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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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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 …

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Rokinon Cine Lens test Shots

Posted by Gardy Raymond on December 9, 2013  /   No Comments

I received my three lens Rokinon Cine kit last week from B&H, but have only had the chance to shoot with them over the past two days, and unfortunately, for only about an hour just …

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Penn State Football 2013 Run Out Video

    I was honored to be asked to edit the run out video for the Penn State Football team for their 2013 season. This video played on the Beaver Stadium jumbotron just before coach …

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Lens Dust Removal with Mocha Pro Remove Module tutorial

Posted by Gardy Raymond on December 2, 2013  /   No Comments

In this short tutorial, I’ll show you how to quickly and easily remove lens dust from a shot using Mocha Pro’s Remove Module. Lens dust can be a real pain, and if you’re shooting with …

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Final Cut Pro/Premiere Pro Shortcuts

Posted by Gardy Raymond on November 24, 2013  /   No Comments

In this tutorial, I’ll go over some of my favorite and most useful shortcuts, as well as some tips for making your edit go faster and more smoothly when you’re cutting in Final Cut Pro …

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Penn State/Perdue

Posted by Gardner Raymond on November 19, 2013  /   No Comments

  Last weekend, I was situated in the south end zone of Beaver Stadium for the Perdue/Penn State match up, set up with a Sony FS700 and a 600-1300mm lens, tasked with shooting XCU game …

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On the road

Posted by Gardner Raymond on November 13, 2013  /   No Comments

So, this job of mine – shooting and editing video all over the world – is what I’ve been striving for my whole life.  I’ve gotten the opportunity to travel the world, meet new and …

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