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Sunday, January 26, 2014

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: #Free Adobe AE Skywriting Template

Summer is gone, but don't fear, relive all the beachy good times with your own skywriting template created with BCC 8 in Adobe After Effects. Or apply your skywriting over your favorite footage.

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: #Free Adobe AE Skywriting Template

#Photography: Tip: The Contrast of Your Lens Can Slightly Affect The Final Image's Dynamic Range

Earlier on in recent camera history, the Canon 5D Mk II never was hacked or had the ability to shoot RAW video. And so a company called Technicolor worked with Canon to develop what is known as a flat cinema profile. This profile allowed editors to have the greatest amount of color detail and dynamic range in the editing process...


#Photography: Tip: The Contrast of Your Lens Can Slightly Affect The Final Image's Dynamic Range

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Tips for Creating Smooth Animations

If you’re a motion graphics designer working in After Effects and you lust after those buttery smooth pieces that you see the professionals making, look no further. Finally unlock the secret weapon...

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: Tips for Creating Smooth Animations

#Photography: Tip: The Secrets Behind Making Your Images Look Sharper

For starters, it begins with a calibrated display and using Adobe Lightroom 5. I’ve been using Lightroom for five years now and know a lot of the ins-and-outs of the program. I use the Spyder4 Elite calibrator once a week on a MacBook Pro Retina Display 13 inch laptop...

#Photography: Tip: The Secrets Behind Making Your Images Look Sharper

Hole In The Pocket - a #poetry

Hole In The Pocket


There's a hole in the pocket
Money running out
There's a hole in the pocket
Money running out

#Photography: Why You MUST Have a Polarizer

Ever wondered how professional photographers achieve such lush, vibrant colours and that magical “atmosphere” in their images? BAM – they use a polarizing filter or “polarizer”! I could never have ...

#Photography: Why You MUST Have a Polarizer

#Photoshop: 5 Ways to Improve Your Matte Paintings

First used in the film industry over 100 years ago, Matte Paintings are today used for a much wider range of purposes ranging from video games to television shows, and more. Matte paintings are used to create backgrounds or environments that would be too difficult or expensive to shoot in real life. While the first matte paintings may have been created by painting a scene on a sheet of glass, today's matte paintings are created using a variety of techniques including photo manipulation, 3D modeling, and animation. In this article, we will explain 5 ways you can improve your matte painting skills.

#Photoshop: 5 Ways to Improve Your Matte Paintings

#Guitar: How to Play Blues Guitar Lessons

When you register for the FREE 10 Lessons demonstrating How to Play the Blues you'll discover secrets like...

#Guitar: How to Play Blues Guitar Lessons

#Guitar: Easy-To-Learn Guitar Chords For Beginners

It’s a fun and rewarding pastime that will open up a whole new world of possibilities for you in the future. Regardless of what music style you intend on playing, you should first learn some basic chords.
In case this is your first time hearing the word “chord,” let me give you a brief explanation: chords are sets of notes played on the guitar to achieve a distinct sound. There are literally thousands of chords in existence, but thankfully you don’t have to learn them all.

#Guitar: Easy-To-Learn Guitar Chords For Beginners

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: #Free After Effects Project - Huge 3D Extruded Logo

Free Huge 3D Extruded Logo, Full HD 1920×1080 @29.97fps. Nice extrusion on logo, and optional text below. Customize and render very elegant and clean intro. Main features: - After effects cs3 proje...

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: #Free After Effects Project - Huge 3D Extruded Logo

#Photography: Create a Vivid Winter Aurora Landscape

Create a new document with size of 1300×800 px and fill it with white (feel free to use your own size and color). Press Cmd/Ctrl+Shift+N to make a new layer. Hit G to active Gradient Tool, choose R...

#Photography: Create a Vivid Winter Aurora Landscape

#Photography: Travel Photography: Creating Your Own Luck

So you’ve read up on the technical side of taking great photos. You know your aperture from your EXIF, and you’ve experimented with shutter speeds. But there is something missing from the photos yo...

#Photography: Travel Photography: Creating Your Own Luck

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: 10 Motion Graphics and Visual Effects Resources for Editors

In today’s world, video editors are often expected to have Motion Graphics/VFX Skills. The following resources are beneficial for extending your graphics skill set. Check out the useful VFX freebies as well!

#AfterEffects #Filmproduction: 10 Motion Graphics and Visual Effects Resources for Editors