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Andrew Ford

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
Creating a blinking expression in After Effects
Creating awesome track mattes in After Effects
Mobile Mondays: DJI OM 4 smartphone stabilizer balances with a multitude of options

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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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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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Lens Distortion Removal - Adobe Premiere Pro

How to remove lens distortion in Premiere Pro

If you shoot video with drones or action cameras, you’ll sometimes find that your recordings have a slight fish eye effect. This distortion can be quickly and easily corrected by using the Lens Distortion Removal effect in Adobe Premiere Pro.

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The top 10 most photogenic U.S. presidents

With the election around the corner, wouldn’t it be fun to rank the top 10 most photogenic U.S. presidents? I thought so, too. First, to be photogenic, a president had to be photographed a few times. Not only that, but

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