Apr 20, 2011

One Continuous Shot



Hey guys!

Recently, deStorm posted a video he did with Tom Antos' crew while he was in Toronto, Canada.
The video picks on various famous movies and references them within various 'scenes', though the whole thing is done in one shot. Here's the embedded version, or check it out on Youtube

Check it out on Youtube for full details and links, and also check out the Behind the Scenes
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Apr 13, 2011

Photoshop - Create Soft Shadows



Hello peoples!
It's been a while since I did a Photoshop tutorial.
In this tut, I'm gonna be showing you how to make soft, falling shadows. It's may seem like a strange technique, but with explanation it's going to make a lot of sense.
So, let's get started! (if you find the images are too small, you can click to view the larger original version)

Apr 12, 2011

Spinner Advertisement (with some sound effects) with Monocollettivo


Hey peoples!

So you remember a while ago I posted an After Effects tutorial on how to make a spinning "preloader" style element? At the end I mentioned that you could probably make an advert that you'd use to sell it to your customers, but it didn't have sound.
So my new friend over at Monocollettivo in Italy thought "this is just sad" and went ahead and added sounds for me. So we can call this my first collab video XD


Monocollettivo is an artist project based in Italy that's into electro music and has some foraying into video.
The have a presence everywhere, so check them out. You can get to their spaces easily via their MySpace:


http://www.myspace.com/monocollettivo

Thanks again!!

What do you think? Drop a comment below, or like and comment on the Facebook page, or holla at Monocollettivo on their spaces.

Apr 11, 2011

After Effects Expressions Basics


Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to present my first ebook: After Effects Expression Basics!

This ebook is for beginners to intermediate users and will cover:

  • The basics of using and applying expressions;
  • Arrays and variables;
  • Using the pick whip;
  • Using common expressions such as wiggle and valueAtTime;
  • Using the expressions learnt in some fun and informative examples.
All the expressions will work with all versions of After Effects (except international versions in different languages)!

So what are you waiting for, get downloading!


Get it from any of the following:

When you're through, why not come back and check out more posts on expressions that build on the knowledge gained!


Drop a comment below or on the Facebook page and let me know what you think! And use the Tweet/Like and Share buttons below to tell a friend!

Yours truly,
davdalx


Apr 9, 2011

After Effects - 3D Glow, LookAt Expression and Face Camera



That's right! 3D Glow!
I was working on an Iron Man-ish HUD and needed some of the objects to glow. One problem I had is that whenever the camera turned you could see that the glow was actually very flat. I eventually found a solution, and in this post I'll explain how I came to the conclusion, how to use the 'lookAt' expression, and give out a preset from the upcoming Presets Pack. :-D

Apr 4, 2011

Presets Pack - Progress



Hey guys! I'm finally back home and can continue throwing some stuff at the blog!
First off, thanks for being patient.
Second, I thought I'd update everyone on the progress of the Presets Pack that I announced a few weeks ago. It'd be a great experience if I shared what I'm learning as I'm improving the presets.

Apr 2, 2011

Feel the Void's Rock Documentary


Hey everyone!
Feel the Void is proud to announce "the Rock Scene Documentary".

It's been long overdue! We've finally finished the documentary and are currently making the DVDs for the premiere next week.

Stay tuned here, on Twitter or on the Feel the Void Facebook page or blog.
Lots of places to stay tuned!

What do you think? Drop a comment below, or like and comment on the Facebook page