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An After Effects Portal - main page Flowseeker Pixar Post - For The Latest Pixar News Cinema 4D And After Effects Training, Tutorials, and Plugins for Motion Graphic Designers Congratulations to Michael Rinnan for winning the Five Second Project for March. His entry had a great concept and was outfitted with excellent lighting, atmosphere, camera movements and sound design. We wanted to know a little bit more about Michael’s entry, so we asked him a few questions regarding his workflow and the process for creating his winning piece. Where do you work? What is your title? I am a 3D generalist at NFL films in Mt. How did you come up with your concept for the Bright Lights Five Second Project? For my concept, my goal was to come up with a quick story I could tell in 5 seconds. What was the most challenging thing about your project? The most challenging part of this project was honestly the lighting. Tell us a little about how you achieved the zolly (push-pull zoom) effect. To achieve the zolly, I initially mapped out the motion of the motorcycles with a spline and then dropped a camera onto that motion path. What renderer was used?

VideoHive Final Cut Pro X, One Year Later | POV Blog Apple’s Final Cut Pro X was met with a lot of upset editors when it was announced last April and subsequently released in June 2011. The software’s largely reconstituted features resembled Apple’s “amateur” editing program line so much that it was mocked as “iMovie Pro.” Even though its price was significantly lower than previous versions of FCP, the price of sealed packages of Final Cut Pro 7 shot up on eBay like a fine vintage. Apple responded by releasing upgrades that slowly restored some of the features deleted from FCP7. Now that the dust has settled, where do we stand? In a post last week, Philip Hodgetts noted one surprising fact: Installations of FCPX have surpassed those of FCP7. First challenge [to the statistics] is that they all purchased Final Cut Pro X “to test it out” and no one’s using it. So are professionals warming up to FCPX? Tor Rolf Johansen of Post Magazine feels FCPX was rolled out prematurely, but has gained back some credibility with its updates. Not all agree.

VIDEO COPILOT | After Effects Tutorials, Plug-ins and Stock Footage for Post Production Professionals When Fast & Furious star Paul Walker passed recently, the film sequel was put on hold. Now that producers are moving forward, and the question is how should they finish a film that is already more than half-way done filming? There has been talk of rewriting, re-editing or even using stand-ins to film the remaining scenes. But one suggestion has stirred a lot of controversy: Use a CGI Paul Walker! (Basically a computer generated likeness) Some people have suggested this is bad taste, disrespectful, creepy. BUT… I personally think they SHOULD use CGI Paul Walker. His Real Performances! Typically, I’m against bringing back actors but the movie was already at least half-way done filming before Paul Walker passed. Now since movies are typically filmed out-of-order, it’s possible these finished scenes are missing important connecting moments that are needed to tell the story and maintain continuity. So producers have to choose: 1. END RESULT: No Real Paul & No CGI Paul. 2.

ProLost - ProLost Blog the FCPeffects blog: Final Cut Pro X tips & tricks - FCPeffects - Final Cut Pro X Plugins & Effects - FX for FCPX Learn how keyframing works in Final Cut Pro X with this brief tutorial video... Continue Reading... Final Cut Pro X makes it really easy to selectively desaturate your footage... Continue Reading... Copying effects and settings from one clip to another is easy with Final Cut Pro X's "Paste Attributes" feature... Continue Reading... Final Cut Pro X uses a lot of hard drive space storing render files. Deleting these files will not harm your project(s). Continue Reading... You may have heard that Final Cut Pro X has a feature called "Optical Flow". Continue Reading... Using keyboard shortcuts is a great way to speed up your editing workflow. Continue Reading... After Final Cut Pro X was released, Apple released a bunch of free supplemental content... Continue Reading... comments