Princess Trailer

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So here’s the link to my new Princess trailer! It’s been a couple of months in the making, and it’s been really fun to work on.   I learned so many new tricks doing this, and can’t wait to share them!   In case any of you are curious about the technical details, here are ...

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Whassa Goin’ On?

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Those interested in Movies & Computers or in my training might have noticed that I’ve seemed to have dropped off of the face of the earth lately; like I’ve just stopped doing stuff. I’ve actually been crazy busy with some amazing things, and I’m ready to tell you what’s been going on.   A few ...

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After Effects Tutorial Series: Rigging an Arm – PART 3

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Continuing this series, Chad shows you how to control the rigged arm with expression controls in After Effects. Even if you’re unfamiliar with expressions, you can do this!   This mini-series is beneficial both for those new to After Effects and also those more skilled in character animation. It’s a pretty sweet trick, and some ...

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After Effects Tutorial Series: Rigging an Arm – PART 2

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In this After Effects tutorial series from Movies & Computers, Chad Perkins shows you how to create and rig an arm from scratch, using parenting and expression controls.   This mini-series is beneficial both for those new to After Effects and also those more skilled in character animation. It’s a pretty sweet trick, and some ...

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After Effects Tutorial Series: Rigging an Arm – PART 1

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In this After Effects tutorial series from Movies & Computers, Chad Perkins shows you how to create and rig an arm from scratch, using parenting and expression controls.   This mini-series is beneficial both for those new to After Effects and also those more skilled in character animation. It’s a pretty sweet trick, and some ...

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Using Adobe Story

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Adobe Story is a new FREE screenwriting tool from Adobe. As an online app, many Adobe fans that own the Creative Suite are not aware that it even exists (get to it by going to story.adobe.com). However, Story is not only a great tool for screenwriting, but it has incredible tools for collaboration, pre-production, and ...

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Improving Audio in Premiere Pro

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In this free video tutorial, Chad Perkins demonstrates how to clean up and generally improve the quality of audio in Premiere. Removing noise and low frequency hum are both looked at, and then an introduction to the concept of audio compression is given, with an explanation of why it’s better to use to boost audio ...

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Why Camera RAW Matters

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In this post, I want to explain what Camera RAW is for those of you who might be unfamiliar. Historically, this has been a topic only for still photographers. But with the recent proliferation of HDSLR cameras and what we are seeing out of entry level professional cameras such as the RED family of cameras ...

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Creating Smoke with Cycore Particle Effects

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Today, I will be showing you how to use Cycore Particle Effects, a 3rd party effect included with After Effects, to make smoke in a fun spaceship animation. If you would like the project files that I used, they can be purchased via the following links for a very small fee. ...

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3rd Party Effects Preview

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This is the first video in a mini-series that will look at all of the 3rd party effects that ship with After Effects. Many users are unaware that they get all kinds of free stuff when they purchase After Effects! In this video, we’ll take a brief tour through Mocha for After Effects, Keylight, FreeformAE, ...

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