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Working in the effects, film, video, and broadcast industries around the globe. en-us Tue, 23 Apr 2019 12:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net Particle Transition in After Effects | No Plugins Required https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14898/particle-transition-in-after-effects-no-plugins-required https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14898/particle-transition-in-after-effects-no-plugins-required Transitions in AE Tutorial Series | Learn how to Create Particle Transition in After Effects without any third party plugins Mon, 22 Apr 2019 22:24:26 GMT Elegant Glossy Edge Logo Reveal in AE | NoPlugins https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14897/elegant-glossy-edge-logo-reveal-in-ae-noplugins https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14897/elegant-glossy-edge-logo-reveal-in-ae-noplugins Motion Graphics Tutorial Series | Learn how to Create an Elegant Glossy Edge Logo Reveal in After Effects without using any third party plugins **3D Glossy Logo Reveal Animation in AE | NoPlugins | https://youtu.be/Pg1SJYfeG_k ** Create Liquid Logo and Title Revealer in AE | NoPlugins | https://you Mon, 15 Apr 2019 00:54:48 GMT Scars, Tattoos & Digital Makeup: After Effects & Mocha Pro https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14896/scars_tattoos_digital_makeup_after_effects_mocha_pro https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14896/scars_tattoos_digital_makeup_after_effects_mocha_pro How do you add SCARS, TATTOOS or DIGITAL MAKEUP to a person's face? Learn how to use Mocha Pro's planar tracker and the Mesh Warp tool to insert a flat image/video on a (non flat) human face! Join VFX guru Tobias G from Surfaced Studio for a closer look! Read more. Sun, 14 Apr 2019 09:32:14 GMT Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 16 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14894/blackmagic_design_announces_davinci_resolve_16 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14894/blackmagic_design_announces_davinci_resolve_16 Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 16, a major update that adds a revolutionary new cut page specifically designed for editors that need to work quickly and on tight deadlines. In addition, DaVinci Resolve 16 includes dozens of other new features for professional editors, colorists, Mon, 08 Apr 2019 20:51:34 GMT Blackmagic Design's Epic Hardware Releases for NAB 2019 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14895/blackmagic_designs_epic_hardware_releases_for_nab_2019 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14895/blackmagic_designs_epic_hardware_releases_for_nab_2019 Blackmagic once again delivers a jaw-dropping lineup of advanced hardware -- ATEM Constellation 8K with built-in Fairlight mixing in the industry's largest live production audio mixer, plus 16 hardware keyers, 24 8K outputs, and more; the New Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI 8K with dual on screen scope ov Mon, 08 Apr 2019 20:29:25 GMT Adobe Creative Cloud Innovation at NAB 2019 Meets Heavy Demands of Today's Video Professionals https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14892/adobe_creative_cloud_innovation_at_nab_2019_meets_heavy_demands_of_todays_video_ https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14892/adobe_creative_cloud_innovation_at_nab_2019_meets_heavy_demands_of_todays_video_ Ahead of the 2019 NAB Show, Adobe today announced performance updates and new innovations for video and audio tools in Adobe Creative Cloud to improve efficiency in video production. Read more. Wed, 03 Apr 2019 13:00:00 GMT The Introvert's Guide to the NAB Show, by Kylee Peña https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14893/the_introverts_guide_to_the_nab_show_by_kylee_pea https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14893/the_introverts_guide_to_the_nab_show_by_kylee_pea Going from talking physical preparedness and emotional wellness in years past, this guide from Kylee Peña dives a little deeper into balancing what seems to be a hot label to give yourself these days: being an introvert. Shyness is real, and social anxiety is its own thing to be managed carefully, Wed, 03 Apr 2019 12:51:21 GMT NAB Show Guide to Thriving (instead of just surviving) https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14889/nab_show_guide_to_thriving_instead_of_just_surviving https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14889/nab_show_guide_to_thriving_instead_of_just_surviving Our annual visit to a classic overview from Kylee Peña about what it really takes to not just survive this overwhelming, massive experience -- but actually thrive! Read more. Thu, 28 Mar 2019 12:57:58 GMT New ALEXA Mini LF Expands ARRI’s Large-Format Camera System https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14888/new_alexa_mini_lf_expands_arris_largeformat_camera_system https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14888/new_alexa_mini_lf_expands_arris_largeformat_camera_system ARRI today unveils its new ALEXA Mini LF camera. Combining the compact size and low weight of the popular ALEXA Mini with the large-format ALEXA LF sensor, ALEXA Mini LF brings exciting new creative possibilities to ARRI’s large-format camera system. Robust and reliable, it provides the best over Thu, 28 Mar 2019 12:55:08 GMT Making The Forest Leaves Dance for Ridley Scott's Hennessy Short, "The Seven Worlds" https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14887/making_the_forest_leaves_dance_for_ridley_scotts_hennessy_short_the_seven_worlds https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14887/making_the_forest_leaves_dance_for_ridley_scotts_hennessy_short_the_seven_worlds "The Seven Worlds" is the latest advertising epic short directed by Ridley Scott, a marvelous odyssey spanning surreal scenes inspired by the seven tasting notes of Hennessy premium X.O. cognacac. Realizing Scott's unparalleled vision required a masterful team and state-of-the-art technology to ass Thu, 28 Mar 2019 12:47:11 GMT Autodesk Unleashes 3ds Max 2020 