Visual Effects 101: Using Forced Perspective & A Toy To Create The Real Deal – Pt. 2

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Recently, we talked about how to use forced perspective and a toy Humvee to create a big budget visual effects look for a low budget military drama. The simple placement of a toy in the foreground, the actors far away in the background so that they look to scale, and … [Read more...]

Visual Effects 101: Using Forced Perspective & A Toy To Create The Real Deal – Pt. 1

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Great low budget visual effects tip avoids CGI By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you're working on an idea that's going to require some visual effects, you may not have the expertise or the software to manipulate and insert 3D models into your film. For example, to stand-in for futuristic … [Read more...]

Filmmaking 101: Need Realistic Gun Props? Here’s How To Get Them

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) The ability to have a prop gun capable of realistic (but of course fake) firing, gives the actor the right 'force feedback' in order to have a convincing performance in a filmed gun fight. Where can get you a realistic prop gun that is both safe and looks legit on … [Read more...]

Premiere Pro Tutorial Part 63: Time Remapping

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By Andrew Devis (doodleNEWS) In this Premiere Pro tutorial, I'll be focusing on Time Remapping, which enables advanced tools to play with the timing of your shot. With other tools such as the ‘Rate Stretch Tool,’ the speed change is constant, but with time remapping you can vary the change in … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: FxFactory For The Mac Editor

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Why every editor needs FxFactory. By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) I’ve been a reviewer for a long time, and looking way back, one of the first companies I wrote a review of was Noise Industries, and they have always been a favorite of mine. For this review, I want to circle back to Noise … [Read more...]

HitFilm Pro Tutorial: Lesson 9 – Adding Effects

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By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS) In our last lesson, in our look at learning HitFilm Pro 2017, we talked about Clip-based Parameters, and how you’re going to adjust them inside of your timeline. In this lesson, I want to start talking about Effects, and how you can add them to elements in … [Read more...]

Premiere Pro Tutorial Part 33: Audio Track Mixer – More Options

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By Andrew Devis (doodleNEWS) In this new Premiere Pro tutorial, I discuss the hidden bit! Yes, it is a feature in Premiere Pro where part of this panel is hidden, and not very easy to find unless you know what to look for. Hidden Revealed   This is the area where you … [Read more...]

Rampant Design Expands Their Final Cut Pro X Support

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Hot on the heels of NAB 2016, Rampant Design has released a host of new effects plugins which expand Final Cut Pro X even further, including mattes, light leaks, transitions, effects and more. … [Read more...]

Plugin Nostalgia: Get That Retro Look In Final Cut Pro X

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) With picture quality being one of the dominant discussions in modern filmmaking, it is a bit ironic that a lot of the post-production process is to mask it. Sometimes plugins, color correction, and even frame-rates are used to create a tone or feel that reduce the … [Read more...]

Boris RED Products Slashed 50% At MacVideo Promo

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Upgrades are just $199 By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) It seems like there's always a sale going on at MacVideo Promo, and this one is no different. MVP is offering Boris RED v5.5 for under $350, a full 50% off the list price. This 3D visual effects and titling program includes over 200 filters … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEW: Mister Horse’s Animation Composer For After Effects

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By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) Animation Composer from developer Mister Horse is an add-on for Adobe After Effects. Is it worth your time? Let’s take a look. When it comes to Adobe After Effects, plugins are a huge help. They let the animator speed up the time it takes to build an effect … [Read more...]

After Effects Harnesses Your Network As A Render Farm

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you've been working on your own project and your effects are taking forever to render on your computer. You either have to go away for lunch or coffee while it renders out your sequence, or invest in a pricy render farm rentals when going to your final render.  … [Read more...]

FxFactory 4.0 Adds Support for Adobe Premiere Pro CS6

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Visual FX Plugin Package Offers Hundreds of Effects By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Noise Industries has announced Premiere Pro CS6 suppot for FxFactory 4.0.  The suite of plugins, which is also supported for After Effects and Apple's Final Cut Pro X, provides a wide range of plugins including … [Read more...]

Windows 8 Pro and Professional Video Apps – Upgrading My NLE Box

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By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) My friends thought I was nuts, and they may be right. I bought Microsoft Windows 8 Pro over the weekend and replaced my Windows 7 with it. I do a lot of editing and visual graphics work and wanted to find out first-hand how the new OS did with video … [Read more...]

Lensbaby creates movie maker lens kit

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The Optical wizards known as Lensbaby have created a new Movie Maker Lens kit for digital filmmakers, which will enable them to do in camera special effects for a more natural, yet other worldly image. The kit comes with a wide range of interchangeable optics and accessories designed to provide the … [Read more...]

Creating a Film Look

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Creating a Film Look In this PS tutorial Richard Harrington uses Adobe Photoshop Extended CS5 to work with footage files and create a film look. Richard uses smart filters, masking, grains and a vinette to create the final look. After Effects is used to batch render the final composition. DSC … [Read more...]