November 29, 2011

LED and Casino light text effects in After Effects

LED and Casino light text effects in After Effects @ PVC is a collection of a few resources that share treatments on LED or light walls, casino lights, or Jumbotron-type looks using AE filters like CC Ball Action or Vegas.

Last week in After Effects

Thanksgiving was last week but there was substance from Video Copilot, a start on some broadcast-style graphics, LED light walls & casino-style text lights, green screen tips, 3D cubes and other shapes, linking objects with lines, and results of a user's choice survey on plug-ins.

Here’s another week or so of some news on After Effects tutorials, plug-ins, scripts and more...

Andrew Kramer posted 2 new tutorials on Video Copilot. In Dynamic Machine Gun he creates "a particle system for emitting specific particles based on a surface type.

Read the rest at PVC...

November 22, 2011

Another week in After Effects

With news on wiggles, organization, color, CUDA + more.

Another week in After Effects shares some of the latest news on After Effects tutorials, plug-ins, scripts and more. Last week saw a little swarm of news on organization and workflow setups, wiggles & glitches, CUDA and Premiere Pro, and more.

November 17, 2011

Create snow in After Effects + Photo Mosaics @ PVC

Creating snow in After Effects has been updated on PVC.

You can use dedicated snow filters or particle systems to create snow that can be either stylized or realistic. There's filters built into After Effects like CC Snow, CC Particle World, and Particle Playground -- or you can use 3rd-party filters like Trapcode Particular (which is AE 3D camera-aware), Boris FX Snow, Cycore FX HD Snowfall, DigiEffects Delirium Snow, and GenArts Monsters GT.

Read the rest on PVC...

Also posted recently at PVC was the mini-roundup Animate a Photo Mosaic in After Effects.

November 14, 2011

Last week in After Effects @ PVC

It was a bit slower last week in After Effects, but there was plenty of news, tools, and tutorials for the restless posted at PVC.

Be sure to catch the Earth | Time Lapse movie at the very bottom.

November 11, 2011

Lens Flares in After Effects @ PVC

Lens Flares in After Effects is a new mini-roundup at PVC.

The built-in lens flares in Adobe products are quite long-in-the-tooth, but there are a bunch of tutorials, filters, and real world examples to help you get beyond the common look. The most recent tutorial by VinhSon Nguyen aims to "Breathe Life Back Into After Effects Lens Flares," yet again.

November 10, 2011

Mock trial of Goldman Sachs with Chris Hedges

Not just hipster bait... The People vs. Goldman Sachs was a mock trial held at Zuccotti Park on November 3, with Cornel West, Chris Hedges, and testimonies from people directly affected by Goldman Sachs policies. (For some reason I mostly listened to Chris Hedges)

Update: Scott Squires noted Why Aren't the Jobless Flocking to Zuccotti Park?

Also, Occupy LA Teach In William K Black:

And a pertinent slice of Americana, with space angel effects, It's a Wonderful Life (1946):

November 8, 2011

Seamless jump cuts + weekly roundup @ PVC

Seamless edits for jump cuts on current and future solutions, and a weekly roundup for After Effects and Production Premium were posted on PVC. It was busy again last week, with iExpressions (a new approach to leverage expressions), tutorials from Red Giant, workflow, cameras, and Avid moving things forward.