Silence. Unfortunately we're used to going months with it. Andrew Kramer is talented, skilled, attractive, popular, and he's making wave in the VFX/CG industry. Yes, that's a compliment. I know this started off sounding like a gripe, and it is... but for what it's worth, we've had some amazing years with some mind-blowing content [...]
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BarRaider, a developer of some damned useful StreamDeck plugins opened up a channel for graphic artists and designers to offer up some supporting graphics for some of his upcoming plugins including a launcher for StreamDeck which gives you even greater control over customization of application launchers and more. He also wanted to update his [...]
9 years ago, I died. I had thrown another soldier to safety, and took the brunt of an explosion intended to kill my platoon. In the months that followed I was virtually reconstructed from the inside out. I was given prosthetic legs, and forced to push through grueling pain, fatigue, depression, meanwhile learning about [...]
So I've been keeping busy lately doing more with Unity and Blender. Trying to learn the game dev realm isn't as hard as all of that but it is time consuming. Sometimes I struggle with basic concepts which are similar in theory to 3D in After Effects with Element 3D but differ greatly in practice [...]
So I've spent the last couple of years learning everything I can about After Effects. I've collected a somewhat vast knowledgebase for everything from color grading to expressions. Here's the playlist I use to keep track of the various tutorials I use on YouTube. Keep in mind, the embed is limited to 200, [...]
Every year I have to say goodbye to my daughter, as she leaves for the summer. Father's day has a particularly potent meaning for me. Lacking a father most of my life I am blessed to be adopted by a family who treats me as one of their own. They refer to me as [...]
There is an ever growing need for more control over our social media assets. "Toolkit" allows you to unfollow, unfriend, and leave to your heart's content. You can also save a backup of your friends list, invite your entire friends list to a page/group, and more. There are some premium features, but the suite [...]
There are plenty of free plugins out there, but few offer the functionality and usefulness of Video Copilot's "FX Console". The plugin applies effects with default settings (presets), takes screenshots, keeps a gallery for you, and more. FX Console was just updated to version 1.0.3 (Download it here). Andrew Kramer, per the norm talks [...]
A friend asked me to put together an audio reactive countdown timer for his Twitch channel. Some streamers on Twitch like to use a countdown to accumulate some viewers before the show starts. 3rd Party Effects: Starglow (Red Giant | Trapcode) Optical Flares (VideoCopilot)