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After Effects Classic Course: Remove Color Matting

After Effects Classic Course: Remove Color Matting

One of the tell-tale signs of a good composite versus a bad composite is the quality of the edges around the foreground layer. For example, it may contain some…

After Effects Classic Course: Set Matte versus Track Matte

After Effects Classic Course: Set Matte versus Track Matte

One of the most useful compositing features in After Effects is the ability to use the properties of one layer to create transparency (an alpha channel) for a second layer…

After Effects Classic Course: Set Channels & Shift Channels

After Effects Classic Course: Set Channels & Shift Channels

Earlier this year, we talked about the Photoshop skill known as “ChOps” – Channel Operations, where you manipulate individual color channels to perform a series of specialized treatments. In that post…

After Effects Classic Course: Shadow/Highlight

After Effects Classic Course: Shadow/Highlight

In addition to creating motion graphics, we are both also into mixed media art, which often means trips through Photoshop to process imagery that will be part of our final…

Removing glare from glasses

Removing glare from glasses

There are all kinds of finishing effects that are within the grasp of the average editor. You just need to know the recipe. Removing reflections and glare from glasses is…

VR experience: Wolves in the Walls and Lucy, a Virtual Being, win Emmy Award

VR experience: Wolves in the Walls and Lucy, a Virtual Being, win Emmy Award

Lucy, the star of Wolves in the Walls VR experience, from Fable, is a fully realized virtual being who addresses you directly and interacts with you as a visitor in…

The Art of the Cut Podcast Eps. 10 (w/ Where’d You Go, Bernadette Editor Sandra Adair, ACE)

The Art of the Cut Podcast Eps. 10 (w/ Where’d You Go, Bernadette Editor Sandra Adair, ACE)

The Art of the Cut podcast brings the fantastic conversations that Steve Hullfish has with world renowned editors into your car, living room, editing suite and beyond. In each episode…

ART OF THE CUT with the editor of “Angel Has Fallen,” Gabriel Fleming, ACE

ART OF THE CUT with the editor of “Angel Has Fallen,” Gabriel Fleming, ACE

Gabriel Fleming, ACE, began his editing career in reality TV, cutting shows like “Making the Band” and “America’s Next Top Model.” That led him…

VideoGorillas’ Bigfoot super resolution converts films from native 480p to 4K

VideoGorillas’ Bigfoot super resolution converts films from native 480p to 4K

A new production-assisted AI technique called Bigfoot super resolution, from VideoGorillas, converts films from native 480p to 4K by using neural networks to predict missing pixels. While the industry…

After Effects Classic Course: Color Stabilizer

After Effects Classic Course: Color Stabilizer

While discussing color-oriented plug-in effects, one of the more common tasks we’ve covered is fixing color imbalances in an image. Well, what do you do if that…

Review: Blackmagic Pocket 6K

Review: Blackmagic Pocket 6K

The new Super35 6K Pocket Cinema Camera from Blackmagic was delivered into a few lucky people’s hands last week, and my friends at Stray Angel Films were one of…

ART OF THE CUT with Kevin Tent, ACE on editing “Peanut Butter Falcon”

ART OF THE CUT with Kevin Tent, ACE on editing “Peanut Butter Falcon”

Kevin Tent, ACE, has been nominated for an Oscar and numerous ACE Eddie Awards for his work on Election, About Schmidt, Sideways, The Descendants, and Nebraska. He also won an…

ON1 Video 2020: a video editor explicitly designed for photographers

ON1 Video 2020: a video editor explicitly designed for photographers

A new video editor is born, and this video editing app is explicitly designed for the photographer who also shoots video. A public beta for ON1 Video 2020 will be…

The Art of the Cut Podcast Eps. 9 (w/ True Detective Editor Leo Trombetta)

The Art of the Cut Podcast Eps. 9 (w/ True Detective Editor Leo Trombetta)

The Art of the Cut podcast brings the fantastic conversations that Steve Hullfish has with world renowned editors into your car, living room, editing suite and beyond. In each episode…

After Effects Classic Course: Solid Composite

After Effects Classic Course: Solid Composite

In the previous post we showed you how to use a Solid layer plus Blending Modes to tint an image. Well, a clever plug-in developer decided to encapsulate this…