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Mobile Mondays: The pint size, yet powerful, VLOG Pocket 2 Gimbal
Do you have the need for speed? A look into multi-frame rendering in After Effects
Simulating snowfall in After Effects
Inexpensive photography aids
Quickly set your white balance on-set with WarmCards
Extend effects beyond layer boundaries
Mobile Monday: The Rode you should take
Stretching and roving keyframes
Your content is too long
Evening out audio with the Compressor effect
Bounce with me: An After Effects expression tutorial
Key attribute expressions in After Effects

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Photography Gadgets

Inexpensive photography aids

Sometimes, the Facebook algorithms get it right and show me an ad for something interesting. Here are three photography aids I’ve come across that may be of interest to photographers, and that won’t break the bank. Photzy If you have

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AE Tutorial - Extend Layer Boundaries

Extend effects beyond layer boundaries

You’ll notice that some applied effects are constrained by the boundaries of the layer you place them on. By this, I mean that the effect stops at the edge of the layer and not the composition. But fear not! There

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Rode VideoMicro

Mobile Monday: The Rode you should take

I was on the lookout for a new mobile video production microphone setup, without breaking the bank. And let’s just say that, after purchasing the Rode VideoMicro Ultracompact Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone, I could not be happier with its performance. The

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Stretching and Roving Keyframes

Stretching and roving keyframes

If you have keyframed multiple layers in After Effects and need to change the duration of the animated segments, you can use the stretch keyframes method to avoid individual keyframe adjustment. Simply highlight the beginning and ending keyframes on the

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content-too-long

Your content is too long

I hate to be the one to break it to you, but your content is probably too long. Human attention spans are shrinking, as evidenced by recent studies that show the span has declined from 12 to eight seconds in

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Adobe Audition - Compressor Effect

Evening out audio with the Compressor effect

Many times you are given an audio track with an uneven volume. This happens a lot with webinar recordings, when speakers turn their heads and vary the distance between themselves and their microphone. To fix this, simply use normalization and

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Key Attribute Expressions in After Effects

Key attribute expressions in After Effects

You can use the key attribute in your After Effects Expressions to work with time, index, and value properties of a keyframe. In this video tutorial, I demonstrate an expression using the key object properties of time and value to

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AE Tutorial - Extend Layer Boundaries

Extend effects beyond layer boundaries

You’ll notice that some applied effects are constrained by the boundaries of the layer you place them on. By this, I mean that the effect stops at the edge of the layer and not the composition. But fear not! There

Read More
Rode VideoMicro

Mobile Monday: The Rode you should take

I was on the lookout for a new mobile video production microphone setup, without breaking the bank. And let’s just say that, after purchasing the Rode VideoMicro Ultracompact Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone, I could not be happier with its performance. The

Read More
Stretching and Roving Keyframes

Stretching and roving keyframes

If you have keyframed multiple layers in After Effects and need to change the duration of the animated segments, you can use the stretch keyframes method to avoid individual keyframe adjustment. Simply highlight the beginning and ending keyframes on the

Read More
content-too-long

Your content is too long

I hate to be the one to break it to you, but your content is probably too long. Human attention spans are shrinking, as evidenced by recent studies that show the span has declined from 12 to eight seconds in

Read More
Adobe Audition - Compressor Effect

Evening out audio with the Compressor effect

Many times you are given an audio track with an uneven volume. This happens a lot with webinar recordings, when speakers turn their heads and vary the distance between themselves and their microphone. To fix this, simply use normalization and

Read More
Key Attribute Expressions in After Effects

Key attribute expressions in After Effects

You can use the key attribute in your After Effects Expressions to work with time, index, and value properties of a keyframe. In this video tutorial, I demonstrate an expression using the key object properties of time and value to

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