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Adobe After Effects CS6 Walk Through

Adobe After Effects CS6 has a number of new features. Included in this walk-through/demo, are the new caching features, the 3D Camera Tracker, and Advanced 3D Render engine that allows the user to extrude text.

I was up late last night recording this, and there are a few times I totally say one word, when I mean another… duhr.

Make sure you watch this full size at 1080p!

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TRAILER: Side by Side

When I was but a young man, I always wanted to shoot film – real film, the kind that breathes life into the image it is capturing.  Budget and location proved to me very quickly that once my days of 8mm shooting were done, that video would have to take its place.  Since then, I’ve been a video guy, but with the introduction of the CineAlta, the realization that film was a dead medium for modern motion pictures became clear.  George Lucas cemented it when he shot Star Wars Episodes 1-3.  Today, with the Canon 5D and others, that prospect of creating stories that have nearly the same dynamics as film, and that are being shown in movie theaters, is once again something within reach to everyone.

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Pic a Day 123111 Orion

I love timelapse photography, and I love pictures of the night sky.  Earlier in 2011, I had attempted some night time work that didn’t turn out very well. I’ve been doing some reading, video watching, and consulting, and finally went out on a very cold night to see if I could do a better job than the last time.

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How to do an awesome product review (and anger the company at the same time)

So I’ve been working on some ways to get back into reviews, but instead of text based, I want to do them as video shorts.  Of course that means one has to figure out how to make the video interesting and not a boring rundown of features someone can read off the back of a product brochure.  Jonathan Yi had the same idea when he got his hands on a new Canon EOS C300, but his humor didn’t sit well with the company.

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VIDEO: Mobius

If you are still wondering what the new Canon EOS c300 is capable of doing, check out Vincent Laforet’s Mobius in glorious 1080p.

This is truly an outstanding piece of work by Mr. Laforet. And the camera has the ability to capture stunning images (with very little noise) with very little light. For a run and gun, low budget, and documentary filmmakers who don’t want to carry around a lot of lighting equipment, this camera looks awesome.

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EXPERIMENT: City Tour (looping footage)

It was such a nice day on Saturday, that my son and I went out to have some fun with my GoPro HD camera.  If you haven’t heard of, or seen, one of these cameras, it is a super small, and lightweight camera that is designed to attached to helmets, bikes, motorcycles, skateboards, and anything else you can think of.

Designed for extreme sport coverage, these little camera’s pack quite a punch when it comes to capturing intense action in high definition.  That’s right, this camera captures HD!  So what did we do with it? Attached it to the front of the car, and took a little trip.

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