I’ve written a review for Macworld on Adobe After Effects CS6 – this turned out to be my very first 5-mice rated product review I’ve written in the many years I’ve reviewed for Macworld!
Just published a step-by-step tutorial complete with a downloadable project file and preview video for a highly-requested technique using Mocha AE with After Effects in the Motion Graphics and VFX channels on the PVC (ProVideo Coalition) problog. Click here to see the tutorial and the demo video This tutorial is the first in a series [...]
Due to the popularity of my hands-on lab sessions at Adobe MAX 2010, they were sold out for the first two scheduled days. Adobe has rearranged the schedule to accommodate a third day for training, so there’s still time to register before those seats fill up! Click Here to see the Featured Speaker List Hands-on [...]
I recently wrote a review for Macworld Magazine online, for Adobe After Effects CS5. The review can be read in its entirety here: Macworld AECS5 Review My impression of this release in general are much better than the CS4 release overall, with serious productivity enhancements (64-bit optimized, memory allocation/management) and much-needed production tools such as [...]
The long-awaited how-to book on all things green screen is finally HERE! “The Green Screen Handbook” (Sybex/Wiley, pub) is finally shipping from the warehouse and hitting the bookshelves. *Note that we are NOW accepting online orders from the PixelPainter Online Store at a 30% discount off retail! A sneak preview of the book was presented [...]
Adobe TV is currently hosting several video clips from my two DVDs with PhotoshopCAFE: “Learning After Effects CS4″ and “Photoshop CS4 Video & Animation”. This video segment is from “Learning After Effects CS4″ and shows you the difference between simple “chroma keying” and a real matte extraction/creation tool. Keylight is a plug-in that ships with [...]
This was first demonstrated live at NAB this year and I’ve been waiting to post it on my Blog until after the release of the step-by-step tutorial was published on the ProVideo Coalition web site. Instead of trying to stabilize the footage first and then track it, I decided I wanted the bouncy/shaky camera movement [...]
Recently, a friend of mine in town gave me his business card and was all excited to share with me about the cool images an artist friend of his used on the design of the cards. Cool indeed. So I continued to share with him of my early days in computer graphics and how Kai [...]