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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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Premiere Pro News Notes #03

Premiere Pro News Notes #03

Creative Cloud and the Mac Pro preview, color, scaling, codecs, audio, and more.

By Rich Young | June 15, 2013

A series of as-they-come notes on news of assorted Premiere Pro tutorials, tips, and related tools continues.

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Whip (swish) pans in After Effects & Premiere

Whip (swish) pans in After Effects & Premiere

Some tools and tutorials

By Rich Young | May 22, 2013

A whip or swish pan describes the motion of a fast camera move, as in following a passing train or spaceship. Because of motion blur, it's most often used to smooth transitions between abrupt cuts of shots or scenes. While this is often done in post, Adobe doesn't include dedicated tools for this effect, so here are some 3rd-party filters and tutorials you can use to construct whip pan transitions in After Effects and Premiere Pro.

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Premiere Pro News Notes #02

Premiere Pro News Notes #02

Creative Cloud, the Timeline, aspect ratios, Encore DVD, color, and more

By Rich Young | May 20, 2013

A series of as-they-come notes on news of assorted Premiere Pro tutorials, tips, and related tools continues.

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Premiere Pro News Notes #01

Crop, masking, conforming, multi-cam, audio sync, keyframing, + more

By Rich Young | May 03, 2013

This is the beginning of a series of as-they-come notes on news of assorted Premiere Pro tutorials, tips, and related tools.

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After Effects News Notes #01

After Effects News Notes #01

3D + cars, AE script creation, rain, the Cartoon effect, HUD + GUI, Particular, tracking, and more

By Rich Young | May 02, 2013

This is the beginning of a series of as-they-come notes on news of assorted After Effects tutorials, tips, and scripts & plug-ins.

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HUD and UI graphics in ‘Oblivion’ + titles

By Rich Young | April 28, 2013

'Oblivion,' a new movie directed by Joseph Kosinski and starring Tom Cruise, features a unique mix of practical and digital effects. The HUD and UI graphics seem to have been mostly shot in-camera after being created by a team lead by Bradley G Munkowitz, aka GMUNK.

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Slideshows in After Effects

plus Premiere & Lightroom

By Rich Young | April 16, 2013

Despite the clunkiness of Adobe features for creating slideshows (or because of it), there's still a steady stream of interest. Traditional slideshows can be easily built with audio in Lightroom and Encore DVD, and with only a little more work you can pull them off in After Effects and Premiere, and go beyond into creative motion graphics. Read More

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Charts and graphs in After Effects

Infographics galore [updated]

By Rich Young | April 12, 2013

On one level creating and animating charts and graphs in After Effects is easy, but it can get tricky quick if you go much beyond transformed shapes or the Write-On filter. Here's a few tools and tutorials that may help get you through and beyond the basics.

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A roundup of After Effects roundups

A roundup of After Effects roundups

AEP topic roundups [updated]

By Rich Young | April 06, 2013

Before the deluge of NAB goodies, often etheric and expensive, here's a roundup of AE Portal topic roundups on PVC. Many of them have been updated since their initial release.

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CS Next Sneak Peeks

CS Next Sneak Peeks

NAB Reveal previews from Adobe and others [updated]

By Rich Young | April 03, 2013

Adobe has started to reveal the features of the next versions of their video post production software, which will be demoed at NAB 2013.

There's no shipping date or official name, or information about the rest of the Creative Suite, though ProDesignTools says "Adobe CS7? Next Release of Creative Suite to Be Revealed May 6th", the date the Adobe Max conference opens.

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Book Note: ‘Adobe After Effects CS6 Visual Effects and Compositing Studio Techniques’

Book Note: ‘Adobe After Effects CS6 Visual Effects and Compositing Studio Techniques’

Better fix-it-in-post skills for everyone

By Rich Young | February 28, 2013

'Adobe After Effects CS6 Visual Effects and Compositing Studio Techniques' by Mark Christiansen surveys the art of compositing and visual effects using After Effects.

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After Effects Lately 2013.02.26

After Effects Lately 2013.02.26

Newton physics engine, VFX malaise, charts & graphs, Plexus in Skyfall, LUTs + more

By Rich Young | February 26, 2013

Here's more of the last 3 weeks or so of assorted After Effects tutorials, tips, and scripts & plug-ins new and old.

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After Effects Lately 2013.02.23

After Effects Lately 2013.02.23

Blending modes, trigger with markers, ShapeShifter, Element 3D, Premiere + more

By Rich Young | February 23, 2013

Here's more of the last few weeks or so of assorted After Effects tutorials, tips, and scripts & plug-ins new and old.

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After Effects Lately 2013.02.21

After Effects Lately 2013.02.21

VFX's "no success like failure," Apprentice videos complete, crowd simulation + more

By Rich Young | February 21, 2013

Here's some of the last few weeks or so of assorted After Effects tutorials, tips, and scripts & plug-ins new and old.

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After Effects Lately 2013.01.31

After Effects Lately 2013.01.31

Morning webinar, compositing, keying, slideshows, and more

By Rich Young | January 31, 2013

Here's some of the last few weeks or so of assorted After Effects tutorials, tips, and scripts & plug-ins new and old.

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After Effects Lately 2013.01.25

After Effects Lately 2013.01.25

Element 3D steps up, new character animation tutorials, prizes, animation assistance, + more

By Rich Young | January 25, 2013

Here's some of the last few weeks or so of assorted After Effects tutorials, tips, and scripts & plug-ins new and old.

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After Effects at 20: A Trip Down Memory Lane

After Effects at 20: A Trip Down Memory Lane

By Rich Young | January 17, 2013

Adobe is celebrating the 20th year of After Effects. Here are a few tidbits picked up along the way.

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After Effects Lately 2013.01.15

After Effects Lately 2013.01.15

The usual suspects + AE is 20

By Rich Young | January 15, 2013

Here's some of the last few weeks or so of assorted After Effects tutorials, tips, and scripts & plug-ins new and old.

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After Effects Lately Dec31.2012

After Effects Lately Dec31.2012

Sales & contest ending soon + a boatload of tutorials

By Rich Young | December 31, 2012

Here's another part of the last few weeks or so of assorted After Effects tutorials, tips, and scripts & plug-ins new and old. Read More

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Vignettes in Premiere & After Effects

A plethora of resources [updated]

By Rich Young | December 27, 2012

Vignettes have become more popular, and perhaps heavy-handed, especially in After Effects since the release of the DV Rebel's Guide by Stu Maschwitz. Of course there's numerous ways to make vignettes, and it looks like the topic is quite well-covered now, thank you. Here are a few tools & tutorials on the various options.

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