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  • How an Editor Can Shape and Sustain Story Tension

    How an Editor Can Shape and Sustain Story Tension

    February 17, 2012, 5:28 pm
    If a story that should be interesting is shaping up to be a bit boring, it is helpful to understand one of the key drivers behind an audience's interest: Dramatic Questions. A dramatic question is a question that implies an action and has something at stake. What does this have to do with editing? Usually...

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    • Five Reasons to Join a User Group
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      Five Reasons to Join a User Group

      February 11, 2012, 10:30 am
      Around the beginning of 2009, I found myself transplanted from my comfortable digs in Chicago, IL to Raleigh, NC. I'd spent the previous eight years working my way through film school and building up a modest freelance career in video. Life was pretty decent, but I had to make the move, and that's how I...

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    • Creating Motion Graphics Hidden Gems: Chapter 25
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      Creating Motion Graphics Hidden Gems: Chapter 25

      February 6, 2012, 10:26 pm
      Another selection of "hidden gems" (and essential advice), this time from Chapter 25 of Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects. We're going through our book Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects 5th Edition (CMG5) and pulling out a few "hidden gems" from each chapter. These will include essential advice for new users, plus...

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    • Creating Motion Graphics with AE Hidden
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      Creating Motion Graphics with AE Hidden

      January 30, 2012, 10:44 am
      Another selection of "hidden gems" (and essential advice), this time from Chapter 24 of Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects. We're going through our book Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects 5th Edition (CMG5) and pulling out a few "hidden gems" from each chapter. These will include essential advice for new users, plus...

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    • Creating Motion Graphics Hidden Gems: Chapter 23
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      Creating Motion Graphics Hidden Gems: Chapter 23

      January 11, 2012, 3:48 pm
      Another selection of hidden gems (and essential advice), this time from Chapter 23 of Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects.   We're going through our book Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects 5th Edition (CMG5) and pulling out a few hidden gems from each chapter. These will include essential advice for new users, plus timesaving...

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    • The Rhythm of Filmmaking
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      The Rhythm of Filmmaking

      January 6, 2012, 2:03 pm
      Different stories have different rhythms. It's possible to draw a flow-line to represent the rhythms of a story that can help you discover the visual rhythms for a production.This flow-line represents the rhythms of stories that alternate between great rhythmic peaks and valleys. The Godfather, Ran, Raging Bull, Lawrence of Arabia, and Citizen Kane are...

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    • Why Join A User Group
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      Why Join A User Group

      January 6, 2012, 7:58 am
      Do you have an interest that is shared by many or by a very rare few? Perhaps you like photography. That's a big subject with a large fan base. Perhaps you like to keep African Killifish. That's has a bit of a smaller appeal. I, myself, have had various interests in my life (the above...

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    • Creating Motion Graphics Hidden Gems: Chapter 22
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      Creating Motion Graphics Hidden Gems: Chapter 22

      January 4, 2012, 3:39 pm
      Another selection of "hidden gems" (and essential advice), this time from Chapter 22 of Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects. We're going through our book Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects 5th Edition (CMG5) and pulling out a few "hidden gems" from each chapter. These will include essential advice for new users, plus timesaving...

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    • Creating Motion Graphics Hidden Gems: Chapter 21
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      Creating Motion Graphics Hidden Gems: Chapter 21

      December 28, 2011, 6:11 pm
      Another selection of hidden gems (and essential advice), this time from Chapter 21 of Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects. We're going through our book Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects 5th Edition (CMG5) and pulling out a few hidden gems from each chapter. These will include essential advice for new users, plus...

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    • Transmedia, Discipline, and Tone Color
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      Transmedia, Discipline, and Tone Color

      December 26, 2011, 3:32 pm
      Two types of choice make up the storytelling world of today: The first is the creator's choice: the choices that we as content creators make to build the world of the story we're telling. The second is the audience's choice: limitless, and changeable at the click of a mouse or swipe of a finger. The...

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    • Creating Motion Graphics Hidden Gems: Chapter 20
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      Creating Motion Graphics Hidden Gems: Chapter 20

      December 20, 2011, 11:55 am
      Another selection of hidden gems (and essential advice), this time from Chapter 20 of Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects. We're going through our book Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects 5th Edition (CMG5) and pulling out a few hidden gems from each chapter. These will include essential advice for new users, plus...

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