Announced today is the astounding next version of After Effects, along with the other professional video and audio applications such as Premiere Pro and Audition. I’ve had my hands on the next version of After Effects and I’m hooked, I’m sure you will be too. Here’s a run down on my favourite features and improvements. Continue reading →
I’m presenting After Effects and Cinema 4D at FMX 2013 with Maxon in April.
You can purchase tickets for FMX here. It promises to be an exciting lineup of 3D art and visual effects. Confirmed FMX highlights include: Cloud Atlas, Life of Pi, Skyfall, The Croods, Crysis 3. I hope to see some of you there.
To celebrate the first green buds of spring appearing and the days getting longer I’m offering a 20% discount off ALL the training in my video store. That includes all of my own courses but also ones by other authors too. If you’ve been putting off learning that new application or technique, now’s the time to bite the bullet! Here are a few examples;
Kinetic Typography Techniques with After Effects
Master the Art of Animating Text to Voice and Music - In this unique workshop, creative director & motion graphic designer Angie Taylor shares her considerable knowledge of this form. You’ll work along with her as she builds a complete kinetic typography project from start to finish.
Adobe Illustrator CS6: Learn by Video
Master the Fundamentals- whether you’re new to Illustrator or an old hand needing a refresher & guide to the new features in CS6, this course from expert trainers Chad Chelius & Angie Taylor will teach you all you need to know.
After Effects Artist in Action:
Eran Stern’s Broadcast Design – Create a High-Impact TV Promo - In this course you’ll work along with motion graphics artist Eran Stern as he uses After Affects and Illustrator to create a TV broadcast promo from concept to design.
Adobe Photoshop CS6: Learn by Video
Adobe Certified Expert Kelly McCathran is your guide to the myriad capabilities of Photoshop CS6. You’ll learn how to make selections, work with layers and masks, use Adobe Camera Raw, create artistic effects, and much more, including lots of hands-on exercises and projects to help you apply what you’ve learned.
Vimeo have just announced access to their new Looks Enhancer so you can enhance Vimeo videos instantly with professionally designed video effects based on industry standard effects.
Vivoom is the core technology behind Vimeo’s enhancer, you can find out more about it here.
I worked on this project as creative director, designing presets for Vivoom with a great team of international designers – I hope you like what we came up with. You can now apply visual effects by me and other artists, directly to your videos in Vimeo. It’s a bit of fun and no substitute for using effects in purpose-built applications but it uses the same technology as used by major visual effects studios – there’s lot of power under the hood! You can try these new looks out free on your videos for the next 30 days.
I’ll be presenting After Effects and Cinema 4D in the Adobe Theater at Broadcast Video Expo 2013 in London between the 26th and 28th of February.
Here are links to some of my Tutorials that cover working with After Effects and Cinema 4D. I’ll be expanding on these at the event.
Once again Adobe will bring its comprehensive suite of creative tools and services to the BVE audience in its dedicated Adobe Theatre on the show floor. The Adobe Theatre timetable can be found at www.bvexpo.com/adobe
Adobe’s experts will be on hand to discuss the advances that have been made in broadcast and production technology with Adobe’s comprehensive suite of tools and services for video content delivery, including Creative Cloud which makes it easier and more affordable to access all of Adobe’s production related tools. The theatre will also present demonstrations of After Effects and Premiere Pro.
In addition, a selection of Adobe’s hardware and software partners feature on the agenda. Maxon will be showing the slick interop between After Effects and Cinema 4D; EVS will talk about its advanced integration between Premiere Pro and EVS servers for fast-turnaround production; Dalet has created the Xtend panel module for Premiere Pro; Dell underpins Adobe’s software with its high performance T- and M- series desktop and mobile workstations; and NVIDIA powers high end capabilities using the latest Kepler technology on Quadro and Tesla graphics hardware.
Adobe will also be on Stand L16 where visitors can take a look at product demonstrations and participate in a prize draw to win a year’s subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud.
Full details of BVE’s entire seminar program can be found here, together with up-to-the-minute news about all aspects of the show. Information is also available across social media on twitter.com/bvexpo, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn. Visitors can also download the BVE 2013 App at www.bvexpo.com/app