When Should You Make Things By Hand? – Vlog 06

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When should you make things in post? When should you make things live? These are some deep subjects to think about and I sure don’t have all the answers. But maybe we’ll figure it out together. Also these are just things you should think about when planning your shoot. Don’t default, give it some thought, save yourself some time in the long run.

Let me know what you feel about making things by hand? When should you? When shouldn’t you? Tell me in the comments!

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Cross Process Colour (color) Grading – Adobe After Effects tutorial

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Let’s cross the streams with Cross Processing, a lovely colour grading rick to make people think they are looking at film. but they sure are not. We’ll look at a couple easy colour grading tricks to get you started with that lo fi look in no time. Your mediocure trip to the beach just got a while lot more indie!

This is part of #lofijuly. So see other things in that series check out the playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL79TBmLa4lTQIwnNBLT0zvJqckyaKYDoT

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LoFi (Hand Made) Titles – Adobe After Effects tutorial

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use new fangled technologies to make old time titles. Complete with all the hand made imperfections you know and love. It’s pretty simple and you can apply this effects stack to ANYTHING. And I mean that. Logos, animations, whatever. And it’s just as simple as doing it once and forgetting about it.

Also check out more video in the #lofijuly series this month. It’ll be rad. If people still stay rad. I do, and I’m people, so I guess they (I) do. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL79TBmLa4lTQIwnNBLT0zvJqckyaKYDoT

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Procedural Forest – Adobe After Effects tutorial

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How to make many layers that are similar but unique really fast with expressions. Never make and place more things than you have to if you can make a computer do it for you! we’ll make a quick trip through the woods, but you should think about how you can use these techniques to save time with other things too.

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Bubble Gum Pop – Adobe After Effects tutorial

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In this week’s quality after effects tutorial you’ll learn how to animate shape layers into a bubble gum bubble, pop it, and all without any hand drawn animation. We’ll use effects like the roughen edges for the look, the turbulent displace for the shapes, and the shape layer tools like merger paths and wiggle paths to combine and change shapes automatically. Puff Puff POP!

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How To Use: Chromatic Aberration Template

This is how to use the Chromatic Aberration Template from EvanAbrams.com available now HERE: http://goo.gl/UvBWH

You can customize the amount of the distortion, how blended the effect is with the original image, and how often the distortion occurs. And I’ll show you briefly how to sync up some of the attributes to audio.

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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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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.

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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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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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