• In Depth: Introduction to MARI Tutorial Series

    In Depth: Introduction to MARI Tutorial Series

    Sep 13, 2016

    The Foundry has created a nice set of tutorials consisting of 5 Modules with multiple Episodes to help get you up to speed with MARI quickly.

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  • In Depth: 8 Plug-ins for White Balancing Footage in Final Cut Pro X

    In Depth: 8 Plug-ins for White Balancing Footage in Final Cut Pro X

    Aug 31, 2016

    White should look white, not peach, pink, or baby blue. White balancing footage will help your video look natural by looking at the color temperature in your shot and setting an accurate white, removing any unnatural color cast. Here are 8 tools for white balancing your footage in Final Cut Pro.

    Of course, it's always best to white balance your footage as your shooting, but sometimes you forget, or your client doesn't do it, or your camera may not even have the option to white balance. Here are a 8 great tools, in no particular order, for white balancing footage in Final Cut Pro X.

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  • In Depth: Keying: Part 4: Red Giant Primatte Keyer and Key Correct

    In Depth: Keying: Part 4: Red Giant Primatte Keyer and Key Correct

    Jul 06, 2016

    In this series, I'm going to give some in-depth information on three of my favorite keying tools that work with After Effects, Premiere Pro, and other tools. The first in the series covers Red Giant's Keying Suite, which includes Primatte Keyer, Key Correct Pro, and Warp.

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  • In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 5: Some New Tools and Tutorials

    In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 5: Some New Tools and Tutorials

    Mar 02, 2016

    Since I started this series, there have been a couple of new tools on the market for skin touch-up and smoothing, as well as a couple of useful tutorials on the topic. I’ll talk about Sheffield Makeup Artist III, which came out in February, and Boris Continuum Complete Beauty Studio.

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  • In Depth: The Ultimate Guide to Building a Great Demo Reel

    In Depth: The Ultimate Guide to Building a Great Demo Reel

    Dec 11, 2015

    Is your New Year’s Resolution to get a new job or to bring in new freelance work? A new demo reel can help.  What are employers looking for in a reel? I was on a panel at a college last month where we talked about what makes a demo reel great and what makes it… well, not so great. I also asked around to some industry peers for their opinions. 

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Tutorials: In Depth Articles Archive for All Time All Tutorials (11 TUTORIALS)

In Depth: Light Leaks and Lens Whacking

In Depth: Light Leaks and Lens Whacking

Oct 14, 2016

Light leaks used to be caused by camera damage but now it’s a stylistic look. I’ll give you some cool examples of these...

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In Depth: Fireworks

In Depth: Fireworks

Nov 12, 2015

Yes, the U.S. Independence Day is upon us once again! Whatever your country or holiday, here are some methods of creating...

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In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 2: The Plug-ins

In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 2: The Plug-ins

Aug 18, 2014

Need to touch up your actor’s complexion quickly and easily? There are a lot of plug-ins on the market that can help you...

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In Depth: Skin Retouching and Digital Makeup, Part 1

In Depth: Skin Retouching and Digital Makeup,...

Jul 25, 2014

Do you need to make some small fixes to the skin of your actor, like fixing a blemish or blotchiness? Here’s part 1 of a 2...

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In Depth: What in the Heck is Bokeh?

In Depth: What in the Heck is Bokeh?

Mar 18, 2014

Bokeh is a type of defocus or lens blur where the blur takes on the shape of the lens diaphram. We explain how to...

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In Depth: Optimizing After Effects for the Best Performance

In Depth: Optimizing After Effects for the Best...

Feb 04, 2014

If you've been using Adobe After Effects since early versions, as I have, you are familiar with the idea of optimizing...

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In Depth: Plug-ins Adobe After Effects CC and Premiere Pro CC

In Depth: Plug-ins Adobe After Effects CC and...

Feb 04, 2014

Here’s an ongoing list of plug-in compatibility and other information that you need to know about plug-ins in the new CC...

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In Depth: 9 Great Freebies for Color Grading After Effects & Premiere Pro

In Depth: 9 Great Freebies for Color Grading...

Feb 04, 2014

The Beat has linked to some nice presets for Premiere Pro & After Effects to give your video work unique color looks. The...

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In Depth: Keying: Introduction & Frequently Asked Questions about Shooting Greenscreen

In Depth: Keying: Introduction & Frequently Asked...

Feb 04, 2014

Keying is part technical skill, part patience, and part sorcery. This series will take you through different areas of...

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In Depth: Video Software and Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

In Depth: Video Software and Mac OS X 10.9...

Feb 04, 2014

This article is for motion graphics, vfx, and 3D artists and also video editors. We’re keeping track of issues you might...

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In Depth: Keying: Pre-Processing Greenscreen Footage for Keying

In Depth: Keying: Pre-Processing Greenscreen...

Feb 04, 2014

If your greenscreen footage didn’t turn out as perfectly as you had hoped, here are some things that you can do to fix...

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