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Adobe Premiere: Photo Montage timed to Music

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Music and Dialog

This tutorial demonstrates how create a photo montage timed to music.† This highlights the Automate to Timeline feature of the Adobe Premiere 6 storyboard utility.

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

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Adobe After Effects: Speeding 3D Previews using Proxies

Chapter: Video and Computer Technology

Topic: Monitoring Video

One of the best ways of speeding your work in AE is to use low- resolutions proxies to substitute your original footage. This will increase the speed while previewing or rendering your work tremendously, especially if you are working with 3D. A proxy can be a lower resolution still or movie and you can replace it by the original footage at any time just by clicking on the respective proxy button on your footage window. In this article, Serge Hamad explains the procedure while creating a 3d ride through a corridor.

http://www.creativecow.net/articles/hamad_serge/proxies/index.html

TAGS: 3D, draft, post, render, action, pre-render, element

Adobe Premiere: Motion Trails in an isolated area

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Effects

This video demonstrates adding the echo effect to an isolated area of a video frame

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

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Interview with Screenwriter Caroline Thompson (Edward Scissorhands)

Chapter: Production Crafts

Topic: Writing

Screenwriter Robert Olague interviews screenwriter Caroline Thompson about her screenplay for “Edward Scissorhands,” working with Tim Burton, and how she got started in Hollywood. Today, following the interview, she has gone on to direct, produce and write for her own films like Hallmark’s “Snow White: The Fairest of Them All.”

http://www.creativecow.net/articles/olague_robert/caroline_thompson/index.html

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Adobe After Effects: Time Remapping – Changing the timing of your animation

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Speed Effects

Have you ever looked at your rendered animation and just thought, ‘Something just wasn’t right?’ In this tutorial, Bryan Preston demonstrates the use of AE 5.5’s Time Remapping Filter to control the speed of an animation.

http://www.creativecow.net/articles/preston_bryan/time_remapping/index.html

TAGS: increase, decrease, slow, speed, up,reverse, slowmo, motion, backward

Adobe After Effects: Line Expression like the Inside of CPU

Chapter: Visual and Creative Effects

Topic: Lines, Blocks or Swirls

Glowing flowing lines following geometric patterns. 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/ae09_e.html#

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Avid Xpress DV Effects Guide

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Effects

An Avid-published guide posted as a pdf. Covers multiple chpaters of creating and working with effects in XpressDV.

http://www.damienbenoit.com/tutorials/Avid_Xpress_DV3_Effects_Guide.pdf

TAGS: Customizing, customize, effects, types, creation, tools, palette, third-party, previewing, playing, stabilizing, layered, layering, nested, nesting, titles, rendering.

Adobe Premiere: How to create a clock that displays minutes, seconds and tenths of seconds in Premiere

Chapter: Visual and Creative Effects

Topic: Simulating Displays

Here is a receipe on how to create your own custom time-display for use in your movies. The typcal applications for this would be:
? Give your client a rough edit of your movie on tape or on a CD with a time overlay. Client uses this as a reference for comments.
? Imitate sports broadcasts or game shows that needs a time display.
? Scientific or educational purposes.

http://home.online.no/~bro-nes/premiere/create_a_clock.htm

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DV Pix – Multigeneration tests with different codecs

Chapter: Video and Computer Technology

Topic: Production Codecs

While these codec comparisons are with codecs no longer widely used, they show how different codecs can have an effect on the result. Similar differences will be seen between the current (September 2004) Avid DV Codec and Apple DV Codec. Those comparisons can be found in the article “Codec comparison images Avid and Apple DV” on 24P.com in the Editing category for Articles. (Also indexed under XpressDV and Final Cut Pro.)

http://www.adamwilt.com/pix-codecs.html

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Adobe After Effects: Creating a Light Storm in AE 5.5 – Part 3: Bezier Warp

Chapter: Visual and Creative Effects

Topic: Lines, Blocks or Swirls

Bezier Warp under the distort menu is a great tool for bending objects. In this third section of our light storm tutorial, Bill O’Neil demonstrates the use of Bezier warp to precisely bend the light storm to fit the scene.

http://www.creativecow.net/articles/oneil_bill/bezier_warp/index.html

TAGS: splotches, blips, smear, glow, distort, bend