|Blackmagic Design Sponsors American Cinema Editors at EditFest|
>Blackmagic Design today announced that it will again sponsor the American Cinema Editors (ACE) at EditFest Los Angeles on August 1, 2015. As part of its Platinum sponsorship, Blackmagic Design will be the exclusive sponsor of the ACE EditFest Cocktail Reception.
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|SMPTE and HPA Issue Call for Entries for SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival|
Students Have Until Sept. 9 to Submit Work, Which Will Be Screened and Judged Oct. 27 at SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® , a leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, and the Hollywood Post Alliance® (HPA®), the organization serving the professional community by providing expertise, support, tools, and the infrastructure for the creation and finishing of motion pictures, television, commercials, and an array of content for a growing number of platforms, have issued a call for entries for the SMPTE-HPA Student Film Festival. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 27, following the Opening Night Reception for the SMPTE 2015 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition (SMPTE 2015) in Hollywood, California, and will be hosted by SMPTE Standards Director and film director Howard Lukk. The deadline for entries is Sept. 9.
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|"Finding Carter" Finds a Home at Chainsaw|
Hollywood post-production facility teams with Bling Digital to develop an efficient, smoothly functioning, transcontinental workflow for the hit MTV drama
MTV’s 1-hour drama Finding Carter centers on a girl, played by Kathryn Prescott, who was abducted at age three and as a teenager is reunited with a birth family whom she doesn’t know. Now, in its second season, the show has won critical praise and a growing audience through its provocative take on identity and family relationships.
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|Vicon Vantage Debuts in the US at SIGGRAPH 2015|
Attendees will see Vantage in action, presentations by Vicon customers, including ILM, Digital Domain and Epic Games, and virtual reality demos powered by Vicon systems
Vicon, the motion capture (mocap) technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life sciences industries, today announced that it will showcase its new intelligent flagship camera platform, Vicon Vantage, for the first time in the U.S. at SIGGRAPH 2015. Vicon will also host a series of customer presentations, in-booth demonstrations and workshops at its booth (#729), and power virtual reality applications at the event taking place on August 10-13 in Los Angeles, California.
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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
Lite Bite for Apple Motion: The Tilt Shift Effect
The "Tilt Shift Effect" or "Toy Town Look" is fantastic fun to play with. Using Final Cut and Motion you can quickly create the effect and give an amazing intro to any promotion. The tutorial requires no additional Plug-ins.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial by Martin Ainsworth on 01/20/2012