Chapter: 3D Modelling and Animation
In a 3D package like Maxon’s Cinema4D, which affords users multitudes of modeling and animation tools under readily available icons, many designers find themselves “playing,” when simple solutions are equally easy to find.
Chapter: Production Crafts
One of the tenets of photojournalism is that it is learned in three steps: at first, it is hard, because it is something new; then, it becomes easy because the person feels s/he understands the basic fundamentals of the field and is completely qualified to begin; and finally, it becomes hard again because the person becomes such a perfectionist that s/he is never satisfied with the work. This is a process that is only furthered by experience in the field. The student enrolled in a broadcasting or radio-television course has a difficult time gaining such experience because of many elements which will be discussed in the following pages. Typical examples of student problems will be explained; corrections will be offered; and ideas on how to improve student photojournalism within an academic setting will be explored.
Chapter: Paint, Draw and Design
Topic: Paint or Draw on Video
So you think you’re pretty fancy, sitting there with your motion graphics package, playing with vectors and making paint-on effects that wiggle on the screen, eh? Well, maybe you are. I’m not here to dispute that. But I am here to show you another way to do it with an infinitely more “painterly” feel using that most painterly of applications, Synthetik Studio Artist, and that most painterly of instruments, your wrist.
Chapter: Visual and Creative Effects
After the last exercise, I got a few e-mails asking how I created the flying swirls around the Mindsprung emblem. It is fairly simple if you know how to manipulate 3D, and in this exercise, we’ll create a 3D atom using nothing more than the out of the box After Effects Production Bundle.
Confused by the different types of timecode? Don’t be, this article explains drop v non-drop, SMPTE, LTC, VITC and DV Timecode in short summary form
TAGS: drop, non-drop, frame, LTC, BITC
Topic: Tips and Techniques
In this article,Jeffrey P. Fisher discusses how ideal Vegas is for sweetening soundtracks for indie films, documentaries, music videos, commercial spots, and corporate productions destined for DVDs, CD-ROMs, Web sites, and broadcast with a few tricks of the trade.
Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques
Topic: Scripting or Expressions
With After Effects 6.0, Adobe has introduced some wonderful new functionality to the world of expressions. Most of this is the result of spectacular new features that have been added to After Effects that were not necessarily aimed at expressions but nonetheless dramatically increase the power available to the expression writer. There have also been a few changes and enhancements to the expression language itself.
This video demonstrates how to use Keyframes in Premiere 6.5. There is no demo associated with this tutorial.
Chapter: 24P Film or Video
Topic: Digital Cinema Workflow
Swiss Effects guarantees that it’s printing system will expose all the relevant material from videotape in its entirety and with high quality resolution. In taking note of some technical considerations, the quality of the video images can be substantially optimized. The following considerations during production and postproduction will decidedly improve the quality of the transfer.
TAGS: film, print to film,, video
Topic: Basic Techniques
Paul White delivers a crash course in instant mixing