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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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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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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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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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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 …

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