Tag Archives: After Effects

Special FX and compositing

Useful Expressions

here is the keynote file from the RMAUG presentation.


This is a list of sites that offer some very useful expressions.

5 expressions that will change your life

Creating Trails

Smooth Wiggle

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My 5 Favorite Expressions

Dan Ebberts’ AE Expressions

AE Enhancers

not sure where this one came from but I find is useful.

3D layer invisible while facing backwards to camera (use on Opacity):

if (toCompVec([0, 0, 1])[2] > 0 ) value else 0

I came across this tutorial and thought I would add it to this post.

Helpful Adobe expression links

Online resources for expression examples

Expression examples

Add, edit, and remove expressions

Hope you find these sites useful, hit me up on Twitter with any questions, @ITVteacher

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Posted by on February 11, 2014 in After Effects, News


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AE Tutorial – Lower third

We make a lower third seen in the TV series The Mentalist.

Broadcast Graphic – After Effects Tutorial from ITV Teacher on Vimeo.

Make a lower third in after effects.

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Posted by on January 6, 2013 in After Effects, Tutorial


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Broadcast Graphic workflow

Broadcast graphic workflow from ITV Teacher on Vimeo.

I take a lower third full swing, modeled in C4d and rendered out as a TIFF sequence, brought into After Effects to render out as a brought into Apple motion for some text and behaviors and saved as a Final Cut Pro master template.

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Posted by on December 14, 2012 in After Effects, Cinema 4D, News, Tutorial


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color plays a huge role in the elements of design. Color can guide the viewer of your work or, draw the eye to important words with red text. A piece that uses a color scheme instead of just using your favorite colors all just mashed into a project is much more appealing to the eye. Give things emphasis with contrasting color.

below are some sites with information you will find useful in the study of color.

I am in no way affiliated to any of these sites, these are just sites that will get you started in the right direction for learning more about color.


Color theory

Other color resources – I really like the way this site uses graphics, and information to explain color. navigate the pages to dive into other areas of COLOR. – A site that has some useful information about color. – sites like this one let you choose a scheme, then you can take a small screen capture of the colors that may have the hexadecimal # for that color, bring this screen cap into your software you are using and sample colors from it.

Watch how here.

This is a video that is part of my Blog, it shows how to use a color swatch from a website and use it in a program like after effects. the full blog post can be seen on my Blog

Color picker swatches and palettes. – a Java plug-in color tool – colourlovers has some free color tools that are handy. – a color scheme maker – one of my all time favorites. You can also download and use the adobe air Kuler app. I am pretty sure you must be online to use the air app though.

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Posted by on April 25, 2012 in News, Uncategorized


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Community News- Design, Motion Graphics news

Video Copilot seems to be gearing up to release Element, the new Plugin that will knock the sox off the After Effects community. Of course this is just me thinking this, but he is up pretty early today?!?

 Free model pack at The Pixel Lab, Joren lines up another great free model pack for us. Make sure you check out his Blog for great tutorials, And some amazing packages they have put together.

Great insights to Creative CLOUD from John Nack.

Tell the world About Me…. or about you anyway, at About Me Dot Com.

The GreyscaleGorilla has a new tutorial out, check it out HERE and get your learning on. “In this tutorial, I try to recreate some of the effects in Ion’s beautiful Spherical Animation using the Cloner, Step Effector, Atom Array, and Cel Renderer. I also show you how to do the final composite in After Effects.”

 Cameron Moll On a recent trip to Newcastle took some footage and made THIS video. Very peaceful. Shot on a Cannon 7D

Simple colors, simple contrast. Great piece. Check out this info motion graphic work.

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Posted by on April 24, 2012 in After Effects, Cinema 4D, News


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