Topic: Roll and Crawl
This video demonstrates re-creating the Star Wars opening Title sequence using Adobe Premiere 6.5. Download a more accurate Star Wars font from the internet for a more realistic look.
Chapter: Paint, Draw and Design
Topic: Controls and Interfaces
Now we’ll begin a new section covering paint brush dynamics, a set of features that help to make the Paint Engine in Photoshop 7 far superior to anything seen in Photoshop previously for creating custom brushes for emulating “natural” media (as if chemical-based paints were any more natural than digital paint tools).
Adam Tracksler was reading through the tutorials at CreativeCow and stumbled across an After Effects tutorial on creating Jittery Text. He thought, hey, you can do that in Combustion, and here’s how.
Chapter: Video and Computer Technology
Topic: Technology Descriptions
A listing of common and not common video recording formats. Not totally up to date as it misses the DVCPRO 100 and HDCAM formats.
Chapter: Visual and Creative Effects
Topic: Glows, Blurs, Rays or Streaks
Random patterns of light ‘whipping’ around the screen. Good for force fields, fireflies or space critters. Ayato’s tutorials are very advanced. Because English is his second language you really need to know After Effects moderately well to follow all the steps. Some additional plug-ins are needed, but most are available in demonstration form.
Chapter: High Definition
Topic: HD Acquisition
Whatever you do, the coming HD revolution is likely to make pioneers of many of us. It will be easy to tell which of us were the pioneers; we’ll be the ones with the arrows in our backs. That’s because the decision to move into HD will be expensive and dangerous. The list of what’s available and how much it costs will change rapidly making almost any decision you make a short term one. [Written before the advent of HDV format that will likely make significant changes to HD Acquisition.]
TAGS: High Definition, HDCAM, W-VHS
Topic: Tips and Techniques
In the first of a two-part series on taming Logic Audio, Computer Music shows you how to set the program up for maximum working efficiency. [The article predates Apple’s purchase of Emagic and shows OS 9. Much will be appropriate but not every part of the tutorial will match with modern versions of Logic Audio on OS X.]
Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques
Topic: Controls and Interfaces
In the first installment of our series on migrating from After Effects to Combustion, we looked at converting Illustrator artwork into Combustion Paint objects, a process which, for some of our readers, may very well have fallen somewhere between paper cut and root canal on the pain scale. This time we’re going to go a little easier on you, as we explore how well Combustion works with native Photoshop files.
Chapter: Image Acquisition
Last time I wrapped up with the Back light, which completed the basic three point lighting setup. There really is another light that should be added to this setup – the Background light. Here?s why.
TAGS: Backing, backdrop
Chapter: 24P Film or Video
Topic: Editing 24P Source
The way certain terms are used varies from one place to another, particularly with regard to the “aesthetic” terms (i.e., one man’s close-up may be another’s medium close-up). Be sure that you are comparing “apples to apples” in your specific situation.