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Compositing (124 Tutorials)

Flowbox Rotoscoping and VFX platform, Getting Started Series

Flowbox Rotoscoping and VFX platform, Getting Started Series

November 14, 2017

This short series of Flowbox tutorials get you up and running, quickly and easily, with the Rotoscoping and VFX platform, Flowbox.

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Avid: Replace Screens in Media Composer with Mocha Pro

Avid: Replace Screens in Media Composer with Mocha Pro

August 15, 2017

Join Mary Poplin in this planar motion tracking and screen insert tutorial for Avid Media Composer editors, and learn how easy it is to replace cell phone screens and monitors using Mocha Pro.

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Increase Your Mocha IQ in Adobe CC Webinar Replay

Increase Your Mocha IQ in Adobe CC Webinar Replay

August 10, 2017

Ross Shain and Mary Poplin give you the advanced tip and techniques to increase your mocha speed and knowledge, in this one hour Mocha training webinar.

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Mocha Pro Screen Replacement: How to Track and Replace a Phone Screen in Adobe Premiere Pro

July 18, 2017

Mocha Pro Screen Replacement. Learn how easy it is to motion track a phone screen and insert a new screen using the Mocha Pro plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro.

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Mocha’s Remove Module

Mocha’s Remove Module

May 9, 2017

Here’s a 5 minute tutorial on the Remove Objects plug-in in Mocha Pro. Remove objects doesn’t use a manual clone or paint. Mocha Product Specialist, Mary Poplin, explains how to use Remove Module inside Adobe After Effects, the same basic technique used in the mocha Pro 5 standalone or plug-in on other supported hosts.

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Working with Tough Keys in Avid with BCC Chroma Key Studio

Working with Tough Keys in Avid with BCC Chroma Key Studio

May 9, 2017

It’s no fun to key a poorly lit green screen, but the keying plug-ins in Boris Continuum Complete can help with this arduous task. Vin Morreale explains how he takes an imperfect green screen shot in Avid Media Composer and makes it work with BCC Chroma Key Studio, Fast Film Process, Title Studio and Grunge.

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Sky Replacement in After Effects

Sky Replacement in After Effects

February 21, 2017

I always love the content from Film Riot and here's a nice tutorial on Sky Replacement in AE. He stresses that Sky Replacement isn't a paint-by-numbers technique, and will vary with every shot.

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Eclipse – Behind the scenes – Sky Replacement

Eclipse – Behind the scenes – Sky Replacement

February 21, 2017

This is some beautiful work for the film Eclipse. They replace a flat sky with a gorgeous eclipse. This is very similar to the technique I use in the tutorial above.

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Bring out details in the sky with ease in After Effects

Bring out details in the sky with ease in After Effects

February 21, 2017

This was made for After Effects 6, but everything still applies to the current version. Replace your bland skies in After Effects.

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Sky Replacement Tutorial in Davinci Resolve

Sky Replacement Tutorial in Davinci Resolve

February 21, 2017

A slightly different take on Sky Replacement in Resolve. He also says to use a compositor but this is for a basic sky replacement.

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Sky Replacement/Fake HDR – Davinci Resolve Tutorial

Sky Replacement/Fake HDR – Davinci Resolve Tutorial

February 21, 2017

MiesnerMedia explains a “party trick” about how to replace a sky in Resolve. He recommends using a compositor like After Effects instead so this is why he calls it a party trick. It's an informative tutorial covering a complex technique, hopping into the topic of dynamic range of cameras.

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Easy Sky Replacement In DaVinci Resolve

Easy Sky Replacement In DaVinci Resolve

February 21, 2017

Digital Media Dude has special guest Ben Brownlee of Curious Turtle to explain how to replace a cloudy or overcast sky in your video footage with a photo of a beautiful sky inside of DaVinci Resolve.

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Primatte Chromakey

In Depth: Keying and Background Removal in Photoshop, Part 2: Primatte Chromakey

February 14, 2017

Part 2 of this series on background removal covers Digital Anarchy’s Primatte Chromakey and how to use it with Photoshop for the best workflow possible.

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In Depth: Keying and Background Removal in Photoshop, Part 1: The Pre-Process

February 13, 2017

If you’re working with still photography, it’s often necessary to cut someone out of the background to place them into a new scene or to add special effects

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Icy Text with Zaxwerks ProAnimator

Icy Text with Zaxwerks ProAnimator

December 16, 2016

Michele Yamazaki from Toolfarm walks you through a holiday-themed project featuring icy-looking 3D text in a snowy scene, using Zaxwerks ProAnimator for After Effects and Imagineer mocha pro. She goes over how to quickly track the Santa hat in the shot with mocha, create and animate the text in ProAnimator, and demonstrate the ambient occlusion capabilities in ProAnimator.

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