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Learn how to direct actors and get the best performances for your short film.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Introduces the essential concepts and techniques necessary for shooting video with a DSLR camera.
Walks you through the Element 3D third-party compositing plugin for After Effects.
Explores Trapcode Particular, an industry standard third-party After Effects plugin for generating particle effects.
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.
Teaches you the basics of Photoshop, including the components of visual images, making selections, color correcting, fixing images, and outputting images.
Explores the basic tools, effects, and need-to-know techniques in After Effects CS5.
Explores Encore CS5, Adobe's powerful application for authoring DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, and Flash-based video for the web.
Shows how to edit video with Premiere Pro CS5 and how to use video to tell compelling stories.
Teaches how to import and organize assets; assemble them into a timeline; and provide navigation via menus, buttons, and links.
How to gather video, audio, and graphical source materials into layered compositions, and make edits and adjustments.
Demonstrates how to add asset links to a new project and turn a layered image into a functional menu editable in Photoshop.
Learn basic workflows for collecting and organizing assets, assembling layered compositions, and applying color correction and other effects.
Explores the finer points of keying, as well as how to use Ultra's compositing tools and library of virtual sets and backgrounds.
Adobe Certified Instructor Chad Perkins explores all the video editing capabilities of Premiere Elements 4.
Adobe Certified Instructor teaches every aspect of Premiere Pro, plus standard film and video editing techniques.
Anyone interested in authoring DVDs and Blu-ray Discs using Encore can learn all the essentials.
Explores the possibilities for doing everything from creating simple animations to integrating multiple files types in After Effects.
How to create amazing effects with 3ds Max 9 and understand the principles of animation.
Covers all the steps needed to create a professional project in Encore DVD, from planning to testing.
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