In this tutorial, Daniel Bryant starts with an old photo and splits it into three layers – foreground, middle, and background. He takes these layers into After Effects and animates camera movement and focus distance to create a moving picture with dimension that wasn’t there in the original. Check it out.
The recently introduced Lastolite Ezybox II Switch not only maintains the compact design that made its predecessors famous—folding down to an impressive 1/3 of its expanded size—but it also has the distinction of being the world’s first softbox to easily convert or switch from a square format to a rectangular format.
Fast Thunderbolt Disk Docking Station The RocketStor 5212 is the first Thunderbolt disk-docking station on the market. It’s a dual-bay dock that can simultaneously handle 3.5″ and 2.5″ disks of up to 4 TB each. Made of white ABS plastic, the RocketStor 5212’s one Thunderbolt port dictates that the unit sits at the end of [...]
Learn how to create a bokeh background in After Effects. Starting with shape objects and their wiggle transform options, Daniel Bryant adds color and adjust depth of field on the camera option to create a bokeh design. Add to that a gradient ramp, a text layer, and a lens flare and you create a very creative, beautiful effect.