Must-Read After Effects Articles: Spring 2015

first_imgGet inspired and gain some knowledge with these info-packed After Effects articles.There’s a lot to read and learn out there about After Effects, but you don’t have to waste your time watching hundreds of tutorials. Instead, scroll through this curated list that we compiled just for you. Here are 9 of our favorite After Effects articles for Spring of 2015.1. 11 Must-Know After Effects Keyboard Shortcuts There’s no quicker way to dramatically increase your workflow in After Effects than to learn keyboard shortcuts. A few seconds shaved off here and there can quickly add up to hours saved in post. Author Micheal James shares his 11 must-know keyboard shortcuts for After Effects.2. Creating a Shockwave Effect With Trapcode Particular in After Effects The Trapcode Particular plug-in is an incredibly powerful and customizable particle generator. In this awesome tutorial, Daniel Brodesky shares how to create a ‘Motion Pulse’ inspired shockwave effect using only built-in effects in AE.3. Three Quick Tips to Make Your After Effects Compositing Look Way Better When it comes to VFX, the secret to selling your scene is compositing. In this quick After Effects tutorial, Ruan Lotter of TunnelvizionTV shares a few tips and tricks for better compositing in After Effects.4. After Effects Tip: Using Motion Sketch Did you know you can track your mouse movements in After Effects? In this quick tutorial from Caleb Ward, we take a look at how to use this helpful feature.5. Chromatic aberration: Creation and Fixes with After Effects Unless you are trying to make your footage look ‘vintage’, chromatic aberration can be an incredibly annoying phenomenon to deal with. In this quick tutorial, Rich Young shares a few ways to create and fix chromatic aberration in After Effects.6. 10 Awesome After Effects Secrets No matter how long you’ve used After Effects, there’s always more to learn. In this tutorial, Matt Jylkka of Mt. Mograph shares ten awesome After Effects secrets.7. Everything You Need to Know About Getting Illustrator Content into After Effects Having the ability to cross-integrate Adobe programs makes working in After Effects that much better. In this quick tutorial by Joey Korenman, we take a look at how to use the Illustrator/After Effects Integration.8. Using the SourceRectAtTime Expression in After Effects Not familiar with the sourceRectAtTime expression in After Effects? No worries! In this quick AE tutorial, Evan Abrams shows us how to utilize the sourceRectAtTime expression to create automatically scaling lower thirds in After Effects.9. The 15 Best Free Fonts for Motion Design Picking the right font for motion design can be a real challenge. Instead of wasting time looking for the right font, check out these 15 free fonts compiled by our friends at RocketStock. Each one is easy to read, making it a great choice on-screen.While you’re at RocketStock, be sure to download a few of their AE freebies. Want to learn even more about working with After Effects? Check out the After Effects section here on the PremiumBeat blog. We have hundreds of articles and tutorials dedicated to helping you become a better motion graphic designer.  Have any other After Effects articles/resources/tips/tricks/tutorials that you’d like share?Let us hear all about them in the comments below.last_img read more

