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Tour of California

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

While it’s been a little while since the Tour of California concluded (complete with a thrilling 1/100 sec victory by former Cannondale rider Peter Sagan and 4th place overall for Joe Dombrowski) and since this …

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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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Shapes

Posted by Gardy Raymond on January 26, 2015  /   No Comments

This is just a “for fun” project, worked on in my spare time to sate my need to create something original. It’s not much, but I learned a few things and that’s really the ultimate …

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Unrivaled: The Penn State Football Story

Posted by Gardy Raymond on November 13, 2014  /   No Comments

Even though the  season is winding down already, I wanted to share that this is the third season we’ve been working on the weekly Penn State Football show. This year, the title is “Unrivaled: The …

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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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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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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 …

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Penn State Basketball

Posted by Gardner Raymond on October 31, 2013  /   No Comments

This week, we’re working on some jobs for Penn State University’s Athletics shows – Football (Penn State Football: The Next Chapter), Women’s basketball (Courtside), and Men’s Basketball (In The Paint). One of the more hi-energy …

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