May 4, 2017


Adobe After Effects April 2017 New Features

The April 2017 release of Adobe After Effects (version 14.2) is packed with new features, and Tobias Gleissenberger of Surfaced Studio is here to show you the latest and greatest. Highlights include the Essential Graphics panel and Motion Graphics templates (with Adobe Premiere Pro integration), the addition of Lumetri Scopes and Color Correction effects, new effects organization, the Camera Shake Deblur filter and more.




Blue Collar Post Collective West "Post Talks" Free Event and Live Stream: The VFX Pipeline in TV, Film and Beyond

On Saturday May 13 in Hollywood, and with a free worldwide livestream, the latest in the Blue Collar Post Collective's Post Talks series will take a closer look at the VFX pipeline from offline to artists to online and delivery. We'll talk about the collaboration between editorial and VFX houses on scripted content, promos and commercials, the importance of communication across departments, the different roles involved in this pipeline, and how to find jobs and succeed in them! This will be a great discussion for anyone in offline, online or VFX to understand how visual effects happen and discover jobs on both ends of the pipe they may not have known about before.
The Cinematography of Get Out: Toby Oliver, ASC *  * Ben Consoli
The Cinematography of Get Out: Toby Oliver, ASC Toby Oliver, ASC is the award winning cinematographer behind the lens of Jordan Peel's debut film Get Out. “Get Out” has received high praise from critics (99% Fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes) and moviegoers around the world for its story, acting, and cinematography. Toby shares all his lighting and lensing techniques that gave Get Out its uniquely horrifying look. He and Go Creative Show host Ben Consoli discuss the blending of horror and comedy, why Toby choose to shoot with zoom lenses, the challenges of a limited budget, and so much more.
Blackmagic Design Fusion Expressions & Macros Made Easy * Blackmagic Design Fusion * Simon Ubsdell
Blackmagic Design Fusion Expressions & Macros Made Easy In this two-part guide to some of Blackmagic Design Fusion's most powerful compositing and effects features, visual effects veteran Simon Ubsdell offers an easy-to-follow introduction to using basic expressions and creating macros in Fusion -- with some very useful tips for After Effects users along the way. In Part 1, you'll create a chromatic aberration effect with these techniques, and in Part 2, you'll work with bounce/spring, orbit and "look at" expressions. No matter what your level of experience (or inexperience!) with After Effects or Fusion, you're in for quite a ride!
The Evolution of Immersive Media *  * Katie Hinsen
Immersive media is not new. Emerging technologies, such as VR and AR as we currently know them, are simply part of an evolutionary path making media more immersive.... more
The Science of Editing: Look Closer -- The Mind of a Film * Art of the Edit * Sven Pape
When you ask an editor what they DO in the edit suite, the answer is often something like, "Well, it's intuitive." To become better editors, though, we need... more
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