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Chad Perkins

Chad Perkins Chad Perkins is an award-winning filmmaker and author based in Seattle. He also has over a decade of experience with post-production software such as Adobe After Effects, and is the author of over 30 training courses on Lynda.com, as well as multiple editions of The After Effects Illusionist and How to Cheat in After Effects (both by Focal Press). Find him on Twitter @chad_perkins.
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  • view course page for Creating a Short Film: 04 Working with Actors

  • view course page for Creating a Short Film: 03 Pre-Production

    Learn how to prepare to make a short film with these pre-production tips. Find out how to prep your shot list, create a shooting schedule and budget, scout locations, and get props and costumes ready for action.

    2h 13m
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  • view course page for Creating a Short Film: 02 Writing

    Learn the basics of writing a great script, including storytelling, working with screenwriting software, and revising scripts. These filmmaking tips are designed for anyone who wants to make a short film.

    3h 17m
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  • view course page for Creating a Short Film: 01 Producing

    Creating a Short Film is a 13-part training series that shows how to make movies, as well as the actual struggles filmmakers have to overcome to get films made. This installment covers the role of the producer: getting financing, dealing with legal issues, and increasing production value.

    1h 6m
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Optical Flares

    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.

    2h 37m
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Trapcode Form

  • view course page for Up and Running with Magic Bullet Suite

    Create significantly more professional footage with tools that do everything from removing noise to performing high-end color grading.

    3h 17m
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  • view course page for Up and Running with DSLR Filmmaking

  • view course page for Element 3D Essential Training

  • view course page for Trapcode Particular Essential Training

  • view course page for Getting Started with SpeedGrade CS6

    Find out how to perform a basic color grade, create looks, mask footage, and apply grades to multiple clips, and see how SpeedGrade fits into your overall post-production workflow.

    2h 15m
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Photoshop CS6

    Teaches you the basics of Photoshop, including the components of visual images, making selections, color correcting, fixing images, and outputting images.

    3h 49m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for After Effects: Rigging a Character Arm for Animation

    Breaks down the process of creating, rigging, and animating the arm of a character in an opening title sequence in After Effects—a task traditionally performed using rigging or skeleton tools available in 3D programs.

    27m 43s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for After Effects CS5 Essential Training

  • view course page for Encore CS5 Essential Training

    Explores Encore CS5, Adobe's powerful application for authoring DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, and Flash-based video for the web.

    4h 3m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Premiere Pro CS5 Essential Training

  • view course page for Premiere Pro CS4 Beyond the Basics

    Explains how to take video editing from simple nuts and bolts to an art form, by harnessing the power of this professional video-editing application.

    5h 38m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for After Effects Project Workflow

    Shows how to integrate the various parts of the Adobe Production Premium suite with After Effects in a real-world project.

    3h 18m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS4 Extended for Video

    Shows how Photoshop can be integrated into a video development process, including working with 3D objects and making slip edits.

    3h 44m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for After Effects CS4 Beyond the Basics

  • view course page for Photoshop CS4 Extended for 3D

    Reviews the new 3D panel in Photoshop CS4, and demonstrates how to use 3D files in other applications.

    4h 35m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Encore CS4 Essential Training

    Teaches how to import and organize assets; assemble them into a timeline; and provide navigation via menus, buttons, and links.

    6h 19m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Encore CS4 New Features

  • view course page for After Effects CS4 Essential Training

  • view course page for After Effects CS4 New Features

  • view course page for Encore CS4 Getting Started

    Demonstrates how to add asset links to a new project and turn a layered image into a functional menu editable in Photoshop.

    22m 28s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for After Effects CS4 Getting Started

    Learn basic workflows for collecting and organizing assets, assembling layered compositions, and applying color correction and other effects.

    1h 3m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Ultra CS3 Essential Training

    Explores the finer points of keying, as well as how to use Ultra's compositing tools and library of virtual sets and backgrounds.

    2h 44m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Premiere Elements 4 Essential Training

  • view course page for After Effects CS3 Effects

    Adobe Certified Instructor Chad Perkins explores the basic purposes and practical uses of After Effects CS3 Effects.

    11h 49m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Premiere Pro CS3 Beyond the Basics

  • view course page for After Effects CS3 Professional Beyond the Basics

  • view course page for Premiere Pro CS3 Essential Training

  • view course page for Encore CS3 Essential Training

  • view course page for After Effects CS3 Professional Essential Training

  • view course page for Photoshop CS3 Extended for 3D + Video

  • view course page for After Effects CS3 Professional New Features

  • view course page for Premiere Pro CS3 New Features

    An in-depth look at using Premiere CS3 to produce and edit video for the web, mobile devices, and traditional media.

    30m 20s
    Intermediate
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  • view course page for 3ds Max 9 Essential Training

  • view course page for Encore DVD 2.0 Essential Training

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