Tutorials / How-To Archive

Bleach bypass, cross-process, and other looks for After Effects

Cinematic-style picture looks have been popular for the last several years; for example bleach bypass became

Building custom lower thirds in Motion for use in Final Cut Pro X

Probably one of the most common graphics you’ll have to build as an editor

The DSLR Filmmaker’s Workflow

DSLR video has changed the industry. Over the past year, our photographic sensibilities have

DIY $5 Fog Machine

Check out this awesome science experiment tured into a super cheap set gag. I

Watch the THX Color Management 101 Webinar

Working in a modern production or postproduction environment requires knowledge about the issues and

Cheap or Free dSLR Stabilization/Steadicam Tricks

dSLR cameras allow just about anybody with a couple grand to capture high-definition footage

Chapter 40B – 3D Channel Effects

We’re going through our book Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects 5th Edition (CMG5)

Chapter 37B and 37C – Expressions and Scripting Bonus Chapters

We’re going through our book Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects 5th Edition (CMG5)

Chapter 35 – The Puppet Tools

We’re going through our book Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects 5th Edition (CMG5)

Chapter 33 – Paint and Clone

We’re going through our book Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects 5th Edition (CMG5)

How To Shoot A Fight Scene & Practical Muzzle Flash Effects

Fighting should be an easy thing to capture on film, right? You just get

Chapter 32 – Shape Layers

We’re going through our book Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects 5th Edition (CMG5)

DIY: How to make inexpensive cheap homemade LIGHT STANDS (PVC)

Check out this quick and easy tutorial on building your own PVC light stand.

Chapter 31 – mocha and mocha shape

We’re going through our book Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects 5th Edition (CMG5)

Chapter 30 – Motion Tracking

We’re going through our book Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects 5th Edition (CMG5)

Chapter 29 – Motion Stabilization

We’re going through our book Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects 5th Edition (CMG5)

Chapter 28 – Frame Rate Manipulation

We’re going through our book Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects 5th Edition (CMG5)

Chapter 28 – Frame Rate Manipulation

We’re going through our book Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects 5th Edition (CMG5)

Colour isolation and animation tutorials for FCPX

A couple of videos from new tutorial maker Paulus the Woodgnome. Also probably the

Chapter 27 – Keying

We’re going through our book Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects 5th Edition (CMG5)

How to color manage Artbeats clips in After Effects CS3

After Effects CS3 has introduced the concept of “color management” to the motion graphics

Chapter 26 – Color Management

We’re going through our book Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects 5th Edition (CMG5)

Chapter 25 – Presets and Variations

We’re going through our book Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects 5th Edition (CMG5)

Using Final Cut Pro under pressure -The same day edit

Given a month, most of us can edit together material into a pretty good

Chapter 24 – Compound Effects

We’re going through our book Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects 5th Edition (CMG5)

How to Buy Video Production Insurance

Insuring Your Video Production Business When producers think of insurance they often think of