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I’ll be at NAB; please find me and say hello if you’ll be there too. You can find me at the fxphd party Monday evening if you’re a member there, I’ll be doing a book signing in the NAB Bookstore (North Hall) Tuesday at noon (you don’t have to buy a book to come say […]

19 April 2009 | news | 1 Comment

New Class at

The April 2009 term is underway at and I’m excited to once again be contributing a full class to it: afx206 will take concepts from After Effects Studio Techniques and put them in motion. It’s an opportunity for me to go beyond the examples and figures in the book. With just a half-hour a […]

14 April 2009 | after effects, news, training | 3 Comments

SFMograph This Week: RED

This week at SFMograph, I (along with Matt Silverman and one or two others) will be spending time going over the RED post-production workflow. RED is truly a post-production camera, more like a film camera in many ways than the standard video camera; once you get the workflow together, working with the footage is a […]

21 February 2009 | news, training | 2 Comments

Updates, Upcoming, Unbelievable

First of all, hello to everyone who arrived here after hearing about this site on the VFX Show podcast (already released at this writing), That Post Show (upcoming), or via the newest edition of my book. Briefly, this update comes to you from my home base of San Francisco, where I’ll be making a live […]

7 February 2009 | news | No Comments

MacWorld 2009: Hello World

I’ll be in the Peachpit booth at MacWorld Thursday morning at 11 a.m., giving a little presentation about creating vfx in After Effects which they have promised will be more intimate and informal than the standard podium/audience type of setup. If you come by, say hello! I’ll be followed at noon by Norman Hollyn, author […]

5 January 2009 | after effects, news | 2 Comments

Adobe CS4 Embargo Lifted (and I posted a video)

Somebody leaked – so those of us who were previously under NDA can now talk about the Adobe CS4 apps. I’ve just posted a video at ProVideoCoalition to show one feature set I know people will be curious about – 3D models in Photoshop and After Effects. I also have it in mind to talk […]

22 September 2008 | after effects, news | Comments Off on Adobe CS4 Embargo Lifted (and I posted a video)

New Edition of AE Studio Techniques Underway

The book is being revised. There at least one major change to this one which I’ll share as we get closer to publication. Meanwhile – I take requests – if there are sections of the book you think could be clearer (I already have my picks – in particular Section I) or other topics you’d […]

16 August 2008 | after effects, news, training | Comments Off on New Edition of AE Studio Techniques Underway

Buy Lloyd a Beer

Lloyd Alvarez has updated his BG Renderer script for After Effects CS3, and it now resides in its own panel, ready for use at any time. As I also just noticed, this new version seamlessly allows you to overlap processes; even if one render is already underway, another one will open, which was not the […]

21 July 2008 | after effects, news | Comments Off on Buy Lloyd a Beer

fxPhd July08 Term

In case you haven’t checked out the new offerings at, the O-Week overview is available, and this week and next you can sign up and freely audit the first 2 classes of any of the amazing courses. I’ll be helping out with a class called “After Effects Masters” (afx302) that will feature the amazing […]

16 July 2008 | after effects, news | Comments Off on fxPhd July08 Term

Yesterday’s Second Biggest Story?

Well, for some perhaps. I’ve been working and – news flash – sharing office space with Kontent Films and they were prominently featured in our local San Francisco Chronicle, with several pictures of Mr. Prep Shoot Post, Eric Escobar. Prouda these guys.

9 June 2008 | news | 1 Comment




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