By Valentin Ewan At first glance it seems safe to say that Sam Raimi’s recent film, “Oz the Great and Powerful” deserves some credit. In the creative wasteland of modern big budget Hollywood movies with its endless masses of remakes and reboots, it is nice to see something that isn’t just the Wizard of Oz with a fresher coat of paint. Though, perhaps, the only reason we got this different cinematic take on Oz was simply because Disney does not possess the rights to the original Wizard of Oz. Ironically, however, while “Oz” is not a remake it does not break much new ground and stays a little too close […]
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Animation is a truly magnificent thing. It takes inanimate objects and brings them to life or with today’s methods it can even create something completely from scratch which can appear amazingly real and lifelike. There have been many different types of animation over the years and they each change has happened because of new technological advances. These changes have also meant that the job of animators has also changed significantly.
This portion of “Learn to Use Adobe AfterEffects” is based on Andrew Kramer’s beginner’s tutorial #3 on basic Animation for Video Copilot. I suggest you watch the tutorial because it is very effective. To supplement the animation skills that Andrew teaches, I have created pictures and lists of shortcuts and things to know when using AfterEffects. How to make a new composition: drag chosen vido clip on top of the “New Comp.” button located at the bottom of the project box How to change Anchor Point: the Anchor Point is the pivot point for the layer you are working on, it’s set at default to be in the middle of the layer scaling […]
TriCaster Virtual Sets By Vanessa Ventura Here we go again guys an’ geeks. Actually, dudes, I’m a party girl at heart but also big geek myself so that’s not to diss any of you. This video below is, as you can see, a Tricaster Virtual Set. This is not ours but If you like this contact me 212-219-1075 to create one like it, with my Tricaster Virtual Set Editor built to your exact specs using Lightwave 10. (I am beta Testing Lightwave 11 now… stay tuned for my review) I work in Lightwave 10 not only for it’s raw power but because of the really fast render speed and the […]
TriCaster VSE Virtual Set Editor By Vanessa Ventura VFX Digital Artist Ok, dear boyz, settle back log out of WOW and COD and let your Little Vanessa tell you a thing or two about the TriCaster Virtual Set Editor. You really didn’t think chicks like me knew a rat’s ass about your geeky little digital world did you? It’s not brain surgery, pal. The TriCaster VSE is really simple to master. This is doubly true if you are already familiar with the other TriCaster controls and features. In this post, I’ll talk area each area of the app, explaining Just how the various controls operate and what effect they have, […]
Amorella, Robo Sex Goddess Webseries By Vanessa Ventura VFX Digital Artist Coming soon to a computer near you is the new Amorella Robo Sex Goddess web series. The VFX and digital animation was designed and animated by our own Vanessa Ventura here at the American Movie Company. This series is a labor of love for Vanessa. She started the basic drawing back home in Barcelona when she was in college. Over the last two years the story line as grown more rich and complicated. In future posts we’ll give you more of the plot but the short of it is this. Amorella is a cyborg, transported from a planet where […]
The American Movie Company has been commissioned by Sony Real Video to do all the animation, green screen shooting of live actors with the Tricaster 450 Extreme on its new Tribeca Green Screen Sound Stage. The entire AMC VFX team has been working around the clock to finish the pilot episode of the hot new digital animation webstreaming series: Amorella: Robot Sex Goddess a new web series.