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Jeff Foster’s New Channel: The PixelPainter

With permanent links to the archives...

By Jeff Foster | June 19, 2013

I've been contributing to various production/post-production channels here on PVC for years but created my own channel with the re-launch of the new PVC website format, titled "the PixelPainter". Here's where you can find more about my channel, my interests and of course, links to all my previous articles & reviews.

About Jeff Foster - the PixelPainter

I first coined the phrase and claimed the moniker "PixelPainter" back around 1990 when I first started using programs like Adobe Photoshop and Letraset ColorStudio to create "digital airbrushing" with a Wacom tablet the size of a desk-pad and really slow Mac Quadra 900 with 78MB of RAM! I also dubbed my username of PXLpainter in various BBS systems and on Compuserve & AOL and it's just stuck ever since.

I went on to learn on my own with tools like CoSA After Effects, Pixar's Showplace & Typestry with RenderMan, Macromind Director and eventually, Kai Krause' Live Picture. The rest, they say is history. You can learn more about my work, photography, videography, training, books & videos from my website: PixelPainter.com
 

Permanent Links to Articles & Reviews:

Some of these are listed by category, so not necessarily in chronological order... and not everything I've written over the past few years, but a good sampling. Everything else (and current) should be accessible & listed directly in my channel. I may update this list in the future as well.

 

The Masters of Compositing Series (Short Historical Docs):

Parts 1, 2 & 3 of 6 parts

 

The Masters of Compositing Series: Part 1: Petro Vlahos

 

 

 

 

 The Masters of Compositing Series: Part 2: Paul Vlahos

 

 

 

 

 The Masters of Compositing Series: Part 3: John Galt

 

 

 

 

Video Production & Product Reviews (Cameras & Hardware):

 

GoPro Hero3 - 240fps in Slo-Mo

 

 

 

 

Hands-on Review: GoPro Hero3 (part 2)

 

 

 

 

Hands-on with the GoPro Hero3 (part 1)

 

 

 

 

Product Review: GoPro Wi-Fi App

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product Review: GoPro Wi-Fi BacPac & Wi-Fi Remote

 

 

 

 

 

Review: GoPro Protune™ Firmware & Software Update for CineForm Studio

 

 

 

 

Product Review: The Padcaster & Lenscaster

 

 

 

 

 

Stereo 3D Video Production with GoPro

 

 

 

 

 

Slo-Mo with the GoPro HD Hero2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The GoPro HD Hero2: A Real-World Wide-Angle View

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video Production Apps, Tools & Software Reviews:

 

Product Review: Red Giant Trapcode Mir

 

 

 

 


Using Premiere Pro & After Effects CS6 SmartSound Plug-Ins

 

 

 

Product Review: Magic Bullet Denoiser II

 

 

 

 

Putting the After Effects CS6 3D Camera Tracker to the Test

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making a Matte Painting with Elements in Motion in After Effects

 

 

 

 

 

Product Review: Tiffen Dfx v3 Video/Film Plug-in

 

 

 

 

 

Adobe Production Premium CS6 FREE Hands-on Workshops @ NAB

 

 

 

 

 

Product Review: doddle & doddle Pro

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product Review: Wacom Intuos5 Touch

 

 

 

 

 

Product Review: Monsters GT v7

 

 

 

3D Layers Overview with Photoshop CS4-CS5.5

 

 

 

 

Book Review: “The DSLR Filmmaker’s Handbook: Real-World Production Techniques”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video Production Techniques - Green Screen:

Tutorials, Tips and References

 

Basic Lighting Setups for Green Screen

 

 

 

 

Green Screen Lighting on the Cheap!

 

 

 

 

ScopeBox Software with the Reflecmedia LED Green Screen System

 

 

 

 

 

The Green Screen Handbook Brings Reality and Fantasy Together with Cinematic Results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion Tracking and Green Screen with After Effects & Mocha AE

 

 

 

 

Choosing the Right Green Screen Materials

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video Production Techniques - Post-Production:

Tutorials, Tips and References

 

Digieffects v2.5 - Damage & Delirium Explored

 

 

 

 

Simulated Camera DOF In Video with Photoshop CS5.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic Video Editing with Photoshop CS4/CS5 Extended

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sonicfire Pro 5 with Premiere Pro CS5 Workflow Video Tutorials

 

 

 

 

Sonicfire Pro 5 with After Effects CS5 Workflow Video Tutorials

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic Video Editing with Photoshop CS4/CS5 Extended

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compelling Storytelling with a Short Video

 

 

 

 

Believable Hand-Held Motion Tracking with Mocha & After Effects CS4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simulated Rack Focus for Believable Composites

 

 

 

 

2D Footage with a Stereo 3D Rig in After Effects CS5.5

 

 

 

 

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