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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5 Things Filmmakers Should Start Doing Today

By Aaron / May 20, 2014 / Cinema Spice News / No Comments

Yesterday the Film Doctor posted “5 Things Filmmakers Should Stop Doing Today”. They had five really good points that I think every filmmaker should stop doing: Stop comparing your work to others. Stop looking for the perfect first draft. Stop waiting to be discovered. Stop being afra...

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How to Light Outside only Using a Reflector

By Aaron / May 19, 2014 / Lighting / No Comments

Lighting outside can be one of the trickiest scenarios for lighting any film. I had a personal experience learning how hard that was while producing a short film “Yarrow’s Boy” last summer. Because it was a fantasy film we were always filming in the middle of no where. One of th...

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Get Loaded (progress bar tutorial)

By Mikey Borup / May 16, 2014 / Uncategorized / No Comments

Dive into shape layers and create this progress bar. Learn a bit about how shape layers work and even some simple expressions. This tutorial is a good place to start if you just getting started in expressions or shape layers. Now time for the fun part. As a part of this tutorial. We created a [&h...

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Chef of the Week – Tanner Shinnick

By Aaron / May 14, 2014 / Featured Chef / No Comments

The featured chef of this week is Mr. Tanner Shinnick. Tanner produces and directs commercials for ZAGG in Salt Lake City. His most recent works include a 14-part feature length documentary about influential people and how technology impacts their lives. When Tanner isn’t working at ZAGG he...

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Canon Announces Two New Lenses – 16-35 f/4 and 10-18 f/4.5-5.6

By Aaron / May 13, 2014 / Cinema Spice News / No Comments

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Canon announced two new lenses today. Well I should say that two new versions of already existing lenses they already make. Those two lenses are the EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens and EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM Lens If you want any extrem...

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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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Charts and Graphs in private beta!

By Mikey Borup / May 8, 2014 / After Effects Examples, Cinema Spice News / No Comments

A new Cinema Spice exclusive, Charts & Graphs for After Effects is now in private beta. This is a bundle of 5 custom AE effects that make it super simple to create charts and graphs. Check out the preview video to see 4 of them. The video covers Pie Charts, Tables, Bar Graphs and Venn […]

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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 Make Long Shadows in After Effects

By Aaron / May 4, 2014 / After Effects Tutorial / No Comments

[vc_row][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]A current trend in design right now is long shadows. If you haven’t seen long shadows take a look at some examples on the side. The main thing about this trend though is that a lot of people have made tutorials on how to make long s...

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