7Dec

5 Cyberpunk After Effects Tutorials

The holidays always reminds me of two things – I get to stuff my face full of delicious eats and Harrison Ford, brutally hunting down bio mechanical replicants whose crime is only wanting to live. (Blade Runner, 1982) Yea, it warms my heart too. Since this holiday season is all about giving...

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21Jul

Make Your Own Planet Using Practical Special Effects

Make Your Own Planet Using Practical Special Effects Have you ever seen a science fiction classic and asked yourself, how did they create amazing planetary special effects without using CGI? Or is it still possible to do so today? Joey Shanks, a special effects artist living in North Carolina, cr...

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How to touch up skin easily in After Effects

By Aaron / September 16, 2014 / After Effects Tutorial / 1 Comment

One of the things that I hear the most while on set while filming non-actors (people representing their company, customer testimonials, etc.) is, “you can photoshop me to make me look better, right?” I used to just kind of laugh and say, “Don’t worry, you look great and do...

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Five After Effects Tips To Speed Up Your Workflow

By Aaron / August 12, 2014 / After Effects Tutorial / No Comments

If you remember the first time that you opened up After Effects I am sure that you will remember thinking how confusing everything seemed. There were so many buttons that you had no idea what they did. Key frames seemed to never work how you wanted them. Masks worked on some sort of sorcery for [...

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Interview With An After Effects Guru – Mikey

By Aaron / August 6, 2014 / After Effects Tutorial / No Comments

Our very own Mikey had the chance to be interviewed by Video School Online about Mikey’s After Effects tutorial YouTube channel. In it Phil asks Mikey about how he got into making After Effects Tutorials, why filmmakers should learn After Effects, and what his favorite thing to do in After ...

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The After Effects Camera Tool Simplified

By Aaron / August 4, 2014 / After Effects Tutorial / 1 Comment

Just as soon as I think I understand After Effects I try doing something new and go back to feeling like I have no idea what I am doing. The latest part of After Effects that humbled me was using cameras. A lot of people who I have talked to have told me that cameras in […]

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The 13 Best After Effects Tutorial Resources Most People Don’t Know About

By Aaron / July 9, 2014 / After Effects Tutorial / No Comments

If you do a Google search of After Effects tutorials your results will probably come from three different websites: Video Co-Pilot, Tuts+, and Creative Cow. These websites can be great resources for After Effects tutorials, but you can’t help but wonder if there are more options out there t...

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Featured Chef – Editor, Motion Graphics Artist, and Colorist Aaron Williams

By Aaron / May 29, 2014 / Featured Chef / No Comments

Here at Cinema Spice we like to showcase different filmmakers, motion graphic artists, video editors, and all around cool people in a something we like to call featured chef. This week’s featured chef is Sir Aaron Williams. While he has never been “technically” knighted he is in...

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Create a customizable Flash or Burn transition.

By Mikey Borup / May 23, 2014 / Cinema Spice News / No Comments

Building your own transitions in After Effects is super fun, and super easy.  Using the slider control make it simple to control as well.  In this after effects tutorial, i’ll teach you how to create a grungy, flashy, burny type transition.  Fire up after effects, click play ...

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After Effects Quick Tip: Seamless Patterns

By Mikey Borup / May 21, 2014 / After Effects Tutorial / No Comments

Not everything can be done in after effects, and many times you end up heading over to another program, like Photoshop, to do some image work, but for seamless patterns,  this can totally be done in After Effects.  This After Effects quick tip will who you how.  I’ve also (fo...

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