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Rich Young is a long-time After Effects user from the San Francisco Bay Area. His After Effects and Premiere Pro round-ups provide viewers with an easy-to-digest summary of developments. He also supplies info and links for tutorials that allow users to do things in After Effects they never thought were possible....

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Recently in After Effects

Recently in After Effects

By Rich Young | December 13, 2011

Here's another summary of the last week or so of some news on After Effects tutorials, plug-ins, and scripts -- with a new training section on AE Scripts, a new danger in the orange and teal saga, and much more. Please note that there are additional details, presets, and/or projects on the originating websites that are not included in these overviews. Read More

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After Effects weekly roundup

After Effects weekly roundup

By Rich Young | December 05, 2011

Here's another week or so of some news on After Effects tutorials, plug-ins, and scripts -- with a sabbatical, new training service deals, more on iExpressions and Boris FX, Shapes, slow motion, HDR in AE, and more. Read More

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Last week in After Effects

Last week in After Effects

LED lights, 3D shapes, linking objects with lines, users' choice plug-ins, and more.

By Rich Young | November 29, 2011

Here's another week or so of some news on After Effects tutorials, plug-ins, scripts and more. Thanksgiving was last week but there was substance from Video Copilot, a start on some broadcast-style graphics, LED light walls & casino-style text lights, green screen tips, 3D cubes and other shapes, linking objects with lines, results of a user's choice survey on plug-ins, and more. Read More

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LED and Casino light text effects in After Effects

LED and Casino light text effects in After Effects

A collection of a few resources

By Rich Young | November 29, 2011

  In a new tutorial, Daniel Moreno shows you how to Create A Glittering Cabaret Light Display with Las Vegas bulb lights and make them shine in different patterns with Trapcode Starglow and Particular. Read More

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Another week in After Effects

Another week in After Effects

With news on wiggles, organization, color, CUDA + more

By Rich Young | November 21, 2011

Here's another week of some of the latest news on After Effects tutorials, plug-ins, scripts and more. Last week saw a little swarm of news on organization and workflow setups, wiggles & glitches, CUDA and Premiere Pro, and more. Read More

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Snow in After Effects

Snow in After Effects

A roundup on a popular effect

By Rich Young | November 17, 2011

You can use dedicated snow filters or particle systems to create snow that can be stylized or realistic, or something less successful. There are filters built into After Effects like CC Snow, CC Particle World, and Particle Playground -- or you can use 3rd-party filters like Trapcode Particular (which is AE 3D camera-aware), Boris FX Snow, Cycore FX HD Snowfall, DigiEffects Delirium Snow, and GenArts Monsters GT. Read More

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Photo Mosaics & Card Dance in After Effects

Photo Mosaics & Card Dance in After Effects

A few resources

By Rich Young | November 16, 2011

The quick tip for making an animated photo mosaic in After Effects is to generate the mosaic externally and animate with the built-in Card Dance plug-in, which can be a little tricky. Read More

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Last week in After Effects

Last week in After Effects

A news roundup

By Rich Young | November 14, 2011

Here's another week of some of the latest news on After Effects tutorials, plug-ins, scripts and more. It was a bit slower last week, but there was plenty of news, tools, and tutorials for the restless. Read More

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after effects lens flare plug-ins

Lens Flares in After Effects

A roundup [updated]

By Rich Young | November 11, 2011

The built-in lens flares in Adobe products are quite long-in-the-tooth, but there are a bunch of tutorials, 3rd-party tools, and real world examples to help you get beyond the common look. Plus, two more noteworthy plug-in comparisons have been added to the Tools section. Read More

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Seamless edits for jump cuts

Seamless edits for jump cuts

Current and future solutions

By Rich Young | November 07, 2011

Adobe research scientist Wil Li has a demo of an experimental technology for creating seamless edits in interview footage that could make working with jump cuts easier. Hopefully, this technology with Content Aware seam-carving goodness will be integrated into Premiere.

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Recently in After Effects

Recently in After Effects

News on After Effects and beyond

By Rich Young | November 07, 2011

Here's another week of some of the latest news (in two parts) on After Effects tutorials, plug-ins, scripts, and related items of interest. It was busy again last week, with iExpressions (a new approach to leverage expressions), tutorials from Red Giant, workflow, cameras, and Avid moving things forward. Read More

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Walter Murch on editing, FCP, and more

Walter Murch on editing, FCP, and more

from the Boston SuperMeet

By Rich Young | November 02, 2011

Walter Murch spoke at a recent Final Cut Supermeet in Boston, answering questions after his presentation. The entire video is now available, and in HD flavors. Read More

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Last week in After Effects

Last week in After Effects

... and related news

By Rich Young | October 31, 2011

Here's another week of some of the latest news on After Effects tutorials, plug-ins, and scripts. It was busy again last week, dominated by scripts and plug-ins, old and new. Read More

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iExpressions: as convenient as plugins

iExpressions: as convenient as plugins

New from Mamoworld

By Rich Young | October 31, 2011

iExpressions from Mamoworld combines the power of After Effects expressions with the convenience of effect plug-ins. They allow you to use expressions without writing any code -- each iExpression comes with an interface to control everything using adjustable parameters. iExpressions seems like something out of Stu Mashwitz blog on the potential of a nodes property panel, but it's just script UI for each expression. Read More

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After Effects Lately

After Effects Lately

A news roundup on AE and beyond

By Rich Young | October 24, 2011

Here's another week of some of the latest news on After Effects tutorials, plug-ins, scripts and more. It slowed slightly last week, but there's plenty of news, tools, and tutorials to keep even the unemployed busy. Read More

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The limitation of Layer Styles for 3D

The limitation of Layer Styles for 3D

A reminder from Motionworks and Chris Meyer

By Rich Young | October 22, 2011

Motionworks has a new tip on Twitter noting the limitation of Layer Styles for 3D in After Effects. You can find background this problem in Chris & Trish Meyer's CMG Hidden Gems: Chapter 13 - 3D Space.{C} Read More

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Adding motion blur in After Effects

Adding motion blur in After Effects

Tips from Joren Kandel and more [updated]

By Rich Young | October 17, 2011

Joren Kandel posted 2 short videos on adding motion blur to footage: Free Motion Blur in AE and Reel Smart Motion Blur in AE, looking at built-in options and the surprisingly fast 3rd party plug-in. Read More

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Another week in After Effects

Another week in After Effects

A news roundup on AE & beyond

By Rich Young | October 15, 2011

Here's another roundup of some of the latest news on After Effects tutorials, plug-ins, scripts and more. It's been another busy week, with news and tutorials on roto and compositing, and much more in inspiration, tools, and related topics. Read More

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This week in After Effects

This week in After Effects

A little news roundup

By Rich Young | October 07, 2011

Here's a little roundup of some of the latest news on After Effects tutorials, plug-ins, scripts and more. It's been a busy but somber week, with news from Genarts, a substantial new animation series at AEtuts, and more. Read More

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Face replacement & Annoying Orange in After Effects

Face replacement & Annoying Orange in After Effects

Basic "face replacement" courting Hollywood

By Rich Young | October 04, 2011

 

The Annoying Orange has one of the more popular YouTube series with more than 800 million views, spawning imitators and reaching out with celebrity guests, merchandise, and an iPhone game. The cartoon looks a bit like a descendant of Clutch Cargo, but there's a TV pilot ready to be shopped around Hollywood according to an article in The New York Times, Animated Fruit With Ambition.  The article was top and center of the Business section and showed creator Dane Boedigheimer sitting in front of After Effects. Read More

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