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Adobe After Effects: Parenting in After Effects – Windmill

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Parenting and Motion on Paths

In this tutorial, we?ll look at how to parent objects in After Effects and how the Parent-Child relationship works.

http://www.creativemac.com/2002/11_nov/tutorials/windmill.htm

TAGS: follow, track,

Raise Your Burn Rate – The fast way to duplicate your DVDs

Chapter: DVD Authoring

Topic: Replication and Distribution

I just finished a major video project and for the delivery requirements the client stated she needed 120 VHS tapes and 40 DVDs. The VHS tapes were not a problem; there is a dubbing facility next door. However, trying to find a place locally that could duplicate DVDs in a short turnaround time (clients always need it tomorrow) is impossible. Fortunately, I was armed with a couple of Macs and lots of blank DVDs and a copy of Roxio Toast. [For an article on how to do multiple copies with Disk Utlitity look for "How to make copies of DVDs" by Ken Stone]

http://www.creativemac.com/2002/11_nov/tutorials/burnttoast.htm

TAGS: duplicate

Adobe After Effects: Animating a Walk-Cycle

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Scripting or Expressions

With version 5.5 of After Effects, Adobe has included some new keyframe-looping expressions that can be very useful for cyclic animation and layer-looping. In this tutorial, Dan Ebberts walks us through the basics of how to set up and use these expressions and then use one to loop a walk-cycle as you might do in a simple character animation.

http://www.creativecow.net/articles/ebberts_dan/layer_looping/index.html

TAGS: inverse, kenematic, cycle, character, animation

Adobe After Effects: 2002: An After Effects Odyssey

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Scripting or Expressions

Dave LaRonde shares his experiences with upgrading from AE 3.1 to AE 5.5, and the production bundle no less. What would he do first? He gave himself an assignment: A fictional client arrives with a starfield and two animations, both movies of a planet and a moon rotating on their axes. My task: the moon must revolve around the planet, and it must look CONVINCING, as if it were a time lapse from the Hubble Space Telescope. Armed only with the manual, he demonstrates both the old and the new: Masks, Transfer Modes, Track Mattes, Time Remapping for a little bit of fun, and as it turns out? Expressions!

http://www.creativecow.net/articles/laronde_dave/planets/index.html

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Building a Better Presentation, Step 8: Question, anyone?

Chapter: Business

Topic: Business Presentations

Audience asking questions? Consider yourself lucky: They’re listening! In the eighth of a ten-part series of articles, presentation expert Claudyne Wilder shows you the best ways to deal with questions that might come from the audience at the end of your presentation.

http://www.presentationmaster.com/2002/11_nov/tutorials/cw_tenstep_part8.htm

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Adobe Premiere: Top 10 Premiere Keyboard Shortcuts

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Tips or Shortcuts

We’ve gone to our Premiere training expert Myron Achtman and asked him for his favorite Premiere keyboard shortcuts. [Shortcuts may apply to Premiere Pro as well. Check out the other links on the page.]

http://www.videoguys.com/Premiere6tips.html

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Adobe After Effects: Express Yourself-Using Expressions and FreeForm AE

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Scripting or Expressions

Due to current limitations in After Effects, there are certain things that 3D effect plug-ins (i.e Shatter, FreeformAE, Invigorator) can’t do. I created this little helper project to add some extra functionality to FreeformAE. Firstly, it’s important to understand a little of how these 3D effects work. Although the results appear 3D, the effects themselves are applied to 2D layers. The effect calculates the correct 3D geometry and renders the resulting image onto the 2D layer

http://www.forge.net/pt_expression.html

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Offline Editing in the Modern World

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Creativity

As much as I love the digital bells and whistles of the modern NLE, the fact remains that most NLEs are charged with the fairly basic challenge (from a technical point of view) of assembling a sequence of cuts and dissolves. On a typical documentary project, I spend over 90 percent of my time offline editing. The definitions of offline and online editing have blurred since the days of creating rough cuts on Sony 5850s. We didn’t want to make time-consuming editorial decisions in the $400-per-hour suite. Today almost every NLE system I use is capable of finish-quality work. Although I don’t finish my prime time projects on DV, I often find work I’ve done on the DV editing system being used in the finishing suite in ways I never considered.

http://dv.com/print_me.jhtml?articleId=23902927

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Apple Cinema Tools: Working with the Panasonic AG-DVX100, Final Cut Pro and Cinema Tools

Chapter: 24P Film or Video

Topic: Editing 24P Source

With the release of the Panasonic AG-DVX100, independent filmmakers have a DV camera that can acquire footage at 24 frames per second, the same as a film camera. This ability allows film prints of AG-DVX100 footage to match frame for frame and preserve the filmmaker’s original vision. Final Cut Pro 4 deals with the Advanced pulldown directly during capture, but post processing would need to be done in Cinema Tools.

http://www.lafcpug.org/pana_cinetools.html

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Apple Final Cut Pro: Working with the Panasonic AG-DVX100, Final Cut Pro and Cinema Tools

Chapter: 24P Film or Video

Topic: Editing 24P Source

With the release of the Panasonic AG-DVX100, independent filmmakers have a DV camera that can acquire footage at 24 frames per second, the same as a film camera. This ability allows film prints of AG-DVX100 footage to match frame for frame and preserve the filmmaker’s original vision. Final Cut Pro 4 deals with the Advanced pulldown directly during capture, but post processing would need to be done in Cinema Tools.

http://www.lafcpug.org/pana_cinetools.html

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