried re
Re: Animation stops in between 2 keyframes...
by Stephen Smith 1 week ago
Have you looked at the cameras keyframes to see if you accidentally have two right next to each other Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Move through a picture | the boy stays in the picture | parallax
by jan jansen 2 weeks ago
So I'm trying to understand the 2.5d effect and I think I got it down however I stumble across one thing that I can't seem to figure out. The idea is the following: I zoomed in a lot. When zooming out
Re: Move through a picture | the boy stays in the picture | parallax
by Stephen Smith 1 week ago
Take a look at Camera Projection. Take a look at these tutorials: http: www.videocopilot.net tutorials 3d_camera_projection_2 http: www.videocopilot.net tutorials submerged Stephen Smith Utah Video Pr
Editors Job - Relinking Media
by Vishal Handa 2 weeks ago
Hey there, My first post here. This may seem like a very simple question, but whose job is it to relink all the full resolution media when the timeline will be going to a colourist to colour grade. Is
Re: Editors Job - Relinking Media
by Stephen Smith 1 week ago
Sounds like this is a conversation you should have with your colorist. If they quoted a rate on the expectation of not linking footage then you'll need to pay them more if you don't want to do it. Ple
After effects animation with dots
by Holly Smith 2 weeks ago
I have an animation with dots brought in from illustrator I m unable to create the dots individually or with a repeater witching after effects because of brand reasons. How would I go about animating
Re: After effects animation with dots
by Stephen Smith 2 weeks ago
If you want dots to move along a path it is easy to create in After Effects. Use the pen tool to create your path line. It will create a shape. In the shape layer, Contents, Shape: disable the Fill ch
L'Eggo My Eggo
by Stephen Smith 2 weeks ago
I loved the first session of Stranger Things and was worried the 2nd session wouldn't be able to hold up to the last one. I'm happy to say that I really loved it. I have to say, I see a Saturday Night
Re: L'Eggo My Eggo
by Stephen Smith 2 weeks ago
I forgot to add, any idea on how much KFC paid for product placement Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
How to make smooth camera movements without stops between keyframe?
by Nicolas Chausson 2 weeks ago
Hello, I look for a tutorial or a way to make a smooth camera movement in AE. I got a camera that I want it to go from an A point to a B point with a deceleration at the approach of B, but not a stop
Re: How to make smooth camera movements without stops between keyframe?
by Stephen Smith 2 weeks ago
I would build a camera rig. Basically, you attach multiple null layers to the camera. You then animate the camera by adding keyframes to the null layer and not the camera. Because of this you can have
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
by Stephen Smith 2 weeks ago
I really liked Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. I loved the Rock and Kevin Hart in Central Intelligence and thought they played off of each other really well again. I had to laugh at a stupid comment f
Re: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
by Chris Wright 2 weeks ago
music is great, everyone looked like they had fun, it shows. shot in oahu.
Star Wars The Last Jedi
by Mark Suszko 4 weeks ago
Spoiler-free review: Better than the last one, it does a decent job at its main task of wrapping up the plotlines of the original cast leads and setting - or re-setting - the stage to continue forward
Re: Star Wars The Last Jedi
by Stephen Smith 2 weeks ago
I enjoyed the film but didn't like it enough to want to see it again. Also, I thought the salt flats scene with the red below the white salt was really cool to look at...but I give it minus 1 star for
Importing RED Source Settings from Premiere to After Effects
by Adam Rosenberg 4 months ago
I have an edit in Premiere consisting of R3D files. I've used the RED Source Settings in Premiere to adjust the color. When I right click Replace With After Effects Composition, the RED Source Setting
Re: Importing RED Source Settings from Premiere to After Effects
by Stephen Smith 2 months ago
Check out Lumetri, it allows you to apply Luts and is almost all of the other color tools rolled into 1 effect. It should be able to do everything you want. As for RCX, you will have to export out a n
Spiderman Homecoming
by Mark Suszko 6 months ago
The best since, and perhaps in some ways, better than Raimi MGuire's first one. Smoothly and seamlessly updated in subtle ways, I was impressed by the well-developed villain, miles away from the corny
Re: Spiderman Homecoming
by Stephen Smith 3 months ago
Ha Ha: https: www.youtube.com watch v=hjuHNdEgN30&feature=youtu.be Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Sluggish Premiere
by Stephen Smith 3 months ago
