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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How to light an interview next to a fireplace

By Aaron / June 2, 2014 / Lighting / No Comments

The more and more I learn about filmmaking the more and more I realize that I know nothing about how to light. Fortunately there are people who know way more than I do and are willing to share their knowledge. Lars Lindstrom, DP of the documentary Llama Nation, shares how to light an interview ne...

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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 Face Morph

By Mikey Borup / May 9, 2014 / After Effects Tutorial / No Comments

Creating a face morph in After Effects can seem difficult sometimes,  plus there are many paid plugins to help you along the way.  Did you know that its super easy to do this effect without using any 3rd party plugins?  Watch this tutorial and see how its done.  In no time you’ll be morphin...

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Tracking UI elements to Stock Footage in After Effects

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

Motion Tracking can be a tricky beast to master but if mastered can lead to some spectacular effects. One of the most common effects used with tracking is creating user interface (or UI) elements. Most of the times people like to create UI like Iron Man. If you want to learn how to create UI [&he...

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How to Create a Double Exposure Like in the “True Detective” Titles

By Aaron / May 2, 2014 / After Effects Tutorial / No Comments

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Double exposure is a pretty cool thing to do if done right. If done wrong it looks pretty terrible and makes you second guess the editor’s capability and life choices. So in order to prevent people from questioning both your capabil...

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