|Alex4D Animation Transitions Released on FxFactory|
Independent developer, Alex Gollner introduces Alex4D Animation Transitions, his brand new plugin pack for Apple's Final Cut Pro X video editing software. Alex4D Animation Transitions is a kit that editors can use to instantly animate video clips, graphics, pictures and text. It allows users to use animation add character to logos, titles and other story elements in the Final Cut Pro X timeline. Alex4D Animation Transitions comes with 120 plugins and available on FxFactory.
Independent developer Alex Gollner has introduced Alex4D Animation Transitions, his brand new plugin pack for Apple's Final Cut Pro X video editing software. Alex4D Animation Transitions is a kit that editors can use to instantly animate video clips, graphics, pictures and text. It allows users to use animation add character to logos, titles and other story elements in the Final Cut Pro X timeline.
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|Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.1 Update Now Available|
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of DaVinci Resolve 12.1 which adds dozens of new features such as remote rendering, 10-bit viewers, new editing and color correction tools, and more. The DaVinci Resolve 12.1 update is available now for both DaVinci Resolve 12 and DaVinci Resolve 12 Studio customers, and can be downloaded from the Blackmagic Design website.
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|Martini Storyboarding Plug-in Now Available for Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015 on Mac and PC|
Revolutionary Post-Production Plug-in for Adobe, Apple, Avid, and Sony video editors
PowerProduction Software, a leading developer of visualization software for film and video production, and MacVideo Promo, a promotion company that offers exclusive deals on tools for video editors, announce that the Martini v2 storyboarding plug-in now supports Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2015 on Mac and PC.
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|Convergent Design Announces Apollo Portable Multicamera Recorder/Switcher|
Today Convergent Design announces Apollo, the industry’s first truly portable HD multicamera recorder/switcher. Apollo can simultaneously record up to four HD video signals, along with a fifth channel of either a live-switch between the four or a quad-split reference view. Apollo can also function as a four-channel live switcher while simultaneously recording the four isolated HD video signals. The size of a small tablet and able to run for hours on a camcorder battery, Apollo is truly portable and the only device of its kind that can both record multiple HD camera feeds as well as live-switch between them. It’s a production studio in the palm of your hand.
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|Green Day Docu "Heart Like a Hand Grenade" Cut by Beast's Dean Gonzalez|
“Heart Like a Hand Grenade,” the new documentary chronicling the making of Green Day’s 2004 Grammy Award-winning album “American Idiot,” is both a time capsule and an intimate profile. Shot and directed by John Roecker and edited by Beast’s Dean Gonzalez, the documentary opened in theaters across the U.S. on October 15 in line with Roecker’s original vision that the film not be released until at least ten years after the album’s debut.
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|Women Surfers On The Rise At AlphaDogs|
While non-traditional gender roles are becoming more widely accepted, stereotypes still have a tendency to get in the way. This is particularly true for a Latina woman who is a teacher by trade, but wanted to blaze her own trail as the first female surfer in a tiny rural fishing village. Filmed on location in Baja, Mexico, La Maestra is a unique surfing movie told in the words of teacher/surfer, Mayra Agulair, that brings to light the issues facing female surfers, as well as the importance of taking care of the environment that we use for recreation and sports.
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Apple Motion 5: Crystal Spheres
Apple Motion 5 has many powerful compositing and graphics features, but its 3D feature set is, alas, limited. (For those keeping score, it's only 2.5D). Simon Ubsdell applies his his VFX and motion graphics expertise to cleverly working around those limitations by exploiting the best of Motion's behaviors, filters, lights, cameras, blend modes, refractions, and more -- along with everything you'll need to customize the effect to your liking, and to deepen your own Motion skills.
Tutorial by Simon Ubsdell on 09/21/2015
Apple Motion 5 Volumetric Fog Tutorial
Building on his popular "Volumetric Lighting" tutorial, Simon Ubsdell raises the game once more with this Apple Motion 5 tutorial that adds lights, fog, and text into a true 3D environment. As usual, it's packed with extra tips and tricks to help turn every Motion artist into an expert.
Tutorial by Simon Ubsdell on 08/10/2015
Apple Motion 5 Light Streaks Tutorial
Apple Motion is capable of sophisticated motion graphics. The trick is unlocking its power. Join editor and motion graphics expert Simon Ubsdell to explore the possibilities opened up by a creative variation on the very powerful particle systems built into Motion 5, apply modes, parenting, behaviors, 3D space, and more.
Tutorial by Simon Ubsdell on 06/08/2015
Apple Motion 5: Volumetric Lighting
Volumetric lighting creates a dramatic look of real light in a 3D space, and works especially well for title animation, even with 2D text. It's a nifty magic trick, created with a finesse that some people don't associate with Apple Motion. You of course know better, and Simon Ubsdell is here to help you create the magic.
Tutorial by Simon Ubsdell on 03/09/2015
Apple Motion 5: Shockwave
An explosive shockwave. Think you've seen it all before? Not until Simon Ubsdell has shown you how to take advantage of unique tools in Apple Motion 5 to make your own. Simon's experience has been built over 25 years in motion graphics, sound design and mixing, music composition, visual effects and compositing, as well as writing, directing and producing. Follow him as he takes you deep inside keyframes, caustics, camera behaviors, and customizations, as well as sharing real-world tips for finding your way around Motion.
Tutorial by Simon Ubsdell on 02/09/2015
Apple Motion 5 Title Tutorial: Weld
In the first of what will be an ongoing series, "Title Animation: WELD" uses the particle system in Apple Motion, as well as support for EPS outlines, to create the photo-real impression of a title burned onto the screen with a blowtorch, complete with sparks and smoke. Part 1 covers the set-up ,including a stop in Adobe Illustrator, and Part 2 features the compositing, lighting, and filtering finesse to really make it pop.
Tutorial by Simon Ubsdell on 01/04/2015
Motion INs and OUTs - Advanced Keyframing Techniques
In this tutorial, Andy shows some clever ways to duplicate and adjust the timing of keyframed animations as well as highlight common pitfalls. He also show a number of techniques to make keyframing in Motion a little easier. A sample project is provided for download to follow along with the tutorial.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Andy Neil on 08/08/2013
Motion INs and OUTs - Looping Graphics
In this tutorial, Andy shows how to create a seamless looping background for your editing needs and how to publish it to FCP X for ease of use.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Andy Neil on 07/16/2013
Motion INs and OUTs - Replicators Part TWO
In part two of this two-part tutorial, Andy shows how to animate the individual pieces of a replicator by using the sequence replicator behavior. A downloadable version of the project he uses can be found below.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Andy Neil on 07/06/2013