4 Cool Crowdfunding Campaigns for Videographers and Photographers

first_imgSo much of filmmaking and video production relies on innovation. Here’s a look at some exciting new projects on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.All images from Kickstarter and IndiegogoKickstarter and Indiegogo have seen a wide variety of campaigns over the years. In this roundup, we look at some of the coolest current projects that can help out filmmakers, videographers, and photographers.1. The Everyday MessengerDeveloped by Peak Design (the same crew that made the Capture Camera Clip), this bag has it all. In conjunction with photographer Trey Ratcliff, this is Peak Design’s 5th Kickstarter campaign. Their products are so popular that the Everyday Messenger bag has already met its goal by ten times.The bag itself is so much more than a camera bag. It was designed to be an “everyday” bag. The shell expands while maintaining its shape, and has multiple straps that let you wear it many different ways. There is also quick-zip access to the main compartment, so you won’t always have to flip open the bag. In a great move to benefit previous backers, the Everyday Messenger also incorporates the Capture camera clip. Users can easily attach their camera to the outside of the bag, perfect for second cameras during a shoot. One of the coolest new features is the MagLatch system.The patent-pending MagLatch™ is a digital-safe magnetic latch that opens/closes securely, blindly and one-handedly. It can latch onto 4 different catchpoints, depending on your carry load. There’s no other piece of hardware quite like it.This bag is waterproof and padded to protect your gear. No more padded foam cubes. Their FlexFold system allows you to organize and stack gear. Check out more details, or back the project on the Everyday Messenger Kickstarter Page. 4.  Micro Drone 3.0this is the drone that fits in the palm of your hand. At the time of writing, the campaign had already reached its goal by 2120%. The Micro Drone 3.0 allows you to customize to your liking. It offers the ability to control the device via iOS or Android app or with a standard radio controller. The drone can even handle inverted flight while shooting 720p at 30fps. The micro drone even allows you to use expansion packs to increase the propellor size or use a custom body frame. Grab a Micro Drone or read more on the Micro Drone 3.0 Indiegogo Page. 3.  Sphericam 2The Sphericam 2 is the follow up to the aptly named Sphericam. The campaign has already doubled its goal as the clock winds down. Developed by Jeffrey Martin, the camera offers a 360º capture, perfect for the Oculus Rift or Google Cardboard. At the size of a tennis ball, the Sphericam 2 uses six cameras with a “Global Shutter” which has a 100% spherical capture at 60FPS in 4K.The aluminum body allows WiFi streaming on your smartphone and desktop. The mobile app allows you to control recording, monitor the view, transfer, view, and edit. Give the camera a test run with the following YouTube video, or visit the Sphericam site for higher quality. Back the project or find more details on the Sphericam 2 Kickstarter Page. 2. E1 CameraThe E1 Camera from Z-Cam is a tiny 4K camera with interchangeable lenses. The camera can shoot 4K 4096×2160 at 24fps or UHD 3840×2160 at 30fps. Advanced noise filters allow incredible low-light performance up to 102,400 ISO. The micro four-thirds lens mount can use AF lenses from Olympus, Panasonic Lumix, Leica, and Sigma.The camera’s iOS and Android app allow users to control their E1 through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth devices. The camera can also be left on standby mode, allowing you to power the camera remotely. See more features on the E1 Camera Kickstarter Page. Want to learn how to campaign or see more of our favorites from the past? Check it out:How Not To Crowdfund: 3 Tips Every Filmmaker Should Know4 Exciting Crowdfunding Campaigns for FilmmakersCool Kickstarter Campaigns: Camera Goat & StrapShotDid we miss some other awesome campaigns? Are you backing any of these projects? Let us know in the comments below.last_img read more

7 Tutorials for Learning Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve

first_imgIn the following tutorials, we’ll cover some of the best tips, tricks, and advice for working with Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve.From its digital color correction roots back in the 1980s, DaVinci Resolve has transformed from a software with no more than a hundred users in 2009, to a product user-base of over two million in 2019, which is a number matching Apple’s Final Cut Pro X at its height in 2017. It’s safe to say that DaVinci Resolve is now one of the most popular video editing applications (both for color correction and non-linear editing) for film and video professionals.Yet, for many in the industry, DaVinci Resolve might seem a bit daunting. This is especially true for those who’ve been happy and comfortable with other editing platforms. However, if you’re someone starting out in video editing for the first time — or thinking about trying out a new platform for some specific changes — DaVinci Resolve is fast becoming a new editing workhorse for many.So, let’s dive into some of the best tutorials to get you started.Color Grading in DaVinci ResolveIn my professional film and video career — as both an editor and a shooter — DaVinci Resolve came up most often as one of the better solutions for working with color grading and specific situations, like the above — working with skin tones.However, while the app is much more than just a color grading software, for many it’s still one of the best options for touching up colors and tones. In the tutorial above, we not only get some great insights into how to work with different skin tones, but also how to make masks, unify tones, pair imperfections, and separate mixed nodes.You can read more about the whole process in this article here.DaVinci Resolve Easy Screen Pump EffectOne cool, simple trick — which is pretty easy to uniquely pull off in DaVinci Resolve’s NLE editing platform — is the iconic “screen pump” effect. You know, the one from concert or music videos where the screen seems to bounce with the beat of the song?In this quick tutorial, Jay Lippman shows us how to create this effect without going into color of fusion, but by simply applying some basic keyframing techniques.How to Remove Objects in DaVinci ResolveSo, less than a year ago Adobe turned some heads when they announced their “Content Aware Fill” tool for After Effects. This tool blew fans and editors away with its almost science fiction-level technology. And, while it’s a great option for After Effects users, in the tutorial above you can see that DaVinci Resolve (which is a free program as a basic offering) has the exact same technology.You can follow along in the tutorial above, or check out this full article to learn how to use the Content Aware Fill on your Resolve projects.Basic Fusion and CompositingGetting back to the basics in this tutorial by Casey Faris, we dive into a quick primer on how to navigate DaVinci Resolve, and the first steps you’ll need to take when just getting started. In many ways, the platform is quite similar to other popular NLEs. But, once you start really getting into the fusion and composition, it might help to have a guide in order to understand what’s going on — plus all the advanced options at your control.Using DaVinci Resolve’s Face Refinement ToolAs a good partner video and article to go along with the skin tone editing tutorial at the top of our list, DaVinci Resolve’s “Face Refinement Tool” is truly a remarkable tool video editors and color correctors/graders will love. DaVinci’s Face Refinement Tool was introduced in DaVinci Resolve 14, as seen in the video above.If you really want your models, subjects, or actors to look their best in your film and video projects, check out the full, in-depth article here.Create Neon Animations in DaVinci ResolveIn case you haven’t seen the trendy and stylized looks created by Blotter Media, you should definitely check out the channel here. And, if you’d like to add it to your films and videos, we have a great tutorial to recommend. Editor Jamie Fenn breaks down how to add the neon animations to your projects.Taking a simple example using his fingers, Fenn takes you through creating the painted, soft glows and the frame-by-frame technique of creating your custom animations.THE Total Guide to the Best Free Video EditorFinally, if you’ve checked through the videos above and feel like you’re ready to fully dive into DaVinci Resolve and truly MASTER the platform as one of your regular editing options, we actually have a multi-episode course that’ll teach you the following:How to Organize and Import Media in ResolveHow to Use the Edit Page in ResolveHow to Edit Your Video in DaVinci ResolveHow to Edit Audio in DaVinci ResolveHow to Render or Export in DaVinci ResolveHow to Set Up Basic User Settings in DaVinci ResolveHow to Color Correct and Color Grade in DaVinci ResolveYou can read more about the full course guide and check out some of the individual episodes in this full article here.Cover image via DaVinci Resolve.For more DaVinci Resolve and video editing tips, tricks, and resources, check out some of these articles below.Color Grading Tips: The Ins and Outs of Correcting for a Pink SkyHow to Use the Shared Node Feature in DaVinci ResolveColor Grading: Working with the Hue vs. Curves in DaVinci ResolveYour Guide to Working with Project Files in DaVinci ResolveQuick Tip: How to Use Optimized Media in DaVinci Resolvelast_img read more

