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3d_text

software: Final Cut Pro 7

length: 21:20

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3D Text

by Tony Terrana of Synthaxis (www.synthaxis.com)

Tony creatively integrates the standard toolset of FCP 7 into an innovative design. You'll learn how to create 3D text, isolate colors for that Pleasantville look, nest clips, use composite modes, map video to text, and create a vignette. You'll also learn a number of keyboard shortcuts and tips and tricks along the way.

(PLEASE NOTE: Artbeats Daily Free Clip Program has ended. We are no longer giving away a free clip every day.)

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Bionic_lab_tutorial

software: Adobe After Effects & Imagineer Systems Mocha for AE

length: 23:37

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Bionic Lab

by Eran Stern of Stern FX (www.sternfx.com)

In this creative tutorial, Eran Stern gives a quick lesson in screen replacement using Mocha's tracking capabilities, then shows you how to further enhance your project with motion graphics and compositing.

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Energy_drink_part_2

software: Adobe After Effects & Adobe Photoshop Extended

length: 10:38

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Energy Drink — Part 2

by Eran Stern of Stern FX (www.sternfx.com)

Eran puts the final touches on this effect filled 3D spot using Photoshop Extended and Adobe After Effects.

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Energy_drink_part_1

software: Adobe After Effects & Adobe Photoshop Extended

length: 20:10

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Energy Drink — Part 1

by Eran Stern of Stern FX (www.sternfx.com)

This first tutorial in a two-part series by Eran Stern takes you step-by-step through designing a 3D object using Photoshop Extended, animating it in Adobe After Effects and then creating a realistic reflection in water.

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Crime_avenue

software: Adobe After Effects

length: 22:50

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Crime Avenue

by Eran Stern of Stern FX (www.sternfx.com)

Eran Stern's newest video tutorial, Crime Avenue, mixes ordinary city aerials with unique, computer generated clips to create a dynamic TV Promo. Eran employs the 3D tracking capabilities of Pixel Farm's PFHoe to give this After Effects project a truly advanced look that's easy to achieve.

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Episode_015

software: After Effects

length: 15:28

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Mirror, Mirror: Creating Reflections

by Steve Holmes, Energi Design (www.clickenergi.com)

Using the Zaxwerks 3D Invigorator Pro plug-in, turn a simple rotating 3D logo into a fiery, reflective metallic icon, surrounded by color, particles and flame, with perfect reflections both in the logo and in the fake 2D floor in After Effects itself.

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Episode_014

software: After Effects

length: 15:58

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Breathe, Deer: Adding Layers of footage

by Steve Holmes, Energi Design (www.clickenergi.com)

Use the full 4K resolution of an Artbeats RED footage clip of a deer in a forest, to create the effect of a zoom lens finding and focusing on the animal. Add in thick, falling snow, adjust the temperature from spring to winter, and add the effect of the deer's breath being visible in the cold air, and see how you can turn a simple effect into a complex scene.

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Episode_013

software: After Effects

length: 17:55

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A Call To Arms: Adding Smoke Effects

by Steve Holmes, Energi Design (www.clickenergi.com)

Working on the final plate of the title animation for a World War II video game, see how to enhance two simple Photoshop images by combining them with some unique smoke clips. Learn techniques such as mask integration, mask expansion, layer blending, keying effects, 3D camera animation, expression creation and control with sliders, and camera depth of field.

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Episode_012

software: After Effects

length: 13:43

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Four Candles, One Legend: Layering and Keying Footage

by Steve Holmes, Energi Design (www.clickenergi.com)

See how to maximize an investment in one Artbeats HD flame clip to create 4 individual 3D candles to transform a basic, static scene. Learn as Steve reveals cool studio techniques such as Photoshop layer usage, flame keying, parenting, error correction, flickering 3D lights and shadows, and camera depth of field.

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Episode_011

software: After Effects

length: 16:33

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In the Eye of the Storm: Creating 3D Rain

by Steve Holmes, Energi Design (www.clickenergi.com)

Learn secrets of movie special effects as Steve takes you through turning a beautiful Artbeats HD aerial clip into a cold nighttime storm with torrential rain and lightning. Learn how to color adjust clips with a handful of effects for maximum control, then use cool techniques to turn two-dimensional rain clips into truly 3D rain.

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