28 Days of QuickTips at Editblog

I’ve been following Editblog (aka Scott Simmons) on Twitter and he’s been posting links to Quicktips each day on his blog. The tips are mainly for Avid and Final Cut Pro (though I’m a Premiere Pro user, primarily, when it comes to editing.) Check out his great tips here.

After Effects Tutorial

AE Tutorial: Using Text as a shape layer

Dennis Radeke’s Genesis Project has a new tutorial up called Using Text as a shape layer.

Here’s a sample:


NYC Adobe Event – May 29

Dennis Radeke is organizer of the Adobe event later this month on May 29 near B&H at the New Yorker Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom on the 2nd floor. There will be two sessions, 11am-3:30pm and 3:30pm-8pm.

From Dennis’ Blog, The Genesis Project:

Additionally, rather than have the event be static where you sit and we talk, it is a twofold event. In one area, you’ll have a large room where many of the vendors will present their products and workflows throughout the day in rapid fire 20 minute presentations. I hope that one of the highlights to these 20 minute demos will be a 20 minute technology preview demo of some stuff we’re working on that I think you will find VERY helpful.

The event will have onsite representation from Adobe, AJA, Blackmagic Design, B&H, CalDigit, DigiEffects, GenArts, GridIron, Matrox, Maxon, MOTU, Wacom and Zoomin Online (aka Magnet Media).

They’re giving away LOADS of prizes from these sponsors too. If you’re in NYC at the end of May, this is a free event. Don’t miss it. Register now!

After Effects Plug-ins

Keying out bad footage

How to key bad footage

Click here to watch the tutorial.

Hey! Just wanted to say hallo. My name is Jerzy Drozda Jr, but you may also know me as Maltaannon. From this day forward I’ll be also posting at AEFreemart. Today I want to present you this brand new tutorial on a subject as old as digital post-production itself. You will learn how to work with poor quality footage to pull out a decent chroma key.

Please note that this tutorial uses Key Correct Pro – a set of plugins from Red Giant Software designed to help you with your everyday chroma keying.

I’d also like to point out that our host – Michele Yamazaki – is currently working on a book that focuses on keying in detail. Make sure to have an eye out for “GreenScreen Made Easy: Keying and Compositing Techniques for Indie Filmmakers”

I hope you will enjoy the tutorial.