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When you think of artificial intelligence, you may think of a robotic dystopian future or the exceedingly long movie from 2001. But to me, artificial intelligence brings plenty of hope to the world, if for no other reason than to
Want to turn a beautiful still photo into a compelling video clip? You can use the Fractal Noise effect in After Effects to add movement to water in a still photo. In this tutorial video, I’ll show you how to
After Effects not only has many ways to animate text layers, but also plenty of built-in ways to animate the text within layers. This allows you to create text animations in a matter of seconds with only a few keyframes.
As a videographer, I’ve had the opportunity to use a plethora of tripods ranging from small tabletop units to large 5-figure behemoths at sporting events. Currently, I’m on the hunt for a tripod ideal for shooting video with DSLR or
With so much mobile video content being produced every minute, good technique can help your video stand out. Here are some of my tips to ensure you record the best video possible on your smartphone. 1. Familiarize yourself with your
Social media is an essential component of your personal brand or your business strategy. Lots of people can “do” social media, but doing it right can reap huge benefits. Here is my 5-step process to improve your social media game.
Look around and you’ll see tons of people taking video with their smartphones. Many are novice users, some are social media gurus and a few are professional videographers. In either case, the need for simple and effective mobile gear is
In its heyday, the Polaroid was a staple of family travels, getaways near and far and countless road trips. So, it’s not surprising that today’s film photographers still bring Polaroid cameras — vintage or otherwise — to their scenic adventures.
Getting sharp, pinpoint stars for a starry sky or the Milky Way may be the hardest part of night photography. However, I’ll try and make it methodical and easy. I’ll discuss seven methods. 1. Focusing on a distant object during
When you’re starting out with photography and have just decided to get your first camera, you’ll most likely be using a kit lens — or the lens that initially comes with your camera — for a while. This lens typically
Not so long ago, we shared some tips on how to draw inspiration from movies to improve your cinematic photography. Today, we’d like to add more to that with some insights from Oklahoma-based cinematographer Spenser Sakurai. In the video above,
Just like with sports, if you don’t train then you won’t perform very well. Is this another article about keeping inspired during Covid-19? Not quite, but it is about keeping in practice. Keep training You need to keep your eye
Be sure to join us today, March 3, 2021, for the first episode of our new webinar, Intelligent Assist! This month, Rich Harrington will be joined by Richard Kerris, General Manager, Media and Entertainment at NVIDIA. They’ll discuss the prevalence
Looking to create awesome visuals for your social media feed? Here’s how to use negative space like a boss!
I was recently asked during a mentoring session what my main go-to’s are in the studio for portrait photoshoots. When you are starting out, these are some fairly serious questions. I feel I can’t live without these tools, and wish
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