Everyone is always looking for training content on how to learn software products like After Effects. It’s one of my most common questions I receive when I’m meeting customers. It doesn’t matter if it’s the guy who is editing his baby videos as a hobby at night or its ABC in NY – they’re hungry to learn more.
AVC HD has been a topic that has dominated a previous post
where the comments are really the topic as opposed to the topic itself. This post has driven a large portion of my overall traffic, which has been humbling as I’d like to see more of it go to
my tutorials and content (hint, hint, sniffle.)… Of course, I dig getting people on the site at all, so what they hey – hit me wherever!
Gosh, haven’t left the first paragraph and I’m already digressing…Lets see, ah yes AVC HD.
The After Effects New York meeting will be auditioning a new space since we’ve grown too large for Pratt. BTW – many thanks to Pratt for their great space and open friendship.
We’ll be a PS41 which is at 116 West 11th street (corner of 6th ave) and the space can hold up to 400 people. Let’s give the place a great first meeting!
As for the meeting itself, Jim has done a great job of lining up some terrific presentations.
Mark Coleran is a visual FX artist who has worked on a number of major films including the Bourne films and Alien vs. Predator.
John Montgomery is one of the founders of FXguide.com which is a great site and he’s also done work for McDonalds, Disney and others.
In addition, we’ve got an official new logo. I think it’s pretty spiffy. Give it a look and tell me what you think.
One of the things about the old Premiere 6.5 and earlier was the lack of ability to create clips from larger clips. We would mark an in and an out and take it to the timeline. That instance of the clip on the timeline was the only reference to that piece of video in the project. If I needed it again, then I would have to recreate the in/out or copy and paste the instance to the timeline again.
Adobe Beginner Classes (ABC’s) episode #3 is now officially live on Adobe TV. During this episode, we dive into the basic properties of After Effects and how to animate them. We take a look at keyframing and properties like position, scale, rotation and opacity. If you’ve wanted to get a tutorial that was the ultimate in basic After Effects, this is the one for you.
Last year, I was cranking out content, tutorials, posts, news bits and more on a regular basis. Somewhat unfortunately, I’ve been doing a lot of different work for Adobe in the past several months that has kept me from getting a regular rhythm to posting this year. I’m not complaining about these changes – I’ve been doing some exciting stuff… but I truly like to blog and provide some ideas and tutorials that can help people.