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After Effects Essentials: Shape Layers, Keyframes, & Masks

Posted by Gardy Raymond on October 16, 2015  /   No Comments

In this intro-level tutorial, I’ll use a common task for video & motion graphics editors – the creation of a lower third – to give you a look at shape layers, key framing, and masking. …

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Lycoming Engines 85th Anniversary

Posted by Gardy Raymond on July 20, 2015  /   No Comments

Last year, we were fortunate enough to be able to partner with DH Productions and Loaded Creative to work on the 85th Anniversary video for Pennsylvania’s own Lycoming Engines, the largest manufacturer of general aviation …

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Accurate 3D Dynamics in After Effects Tutorial

Posted by Gardy Raymond on January 30, 2015  /   1 Comment

A nice way to get some dynamic motion and object interaction wholly within After Effects using data obtained from AEScripts.com Newton 2 applied to Video Copilot’s Element 3D (v1). Download the Project File Sample Video: …

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Accurate 3D Dynamics in After Effects

Posted by Gardy Raymond on January 28, 2015  /   No Comments

A way to create accurate 3D dynamics in After Effects using two plugins. Tutorial coming soon…  

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Plexus Experiments

Posted by Gardy Raymond on March 28, 2014  /   No Comments

Plexus is such a cool and powerful plug-in for After Effects. While you can use it pretty easily to generate really cool imagery and animations, I want to dig as deep into it as I …

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Highland Mountain Ayr Academy Scholarships

Posted by Gardy Raymond on March 18, 2014  /   No Comments

Highland Mountain Bike Park is without a doubt the East Coast’s, if not the nation’s, premiere mountain bike park. Right now thru April 28th, they’re offering two $1000 scholarships tho their Ayr Academy, an amazing …

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Mask Morph with Plexus

Posted by Gardy Raymond on March 18, 2014  /   1 Comment

This tutorial was inspired by (appropriately) an inspirational video posted by Yen Hung Lin (Jeff) on aescripts.com – aescripts.com/learn/A-Z/ I decided to break it down and show you how it was accomplished, and in the process, realized …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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