OK so It’s been about 6 months since my last post which was about all the cool stuff I was going to do this year. There is a reason for that. I got a job I know it’s terrible, but I haven’t had time to do any blogging. A lot of stuff has been planned business wise though and I’ve been working covertly on blog related things.
I’m working from a nicer office now with a more convenient green screen so you can expect more green screen related tutorials. Quite likely getting a new computer which means I can make things faster and take on more ambiguous projects and have the technical support not to get bored and give up half way through rendering. I no longer have a job so I have no other way of making money than becoming a free lance video editor (or getting another job, boo).
This is just the first step. Dudeinadrama.com is returning with more tutorials and videos than ever!
Ok so it’s not exactly the start of the new year anymore but it still feels like it is to me ^_^ What do you think of the new theme!? Sexy isn’t it? I’ve still got some updates to make and bits of CSS to edit that I will no doubt come across while people use the site. If you find anything please post me a comment and let me know!
This is a very easy effect to make but it involves using particles which often scare people off because particles can be very tricky to handle. Once mastered particles can give some amazing effects and hopefully this tutorial will give you some where to get started! There are NO third party plugins needed, just good old After Effects stuff.
Woo! I’ve done it! Hit the 100 subscribers on YouTube mark I feel I should probably do something to mark this momentous occasion so I am announcing a “Commissions” Section to the website that should be up in the next few days. I’ve been asked a couple times to do work for people and I figure it’s time to start offering my services as a movie maker, effects dude.
I’ve been looking at how to make cool camera effects in After Effects but I had a bit of trouble using the camera object to do anything meaning full (or simple) with out making a mess or just failing me. With perseverance in my pocket and a lot of “FFS BLOODY WORK!” I managed to find a simple and effective way to pan and zoom the camera in After Effects. You use a Null object as a mediator. Null objects speak both English and Camera so can translate what you do for the camera to understand.
The final part of the growing vines tutorial! Here for your enjoyment. Hopefully you will be able to create some sexy stylish looking vine growth for your videos now. Don’t be scared to have a go then post it as a response to my video, I’d love to see what you guys come up with!
This is the second part of the tutorial where we get into the nitty gritty of After Effects! You can really see the benefit of using the groups in PhotoShop and doing all the preparation when you import into After Effects. Then using the Write-on tool I will show you how to quickly and simply animate the vines.
This is the first part of the tutorial for the Growing vine animation I’ve made! OK It’s a little in depth with Photoshop and not much After Effects but it’s it makes it a lot easier on you in After Effects if you can get the starting file in place. There are also a few cool little tricks I’ve learnt while doing this. When you create a folder in Photoshop and import the .PSD (PhotoShop Document) into After Effects it makes the folders compositions! How about that for connivence?
Working on Part 2 now, should be out later this week if not tomorrow!