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.
Does your film need some pizzazz? Try a more creative opening title sequence! By understanding how title sequences have evolved over the years and examining some of the best title sequences in recent years, you'll find inspiration as well as a good understanding of why those sequences worked.
Video editing is a process. It is a combination of various technical functions, sequenced together to achieve an aesthetic goal. The stages of video editing are ordered to help keep the video editor on track and to help post production remain organized.
While one could argue over which is better, nodes or layers, the answer will usually come down to software application preference. We’ll look at both systems and explain why they are awesome and where they just don’t make the cut.
In the field or in the office, a properly calibrated monitor is key to delivering quality work. By following a few simple steps to calibrate your monitor, you can ensure what you see on your screen is what your footage really looks like.