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Z-Depth from 3D After Effects layers

How to generate a z-depth pass from 3D layers in After Effects, without 3rd party plugins

By ChrisZwar | September 19, 2014

I recently posted a video tutorial that demonstrates how to generate a z-depth map from Particular, and then use it to composite multiple layers of Particular together.  This technique opens up a whole range of creative possibilities, and allows extremely complex scenes to be created with... Read More

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Turning the spotlight on modernized production

Turning the spotlight on modernized production

British network transforms production with Adobe Creative Cloud for enterprise

By Meagan Keane | September 11, 2014

For more than 50 years, ITV has delivered beloved and successful programming to households throughout the United Kingdom. Today, ITV is probably best known for its flagship serial dramas, Coronation Street and Emmerdale, both of which have been on the air for thousands of episodes and found... Read More

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SRF creates original content for broadcast coverage

SRF creates original content for broadcast coverage

Swiss broadcasting company uses Adobe Creative Cloud to create show openers for top sports event coverage

By Meagan Keane | September 10, 2014

Earlier this year, we interviewed Patrick Arnecke, head of design and promotion for Swiss Radio and Television (SRF) about the new opener the broadcaster created for its coverage of the Sotchi winter games. Since then, SRF has created similar openers for its coverage of the games in Brazil and... Read More

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Rovio Animation simplifies complex animations

Rovio Animation simplifies complex animations

Animation Studio uses scripts, complex rigging, and Adobe Creative Cloud to animate "Angry Birds Toons"

By Michelle Gallina | September 05, 2014

Rovio Entertainment began as a mobile game developer in Helsinki, Finland in 2003. The company became a global phenomenon in 2009 by creating Angry Birds, the most downloaded paid mobile app of all time. Today, the company has expanded its international brand into an entertainment company that... Read More

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MPC creates spectacular visions

MPC creates spectacular visions

Global VFX studio produces extraordinary motion graphics and visual effects with Adobe Creative Cloud

By Meagan Keane | September 05, 2014

MPC is one of the world’s leading visual effects and motion graphics studios, with more than 2,000 employees in eight global offices. The studio’s work includes blockbuster films such as Godzilla, the Harry Potter franchise, and Life of Pi, and advertising campaigns for global... Read More

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Karrot Animation expands 2D possibilities

Karrot Animation expands 2D possibilities

Animation studio produces children’s series using a workflow enabled by Adobe Creative Cloud and CelAction

By Meagan Keane | September 03, 2014

Rapid technology advances have made computer animation one of the fastest growing industries in Europe and North America. The demand for animated entertainment is growing partly due to expanding broadcasting hours for cable and satellite TV and the ever-increasing popularity of the Internet.... Read More

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Philip Bloom follows passion and earns passionate following

Philip Bloom follows passion and earns passionate following

Freelance filmmaker relies on a variety of cameras and Adobe Creative Cloud to create documentary and fiction projects

By Meagan Keane | September 01, 2014

Filmmaking is less of a career and more of a way of life for Philip Bloom. He began his 24-year career focusing on news and documentary work, building his skills in all aspects of video production. Today, he’s a prolific freelance filmmaker and outspoken proponent of low-budget video.... Read More

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Hyper-local daily programming from London Live

Hyper-local daily programming from London Live

First new UK television station in 13 years produces local daily programming using Adobe Creative Cloud for teams

By Meagan Keane | August 29, 2014

Citing a lack of genuinely localized programming, the independent regulator of communications in the United Kingdom, Ofcom, asked media businesses what they would do with a Local Digital Television Programme Service (L-DTPS) license. The London Evening Standard and The Independent newspapers... Read More

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Red Bull Media House gives wings to video innovation

Red Bull Media House gives wings to video innovation

Multi-platform media company produces premium sports, culture, and lifestyle content with help from Creative Cloud

By Meagan Keane | August 26, 2014

From its start selling energy drinks, Red Bull has expanded into an international brand with streaming video through Red Bull TV, the Red Bull Records independent music label, and sponsorship of dozens of athletes, teams, and events. For the past seven years, Red Bull Media House, a subsidiary... Read More

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66th Primetime Emmys nominate Stargate Studios for VFX work

