English l MP4, 960x540 | Oct 17, 2013 | Intermediate l | Duration: 2h 50m
Genre: E-learning l Software: After Effects + Exercise Files
VFX Techniques is back with a new course on particle effects—everyone's favorite feature for creating realistic smoke, fire, explosions, and other phenomena. Author Lee Lanier tackles a wizard battle, producing Harry Potter–style effects as the two wizards fight with their magic wands. Using this sample footage, he shows how to generate particles with After Effect's built-in plugins, dives into the settings to adjust their appearance, and retimes and color grades the scene to create a particular magical mood. Plus, learn about green-screen removal techniques, background plate repair, CG particles, and rotoscoping techniques. This course covers puffs, sparkles, blobs, flares, smoke, sparks, and blasts, so you'll be prepared to create particles for almost any scenario.
Sony’s Vegas Pro 12 is the latest update to the extremely popular professional digital video editing software. In this VTC course, you will learn how to create a music video from video footage and audio files provided. As the course progresses, author and expert Mark Struthers will demonstrate the functions required for a music video project. He will illustrate various audio and video effects prior to looking at the Vegas Pro 12 Mixing Console. Focusing on certain sections of the music video, the course aims to teach you techniques and skills that you can use in practice on the provided work files and then on your own projects as your skill in Vegas improves.
Lower thirds, opening titles or ending credits, it’s more then just text, it has to fit in with your film project. And not only the font, but there is a lot we can do to design such titles. Going from 3D text, text animation, colors, motion tracking, etc. In this course you will a very creative part, but also a technical part to understand how we need to handle those titles.
In this After effects tutorial we’ll learn the basics of Rotoscoping using After Effects. Digital rotoscoping is the process of creating a mask or matte to isolate part of an image or video so you can change it or add it to a different background and is a very important part of the visual effects process. We’ll begin this tutorial by learning about the pen tool, which lets us draw shapes and masks. We’ll then dive deeper into the masking system in After Effects and learn some time saving workflows for checking your roto. We’ll then jump into the basic workflows of animating masks and how we can keep a consistent shape for a more appealing matte. We’ll end by outputting our mask into an image sequence that can be used in other applications.
This episode of After Effects Guru combines the powers of Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, and Illustrator to help you make polished logo animations for your clients. Learn how to use the Keyframe Assistant to build animations with multiple repeating elements, and animate with color, starting with grayscale values you’ll use to generate different hues. Ian Robinson also provides some project-saving advice for what happens when you don’t have access to the full-res version of a logo. Last, you’ll learn about the best formats for outputting animated logo bugs and animations that contain transparency.
In this After effects tutorial we’ll learn how to use the tracking, keying and masking features of After Effects to create a fast, robust rotoscope shape. By using each feature for their specific strength, we’ll be able to achieve production-quality results much faster than hand keying. We’ll begin the tutorial by learning the basics of using trackers to speed up the rotoscoping process by removing camera jitter, translation, rotation and scaling. We’ll then dive into our main project where we will use a combination of tracking, color keying and shape animation to create a clean mask for our foreground actor. We’ll learn how each of these different methods can be used to speed up our rotoscoping workflow.
Duration 2h 24m Level Advanced Project Files Included 15FPS MP4 1.59GB
In this series of tutorials we will composite a shimmering fractal reveal in After Effects utilizing assets generated in Maya.We will be matchmoving a live action plate and creating proxy geometry of the scene in Maya. We will then export the geometry as OBJ assets and assemble them in After Effects. We will animate a fractal pattern to act as a matte for our transition and apply that to our 3D geometry using the Element 3D plug-in. To create vibrant glows we will be using plugins such as Radium, Sapphire, and Starglow whilst taking advantage of linear color-space to achieve the best results possible.
level Intermediate l duration 2h 31m l released Nov 04, 2013 l 1.2 GB
Organization is key to a successful post-production workflow. This course picks up where the end of your shoot leaves off and before editing begins—when you need to import, organize, and log your footage. Jason Osder shows how to import all different types of assets, from stills to soundtracks, and how to sort and annotate your footage in Adobe Premiere Pro. Plus, learn a few tricks involving Bridge and Prelude (like batch renaming) that will cut your logging time in half.
level Appropriate for all l duration 59m 39s l released Oct 24, 2013 l 173 MB
Good lighting can transform any scene, regardless of your camera and location. Of any production expense, it's where you get the most value. Develop the skills you need to light any shooting situation in this course with audio and video professional Anthony Q. Artis. Anthony introduces you to a few extra pieces of gear that will make your job easier and then shows how to light indoor and outdoor spaces, supplement daylight, and work with what you've got, whether it's dimmer switches or lampshades.
Premiere Pro Guru: Outputs and Media Encoder with Jason Osder
English | .MP4 | aac, 48000 Hz, 2 channels, s16, 95 kb/s (eng) | Video: h264, yuv420p, 960x540 | 1.2 GB
Genre : elearning
Outputting video is one of the most important yet misunderstood parts of the creative process. If you work with Adobe Premiere Pro, you need to understand how to choose a format, convert frame rates, and work with Media Encoder, the engine that processes all your encoding. In this course Jason Osder explains it all. He also shows you how to access Media Encoder from inside Premiere Pro or as a stand-alone program, create an efficient export workflow, and encode for formats such as broadcast, DVD or Blu-ray, YouTube, and mobile devices. Plus, learn how to leverage Premiere Pro's automation features and speed up your workflow.
Up and Running with Optical Flares
English | .MP4 | H264 | 960x540 30fps 700Kbps | AAC 48KHz 128Kbps | 2h 37m | 1.2 GB
Genre : elearning
Lens flares are ubiquitous. They're in commercials and promos, TV shows, and feature films. And most of the time, those flares were created with the Optical Flares plugin for After Effects.
subject Video, Motion Graphicss l Software After Effects CS6, CC, CINEMA 4D R13, R14 l level Intermediate
duration 1h 13m l released Nov 06, 2013 l 550 MB
Spline dynamics in CINEMA 4D provide a great way to add physics to splines to create hair, rope, cable, or string-like effects. This course shows how to use C4D's Dynamics module to create energetic animation and motion graphics with realistic motion and elasticity—perfect for bumpers or TV commercials. Learn how to use the spline dynamics tag to make objects react like they would to real-world physics, use constraints to connect splines to other objects, and create realistic tension with springs. EJ also shows how to animate and render your composite and polish the final footage in After Effects.
Duration: 1h 59m | Video: MPEG-4 Visual 640x480 (4:3) 30fps 708kbps | Audio: MP3 44.1kHz stereo 128kbps
Genre: eLearning | Level: Beginner/Intermediate | Language: English
Packtpub Responsive Web Design – From Concept to Complete Site
English | Working Files Included | Audio: aac, 44100 Hz, stereo | Video: h264, yuv420p, 1280x720, 25.00 fps(r) | 372MB