After Effects @ Work: DV Expert Series by Richard Harrington

By Richard Harrington

Real-World advertisement initiatives offered in complete colour characteristic the paintings of popular artists, Chris and Trish Meyer, Jayse Hansen, Mark Coleran, Ken Locsmandi and others. The tutorials are advertisement tasks that the artists created for a shopper price range of $10,000 or much less, utilizing basically the plug-ins that include the software program. distinct concentration is given to the elemental thoughts which are vital to beginner movement picture artists. The better half DVD includes the resource records required for the reader to copy the concepts in addition to Apple QuickTime displays of the ultimate tasks. The tasks conceal quite a lot of sensible functions together with broadcast animation, big-screen movie trailers, track video compositing, trade extravaganza shows, DVD menu snap shots, and cel animation with Flash. * Real-World tasks from 11 movement pictures professionals * learn how to harness After results' robust toolset * significant other DVD contains all resource documents so that you can re-create the tasks

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It’s the you’ll need to set up your scenery accord- yourself from hours of painting areas the digital child of the multi-plane camera ingly. Group your scenery in layers such audience will never see. developed by Disney in the golden age of as foreground, middle ground and back- 2D. When deciding whether to implement ground. this technique, ask these questions: Splitting this scenery along red line will Will the camera move in the shot? ) Look at all that used space! Why paint it? When in doubt, go larger.

This method looks great but adds three to five hours per background. So consider your budget when deciding how to render your backgrounds. You may 11 » find that Flash works best for your look and budget. ) Keep your sketches clean and light, and use them to animate over. Add a 100-pixel border to your images so you can reframe the shot slightly if needed later. For shots with a stationary camera, such as Shot 1, this means your image size will be 920X734 square pixels. Pay attention to the title-safe and action-safe areas.

He is currently the Station Manager for Volumes 1 and 2 Mesa Channel 11, an Adjunct Faculty Member at Arizona State Uni- Trish and Chris Meyer (CMP Books 2004/2005) versity teaching Television Production Techniques and Advanced Multimedia Production for the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Telecommunications. Glen owns Pixel Post Studios, LLC, a commercial software and consulting company that specializes in software development for broadcast-related graphic development, and he is a contributing writer to Photoshop User magazine.

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