Forget the nostalgia and old fashion of typical film reels, the age of digital film is here, and at the forefront of that new age is the Arri Alexa Digital Camera. With more and more movies using the amount of special effects and blue or green screen that they use it is becoming increasingly practical and efficient to use digital cameras. Digital cameras open many great opportunities to film makers as they allow them to start post-production on the very day when footage is shot. With this advantage of speed film makers can not only finish their film quicker they can also make sure that things develop in the way […]
Petro Vlahos inventor of Green Screen/Blue Screen Tech Dies The Green Screen concept was first used for “Ben Hur,” back in 1959, and won Petro Vlahos an Oscar for “Mary Poppins,” five years later. The man who introduced blue and green-screen technology to Hollywood is dead. Petro Vlahos pioneered the concept, which lets directors superimpose live action over a pre-recorded background, over five decades ago. ”All visual effects professionals and movie fans owe him a debt of gratitude,” said Everett Burrell, senior visual effects supervisor at Look Effects. “It’s hard to even conceive of how we would do what we do without the amazing number of processes and techniques he […]
Video production has become one of the most important components of any marketing campaign. In order to reach a larger amount of people, marketing firms are finding that it is absolutely essential that they branch out into the virtual realm. There is, however, a method to their madness; these time-tested strategies used in video production will insure the success of your projects and the marketability of your product.
This portion of “Learn to Use Adobe AfterEffects” is based on Andrew Kramer’s beginner’s tutorial #3 on Animation for Video Copilot.
I have been wanting to learn Adobe After Effects for months, and although I know a few tricks, I still need formal/tutorial training. So for my new year’s resolution I plan do one online tutorial a day, for at least four days each week. I discovered Video Copilot (a.k.a. editing wonderland), which is a website dedicated to all the software and tutorials an editor wants – or a future editor needs in order to learn the ins and outs of video editing and animation from someone who knows what he’s talking about. The creator of Video Copilot is this fellow by the name of Andrew Kramer and he has over 300 […]
Final Cut Pro 7 - Starting a New Project This is the first of a series of posts on Final Cut Pro 7 for Beginners. This tutorial series is intended for those who know very little about film editing and who have never used Final Cut Pro before. I will guide you through the basic knowledge, tips, and tricks to make your experience with FCP far less daunting and intimidating. Since this is your first time using FCP, it seems appropriate to begin with the basics – launching FCP for the first time. When you launch FCP for the first time, you will be asked to choose between a variety […]