Strangest thing. I have a maxed out iMac. I have edited a lot of 8k projects just fine. I have an HD sequence with a mix of 4k and HD footage. (The clips where provided to me so I don't know what they
Four Months Worth of Movie GIF Reactions
by Scott Roberts 4 months ago
I've been somewhat absent from this beloved forum for a good chunk of this year, which makes me sad! Life has decided to become exceptionally busy for me in every way. From buying a new house and doin
Re: Four Months Worth of Movie GIF Reactions
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
Looks like I didn't post the Gif right. Sorry, here it is: Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
gif test
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
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The Founder
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
The founder is about the "founder" of McDonald's. I knew Ray Kroc founded McDonald's and that is about all I knew about him. This film is about Ray Kroc and the McDonalds brothers and why it is called
Re: The Founder
by Mark Suszko 4 months ago
For those Midwesterners of a certain age, your early teen money-making and character-building opportunities were: walking beans and de-tasseling corn, if you live out in the hinterlands.... or, workin
documentary showreel / demo reel
by Tommy Hollander 6 months ago
I look forward to the reactions (or not ) on my new documentary showreel showreel https: youtu.be YJa1Lvn0ID4
Re: documentary showreel / demo reel
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
I thought it was a great reel. I felt like I didn't know anything about any of the documentaries you had in your reel by the time I finished watching it. I think it would be better if you removed half
Anybody here selling stock footage? Either as a sideline or a main business....
by Tim Wilson 9 months ago
I'm just curious about this. It's been a while since we've talked about it here, and I know that business has changed for a lot of you over the years, so just laying it out there. Anybody selling foot
Re: Anybody here selling stock footage? Either as a sideline or a main business....
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
Occasionally sites like Pond5 and iStock photo e-mail out lists to contributors the terms that are the most searched. At the bottom of https: www.pond5.com they have a list of some of their most searc
create a professional animated marketing video
by Joe Clark 4 months ago
Hello, I am looking to create a Animated Product Marketing video that uses the same as this video How to use your taste card - YouTube I would like to be able to so the 3d shots with roadmap style mov
Re: create a professional animated marketing video
by Stephen Smith 4 months ago
The link to the video isn't attached. But based on the description, After Effects can do it. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Dunkirk
by Mike Cohen 6 months ago
Chris Nolan has a pretty successful track record of hit movies. I now wish I had seen all of the Batman films in the theater. Inception and Interstellar were mind trips on the big screen. Dunkirk is h
Re: Dunkirk
by Stephen Smith 5 months ago
I really liked this movie and I'm glad I was able to see it on the IMAX before it was too late. I really liked how they structured the story, I can't get into it because it will ruin part of the movie
Motion Graphics Reel
by Jimmy Reynolds 7 months ago
Looking for freelance work mainly in Ireland but can work remotely. Specializing in After Effects, Flash, Photoshop. 13 years of experience in animation for TV and high end corporate graphics. https:
Re: Motion Graphics Reel
by Stephen Smith 5 months ago
You have some great work but this reel is way too long. I would shorten it to a minute - minute thirty. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Still can't post / get activated on REDUSER
by Zac Gaetano 5 months ago
Hey all , saw a similar post on CC about this, but I'm having trouble getting on REDUSER, theres a Scarlet-Dragon package that I would really like to put an offer in for but I'm unable to post or even
Re: Still can't post / get activated on REDUSER
by Stephen Smith 5 months ago
Contact the RED Bomb Squad: https: support.red.com hc en-us Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Why so many .R3D files for the same clip?
by Nick McCoy 3 years ago
OK, I know I'm late to the RED bandwagon here, but it wasn't until recently that I actually got some work that required editing footage shot on a RED camera. The client handed me a hard drive containi
Re: Why so many .R3D files for the same clip?
by Stephen Smith 5 months ago
Oki is correct, it is strictly FAT-32. Here is the way around it in Premiere: Go the the Media Browser, find your RED footage, let the clips populate once you selected the folder with the footage. Dep
Newbie to archiving with LTO tapes. I need a clear explanation and advice.
