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  • Creating Motion Graphics Hidden Gems: Chapter 20

    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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    • How Does the 180° Rule Work, anyway?
      EDITING

      How Does the 180° Rule Work, anyway?

      April 7, 2015, 3:43 am
      The Purpose of Screen Direction Screen direction serves two important purposes: it gives the audience clues about the story and it helps keep the audience from getting confused about where someone is or what they are doing. Avoiding confusion is the fundamental reason for all film continuity. Directional Conventions The classic example of this is...

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    • Color Temperatures, White Balance and Utilizing Su
      COLOR

      Color Temperatures, White Balance and Utilizing Su

      March 19, 2015, 4:41 am
      Color Temperature in a Nutshell All light has a color temperature. Color temperature affects what color that light will look like on video. Sunlight, fluorescent lights, and light from incandescent bulbs (a.k.a. tungsten), all appear as different colors on camera, because they all have different color temperatures. White Balance Your camera’s white balance function compensates...

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    • Fixing Problem Green Screen Shots – Poor Lightin
      VFX

      Fixing Problem Green Screen Shots – Poor Lightin

      March 17, 2015, 5:00 am
      Poor Lighting Issues This has to be the number-one reason for bad green screen shots. Good lighting is the key to getting a great shot with which to composite. In most cases, the photographer either attempts to light the background but fails to light it evenly or doesn’t scope the shot through the camera and...

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    • Your B-Roll is Your A-Roll
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      Your B-Roll is Your A-Roll

      March 3, 2015, 5:36 am
      The term “B-roll” comes from the world of film where editors used to use an “A” and a “B” roll of identical footage, before the digital age changed everything. B-roll shots are similar to cutaways in that they help break up the static interview shots, but B-roll plays a more major role in telling a...

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    • Composition – The Golden Mean
      ANIMATION

      Composition – The Golden Mean

      February 12, 2015, 5:43 am
      Your three-dimensional subjects and the scene they’re in are composed through your lens. This composition relies on many factors, including lenses and shot sizes, as well as camera angles. But one underlying principle can’t be understated: the golden mean appearing in nature, a ratio studied by mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras (whom you might recall from...

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    • VIDEO: My Documentary Sound Kit
      SOUND

      VIDEO: My Documentary Sound Kit

      February 10, 2015, 4:32 am
      Dean Miles, author of Location Audio Simplified walks through what equipment he carries when on location, shooting a documentary. Check out more videos and online resources at www.thelocationsoundcrew.com! Save 20% when ordering Location Audio Simplified from www.focalpress.com. Use discount code FOC20 at check out. Also available on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk

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    • The Art of Going Boom: The Proper Use of Boom Mics
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      The Art of Going Boom: The Proper Use of Boom Mics

      January 15, 2015, 6:15 am
      No matter what kind of mic and pole you use, the basic concept is simple. Hold things so the mic is above the actor, slightly in front of and pointed towards the mouth. Make it as close as physically possible without being in the frame. Thirty inches from the actor can be too far away,...

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    • A Conversation with Nancy St. John, VFK Producer
      VFX

      A Conversation with Nancy St. John, VFK Producer

      January 13, 2015, 6:11 am
      Nancy St. John has been in the visual effects business for over 30 years. In 1996 she was the production side visual effects producer for the Academy Award Winner “Babe” and in 2001 for another Academy Award winner, Ridley Scott’s “Gladiator”. She was also a visual effects producer for the Academy Award Nominee “I-Robot” in...

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    • Dialogue Editing – Where to Edit
      EDITING

      Dialogue Editing – Where to Edit

      December 30, 2014, 6:00 am
      By necessity, editing dialogue involves making splices. You must get from this shot to the next—where do you jump? By far the most common place to move between clips is in the space between them. This allows for a natural transfer of energy from one source to another (see below), and it usually works. Longer...

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    • The Practical Differences Between Film and Digital
      EDITING

      The Practical Differences Between Film and Digital

      December 25, 2014, 8:28 am
      The single best piece of advice that I can offer with regard to the difference between exposing film and exposing digital is this: It’s OK and sometimes desirable to slightly overexpose film, but it is not OK or advisable to overexpose digital unless that overexposure is exactly what you want! Cinematographers have widely varying methodologies...

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