Chromatic Aberration Template – Trailer

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Chromatic Aberrations are the optical errors that occur at the bound of light and dark in images because of errors in the lens. But you can make them in post using this template. The plugin will cause random motion and distortion across the colour channels separating them out and moving them around.

You can customize the amount of the distortion, how blended the effect is with the original image, and how often the distortion occurs.

Learn how use this template: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WmyS8k7LBQ

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Peeling Stickers – Adobe After Effects tutorial

This week’s “quality” after effects tutorial is about putting stickers on things. It’s a clever way to introduce external graphics that have no context right on top of people and things. It’s great. Also I saw it on HGTV once so it must be good. Either way the first method that I’m not too interested in uses the CC Page Turn, and the second method uses a lot of alpha mattes, some position changes, and still let’s to change the sticker content whenever you so desire.

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Q&A Facebook Edition – Question 5 (why start this channel?)

Why did I start this youtube channel. Well that’s a trip down memory lane, and I challenge you to find any evidence of the story reference in the video. I may have erased my past to prevent time travellers from getting me.

Either way enjoy the secret comic book origins of this channel.

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Animate Venn Diagrams – Adobe After Effects Tutorial

Venn Diagrams are rad. And in this week’s *quality After Effects Tutorial we’ll make them. And making them is as simple as drawing two circles and colouring. But in after Effects that can be a little tricky. But don’t worry, thankfully this can be found in the area where things you want to do overlap with things I know how to do and things that are tutorials now. See what I did there? It’s a venn diagram joke. Now known as a Venny! As in, that was a wicked venny!

Either way it’s not that tough to make in after effects. It’s a lot of parenting, pick whips, duplicating, and precomping. My god the pre-comps. You won’t believe how many precomps you need to make this venn diagram… well a lot more if you are making a lot more intersections because of the limits of the alpha track matte and the stencil alpha blending mode… but that’ll make sense when you do the tutorial.

If you have any questions just let me know in the comments.

Q&A Facebook Edition – Question 4 (Advice on workflow)

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How do you speed up your work flow? I don’t even know your workflow. Maybe you’re at max speed already. Likely you’re not because you’re asking about it and have gripes. In general though the best thing to do is write it down, plan it out, and look for logical gaps and loops. After that it’s all about what you prefer to do with what programs and how you prefer to manage your time and resources. I don’t know what you’re doing and there isn’t one workflow for all things so the best answer here is just more questions.

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Infinite Cutout Animation – Adobe After Effects tutorial

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Today we’ll be faking stop motion animation in after effects. I once saw an artist, and I say artist because they are truly great at this kind of thing, animate in after effects, print out every frame, and then stack and photograph them in stop motion. It was amazing and looked good and now I’ve copied it in a cheap knock off version and feel dirty… have fun with the tutorial!

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Moving Frames Montage Template Trailer

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This is a trailer for the ECAbrams template file “Moving Frames Montage” available at http://evanabrams.com/product-item/moving-frames-montage-template/ .and you can see how to use this file here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxaQQsFREjg

All you need to do is put footage in the “holder” comps and export the “export THIS” comp. You will be fine. But if you have any questions just let me know in the comments.

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How to use the Moving Frames Montage Template

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This is how to use the ECAbrams template file “Moving Frames Montage” available at http://evanabrams.com/product-item/moving-frames-montage-template/ .and you can see how this should look when you use it right here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44EXdoiCQRs

All you need to do is put footage in the “holder” comps and export the “export THIS” comp. You will be fine. But if you have any questions just let me know in the comments.

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Q&A Facebook Edition – Question 3 (About Colour [color] Correction and Grading)

Let’s talk about colour correction and colour grading and how you might be wrong about how you use those words. And then we’ll talk about why that’s important. And then I’ll not apologize for insulting your intelligence.

Just remember colour correcting corrects colour. Colour grading changes it to look pretty. Keep your processes strait dawg! Also cs6 no longer has the 3 way color correction. If you ask me about it in the comments I’m going to say read the thing in the video and then made a rude noise. You won’t hear the rude noise but know that I made it.

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Bass Shake – Adobe After Effects tutorial

Shake the camera with your thumping bass, even if you can’t separate the bass from the track. Pump it. Pump that bass. And then shake it. And by it I mean the camera. Not your booty. Shake your booty if you want but this is not about that at all. If you find I’m not talking about twerking it enough well… I’ve included a picture of my face so you know how amazingly bland I am so you know how little of twerking I know.

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