by jack wormell 6 years ago
Hi There I work for a small production company, I'm in charge of media management and workflow. We are building up a large quantity of external hard drives and with continuing commissions for projects
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Re: Newbie to archiving with LTO tapes. I need a clear explanation and advice.
by Stephen Smith 6 months ago
Since this thread is from 2012 I'm hoping there are some new and exciting options for Mac users. Any recommendations on LTO drives and software for an iMac user Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Ch
Hilo Sizzle Reel 2017
by Tim Kline 9 months ago
Just Wrapped up our video production footage into this demo reel for 2017. Please add comment. Not sure I like the overlay but wanted to keep it simple. Can also view it on the full WebPage:  htt
Re: Hilo Sizzle Reel 2017
by Stephen Smith 8 months ago
Best of luck, you have shot some really good stuff! Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Find clips
by Stephen Smith 9 months ago
From the Bin is there a way to select a clip to see it in a timeline Or if it is in multiple timelines Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Re: Find clips
by Stephen Smith 8 months ago
Andy, Right on! What a great trick. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Bin question
by Stephen Smith 9 months ago
Is there a way in the bin to show clips used in timeline like you can in After Effects In After Effects it will put a check mark by the clip if it is being used. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions C
Re: Bin question
by Daniel Waldron 9 months ago
If you view in the icon view, there will be a little blue film strip in the corner if the clip is used. Click on the icon to see (and even jump to) exactly where it is used.
What to include in Editing Reel?
by Bobby Hall 2 years ago
I've edited four music videos, a feature (drama), and a short (comedy). Is it good to include parts of all of them I wanted to include a couple scenes from the feature and one from the short, but I wa
Re: What to include in Editing Reel?
by Stephen Smith 10 months ago
What is in your reel tells people what you do best and you are more likely to get the same type of work that is in your reel. If you want to do more music videos then I would include it. Stephen Smith
Corey A. Machado | Video Editor Demo Reel (2016)
by Corey Machado 1 year ago
Hey guys check out my demo reel. I would love to hear your feedback. 2016 has been a crazy year. Can't wait to continue to create new content and work with more and more brands. https: www.youtube.com
Re: Corey A. Machado | Video Editor Demo Reel (2016)
by Stephen Smith 10 months ago
The title says it is an editing reel but it felt like an everything you do reel. If it is an editing reel then it should never be a montage. That only shows me that you can edit a montage. It should b
Sean Kalra | VFX Reel | 2016
by Sean Kalra 1 year ago
My visual effects demo reel: https: vimeo.com 191119085
Re: Sean Kalra | VFX Reel | 2016
by Stephen Smith 10 months ago
Cool stuff, I liked when you would show the before and after. What VFX did you do for Wayward Pines Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Fades become clunky when uploaded
by Robert Gilbert 11 months ago
Please, could anyone tell me why my fades (transitions) are corrupted when uploaded to YT Personally, I love slow fades and crossfades, but with Premiere Pro they never looked that great in the export
Re: Fades become clunky when uploaded
by Stephen Smith 10 months ago
It says the video is private. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Hashmukh Kerai Motion Design Showreel
by Hashmukh Kerai 10 months ago
Hashmukh Kerai 2017 Motion Graphics Showreel. Check out my full portfolio over at hashmukh.com. Contact me at hashmukh@kerai.org for enquires. <iframe src="https: player.vimeo.com video 208029626"
Re: Hashmukh Kerai Motion Design Showreel
by Stephen Smith 10 months ago
Overall I thought the reel was really good. I liked the music and pacing. However, it felt like you held on the opening shot way too long. Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Commercials and royalty free videos.
by oscar de la calle 10 months ago
Hi everyone, I m doing an academic work and I wonder if someone knows about commercials in which all the edit material are from video libraries. Thanks!
