T is for Time-lapse

Digital still cameras offer options for video production

The sun rises in 5 seconds, an orange decays before your eyes, and a storm comes rolling in, dumps rain and clears in mere moments. Are you tripping on that funny stuff from college again? Nope, just doing some time-lapse imaging for your next video production.

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S is for Stabilization

Using Adobe After Effects to fix strobing time-lapse footage

Last time I discussed a way to capture time-lapse footage using a digital still camera for use in your digital masterpiece. This time I ?ll discuss how to fix a problem that can arise in time-lapse footage.

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An Explosion To Remember

Using After Effects plug-ins to create an explosion

The last time we left our heroes they had just discovered a bomb ticking away to destruction. As we join in this installment, we find them running full sprint, seeking shelter behind a car in the parking lot. Moments later, a large section of the building explodes in a fiery rain of debris. Whew! Safe…for now…

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Motion Tracking in Adobe After Effects 5.5

How to tweak settings to create realistic effects

When Adobe first introduced motion tracking and stabilization in After Effects, many users were disappointed in some of the poor results they received. As AE improved over time, so did motion tracking and stabilization. By knowing which settings to tweak and how to manipulate the tracking data, After Effects generates results that may have those naysayers using this option a lot more.

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Episode 6: Holograms

The low down on hologram creation

You are sitting in your living room enjoying a beautiful binary sunset, when suddenly your hologram goes off. It ?s a call from your brother-in-law wanting to say hello. What do you do? So set ?s up the next installment of our Star Wars fan film production series.

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