66th Primetime Emmys nominate Stargate Studios for VFX work

By Michelle Gallina | August 22, 2014

The 66th Primetime Emmys are Monday, August 25th and it’s exciting to see Stargate Studios nominated for two awards in the Outstanding Special And Visual Effects In A Supporting Role category. The studio is at the top of the VFX field, and we’ve spoken with Founder and CEO Sam... Read More

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Jason Harvey creates video content for Bruno Mars using Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Jason Harvey creates video content for Bruno Mars using Adobe Premiere Pro CC

By Meagan Keane | August 21, 2014

For the past decade, Jason Harvey has lived the life that many video engineers would envy. After developing his skills and expertise in video production for corporate, trade, and live events, he landed a spot on with Cher on “The Farewell Tour.” Since then, he’s traveled with... Read More

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The perfect storm of talent and tools

The perfect storm of talent and tools

By Meagan Keane | August 15, 2014

Vashi Nedomansky is an amazing editor and, lucky for us, a tireless Adobe advocate. We’re always excited when we get to hear about his latest projects, and when we talked with him before the premier of Sharknado 2, we were blown away by what he had accomplished in only six weeks. This... Read More

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Creating daily dramas for German TV

Creating daily dramas for German TV

Production company standardizes on an Adobe Creative Cloud workflow to efficiently deliver up to 28 TV episodes per week

By Meagan Keane | August 14, 2014

For more than 20 years, UFA SERIAL DRAMA has produced some of the most popular serial dramas in Germany. Classic shows such as Good Times, Bad Times (Gute Zeiten, Schlechte Zeiten) and Among Us (Unter Uns) have been on the air for more than 4,000 episodes each. UFA SERIAL DRAMA currently runs... Read More

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Mike Russell Makes Audio Awesome with Adobe Audition

Making radio promos, jingles, voiceovers and podcasts with Adobe's audio app

By Eric Philpott | August 13, 2014

Hailing from England’s southeast, Mike Russell is a digital audio expert, voice over artist, and popular instructor. He is also an enthusiastic proponent of Adobe Audition, which he uses for all his audio - along with many other Creative Cloud applications for other parts of his work.... Read More

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From under the sea to outer space

From under the sea to outer space

Award-winning host of underwater documentary series tackles the world’s first live-action planetarium film using Creative Cloud

By Meagan Keane | August 07, 2014

Cinematographer Jonathan Bird is one of the lucky ones. He’s successfully combined his love for scuba diving and photography into an award-winning career. After more than a decade of delivering underwater photography and video to National Geographic and Discovery Channel, Bird started his... Read More

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Capturing the pulse of the capital

Capturing the pulse of the capital

Video production company wins clients with outstanding time-lapse photography and videos developed using Adobe Creative Cloud

By Michelle Gallina | July 17, 2014

Over the course of 12 years, Drew Geraci’s has gone from being a photographer’s mate on a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier to a sought-after time-lapse photographer and videographer. After leaving the U.S. Navy, Geraci worked as a multimedia producer for the Washington Times before his... Read More

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Top-flight videos fuel the JetBlue brand

Top-flight videos fuel the JetBlue brand

Airline’s in-house video team uses Adobe Creative Cloud to tell stories that engage and inspire crewmembers and customers

By Meagan Keane | July 15, 2014

JetBlue Airways began flying in 2000 with a promise “to bring humanity back to air travel.”  That commitment is the backbone of the airline’s external brand, as well as its internal culture; JetBlue’s workers are “crewmembers,” whether they’re... Read More

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Once in a lifetime experience in Brazil

Once in a lifetime experience in Brazil

By Dave McGavran | July 14, 2014

As a senior engineering manager at Adobe, I’ve been very lucky to visit broadcasters, post houses, and other customers all around the world. I really appreciate learning about how customers use our products and what types of content they produce. Getting to know the people and the... Read More

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Adobe Premiere Pro and the evolution of the NLE

Interview with product manager Al Mooney

By Eric Philpott | July 09, 2014

Al Mooney, senior product manager for Adobe Premiere Pro, has a long history in digital video editing and has played his part in the evolution of the NLE. Mooney grew up in the Southwest of England and studied music and sound recording at the University of Surrey. Starting out as a broadcast... Read More

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