Re: Commercials and royalty free videos.
by Stephen Smith 10 months ago
Are you asking about where to find footage stock footage Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
RED features
by Stephen Smith 10 months ago
I just learned that you can eject media by holding down the two little black buttons between the record button on the front of the camera. I love that since you could accidentally format the card whil
Re: RED features
by Eric Santiago 10 months ago
There are a ton of things my Scarlet does that I love However, on set, once you run a loaded card through multi backups, love the delete all files in SSD (manually of course) cause once loaded into ca
Red Epic footage on my mid-2010 iMac
by Zak Scott 2 years ago
Hey there, First time editing with 4K. I need to edit Red Epic footage on mid-2010 iMac i3. It will be a 15 minute narrative film without any graphics. My specs are: Processor: 3.2 GHz Intel Core i3 M
Re: Red Epic footage on my mid-2010 iMac
by Stephen Smith 10 months ago
Zak, How did things work out for you What program are you editing in Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Red footage color grade workflow
by Harrison Gruber 1 year ago
Hey All! I just completed editing an ad using the RAW 6k files I got. What do colorists prefer to work with file format wise I know with Resolve there is some color space information advantage that co
Re: Red footage color grade workflow
by Stephen Smith 10 months ago
I prefer to color correct the RAW files in Resolve. It requires less work on my part and looks great. But if they ask for ProRes 4444 it sounds like you don't have a choice. Stephen Smith Utah Video P
Another 4k Red footage workflow question.
by Johnny Smith 1 year ago
Hey fam, Just directed a low budget music video shot in 4K on a Red Epic ( dragon ). What I got today: 285gb of R3D files. I'm working with an older 3,1 MacPro tower ( not book ) that's been recently
Re: Another 4k Red footage workflow question.
by Stephen Smith 10 months ago
Why are you unwilling to upgrade FCP or move on to a different editing program like Adobe Premiere Pro Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
ProRes with Colored Look?
by Eric Klassen 10 months ago
I used a company RED EPIC (Dragon Sensor) to do some R3D coloring work a couple years ago, but now I just use the camera to do some talking head video spots. I know it's overkill, but I'm wondering if
Re: ProRes with Colored Look?
by Stephen Smith 10 months ago
You can set the camera to REC709 if you don't want the flat look. You will lose flexibility if you want it when color correcting but it sounds like you don't want to color correct. Stephen Smith Utah
RED/AE Workflow for greenscreen
by Martin Maslo 12 months ago
Hi there, I just got 4K material from a Red Epic Dragon and need to sync the external recorded audio key out the green and track the motion. On the software side I'm stuck with Adobe CC and the machin
Re: RED/AE Workflow for greenscreen
by Stephen Smith 10 months ago
For syncing, I would do it in Premiere and you should be able to do it with the RAW files depending on how old your machine is. You may have to reduce the quality in Premiere to half but it should sti
Strange import
by Stephen Smith 11 months ago
When I import an illustrator file into after effects it treats each layer like an image sequence. My other illustrator files come in just fine and I'm not sure why this one did this. See this image: A
Re: Strange import
by Walter Soyka 11 months ago
You're on a Mac, right, Stephen Click the Options button on the file import dialog, then uncheck Illustrator sequence. Walter Soyka Designer & Mad Scientist at Keen Live link Motion Graphics, Widescre
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Exporting isuues WITH PREMIERE PRO CC 2015
by Jamie Davis 2 years ago
HI I HAVE HAD MAJOR PROBLEMS RENDERING OUT EXPORTING A VIDEO I HAVE EDITTED. ORIGINALLY I HAD MORPH CUT, WISH KEPT CRASH THE PROCESS AND NOW, I CANT EXPORT AT ALL. ANY IDEAS I HAVE RE-INSTALLED PREMEI
Re: Exporting isuues WITH PREMIERE PRO CC 2015
by Stephen Smith 11 months ago
After 30minutes I finally figured it out...at least my problem. One of the clips with the morph cut had a change to its scale and position. When I returned it to its original size and position it work
2nd monitor stopped displaying
by Stephen Smith 12 months 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 11 months 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 in the world!
by Stephen Smith 1 year 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 year 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 year 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 12 months 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 year 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 year ago
Thanks Dmitry. YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stephen Smith Utah Video Productions Check out my Vimeo page
Good dance music Royalty free music suggestions please....
by Steve Mullins 3 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 year 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
Yet another test
by Stephen Smith 1 year ago
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Test
by Stephen Smith 1 year ago
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Re: Test
by Dan Haskini 1 year ago
test bold
After Effects Color Picker
by chip willis 6 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 6 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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