How I Photograph the Milky Way in the Light-Polluted Skies of Singapore When it comes to photographing the elusive Milky Way in one of the most light-polluted major cities like Singapore, timing is critical. Most of the faint details will be washed out by the extreme light pollution and if we were to shoot the Milky Way under unfavorable atmospheric conditions, our attempt would be futile. Unfortunately, most of the tutorials online only work in locations that are at least 2 stops darker than most of the dark locations in Singapore and so, we need to do more in post-processing to unveil the elusive Milky Way and more complex workflow is required if we’re shooting at much brighter locations. In this tutorial, I am going to show you how I shoot the Milky Way that’s obscured by the heavy light pollution in Singapore using photography equipment that you may already have and a workflow that probably works in most versions of Photoshop without purchasing additional plugins. Equipment I Am Using to Shoot the Milky Way in Singapore Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6
Ultimate Aspect Ratio Guide | VashiVisuals Blog aspect ratios throughout cinema history I decided to compile all these assets after seeing the wonderful and educational video posted by FilmmakerIQ that does an amazing job explaining the aspect ratio and its historical context. After watching it, I was reminded of a widescreen template package I downloaded years ago and but now can no longer find on-line. I’m more than happy to keep it alive and inject it back into the interwebz so that any current or future filmmaker will have access to all the geometric framings used over the years. 3 classic aspect ratios The Kid (1921) Casablanca (1942) The following Aspect Ratios listed include the first film ever used in that format. Napolean (1927) This is Cinerama (1952) The Glass Slipper (1955) 2.55 – CINEMASCOPE (1953) 20th Century Fox The Robe (1953) 2.35 – REGALSCOPE (1956) 20th Century Fox The Black Whip (1956) 2.35 – PANAVISON (1966) Panavision The Sand Pebbles (1966) Five Shaolin Masters (1974) Fury At Smuggler’s Bay (1961) Vera Cruz (1954) Oklahoma!
4 FREE After Effects Templates from BlueFx-video - Blue Fx Free After Effects Templates give you the chance to test out how such projects work, at no cost. Using free after effects templates you can create video intros and great looking video advertisements even if you are new to Adobe After Effects. In this post we have put together a set of free after effects templates that can be downloaded instantly. Of course all of the templates come with a video tutorial that will guide you in the editing process, Yes we have created video tutorials even for the free after effects templates This way you can start experimenting even if you are a users who has a minimal budget (or no budget) or who is just trying out an after effects template for the first time. And here come the free after effects templates: 1) The Peoples Template This project is built for short introductions and quick logo animations. The music is also included, Read more and download this after effects template here. 2) The Colorizer Read more and download this after effect template here.
La guía de estilo de Google Navegando por Behance me encontré un muy buen proyecto del diseñador brasileño Roger Oddone en el cuál nos muestra parte de la guía de estilo de Google. Es bastante interesante ver este proyecto (dividido en dos partes) para tener un excelente ejemplo de que elementos y detalles se tienen que cuidar cuando quieres uniformizar el estilo gráfico de una marca tan grande como Google y sus cientos de productos y servicios. Google Visual Assets Guidelines – Part 1 Google Visual Assets Guidelines – Part 2 Comments comments Design an Awesome 80′s Inspired Title Animation Tutorial Details : After Effects : Intermediate : 39:16 min Final Product What You'll Be Creating Next » Twice a month we revisit some of our reader’s favorite posts from back in the archives of Aetuts+. In his first tutorial for us he shows us how to create this awesome 80′s style title animation. Additional Aetuts+ Resources Rewind Your Animation Like An Old VHS Tape – Day 1 How to Make “When I Was Your Age” Footage A Handy Hassle-Free Stop Motion Look The Projector – Old School Movie Intro Walkthrough
Getting T-Pain Autotune In Logic From its early incarnations in Cher's 'Believe' to the Black Eyed Peas, right through to the complete overkill vocoder-esque usage championed by the likes of Kanye West and T-Pain, autotune has become the unlikely breakthrough iconic sound of 21st century hip hop, dance and pop. The plug-ins used to achieve the effect vary, but the concept remains the same - a harshly tweaked autotune designed to pull the vocal line so rigidly that it creates an new synthesised vocal effect that stands as an recognisable effect in its own right. Although the industry standard is Antares - A similar effect is relatively easy to achieve in most modern DAWs. The following steps will help achieve it with Apple's Logic software: Getting a Vocal Take The first step in achieving autotune synth heaven is to simply record a vocal line. Preparing The Take Once a vocal part is recorded, the next step is to apply the relevant plug-ins. Applying The Effect Firstly, the 'response' time needs to be reduced to zero.