Teng leads Flying V despite playing with flu

first_imgCayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “It’s like the flu game?,” he asked jokingly.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJeron Teng wasn’t supposed to play, yet on Monday, it was still him who had to carry the biggest weight of the game for Flying V.The La Salle standout took it upon himself to play through his sickness and showed his fortitude as he kept the thunder unbeaten in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup with a huge 83-78 victory over Marinerong Pilipino.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ “He wasn’t feeling well. He didn’t have any time to rest since arriving. And when he came to the venue, he said he really can’t play,” said the mentor.But after seeing his team down by as much as 18 points early, the 6-foot-2 swingman urged his coach to put him in.“Come second quarter, he said, ‘Coach, give me some time to warm up. I’ll play. Let me play and help the team out.’ That fired up the team and gave us a boost,” recounted Altamirano, which he obliged, as Teng spurred an awe-inspiring run to get Flying V back in the game and eventually nab the win.He finished the game with 15 points, six assists, and four rebounds off the bench, including eight of the Thunder’s last nine points, none bigger than his pull-up 15-foot jumper with 41.7 seconds to spare to ice the triumph.Altamirano lauded the leadership qualities Teng has been showing for Flying V this conference, but laughed when asked if this performance was reminiscent to that of Michael Jordan’s in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals.ADVERTISEMENT World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Tanduay catches fire in the 3rd quarter, racks 3rd straight win WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garagecenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ What ‘missteps’? Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. And for coach Eric Altamirano, he can’t say anything less on the fighting spirit of his star.“I’m just really proud of Jeron on how he took it upon himself that even though he wasn’t feeling well, he forced himself to play because he knew how important this game is,” the soft-spoken Altamirano said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTeng arrived on Saturday after his stint with Chooks-Pilipinas 3×3 in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup in Nantes, France and immediately joined the team’s practices for the next two days. He then, fulfilled other obligations through the course of the weekend before joining the Thunder anew for the game.Battling flu on Monday, Teng was already ruled out by Altamirano for the game against the Skippers. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more

