Tweaking Pre-Keyed Footage in After Effects

  If you’re ever needing to adjust the alpha channel of pre-keyed footage in After Effects, there are a few simple techniques you can do. In this short tutorial I show how to remove the “transparent” look and boost the alpha channel using three filters. You’ll need to add the …

Walking Dead Intro Parallax Tutorial

  Parallax is when you have multiple elements within a scene/shot at different distances from the camera. Then as the camera moves (dolly, jib,etc.) the objects in the foreground move much faster then the objects in the background. This in turn directs the audience’s eyes to the action in the …

Camera HUD Template for AE

  We’ve seen the “camera hud” effect in many different spy movies. This is when the spy in the movie takes out his camera to shoot some “secret” photos of the bad dude. And the movie camera is showing the perspective from the photo camera. This After Effects template is …

Sniper Scope Effect for After Effects

  [add_to_cart item=”Sniper Scope After Effects Template” quantity=”user:1″ ajax=”yes” ] [hr] Lots of us are making our own films and it takes enough time to plan for everything, let alone edit everything. I’ve seen a lot of sniper scope effects in films, and it can be time consuming to set …

The Walking Dead Intro 3d Effect

  If you’re like me, then you love “The Walking Dead” TV series. The storyline of the show is very intriguing, the special and visual effects are well done, and I personally really enjoy the cinematography. One thing that stands out to many of us is the cool intro to …

Gun Shell Ejection Kit Freebie + Tutorial

I’ve just finished creating 3 different 3d gun shells that rotate in a 360 degree loop, simulating a shell ejecting from a gun. These include: .45 Cal Pistol Shell, .223 Rifle Shell & 12 Gauge Shotgun Shell. This kit is completely free and anyone can download it and use it …

How To Enable GPU Cuda in Adobe CS6 for Mac

A lot of folks were complaining about how most GPU accelerated graphics cards are not supported in Adobe’s new Premiere Pro and After Effects CS6 applications. Thankfully there is a simple and quick fix that allows you to enable your GPU videocard to be supported that makes the editing experience …

How to Force Motion Blur in After Effects

[embedplusvideo height=”385″ width=”635″ standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/pcjFVkIOHEc?fs=1″ vars=”ytid=pcjFVkIOHEc&width=635&height=385&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=1&react=1&chapters=&notes=” id=”ep5103″ /] To start off the New Year, we’re diving back into After Effects. Mike explains how to add motion blur to movement to your 2d footage. This frame blending allows for a nice cinematic “film look” effect to your footage. This effect can be …