Once again this year I had a the pleasure of volunteering as a staffer at the Mountain Workshops sponsored by Western Kentucky University’s Photojournalism program. As a ’92 grad of WKU‘s PJ program, it’s always a blast to be immersed in this intense “boot camp” environment for a few days along with an awesome and […]

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In response to a cool tip posted on twitter by theangietaylor about converting text layers to shape layers and then adding shape effects, I put together this super simple example video showing those effects in motion. What a great tip, I can really see this method getting used to create some fun, simple text effects.

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It may not be readily apparent, but for the last several versions After Effects has shipped with a 3rd party tracking tool called Mocha AE from Imagineer Systems. Look on your hard drive where you install AE, it’s there. Mocha is a really nice tracking tool, but when you first open the app the interface […]

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We recently upgraded to Adobe After Effects CS5.5 at the office and after reading about the new Warp Stabilizer effect, I decided to do some experimenting. Here are two quick tests that I produced this morning to demonstrate the before and after of this effect. The top shot featuring the empty hallway worked quite easily […]

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Here’s a recent motion graphics title project that I completed for my #1 client: my son’s Cub Scout pack! Not only am I the cubmaster of Pack 84, but I’m also the self-appointed “video guy” ready to photograph and document all of our big events. Of course that also includes our annual pinewood derby, held […]

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