ONE roundup: Tatsumitsu gets ONE flyweight GP date vs Demetrious Johnson

first_imgEthel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Wada (21-10) is eight inches taller than the 4-foot-11 Balart (8-2) and he used his striking to great effect to earn some points in the minds’ of the judges especially in the second and third rounds.Although Balart scored a massive takedown in third round, Wada was able to land some stiff straights to maintain his control.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsWada will next face Demetrious Johnson in the semifinals of the Flyweight Grand Prix.Meanwhile, Brazil’s Leandro Issa submitted China’s Fu Changxin via arm bar 3:03 into the first round of their fight. The Thai fighter was also the aggressor between the two consistently landing the stiffer kicks and dodging Momotaro’s headkicks.Bi Nguyen scored a quick technical knockout victory over Dwi Ani Retno Wulan 3:55 into the first round of their atomweight bout.The KillerHer Bee (5-3) bounced back from her loss to Jayme Hinshaw back in July of 2018 and also chalked up her first fight in ONE under the win column.Wulan, meanwhile, dropped to 1-1 with both of her fights happening under the ONE banner.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Gustavo Galart vs Tatsumitsu Wada in ONE World Flyweight Grand Prix. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Japan’s Tatsumitsu Wada escaped with the unanimous decision win over Cuba’s Gustavo Balart to advance to the ONE World Flyweight Grand Prix in the ONE: Roots of Honor card Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.Balart had early control of the match cutting open a wound above Wada’s left eye but the Japanese managed to recover and used his striking to neutralize the Cuban.ADVERTISEMENT View comments PBA semis: On a cold-shooting night, Rain or Shine draws first blood vs Magnolia DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. With 10 seconds left, both fighters threw out all defensive planning and landed shot after shot but Topic got a little too excited and landed a couple more blows after the final bell.China’s Xie Bin submitted Afghan Ahmad Qais Jasoor in their bantamweight clash.Xie (6-2) applied the D’arce choke midway through the second round and Jasoor (5-2) was forced to tap out 2:27 into the period.“This is what I want to do, this is what I can do, this is what I trained to do, the D’arce choke, said Xie who his sixth straight fight.Singapore’s Niko Soe had a complete turnaround and earned the victory against Indonesia’s Eko Roni Saputra.Saputra had the initial advantage in their flyweight fight scoring a single-leg takedown early in the round.Soe, however, got into standing position and landed a sharp right elbow to Saputra’s forehead cutting open the Indonesian.The referee called for the doctor but the wound was too big to be closed in time giving Soe the win 3:03 into the fight.In the ONE Super Series, Thailand’s Lerdsila Phuket Top Team earned then convincing unanimous decision win over Japan’s Momotaro.Phuket Top Team relied mostly on his body kicks that Momotaro continuously absorbed throughout the fight. Leandro Issa Vs Fu Chang Xin in ONE: Roots of Honor. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIssa (17-7) is a natural bantamweight while Fu (8-2) is registered as a featherweight and the two fighters met at a catchweight of 149 lbs.The Brazilian had early control of the match and his brutal arm bar was just the punctuation to his dominance.Issa has now won four of his last five fights including this bounce back victory after losing to Muin Gafurov in October of 2018. Fu saw his five-fight winning streak get snapped.In the ONE Super Series kickboxing, Andrei Stoica scored a tough unanimous decision win over Ibrahim El Bouni in the light heavyweight division.Andres Stoica vs Ibrahim El Bouni in ONE: Roots of Honor. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBoth fighters were aggressive throughout the second and third rounds but El Bouni suffered an unintentional eye poke late in the final round.ADVERTISEMENT Despite the late stoppage, Stoica was able to earn the nod of all three judges.In one of the thrilling matches of the night, James Nakashima recovered from Luis Santos’ constant striking and earned a technical knockout win 56 seconds into the second round of their welterweight bout.The United States’ Nakashima (11-0) won his first stoppage with his previous 10 wins all ending via the judges’ decision while Santos, of Brazil, (65-12) lost two of his last three fights.James Nakashima vs Luis Santos in ONE: Roots of Honor. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSantos and Nakashima had an awkward fall early in the second round and this lead to the Brazilian pulling his groin.With his health not at peak shape, Santos verbally told the referee that he couldn’t continue.Brazil’s Anderson Silva scored a quick knockout win over Australia’s in the heavyweight division for the ONE Super Series kickboxing event.Silva landed a stiff right hook that put Meunier to sleep 1:14 into the first round.In the third of the ONE Super Series bouts, Saemapetch Fairtex earned the majority decision win over Ognjen Topic.Fairtex was the more aggressive of the fighters landing the stiffer shots in the first two rounds but Topic managed to sneak in some blows in the third round. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertelast_img read more