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    After Effect World Conference ReviewAe world retina
    I just returned from the 1st Annual After Effects World Conference in Seattle and thought I'd write up a little recap for those who weren't able to attend.Read More…
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    How to Avoid Working With Clients You Want to Avoid Working WithPhotodune 2477062 man with a problem xs 400
    If you are currently a freelancer or plan on freelancing in the future, then this is a topic that should interest you. I’m going to be writing about client selection and the process I go through when screening potential clients. This is an important subject that can often go overlooked. It’s easy to start chasing money and find yourself in a bit of trouble when you are stuck with a difficult client and absurd amount of work on your plate. I’m going to share my screening process and some tips to help you avoid difficult clients so you can only work with the great ones!Read More…
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    An Introduction to Motion TrackersAetuts retina trackers
    This is a group of posts dedicated to thoroughly covering a specific topic so you can learn everything you need to know in one place. This Session covers Motion Trackers. Read on to get a peek at all of the great topics we’ll cover.Read More…
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    4 Things You May Not Know About the After Effects Render QueueAetuts retina render
    Today we're going to look at a few options found in the Render Queue that many people don't realize are even there. Hopefully you can pick up something that will save you some time for your next project!Read More…
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    A Look at the 85th Academy Awards for Best VFX Nominated Films Aetuts preview academy vfx
    This is a brief introduction of how the most outstanding aspects of each nominated film in the category of Best Visual Effects for the 85th Academy Awards were accomplished. This article will describe the making of movies: Prometheus, The Avengers, Life of Pi, Snow White and the Huntsman and The Hobbit.Read More…
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    Quick Tip - A Few Things To Remember During Your Next InterviewAetuts preview interview tips
    I’ve been creating videos for quite a number of years now and I truly believe one of the most valuable skills you can have is the ability to conduct and shoot a professional interview.Read More…
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    Adobe After Effects CS6 Keyboard ShortcutsAftereffects
    Almost two years ago Denis Klepcha compiled a convenient chart showing the most used keyboard shortcuts for After Effects CS4. I've asked him if he'd make an updated CS6 version. You can download and print this cheat sheet out for your wall to save you from always having to stop what you’re doing and go through the “help” files.Read More…
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    An Introduction To The RED Scarlet And EpicPreview
    In today's article we'll be talking about what you need for a basic RED setup, and how much it will cost.Read More…
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    Summer 2012 DSLR Camera Line-upThumbnail
    This article features a list of cameras released since the publishing of Knowing The Basics Of The Video Mode On Your DSLR Camera, and is designed to be an appendage to that article, along with an updated sensor chart for reference. *see below Note: Cameras are first listed by maker and then by price. All ISO specifications are the expanded limits of the cameras. Read More…
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    "Setiquette" - How To Have Proper Etiquette On A Film SetSetiquette thumb
    A number of my friends are working on a local film here in Central Virginia this month. Since there are a large number of volunteers from the community, Marc A Hutchins put together a meeting where he could share some helpful tips about how to act on a film set. This was just an easy way for everybody to be on the same page during production. I asked if I could film it to share with you guys... hopefully you'll be able to take away a thing or two. :)Read More…
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    My First Visit To NAB In Las Vegas3d and motion graphics
    Last week I had the opportunity to go out to the yearly NAB convention in Las Vegas. I just thought I'd share a post for those who have never been or those who have thought about going in the future. Here's my quick take on the trip.Read More…
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    Tips For Putting Together Your First Demo Reel3d and motion graphics
    In today's article I'm going to talk about a few helpful tips to consider when you decide to put together a demo reel. After the positive feedback from my last article on 10 Key Tips To Becoming A Successful Video Freelancer, I thought the topic of one's demo reel might also be applicable. Enjoy!Read More…