Posts Tagged ‘Tricks’
After Effects can be a powerful finishing tool for your video edits. In this post, we outline a few ways to prepare your video editing timeline for an AE finish.
Control the stacking order of your timeline when Dynamic Linking from Premiere Pro to After Effects – a quick way to customize your project organization.
All too often directors, producers and even lowly editors get too attached to their temp music. Here are a few thoughts on how to avoid that trap. Photo from Flickr Temp music, or temporary music, is the score you’re editing with until the final or ‘real’ music replaces it. Many editors get into the trap
Give your black and white video footage more punch by customizing the monochrome with the channel mixer. In this quick tutorial we give the After Effects channel mixer a spin and see what effect is has on our sample shots.
In this post we experiment with creating vignettes in After Effects! See how combining matted solids with blending modes can add focus and depth to your video image.
In this post we demystify Smoke’s Read File node. Learn how and when to use it in your Smoke video editing projects.
Working with footage with difficult color casts? Follow these tips to quickly correct bad white balance and color casts in your video projects!
Work your video editing color grades in passes to ensure you always have a ‘client ready’ version. Follow these tips for color grading success!
Working with Canon C300 MXF video footage? In this post we share some tips for avoiding common MXF editing pitfalls!
We’ve got more hot tips for Autodesk Smoke! In this post learn how to add a Smoke preset menu to other nodes, remove the OSX menu bar from Smoke and create custom power nodes in ConnectFX.
In this Smoke tutorial we’ll show you how to enable visual rendering, copy/paste color correction effects across clips and specify default frame rates for imported sequences. Lots of good info here for any serious Smoke user!
Learn how to paint with images and how to get the most out of the Paint Node inside Autodesk Smoke. I am not an artist…I freely and honestly admit that. But the Paint Node in Smoke, gives me the power to paint with pictures and create some artistic images. The Paint Node is often misunderstood