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Rob Garrott interviews storyboard artists, animators, VFX artists, and other film-industry pros in this series of creative conversations.
Delve into the world of motion graphics, keying, and compositing in After Effects CC.
Learn about keying, compositing, rotoscoping, tracking, color correcting, and many other vital techniques in the high-end VFX compositing package, Nuke.
Get real-world production and workflow advice as you learn about the newest features in Adobe After Effects CC.
Introduces you to Backburner and the basic concepts behind network rendering, a more efficient method of rendering that spreads the workload to servers, one frame at a time.
Learn how to perform 2D and 3D camera tracking with MatchMover and import the results in Maya.
Learn to motion track your own footage with mocha, and use its rotoscoping tools to create complex masks and roto splines.
Learn how to create lens flare—the popular visual effect seen in commercials, TV shows, and feature films alike—with the After Effects plugin Optical Flares.
Chris Korn, character designer at FUSE Animation, explains how he brings his creatures to life with CINEMA 4D and Zbrush.
Learn to master Trapcode Form and create stunning visual effects and motion graphics.
Create significantly more professional footage with tools that do everything from removing noise to performing high-end color grading.
Capture footage of everyday objects and combine it with effects in popular postproduction tools like After Effects and Premiere Pro, resulting in rich, abstract backdrops for your project.
Learn how to create professional-looking type plus sophisticated type animations, including timing to music.
Demonstrates the most common techniques for adding selective transparency to layers in After Effects.
A tour of editing and enhancement techniques for After Effects layers.
Learn how to create sophisticated animations in After Effects with the minimum amount of effort.
An introduction to creating a first animation in Adobe After Effects.
A whirlwind tour of Adobe After Effects for new users and those who may need a refresher.
Introduces MoGraph, a toolset that allows you to model and animate objects without keyframes, and shows how to use MoGraph to quickly get your characters up and running.
Introduces particles (used to simulate effects like snow, sparks, fog, or fire) and dynamics (which allow you to define how objects interact with their environment).
Explores Trapcode Particular, an industry standard third-party After Effects plugin for generating particle effects.
Covers the basics of rendering images and animation and compositing those elements with effects in a single movie with CINEMA 4D.
Introduces the CINEMA environment and illustrates the importance of the object hierarchy.
Takes an in-depth look at the new and enhanced features in After Effects CS6.
Covers the basics of operating the mocha software, as well as advanced tracking and rotoscoping techniques.
Addresses eight of the most common questions users have about Premiere Pro.
Addresses 11 of the most common questions users have about After Effects.
Provides both a solid foundation of the Nuke 5 core functions of keying, motion tracking, and color correcting, and an overview of 3D compositing.
Come along for a peek behind the magician's curtain at one of Hollywood's top visual effects houses, New Deal Studios.