26 7 / 2013

Local forest fires with clouds and a setting sun. For this time-lapse, I pulled out my old Rebel Xti and used a ti-85 graphing calculator as the interval meter.

06 7 / 2013

{+} Strike a Pose…Vogue

05 7 / 2013

{+} Bugs, Polly Pocket, & Inverted Lenses

I recently stumbled upon the fact that you can hold a lens backwards on your camera body to create a makeshift macro lens.  I have found that it works surprisingly well.  It’s a little awkward holding the lens against the body, but there are adapters you can buy to help aide in the process.  Here is a great article by Chas Elliott titled “Reverse Mounting Your Prime Lenses for Affordable Macro Photography: http://tinyurl.com/nnp9wze  Even if you own a macro lens, the technique can come in handy when you don’t have it with you.  Take a look and share your macro images below.

17 6 / 2013

Add dynamics to your lower thirds. Use the lower thirds provided in the project file, import your own lower third, or design your own. Change the resting location of your lower third, time remap the animation, and utilize native motion blur. Find out more here: http://goo.gl/gJqbh

27 5 / 2013

{+} Senior Pictures: Book Now and Save Later
Senior Pictures are around the corner! Book Now and Save Later! Sign up for senior pictures today and save 15% on your photography shoot. You can also earn an additional 5% off if you refer a friend that books a senior picture shoot. Sign up today. It’s free with no obligation.
 Sign up today at: http://bit.ly/170lpyk

{+} Senior Pictures: Book Now and Save Later

Senior Pictures are around the corner! Book Now and Save Later! Sign up for senior pictures today and save 15% on your photography shoot. You can also earn an additional 5% off if you refer a friend that books a senior picture shoot. Sign up today. It’s free with no obligation.


Sign up today at: http://bit.ly/170lpyk

20 4 / 2013

Say it with Drop Tags. Drop Tags simulates an object being dropped attached to a string. The project file can be customized to make it your own. Four high quality tags are provided as Illustrator files. A tutorial is also included to walk you through the process of changing the following:

- String Thickness - Wrap Thickness - String Color - Tag Text

The tutorial also illustrates how to create your own tag from native AE Tools or import an image to attach to the string. In addition to tags or still images, you can attach any 2d element to the end of the string; such as video footage or text.

The comps are at 2K to give you the most flexibility in adding the Drop Tags to other compositions.

Download the project file here: http://tinyurl.com/cc72vfw

08 4 / 2013

My latest tutorial on AE Tuts +.

Summary:
Using a combination of two scripts, we’ll learn how to apply expressions to individual mask vertices to create fluid and organic motion. This technique has possibilities that extend much further than this single project and hopefully it will demystify many styles that are popular in motion graphics. Let’s get started!

Tutorial: http://tinyurl.com/c8ghdnu

06 4 / 2013

{+} Shine Bright

{+} Shine Bright

30 3 / 2013

{+} Past the Breakers

{+} Past the Breakers

17 3 / 2013

Playing with the Adobe After Effects plugin Newton 2 from http://motionboutique.com/newton

The plugin is really fun to play with and aides in making a style of dynamics that would be tough to pull off in traditional 3D packages or scripts.