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Adobe After Effects: That Little Gleam Using the Light Sweep Effect in After Effects

Chapter: Visual and Creative Effects

Topic: Glows, Blurs, Rays or Streaks

After Effects 6.5 shipped with many Cycore Effects one being the Light Sweep effect for fast and effective light gleams.† In this video tutorial, DMN?s Stephen Schleicher walks you through the process of using the effect for your project.

http://www.audiovideomultimediaproducer.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=31490

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Sony Vegas: How to Make Video Look Like a Pencil Sketch in Vegas

Chapter: Visual and Creative Effects

Topic: Simulation

Sometimes a special effect can add that extra charm to a video piece. One that I like is the animated pencil sketch. This effect uses two video tracks containing the same video events, which are composited together in a parent / child relationship using a Bump Map with near maximum Intensity and Bump Height. Here are the step-by-step instructions:

http://www.animationartist.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=31479

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Apple DVD Studio Pro: Scripting System Streams in DVD Studio Pro – Part 1: Enabling and disabling subtitles with an optional resume function

Chapter: DVD Authoring

Topic: Scripting

Whether you like it or not, over the course of your DVD authoring career, there will come a time when you simply have to resort to scripting. One of those occasions is when you’re working with multiple streams–whether those streams be audio, subtitles or angles. There’s simply no way around it. And each one of these stream scripting scenarios has different issues associated with them. In this first part in our third series on scripting in DVD Studio Pro, we’ll take a look at scripting subtitles–specifically scripting buttons so that viewers can not only enable and disable them in a menu, but also resume where they left off in the last tack viewed.

http://www.dvdcreation.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=31488

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Adobe After Effects: Creating a 3D Filmstrip or Flowing Ribbon

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: 3D Objects (or pseudo 3D) Objects for 2D Space

In this quick tutorial, Serge Hamad uses Zaxwerks Invigorator to create a 3D Filmstrip. This method is also useful for creating those flying ribbons that are so popular in the commercials now. You’ll need Invigorator classic for this. If you don’t have classic, just follow the steps below.

http://www.creativecow.net/show.php?forumid=2&page=/articles/hamad_serge/filmstrip/index.html

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Zaxwerks Invigorator: Creating a 3D Filmstrip or Flowing Ribbon

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: 3D Objects (or pseudo 3D) Objects for 2D Space

In this quick tutorial, Serge Hamad uses Zaxwerks Invigorator to create a 3D Filmstrip. This method is also useful for creating those flying ribbons that are so popular in the commercials now. You’ll need Invigorator classic for this. If you don’t have classic, just follow the steps below.

http://www.creativecow.net/show.php?forumid=2&page=/articles/hamad_serge/filmstrip/index.html

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Adobe Flash: Flash Video Basics – Part 2

Chapter: Distribution

Topic: Interactive

In this lesson, we’ll add some simple controls to our video.

http://www.creativecow.net/articles/brimelow_lee/video_basics_2/video_basics_2.html

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Adobe Flash: Flash Video Basics – Part 1

Chapter: Distribution

Topic: Interactive

CreativeCOW leader, Lee Brimelow demonstrates Flash Video Basics. This tutorial is part one

http://www.creativecow.net/articles/brimelow_lee/video_basics_1/video_basics_1.html

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Apple Final Cut Express: Capturing HDV (1080i) Footage in Final Cut Express

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Capture, Digitize, Import

If you are shooting with Sony?s cool new Hi-Def camcorders, (the FX-1 or Z1U) you will marvel how Final Cut Express makes quick work of capturing and breaking down your footage into individual browser clips without any effort on your part.

http://www.rippletraining.com/engine/index.php?action=docs&doc=378

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Sony Vegas: Magic Masks with Digital Juice and Sony Vegas 5: Unique animated looks for your video projects.

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: Track or Travel Matte

Although Digital Juice’s Editor’s Toolkits come with a variety of different animated overlays, lower-thirds, and so forth, occasionally you want to create something unique. Using the compositing tools in Sony ‘s Vegas 5, it is possible to have one animation act as a moving mask for another animation. This powerful combination results in an almost infinite number of customized looks.†

http://www.audiovideomultimediaproducer.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=31484

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Hands-on HD – What to Know Before You Shoot

Chapter: High Definition

Topic: Acquisition

HD Tips, Tricks and Ideas From Pros with Real Shooting Experience

http://www.digitalproducer.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=31368

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