In this free course, we explore the ins and outs of Final Cut Pro X. We take you from asset to delivery. When complete you’ll be able to navigate in the Final Cut Pro X environment, work in the timeline, use tools, work with effects, apply effects, set render controls, use compressor and publish directly from Final Cut Pro X. The essentials of Final Cut Pro X…
This course does not require a Videomaker Plus membership to view.
Have you ever wanted to replace a TV screen or computer monitor in your film or video with footage you shot yourself, like your own news story about a zombie apocalypse or a video chat between two characters? If you thought it was a complicated, time-consuming process, no no no, my friend, it’s not. It’s incredibly easy to superimpose your own footage onto a still frame in After Effectsusing “corner pinning,” and here to show you how to do it in less than two minutes is filmmaker Peter McKinnon.
…but what about doing so on a moving frame? Read how to here. (No green screen necessary!)
At TipTut, you’ll find tutorials, reviews and resources useful to Creative Designers. They create tutorials in and out of the Creative Cloud Suite as well as more general Design Theory tutorials. Check some out!
TipTut is an Adobe tips, tricks and tutorials channel. The aim here is to keep videos short and sweet – cutting out all the unnecessary warbling and get you the info you need quickly, so you can get back to the fun bits of actually creating content. After Effects and Photoshop tuts are prevalent, for instance…
The School of Motionwas started in 2013, primarily as a YouTube Channel that would offer professional tutorials for Photoshop, After Effects, Cinema 4D, Nuke and more. Now they’re packaging all of their knowledge together to start a 10-day course specifically designed to put you on the path toward becoming a Motion Designer. And it’s 100% free.
I had the opportunity a few years back to meet Simeon Quarrie of VIVIDA Productions in the UK at the Government Video Expo in Washington DC. His type of production, at first, didn’t seem to fit the “government model” of video production. At the time, Simeon was best known for his wedding videos so much so as he kept his model somewhat secret which made it possible to speak outside of Europe so as not to give away his trade secrets. But his Hollywood style of movie making and attention to detail really had an impact on me and I’m often referencing his work to other creatives. Since that GV Expo, Simeon has branched out to corporate productions and even started a youtube channel full of useful production tips and tricks. (BTW– he’s also a super nice guy and blew us all away!)
Here is one of Simeon’s brief vignettes on how to light a green screen. Getting good even light is really important for filmmakers hoping to remove a background in post…
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If you’re trying to add a bit more flare to your own (or someone else’s) logo, Shutterstock’s latest freebie pack is here to help. These handmade distressed textures work perfectly with any Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, or After Effects project. You can download the free pack here.
So to use this in After Effects, you’ll need to first find an animated logo or graphic — or any type of animation. You’ll be applying the new texture on top of an existing logo or graphic…
Looking for more After Effects tips and tricks? Check out these tutorials.
In many cases, having a boom operator follow your actors around with a micis an excellent way to pick up dialogue, but if for some reason a boom won’t work (like, if you want to record audio in a wide shot), a lav mic most likely will. Having trouble hiding your lavalier mics on set? Try one of these 4 methods to get that lav out of the shot…
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In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to turn a series of photos into a looping animated GIF using Photoshop.
This technique works well for creating a timelapse animation using series of photos taken from a DSLR or point-and-shoot camera, or even a mobile device. For this example, we’ll use a series of photos taken with burst mode from an iPhone. Download and unzip the sample assets here, or use your own sequence of photos.
Tip: You can also use this technique to create an animated GIF from a short video. Scroll down to the Optional Step 1 to learn how to start with a video file.