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  • Burning Question: How do I make Whip Pan Transitions?

    Burning Question: How do I make Whip Pan Transitions?

    Jul 06, 2018

    Whip Pan, also called a Swish Pan, can give you a really stylish way to transition from one shot to the next or make things look like they’re shot in the same place, with a dizzying whip from one side of the room to the next, covering an edit. First I’ll show you a couple of examples. 

    • After Effects Tutorial - Whip Pans

    • SICK Premiere Pro Speed Ramp Transitions Tutorial! (How to Whip Pan & Time Remapping Whoosh Effects)

    • How to Create a Perfect WHIP TRANSITION in Premiere Pro

    • Whip Pan Blurring TRANSITION EFFECT Premiere Pro

    • Sapphire Transitions Swish Pan

    • Beginner Tutorial: Whip Cuts in Fusion 8 & Resolve

    • How to make Whip-Pan transitions with Vegas Pro ( Sam Kolder Matt Komo Rory Kramer Taylorcutfilms)

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  • Burning Question: How Do I get Great Results when Camera Tracking and Match Moving?

    Burning Question: How Do I get Great Results when Camera Tracking and Match Moving?

    Jun 07, 2018

    This question has come up many times with people looking for tips or the best products to use. This is a complex topic with artists who specialize in match moving. Techniques and tricks will vary based variables like lighting, movement, whether things go off screen, if the footage is handheld, if there are tracking markers, etc., so these tips and tutorials are more general. Whatever your project, you still want your results to look invisible. Here are a few tutorials and some products for better results!

    This article features tutorials on general match moving, Vicon Boujou, The Pixel Farm PF Track, Boris Continuum: Match Move, and Boris Mocha Pro. 

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  • Maya Monday: Redshift and Maya, part 2

    Maya Monday: Redshift and Maya, part 2

    Jun 06, 2018

    Redshift has several tutorials on working with Redshift in Maya. Here is the second batch from their YouTube Channel to get you started. 

    Included tutorials on this page

    • Maya - Cameras Tutorial Part 4 (Lens Distortion)
      Aldo Vicente talks about the lens distortion shader in the Redshift plugin for Maya.
    • Maya - Proxies Tutorial
      Laszlo Mandi gives you a strong background in proxies in the Redshift plugin for Maya.
       
    • Maya - AOVs Tutorial
      Laszlo Mandi dives into AOVs in the Redshift plugin for Maya.

    Here is part one if you missed it. Maya Monday: Redshift and Maya, part 1

     

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  • Wakanda Form-ever! by Action Movie Dad | Red Giant Cheap Tricks

    Wakanda Form-ever! by Action Movie Dad | Red Giant Cheap Tricks

    Jun 06, 2018

    The second episode of Cheap Tricks is up at Red Giant! Hashi from Action Movie Kid dives into creating the Vibranium sand effects from the end title sequence of Marvel’s Black Panther, created originally by the team at Perception. He uses Trapcode tools including Form, Particular, and Shine, as well as Red Giant Universe and Magic Bullet Looks. Check it out!

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  • Using Trapcode Particular with Master Properties in After Effects

    Using Trapcode Particular with Master Properties in After Effects

    May 29, 2018

    Harry Frank that explains how to use Particular with After Effects new Master Properties feature, which allows you to easily create tons of variations from a single comp.

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Tutorials: In Depth Articles (14 TUTORIALS)

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

In Depth: Keying: Part 4: Red Giant Primatte...

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...

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

In Depth: Skin Retouching Part 5: Some New Tools...

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...

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

In Depth: The Ultimate Guide to Building a Great...

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...

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In Depth: Render Farms

In Depth: Render Farms

Nov 12, 2015

If you’re doing a lot of production work, a render farm will save you so much time and stress under tight deadlines. If...

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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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