April 29, 2013

HUD and GUI graphics in 'Oblivion'

...is new at Pro Video Coalition.

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

April 16, 2013

Slideshows in After Effects

is another roundup at ProVideo Coalition.

Despite the clunkiness of Adobe features for creating slideshows (or because of it), there 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. There's a few resources to help in Slideshows in After Effects.

April 12, 2013

Charts and graphs in After Effects

is another roundup at ProVideo Coalition.

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.

April 7, 2013

A roundup of After Effects roundups

Over on PVC, there's a roundup of AE Portal roundups on topics like fire, scripts, lens flares, light wrap, 3D text, character animation, the Shatter effect, volumetric lighting, muzzle flashes, sky replacements, lens wacking & light leaks, and so forth.

It's really just a list, but easier to keep updated at PVC.

April 3, 2013

CS Next sneak peeks from Adobe and others

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

AE Portal at PVC will attempt to track the early looks and intros of CS Next.

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.

Here's Greyscale Gorilla with a taste of AE Next: