After Effects CS5: Black & White Adjustment

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Green Smoke

Create a cloudy smoke title with real footage in Adobe After Effects.

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Adobe After Effects: Aux Particles in Trapcode Particular 2

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Particles

Tutor Harry Frank looks at “aux” particles in Particular 2, explaining how they’re related to regular particles and showing how they can be precisely controlled to create subtle and unusual effects. This tutorial is excerpted from Class on Demand’s brand-new DVD, Complete Training for Trapcode Particular 2.

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Adobe After Effects: Mind Trip: Part 1

Chapter: Visual and Creative Effects

Topic: Creative

The first edition of this 2-part video tutorial has Eran Stern delving into the mind of a woman. Join him as he creates a tunnel vision effect by applying a few After Effects tricks such as time remapping, motion blur, blending, and color correction to footage from artbeats.com. This cool technique can be used on it’s own or in conjunction with Part 2 (coming soon).

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Adobe After Effects: Creating Automated Flashing Light Patterns

Chapter: Visual and Creative Effects

Topic: Lighting Effects

In this episode, After Effects Specialist Chris Zwar revisits his highly acclaimed After Effects 3D “Centrica” Project to show you how he set up the automated flashing lights patterns – with the help of expressions and Knoll Light Factory

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Adobe After Effects: Create Audio-driven Effects with BCC 7 AE’s Beat Reactor Technology

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Audio-Synched Events

In this video tutorial, Kevin P. McAuliffe takes a look at Boris Continuum Complete 7 AE’s new Beat Reactor technology. Beat Reactor is a new BCC 7 AE filter that lets you sample specific bands of audio from a clip and uses the sampled audio levels to drive effect parameters. In addition to being available as a standalone BCC 7 AE filter, the new Beat Reactor technology has been added as a built-in feature for many other BCC 7 AE filters. Beat Reactor makes it easier to generate audio-driven effects such as adding a pulsing light, a glow, or even an image wipe that follows along with the beat of an audio track.

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Adobe After Effects: ProRes 4444 and ProRes 422 in After Effects CS5

Chapter: Workflow

Topic: Inter-application Workflow

In After Effects CS5, we fixed some bugs regarding ProRes 422 and ProRes 4444 media in After Effects. See the previous paragraph for links to posts that give workarounds for those bugs in After Effects CS4. But we didn’t quite get everything (yet). This post gives workarounds for two issues in After Effects CS5:

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Creating Timelapse Movies in After Effects

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Time Remapping

Richard Harrington, a trainer for Future Media Concepts, shows how to use timelapse photography to create video clips.

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Adobe Premiere Pro: New RED Color Science, and How To Make It All Work with After Effects CS5 and Premiere Pro CS5

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Capture, Digitize, Import

Adobe just released a new RED importer plug-in for After Effects CS5 and Premiere Pro CS5 on the Adobe Labs website. This new set of software supports the current RED firmware (#30) and new color science.

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Adobe After Effects: After Effects CS5: Rotobrush

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Masking or Rotoscoping

In this video tutorial, Richard Harrington explains how to make rotoscoping easy with the new rotobrush in After Effects CS5.

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