Creative COW Blogs https://blogs.creativecow.net/ Creative COW Blogs, brought to you from media professionals world wide. Working in the effects, film, video, and broadcast industries around the globe. en-us Tue, 22 Sep 2020 11:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net Makin' a Nebula with (just) CC Particle World https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/15025/makin-a-nebula-with-just-cc-particle-world https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/15025/makin-a-nebula-with-just-cc-particle-world In this tutorial, I use Adobe After Effect’s built-in particle simulator, CC Particle World to recreate the look of a nebula in space. Turbulent Noise is used to give the particles a texture and at the end I add the remnants of the star which went supernova to create the cloud of gas and dust. It Sat, 20 Jun 2020 11:09:42 GMT The Oscar Winners- Parasite and 1917 Reviews https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/15008/the-oscar-winners-parasite-and-1917-reviews https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/15008/the-oscar-winners-parasite-and-1917-reviews On Episode 367 of The Harold & Maudecast, Sarah and Jake review two of this year's Oscar winning films, 1917 and Best Picture winner, Parasite. 1917, inspired by a story from Director Sam Mendes (Skyfall) grandfather, a WW1 Veteran, follows two soldiers as they make their way across enemy lines in a Wed, 26 Feb 2020 04:49:30 GMT Interview with Dateline NBC Correspondent, Josh Mankiewicz https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/15007/interview-with-dateline-nbc-correspondent-josh-mankiewicz https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/15007/interview-with-dateline-nbc-correspondent-josh-mankiewicz On this episode of Conversations, hosted by Sarah Mason for The HMC Network, an interview with Josh Mankiewicz, correspondent for Dateline NBC. Groundhog Day 2020 marked 25 years that Correspondent, Josh Mankiewicz has been reporting for "Dateline NBC", "And it went by like that," remarked Mankiewic Wed, 26 Feb 2020 04:44:00 GMT Animated Typography Portrait | After Effects Tutorial https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/15003/animated-typography-portrait-after-effects-tutorial https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/15003/animated-typography-portrait-after-effects-tutorial Learn how to Create Animated Typography Portrait in After Effects without any third party plugins | Typography Tutorial Series | ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ⭐ Download Complete Project File | https://www.patreon.com/posts/animate. Thu, 09 Jan 2020 21:42:48 GMT True Field Test Podcast: Anamorphic Lenses for Mirrorless Cameras https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/15001/true-field-test-podcast-anamorphic-lenses-for-mirrorless-cameras https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/15001/true-field-test-podcast-anamorphic-lenses-for-mirrorless-cameras True Field Test is a podcast from creatives for creatives -- filmmakers, cinematographers, editors, post production supervisors, and other storytellers putting gear through real-world tests, reviewing products and workflows and talking industry insights, news and forecasts. On this episode filmmake Wed, 08 Jan 2020 22:58:04 GMT Interview: Cinematographer Mihai Malaimare, Jojo Rabbit https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/15000/interview-cinematographer-mihai-malaimare-jojo-rabbit https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/15000/interview-cinematographer-mihai-malaimare-jojo-rabbit On this episode of Conversations with Cooler People than Me on The HMC Network, Sarah Mason and Sergio Pinheiro interview Cinematographer, Mihai Malaimare, about his work on the Golden Globe nominated film, JoJo Rabbit. Visit thehmcnetwork.com for more episodes of this and other podcasts. Wed, 08 Jan 2020 22:54:33 GMT Interview: Oscar Winning Composer, Michael Giacchino, Jojo Rabbit https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14999/interview-oscar-winning-composer-michael-giacchino-jojo-rabbit https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14999/interview-oscar-winning-composer-michael-giacchino-jojo-rabbit Michael Giacchino (pronounced “Juh-key-no”) has composed original scores for the some of the biggest feature films in recent history, including, The Incredibles, War for the Planet of the Apes, Ratatouille, Star Trek, Jurassic World, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Coco. Giacchino’s 2009 sc Wed, 08 Jan 2020 22:47:32 GMT Just the tip: White balance, scale and focus reference card for easy compositing https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14978/just-the-tip-white-balance-scale-and-focus-reference-card-for-easy-compositing https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14978/just-the-tip-white-balance-scale-and-focus-reference-card-for-easy-compositing Here’s a short tutorial and giveaway of a digital (and physical) asset I use to help me composite greenscreened actors and CGI elements into a physical scene. This tutorial covers using the reference cards in Adobe After Effects, Video Copilot Element 3D and the included Lumetri Color, Camera Lens Wed, 01 Jan 2020 13:32:21 GMT Interview with ASC Cinematographer Lawrence Sher, Joker https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14975/interview-with-asc-cinematographer-lawrence-sher-joker https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14975/interview-with-asc-cinematographer-lawrence-sher-joker On this episode of The Harold & Maudecast, Sarah Mason and Jake Essoe interview Cinematographer, Lawrence Sher, for his work on Joker. Joker marks the sixth film Lawrence Sher has worked with director Todd Phillips. Their successful relationship began with The Hangover and, as you will hear in our i Thu, 05 Dec 2019 21:53:15 GMT Joker Movie Review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14974/joker-movie-review https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14974/joker-movie-review On Episode 362 of The Harold & Maudecast, Sarah and Jake review, Joker. Fledgling comedian Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix) has been bullied and disregarded his whole life. After an escalating