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Technically, a Cinemagraph is just a GIF or a Graphics Interchange Format, which is a bitmap image format that supports animation. Cinemagraphs, however, are more sophisticated. The term "cinemagraph" was coined by U.S. photographers Kevin Burg and Jamie Beck, who used the technique to animate their fashion and news photographs...
3D/Raytracing interface
Many After Effects users are adept at using the software package’s ability to animate elements in 3D space, but more often than not, it’s what is referred to as 2.5D. 2.5D is the use of flat, two-dimensional elements in three-dimensional space. The resulting animation gives the illusion of depth...
Red Giant Universe Screen Grab
VFX software company, Red Giant, this week released an update to their Universe offering. Included in the update are a handful of new free and premium effects, native-style transitions for Premiere Pro CC and CC2014, and support for Sony Vegas.The new additions include three effects and six transitions. Three...
Montage of a person having prosthetic makeup applied to mimic a knife slash.
You can dress up in the most extravagant costume, and paint the most intense makeup over your entire body, but nothing screams different louder than physically altering your bodily structure. You’re not a beast until you have an extended forehead. You’re not a demon until you have horns. You’re...
Lens Whacking refers to shooting with your lens disconnected from the body of your camera. Using some simple techniques, learn how to use this method to create your own light leaks to enhance your footage in post-production.Lens Whacking Video Tutorial (Plus Members Only)
Rampant Design Tools MonsterFX: Undead
You never know where the undead might show up. A zombie could slither out from that old barn you're shooting in, or one might pop out from behind a tree in the woods. October 13th marks the return of The Walking Dead to television with Season 4 on AMC....
Photo of a creepy zombie
Halloween is filled with ghosts, vampires, werewolves, witches and zombies. For the video enthusiast, these creatures jump from the neighborhood trick-or-treat parade to fill the screen. Ghost? Is it double exposure, or not actually there? The transparency fools us all. Vampires? Let’s face it, you can never tell with...
In a nutshell How you connect shots together is as important as what is in those shotsCuts, dissolves, fades and wipes are all explicitly used because they all communicate different ideas to the audienceThe best way to determine how to use video transitions is to watch content similar to what...
Spooky Effects!
Horror movies have no season, but Halloween tends to bring out the most releases and with them often come in-film special effects created on a big Hollywood budget. But you can make many horror movie effects on your own without breaking your piggy bank. Here are just a few...
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