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14890/autodesk_unleashes_3ds_max_2020 https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14890/autodesk_unleashes_3ds_max_2020 Today Autodesk released 3ds Max 2020, the latest version of its 3D modeling, animation and rendering software. The new release revamps the user experience with customer-requested features that enable faster playback speeds, optimize performance and increase flexibility. Read more. Wed, 27 Mar 2019 13:08:23 GMT 3D Glossy Logo Reveal Animation in AE | NoPlugins https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14886/3d-glossy-logo-reveal-animation-in-ae-noplugins https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14886/3d-glossy-logo-reveal-animation-in-ae-noplugins Motion Graphics Tutorial Series | Learn how to Create a 3D Glossy Logo and Title Reveal Animation in After Effects without using any third party plugins **Outline Tunnel Logo Animation in AE | NoPlugins | https://youtu.be/jqq5GZSVsZ4 ** Create Liquid Logo and Title Revealer in AE | NoPlugins | http Wed, 27 Mar 2019 02:24:13 GMT Rising Sun Pictures Springs into Action for Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14891/rising_sun_pictures_springs_into_action_for_marvel_studios_captain_marvel https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14891/rising_sun_pictures_springs_into_action_for_marvel_studios_captain_marvel Striving for picture-perfect realism and applying a mania for detail, Rising Sun Pictures produced nearly 300 visual effects shots for Marvel Studios’ latest film Captain Marvel. The studio executed a host of challenging visuals for the blockbuster production including a fully 3D subterranean air Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:17:40 GMT Hal Blaine, The Greatest Studio Drummer of Them All, Sets Down His Sticks For The Last Time https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14881/hal-blaine-the-greatest-studio-drummer-of-them-all-sets-down-his-sticks-for-the-last-time https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14881/hal-blaine-the-greatest-studio-drummer-of-them-all-sets-down-his-sticks-for-the-last-time Today, the greatest studio drummer of them all passed away. Hal Blaine set down his sticks for the last time, at 90. In my opinion, he invented more beat patterns than even Ringo. He was a consummate pro and quite a nice man. Years ago, my wife Kathlyn bought his book and he not only signed it but a Thu, 14 Mar 2019 11:11:48 GMT Childish Gambino’s Pharos by Design Studio 2n Sets a New Standard for Realtime Immersive Experienc https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14880/childish_gambinos_pharos_by_design_studio_2n_sets_a_new_standard_for_realtime_im https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14880/childish_gambinos_pharos_by_design_studio_2n_sets_a_new_standard_for_realtime_im 2n, a pioneer in both interactive software design and live tour visuals, has redefined large-scale immersive experiences with Pharos, the winner of this year’s Visual Effects Society award for best visual effects in a special venue project. Read more. Thu, 14 Mar 2019 10:30:23 GMT Toy Story Animated Cartoon Title Style in AE https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14879/toy-story-animated-cartoon-title-style-in-ae https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14879/toy-story-animated-cartoon-title-style-in-ae Motion Graphics Tutorial Series | Create Toy Story Animated Cartoon Title Style in Adobe After Effects without any third party plugins .. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This tutorial is related to the Expression Tutorial Seri Wed, 13 Mar 2019 00:56:03 GMT Procedural Glitch FX in After Effects | NoPlugins https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14878/procedural-glitch-fx-in-after-effects-noplugins https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14878/procedural-glitch-fx-in-after-effects-noplugins Motion Graphics Tutorial Series | Learn how to Create Procedural Glitch FX in After Effects without using any third party plugins ** Learn how to Create Glitch Stripes Transition in AE : https://youtu.be/t3eqbWwkB4Y Glitch Maps & overlays in After Effects tutorial : https://youtu.be/iGoJefVr5T8 --- Wed, 13 Mar 2019 00:54:02 GMT Outline Tunnel Logo Animation in AE | NoPlugins https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14877/outline-tunnel-logo-animation-in-ae-noplugins https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14877/outline-tunnel-logo-animation-in-ae-noplugins Motion Graphics Tutorial Series | Learn how to Create an Outline Tunnel Logo Animation in After Effects without using any third party plugins ** Create Liquid Logo and Title Revealer in AE | NoPlugins | https://youtu.be/tO6Rgi7hMXo ** Create Simple Logo Titles & give it depth in AE | NoPlugins | ht Tue, 12 Mar 2019 03:05:33 GMT Hail Satan? Aaron Wickenden, ACE on Cutting the Controversial Doc https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14871/hail-satan-aaron-wickenden-ace-on-cutting-the-controversial-doc https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14871/hail-satan-aaron-wickenden-ace-on-cutting-the-controversial-doc Director Penny Lane’s documentary Hail Satan? opens with a sequence of events from a small scale rally: a few people gathered on the steps of a Florida government building, a handful of protesters and media, and a man with horns creating fire from thin air as he thanks Governor Rick Scott for sign Sun, 03 Mar 2019 21:03:07 GMT Early Years of Freddie Mercury and Queen Lensed with Vintage Cooke Speed Panchros for "Bohemian Rhap https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14870/early_years_of_freddie_mercury_and_queen_lensed_with_vintage_cooke_speed_panchro https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14870/early_years_of_freddie_mercury_and_queen_lensed_with_vintage_cooke_speed_panchro Newton Thomas ‘Tom’ Sigel, ASC chose a full range of original Cooke Speed Panchros, with a slightly new housing and updated mechanics from ARRI Rental UK, to shoot the early years documented in the 20th Century Fox/Regency production of Bohemian Rhapsody. Read more. Thu, 28 Feb 2019 18:29:34 GMT