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Brian Mulligan

Brian Mulligan is a multi-award winning editor, and has a strong commitment to his craft and to broadcast television. Local broadcast television reflects and influences the ideals of a community and for the past 20 years, Brian has helped shape the on-air television culture at WTHR-TV in Indianapolis where his work is seen by 1.2 million households everyday.  Being a broadcast editor often means you are an editor, producer, writer, & graphic designer. His main tool is Autodesk Smoke, and has been a Smoke editor/artist since 2003.  Brian is also comfortable with Adobe CS6 Production tools, so he is ready to handle any creative task that comes his way.

Brian believes that completely understanding your creative tools is the key to using them creatively, efficiently, and effectively.  Brian's blog posts will be focusing on Autodesk Smoke at Premiumbeat.com.  He is active in social media, so feel free to drop him a message on Twitter at @bkmeditor.  And check out his work on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/bkmsmoke

March 15, 2013 Author:

We break down the render time differences between working in a Smoke Timeline or using Smoke ConnectFX. Follow our tips and tricks to optimize and speed up your Smoke video editing and compositing. Read More

Timeline vs ConnectFX Render Comparisons in Smoke

  • December 21, 2012

    SmokeConnectFX: The Matchbox Node

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    Learn to program your own effects inside Autodesk Smoke using the Matchbox node. In this post, we show you how to script your own effects using this powerful ConnectFX node. Read More

  • December 17, 2012

    Smoke 2013 Release: 101 Questions Asked & Answered

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    EVERYTHING you need to know about the release of Smoke 2013. We provide answers to all of your Smoke questions including titling, effects, editing and compatibility. Read More

  • November 29, 2012

    Smoke ConnectFX: The Keyer Nodes

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    Discover some of Autodesk Smoke’s most powerful features – keying video footage. In this post, we explore how to use the professional keyers in Smoke to most successfully pull clean keys. Important for working with green/blue screen footage. Read More