21Jun

Why DIY Camera Rigs Impress Us

By Tony Gomez / June 21, 2016 / Cinema Spice News / 7 Comments

This isn't low budget filmmaking, this is tactical filmmaking I always appreciate the sight of someone's creativity. I found this image of a DIY camera rig online the other day and uploaded it to our company Facebook page because I thought it would give everyone a good laugh. However,the picture ...

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8Jun

5 Things We Want To Happen In The Video Production Industry

The fallout from NAB 2016 is soon diminishing and here are some finals thoughts of the experience and 5 things we want to see happen to the video production and film industry improve upon. 1. Software Updates Coming back from NAB has put into perspective the future of  video software that we as v...

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3May

Get ready to shoot in 360

What would you like to see in a 360 video? The demand for a virtual reality experience in entertainment is on the rise and 360 cameras are becoming more affordable. Cameras with wide-angled lens are seamlessly shooting in 4k and 6K high resolution video, bringing the viewer to a whole new level o...

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1Apr

Using The Split Focus Diopter Effect

By Tony Gomez / April 1, 2016 / Cinema Spice News / No Comments

Using The Split Focus Diopter Effect Have you ever wanted to have two subjects focused in camera but at two different depths of field? Well it’s actually an old trick called the Split Focus Diopter Effect. Here’s a video shot by Shanks FX who explains how to use this effect to enhance...

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7Mar

Uber Super Duper Monday

By Tony Gomez / March 7, 2016 / Cinema Spice News / No Comments

Cinema Spice has always encouraged content creation from its fan’s and wishes to do the same for 2016. Mondays are now going to change because we want all you visual effects artists and filmmakers out there to take on our new challenge of using Adobe After Effects in your next projects. We ...

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YouTube Awards

By Tony Gomez / March 7, 2016 / Cinema Spice News / No Comments

  It has finally arrived!!! YouTube has finally awarded me my Silver Button for achieving 100,000 subscribers. When I started out making these After Effects tutorials, I didn’t intend to start a YouTube channel. I was making these videos for my students in 2009 when I was teaching at Brigham...

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Llama Nation Premieres in the Omaha Film Festival

By Tony Gomez / March 3, 2016 / Cinema Spice News / No Comments

Llama Nation: The Documentary premieres on March 10 at the Omaha Film Festival in Omaha Nebraska. We are ecstatic for this premiere because not only did we do the motion graphics for the the project, but one of our own, Aaron Allsop, has been producing and editing it over the past two years. The ...

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20Jul

Big Changes for Cinema Spice

By David Horner / July 20, 2015 / Cinema Spice News / No Comments

Big changes for Cinema Spice Crazy month! We just moved to a new location. It's bigger and better and we are expanding!!! We also redesigned the website, as you may have noticed. With the help of our intern, we have more time to do cool things. Working on presets and new After Effects plugins (mo...

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How To Start Editing a Feature Length Documentary

By Aaron / November 10, 2014 / Filmmaking / No Comments

One year ago I was sitting in a ice cream shop with my two friends from college, John Meier and Tanner Shinnick. We met up to talk about 2014, the year that we finally make a feature film. We started out by pitching various ideas we had ranging from a quirky apocolypse comedy, time travel, [&hell...

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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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