Keying is part technical skill, part patience, and part sorcery. This series will take you through different areas of keying, not so much to teach you step by step, but to talk about some of the problems you’ll run into and how to fix them.
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Inside Insight: In Depth: Keying: Introduction & Frequently Asked Questions About Shooting Greenscreen by Michele Yamazaki
This article is for motion graphics, vfx, and 3D artists and also video editors. We’re keeping track of issues you might have with your software and with information on how to fix problems.
Posting episodic television is a complex process. From on-set color and data management to the creative cut and final color correction, workflows must run smoothly and seamlessly. Editors, colorists and DPs share with Post their unique perspectives on how TV series get from the camera to the viewing platform of choice for today’s audiences.
Since making his directorial debut in 1977 with Grand Theft Auto, director/producer and former child star Ron Howard has established himself as one of Hollywood’s most successful and versatile directors. He’s made films about boxers (Cinderella Man), astronauts (Apollo 13), mermaids (Splash), symbologists (The Da Vinci Code), politicians (Frost/Nixon), firefighters (Backdraft) and mathematicians (A Beautiful Mind, which won him Oscars for Best Director and Best Picture).
When sisters Winnie, Sarah, and Mary are brought back through a black candle ceremony, they only have Halloween night to haunt the children of Salem and recapture immortality.
Yes, it’s a kid’s movie, but who isn’t haunted by “witches” and such, in the every day lives of an entertainment industry career?
These days, pros looking to expand their skillsets need not travel any further than their computer screens. The Web has become an incredible resource for those looking to be trained or build their existing creative muscles on current post tools.
There are lots of free tutorials available online, but those looking for more in-depth instruction might want to consider any of a number of paid online resources.
Inside Insight: THE BACK-UP PLAN Is Working in Reverse Secretly Hurting Your Career? by Jessica Sitomer
The Back-up Plan showcases (Jennifer Lopez) Zoe’s life “in reverse.” After years of dating, she desperately wants a baby and can no longer wait for Mr. Right. On the day she gets artificially inseminated, she unknowingly successfully gets pregnant AND meets the man she will soon fall in love with. In other words, first came baby and the rest, well it all happens in reverse. In the end, she has everything she ever wanted.
But what happens if your back-up plan isn’t your dream come true? What if like so many others, your back-up plan is what happens IF your entertainment career doesn’t work out?
Inside Insight: THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS Why the Person Next to You Can Change Your Life by Jessica Sitomer
In The Pursuit of Happyness, Will Smith, plays Chris Gardner, a father who desperately wants to create a better life for himself and his young son. When Chris sees a successful man get out of a fancy car, he straight out asks him what he does for a living, to afford that car. At that moment, he made the decision that he was going to be a successful banker.
Throughout the movie, Chris asks questions of people to help him get ahead. He is fearless in his pursuit of happiness.
After Effects is made for motion work but it can also be used for still imagery and print work. I recently did a birthday party invitation for my daughter with a Harry Potter theme and lots of effects. Here are somethings I learned a long the way.
You may wonder why I chose to use Adobe After Effects instead of Photoshop to create this invitation, which will be printed as 4″x6″ photos at my local Walgreens and handed out to select classmates. It may seem strange to use a video/motion tool for print but there are many reasons to do so.
The Motion Picture and Television Fund and the union representing 500 of its employees, SEIU-UHW, jointly announced Friday a 60-day cooling-off period during which time the two organizations will continue to negotiate toward a collective-bargaining agreement. The announcement was made by Bob Beitcher, MPTF CEO, and Dave Regan, President of SEIU-UHW.