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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 #05 (Color Edition)

Premiere Pro News Notes #05 (Color Edition)

By Rich Young | July 23, 2013

A series of as-they-come notes on news of assorted Premiere Pro tutorials, tips, and related tools continues. Here's a month of news for color-related Premiere resources.

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Premiere Pro CC: 25 new features + bug fixes

Premiere Pro CC: 25 new features + bug fixes

Version 7.01 update

By Rich Young | July 10, 2013

Adobe announced 25 new updates to Premiere Pro CC, update 7.01, available less than a month after the initial release. These updates were developed in response to customer feedback and include new features that are designed around making repeated tasks easier and faster in timeline editing,... Read More

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Adobe Anywhere released

Adobe Anywhere released

By Rich Young | July 10, 2013

Adobe announced the release of Adobe Anywhere for video. With Adobe Anywhere, headaches in video post involving management of assets, especially large file transfers, can be lessened for enterprise-level organizations.

Adobe Anywhere can serve to bring teams together virtually, enabling them to log, edit, share and finish video post-production using standard networks and hardware.

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Headphones: a few resources

By Rich Young | July 02, 2013

The secret of the search for perfect sound is that it never ends. In many cases, you might find sound isolation and higher quality easier to afford with headphones. Mixing on headphones can work, especially with reality checks on audio monitors. You might be tired of cheap standard issue headphones like the Sony MDR-V6 or MDR-7506 (preferred by The Wirecutter), but still want to avoid frequency manipulations of popular lifestyle headphones like Beats Audio. Accurate reproduction and flat frequency response isn't just a matter of more money, but an adventure in trial and error.

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Encore CS6 & Creative Cloud

Encore CS6 & Creative Cloud

Installing and using Encore DVD

By Rich Young | June 18, 2013

Abode Encore reached its end-of-life with CS6, but you can still install it with Creative Cloud, with a few extra steps.

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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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