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Episode_010

software: After Effects

length: 10:22

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There's No Fire Without Smoke: Creating Smoke Effects

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

Enhance a 3D scene, previously animated in episode 9 with fire and lighting effects. Learn how to use some very cool tricks and expressions to create a realistic, volumetric 3D smoke effect using a single HD clip of swirling smoke from Artbeats.

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Episode_009

software: After Effects

length: 13:21

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There's No Smoke Without Fire: Masking & Lighting Techniques

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

See how to enhance a basic 3D scene in After Effects with a single HD fire clip from Artbeats, some neat masking techniques, and some very unique lighting effects with expressions, setting a hallway alight with flames, flickering lights and shadows.

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Episode_008

software: After Effects

length: 13:10

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Type In Distress: Using Transparency & Distortion

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

Use several high-definition clips from the Artbeats library to both affect transparency and frantically distort typography, for an HD show promo. Set over the top of a truly stunning clip shot on the RED One camera, the finished piece is both haunting and beautiful.

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Film_effects

software: Avid Media Composer & Final Cut Pro

length: 19:49

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Film Effects

by Shane Ross (www.LFHD.net, www.shanerosseditor.com)

Follow Shane Ross as he shows you how film effects like light leaks and film damage can be incorporated into your video footage to give them a more convincing film look.

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Episode_007

software: After Effects

length: 14:02

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Slasher Movie Week: Using Layer Effects

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

Create a truly unique and stunning promo for a slasher movie week using high-definition clips from Artbeats Ultra Motion and Mayhem collections. With time-remapping, layer blending and keying techniques, along with some truly remarkable Layer Effects usage, the finished result really does grab your attention!

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Episode_006

software: After Effects

length: 11:43

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Ten Pin Explosion: Using Slow Motion

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

Use high-definition clips from Artbeats Ultra Motion and ReelFire collections to make this incredible title sequence. Mixing 3D, keying and brilliant time-remapping techniques, learn how these clips can change the entire look and energy of a motion graphics piece!

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Episode_005

software: After Effects

length: 8:06

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Smokin' Titles: Using Smoke Effects

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

Learn how to enhance a movie title with a single cool and unique HD smoke clip from Artbeats' Reel Fire 3 HD collection. See how to key out the smoke for further compositing, and learn how to use the smoke itself to blur focus on the type over which it passes.

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Episode_004

software: After Effects

length: 10:11

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Shadowvision: Create a 3D Scene

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

Discover how to add incredibly realistic and moving shadows to a 3D scene in After Effects, using an Artbeats Ultra Water clip as an organic shadow caster. What starts out as a simple scene evolves into a truly realistic and moody environment in which to animate.

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Episode_003

software: After Effects

length: 9:07

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A Time to Reflect: Working with Displacement Maps

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

Create a stylized and subtle rippling reflection effect of clean typography, for a television title sequence. Learn the ins and outs of Displacement Map effects, made to the highest quality and with ultimate flexibility, thanks to high-definition Ultra Motion clips from Artbeats.

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Episode_002

software: After Effects

length: 11:43

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A Perfect Time to Bloom: Animate with Controlled Timing

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

See how to key out clip backgrounds and enhance transparency, and learn very interesting ways to use Time Remapping and Layer Sequencing to perfectly time the whole animation.

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