Blending modes remain a mystery to many video editors. They pose as a digital relic without a clear definition. To the uninitiated, blending modes are a trial by error tool, one which only wields its power when one stumbles upon the correct selection for their image. In truth, blending modes provide one of the easiest and most powerful ways to composite images and are incredibly useful for the video editor.
Sifting through the large amount of plugins in today’s audio software can prove tricky, especially to new users. This article provides a cursory glance at the different kinds of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) available in today’s Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs).
Searching your favorite online or paperback dictionary, you might discover that the word isn’t listed, or the closest word is you can find is: Cinematograph. Which is defined by the Merriam-Webster online dictionary as: a motion-picture camera, projector, theater or show.
The written word is still the primary vehicle of choice for mass communication. However, words are no longer bound to the printed page. Numerous forms of digital communication are dependent on typography. Video is no different. Image and sound are at the heart of video, but the explosive growth of motion graphics is still dependent on the centuries’ old art of typography.
Stop motion is an old form of animation that’s been around for more than a century, yet its unique style is still worth using for your projects. Getting started may seem a daunting task, but we’ll walk you through it from start to finish.
As a motion graphics package, Adobe After Effects is known for its power in combining and compositing disparate images into one cohesive piece of video. One aspect of After Effects that eludes many users is its ability to create 3D animations.
One of the most powerful tools available to a filmmaker is the ability to alter the passage of time as it appears on screen. There are many common techniques to choose from, as well as new variations that can be created. With so many options, finding the right ones for dealing with time in your story can be challenging.