Plexus Matte

The Art of Flight – Plexus Matte Tutorial

Posted by Gardy Raymond on March 11, 2014  /   No Comments

  Some people had been asking about how to create the “magnified” effect within a Plexus as seen in The Art of Flight title sequence, so here’s how to do it. I’ve quickly glossed over …

BG Replace

Background Replacement using a luma matte

Posted by Gardy Raymond on March 11, 2014  /   2 Comments

  In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to use a luma matte to do a quick background replacement, and in a second example, how to incorporate Set Matte and Matte Choker to further refine …

Element Lion

Element 3D

Posted by Gardy Raymond on January 16, 2014  /   No Comments

Video Copilot is a invaluable resource for anyone who wants to learn After Effects. While host and effects guru Andrew Kramer likes to focus on “fun, guy-stuff” like making explosions, effects for the new Star …


The Art of Flight – Plexus Titles Tutorial

Posted by Gardy Raymond on January 15, 2014  /   No Comments

  If you’re into snowboarding, you’ve no doubt heard of The Art of Flight. If not, it’s a film that came out about two years ago that’s a collaboration between Travis Rice/Brain Farm and Red …


Plexus and Null Swapper

Posted by Gardy Raymond on December 16, 2013  /   No Comments

Plexus is a 3D point rendering plug-in for After Effects that can create some really neat and interesting designs. With a few tweaks,  you can make some pretty complex animations, though once you dig a …


Basic Rotoscoping with Mocha and After Effects Tutorial

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to do a basic rotoscope, with the intention of placing some text into video behind the on-screen talent. This tutorial is a little bit longer, but I’ll show …


Object Removal with Mocha Pro/Mocha AE and After Effects

For the first installment of my new series of tutorials, I thought I’d show you how to remove a portion of your video that just isn’t working out the way you’d like. To follow along, …

NFL Camera Mapping

NFL Network Promo Breakdown

Posted by Gardner Raymond on November 3, 2013  /   No Comments

Greyscalegorilla is one of my favorite websites to learn about Cinema 4D and After Effects work. Nick Campbell and the rest of the crew have been very helpful to me as I was first wading …

Aerial Shot of Beaver Stadium. Homecoming 2013

Penn State Homecoming 2013

Posted by Gardner Raymond on October 28, 2013  /   No Comments

Talk about a sweet gig! We were hired to shoot aerial beauty shots of the Penn State University campus and homecoming football game vs Michigan two weekends ago. Helicopter pilot Dan from Pine Bottom Aviation …

demo reel

Early 2013 Demo Reel

A collection of some recent work. All motion video shot by me. I was not the photographer of the still images, they are used to demonstrate 2D animation.