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Mocha Pro 2019 is the latest update to the academy award winning planar tracker from BorisFX. The latest version includes some great new features and enhancements. In this overview video I want to show you the new Essentials workspaces, the new Spline tools, GPU accelerated removes and much more!
Learn how to use Adobe After Effects in 2018 with my Absolute Beginner course on Udemy! The course will cover everything you need to create your own awesome motion graphics and visual effects!
Planning to finally learn how to use Adobe Premiere Pro? Check out my Udemy beginner course for Adobe Premiere Pro! It covers everything you need to get started, from editing your footage to working with audio, create animated titles and much, much more.
What is the best action stock footage for effects such as explosions, fire, smoke, etc? This is a really a 2 part question: what is the best QUALITY action stock footage and what is the best FREE action stock footage. In this post I will answer both of those questions!
Check out what's hot in Adobe Premiere Pro CC April 2017. There are new tools for working with titles and Motion Graphics templates using the Essential Graphics panel, a much simpler way to work with your audio using the Essential Sound panel and many other cool new features.
Today I launched a new version of my website - version 5! I have made a fair amount of notable changes to the layout of the site and addressed a couple of urgent issues that needed to be fixed. In this post I want to take you through what has changed - and why.
Learn what's new in the latest release of Adobe After Effects April 2017. New features include the Essential Graphics panel, Motion Graphics Templates as well as the inclusion of the awesome Lumetri Scopes & Color tools.
Learn about the difference between Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro to avoid wasting countless hours using the wrong tool for the job!
Looking for explosions, blood splatters, muzzle flashes, smoke and more? There are a number of great resources available for film makers and VFX artists, both free and paid, and in this post I will show you where you can get them.
I often get asked what software, cameras, lenses and other equipment I use to create my visual effects and short films. To answer all of those questions I have created a number of pages to list out all of the resources that I personally use for my own film projects and explain why I love to use them.
The Audio Elite Music pack contains 250+ cinematic songs across 13 categories and makes an excellent resource for any film maker looking for high quality scores.
Premiere Pro CC 2014 was released to the Adobe Creative Cloud on June 18. The latest version of this popular video editing software includes new features like Live Text Tempates, Master Clip Effects, Effect Masks and Tracking. In this post I show you some of my favourite new features!
After Effects CC 2014, released on June 18 to the Adobe Creative Cloud, is the latest version of the popular visual effects compositing software. The new version contains a large amount of new features like effect masks, advance keying and live text templates. In this post I give you an overview of the hottest new features!
In my recent After Effects Fireworks Compositing tutorial I left out how I added the lights into the building windows in the background of the scene. Adding lights to a day to night conversion can add a great amount of realism to your shot and in this tutorial I will show you how to do that.
The final step of creating visual effects in Adobe After Effects is to export your composition. In this tutorial I will take you through the export process and show you how to configure the options for format, compression, resolution, audio and more.
It is important to understand the order in which Adobe After Effects renders out the layers in a composition and the order in which is applies different masks and effects. This tutorial will clear up a number of common confusions when creating your visual effects!
One of the more common tasks when creating VFX is removing elements from your shots. In this small tutorial I show you how to remove a moving objects from your footage with Adobe After Effects.
Learn how to loop a video clip using Adobe After Effects. This tutorial covers a number of different options available to you and it's good to know them all so you can choose the one most suitable to your situation.
The Rotobrush Tool in Adobe After Effects is an excellent feature that helps you to easily separate your foreground and background elements in cases where you did not use a green screen. This tutorial will cover the basic operation and the different options of the Rotobrush Tool.
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