series of abuse and a very public shaming by his comic idol, Murray Franklin (Robert De Niro), Arthur begins Thu, 05 Dec 2019 21:51:38 GMT Interview with Avengers: Endgame Editors Jeff Ford and Matt Schmidt https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14973/interview-with-avengers-endgame-editors-jeff-ford-and-matt-schmidt https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14973/interview-with-avengers-endgame-editors-jeff-ford-and-matt-schmidt Two of the hardest working real-life Avengers in the MCU are Jeffrey Ford, ACE and Matthew Schmidt. They shared Editor credits on four of the films -- Captain America: Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame and worked together on several more MCU fil Thu, 05 Dec 2019 21:50:30 GMT Interview with Composer Alan Silvestri, Avengers: Endgame https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14972/interview-with-composer-alan-silvestri-avengers-endgame https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14972/interview-with-composer-alan-silvestri-avengers-endgame With over 100 film credits, two Oscar nominations, two Golden Globe nods, three Grammy Awards, two Emmy awards and countless other film and music awards, Alan Silvestri has created some of the most iconic film scores in movie history. Silvestri describes his 35-year collaboration with director Rober Thu, 05 Dec 2019 21:49:12 GMT Elegant Golden Shine FX in AE | After Effects Tutorial https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14971/elegant-golden-shine-fx-in-ae-after-effects-tutorial https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14971/elegant-golden-shine-fx-in-ae-after-effects-tutorial Learn how to Create an Elegant Golden Shine effect in Adobe After Effects without any third party plugins | Motion Graphics Tutorial Series | i hope you will learn something new through this !!! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ⭐ Downl Wed, 04 Dec 2019 22:42:58 GMT 3D Hexagon Transitions | After Effects Tutorial https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14969/3d-hexagon-transitions-after-effects-tutorial https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14969/3d-hexagon-transitions-after-effects-tutorial Learn how to Create a 3D Hexagon Transitions in After Effects using Stardust | Stardust Tutorial series for VFX & Motion Graphics | i hope you will learn something new through this !!! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ⭐ Download Comple Wed, 04 Dec 2019 22:40:26 GMT Makin' Planets - Adding an atmosphere using Video Copilot Element 3D https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14967/makin-planets-adding-an-atmosphere-using-video-copilot-element-3d https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14967/makin-planets-adding-an-atmosphere-using-video-copilot-element-3d By special request, here's an extra Makin' Planets tutorial, where I don't use Video Copilot's free Orb plugin to make a planet but instead use Element 3D to add an atmosphere.   Most of the time, Orb is the best approach for planet making, but if you need to add other 3D objects, you might want t Sat, 23 Nov 2019 11:30:50 GMT Just the tip: Linking CC Particle World to 3D Null https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14965/just-the-tip-linking-cc-particle-world-to-3d-null https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14965/just-the-tip-linking-cc-particle-world-to-3d-null Here's a quick tutorial to help you make the most of AE's built-in particle system. CC Particle World works in 3D space, but it’s coordinate system is different the rest of After Effects. Use the expressions below to solve that problem by adding them to the Producer settings. Expressions: Position Sat, 09 Nov 2019 17:40:23 GMT Just the tip: Hologram / Projector beams in After Effects without plugins https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14964/just-the-tip-hologram-projector-beams-in-after-effects-without-plugins https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14964/just-the-tip-hologram-projector-beams-in-after-effects-without-plugins There's loads of "how to make a hologram" AE tutorials on YouTube, but they all seem to miss out the beams from the projector. This mini-tutorial shows you how to use CC Radial Blurs and Expressions to achieve responsive, changing beams of light. ----------------------------------------------------- Sat, 02 Nov 2019 16:07:33 GMT 3D Hexagon Animation in AE | After Effects Tutorial https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14963/3d-hexagon-animation-in-ae-after-effects-tutorial https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14963/3d-hexagon-animation-in-ae-after-effects-tutorial Learn how to Create a 3D Hexagon Animation in After Effects using Stardust | Stardust Tutorial series for VFX & Motion Graphics | i hope you will learn something new through this !!! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ⭐ Download Complete Fri, 01 Nov 2019 22:32:46 GMT Just the Tip (a new set of mini-tutorials for After Effects) - Rolling a ball using Expressions https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14954/just-the-tip-a-new-set-of-minitutorials-for-after-effects-rolling-a-ball-using-expressions https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14954/just-the-tip-a-new-set-of-minitutorials-for-after-effects-rolling-a-ball-using-expressions I'm currently prepping a much larger series of tutorials, but to take a break from those, I've also be creating a series of short tutorials for the things I go back to again and again - but not so frequently that I have them memorised. I find myself searching the internet (and the Cow of course) for Sat, 12 Oct 2019 15:39:27 GMT 3D Outline Logo Animation in AE | After Effect Tutorial https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14953/3d-outline-logo-animation-in-ae-after-effect-tutorial https://blogs.creativecow.net/blog/14953/3d-outline-logo-animation-in-ae-after-effect-tutorial Learn how to Create a 3D Outline Logo Animation in After Effects without any third party plugins | Motion Graphics Tutorial Series | i hope you will learn something new through this !!! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ⭐ Download Compl Thu, 10 Oct 2019 20:20:29 GMT