March 20, 2015

Chromatic aberration roundup at PVC

A few years ago there was a spate of interest in chromatic aberration -- fixing footage containing the color fringing, but mostly creating it for motion graphics and VFX realism. Now, Quba Michalski has a new tutorial & preset (and donate button) in Chromatic Aberration Rig

Read the rest in Chromatic aberration: creation and fixes with After Effects at Pro Video Coalition.

[fix for PVC]

March 16, 2015

Nebula construction in After Effects @ PVC

[PVC refreshed]

Nebulas can be created several ways in After Effects: with "cards in space" of real images, or generated by Fractal Noise or 3D particle systems, commonly fractal-displaced particle arrays like Trapcode Mir, Form, Hitfilm Atomic Particle, and other particle systems.

Read the roundup at  Pro Video Coalition:

March 11, 2015

Flashback: 'Almost Human' Circuitry

Last year, Andrew Kramer of Video Copilot visited Japan to speak at a Video Copilot Seminar 2014 hosted by Flashback Japan.

...see their video (only 11 months later) at ProVideo Coalition in Flashback: 'Almost Human' Circuitry from Video Copilot.

March 2, 2015

Shockwaves in After Effects at PVC

Andrew Kramer has been the most enthusiastic provider of footage and tutorials on creating shockwave effects in After Effects, and recently Daniel Brodesky created something similar, using Trapcode Particular instead of Fractal Noise for the base of the effect. There are a few other resources too, more explosion-related examples, but much of what's been published is outdated or no longer available. the rest at Pro Video Coalition in Shockwaves in After Effects.