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Adobe Premiere Pro: Matrix Rain 3d Room Effect

Chapter: Titling

Topic: Effects

This video demonstrates creating a Matrix Rain effect using nested sequences in Premiere Pro.† Titler, Motion and Sequences are used extensively

http://www.wrigleyvideo.com/videotutorial/tutdes_ppro_matrixrain.htm

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Recording Huge, Wide Rhythm Rock Guitars – Part 1

Chapter: Audio

Topic: Recording

In a previous tip we talked about big-sounding lead guitars. In a three or four piece rock recording, the rhythm guitar also must sound big. Using the same technique on 2 guitars to enhance the sound lowers the distinction between the guitars. An alternate big guitar sound seems to work well with rhythm guitars.

http://www.getimo.de/linkpage2/html/tuts.php?/linkpage2/html/tuts_common_recording_tip07.php

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Adobe Premiere Pro: Photo Wall Montage with Large Photoshop Image

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Scale and Position

This video demonstrates creating a photo wall montage using the motion filter in Premiere Pro.† Also demonstrates how PPRO can handle high resolution images.† Explains Ease Options on keyframes and keyframe use in the motion filter.

http://www.wrigleyvideo.com/videotutorial/tutdes_ppro_photowall.htm

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Adobe After Effects: Express Your Flare: Working with Light Factory and expressions in Adobe After Effects

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Scripting or Expressions

If you’ve ever introduced a lens flare into your After Effects or Photoshop composition, chances are that you’ve used Knoll’s Light Factory. By no means a new filter, Knoll Light Factory has remained the most widely used option for lens flares. But did you know that with After Effects’ built-in expression tools, you can build up elements without heavy keyframe management? Well, you can.

http://www.digitalpostproduction.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=20766

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Adobe After Effects: 3-Dimensional Space with screens

Chapter: Motion Graphic Design

Topic: Backgrounds and Stock Footage

Parts of an image in 3D space with the camera moving around, combine together into one image on a “video wall”. 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.

http://www.ayatoweb.com/ae_tips_e/ae31_e.html

TAGS: space, grid, screen, video, wall

Over/Underexposing Video

Chapter: Image Acquisition

Topic: Color Balance and Exposure

In the video camera realm, the warning is very clear: “Protect your highlights!”, and it’s common to underexpose your image for the sake of doing so. Word on the street has it that bringing your image back up from underexposure is a lot easier than bringing it down from overexposure.

http://www.dancoplan.com/articles/exposing_video.html

TAGS: “normal, over exposed, under exposed, comparison”

Apple Soundtrack: Let there be Music – Getting Started with Soundtrack

Chapter: Music

Topic: Composing for Film or Video

This article is aimed at getting the beginning to intermediate video editor up to speed and productive with Soundtrack. As you go through these tutorials, you will learn about Soundtrack’s interface, tools, a little bit of music vocabulary and you will learn about several different methods for composing music tracks for your video projects.

http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/soundtrack_starting_dan.html

TAGS: “music, project, track, instrument, loop”

Apple Final Cut Pro: Animating Photos

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Effects

Pulling subjects out of Photoshop and animating them in Final Cut Pro

http://www.lafcpug.org/tutorials/basic_animating_photos.html

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Apple Final Cut Pro: Animating a Cutout with an Inside Drop Shadow

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Effects

Creating text or shapes that cut through one video image to reveal another underneath and cast an inside shadow to clarify the effect – or – How to Bust your ChOps (Channel Operations) in Photoshop

http://www.lafcpug.org/tutorials/basic_ps_to_fcp_cutout.html

TAGS: “shadow, matte, travel matte, layers”

Adobe Photoshop: Animating a Cutout with an Inside Drop Shadow

Chapter: Paint, Draw and Design

Topic: Design Techniques

Creating text or shapes that cut through one video image to reveal another underneath and cast an inside shadow to clarify the effect – or – How to Bust your ChOps (Channel Operations) in Photoshop

http://www.lafcpug.org/tutorials/basic_ps_to_fcp_cutout.html

TAGS: “shadow, matte, travel matte, layers”