Discover how to create this moody light art scene with Apple Motion 5! Join longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell for a tutorial that also includes number of useful tricks, including how to create an ambient occlusion effect and textured specular highlights.
Tutorials, Articles, Interviews, How-To, Making Of, Editorials
Welcome to the all-new 2019 Creative COW Library, filled with tutorials and other articles of interest for professionals working in film, broadcast, corporate and project video, audio, and related crafts. The Library features many working pros who share their stories and their talents with COW members around the globe.
You will find great behind-the-scenes looks into the making of some of the biggest blockbusters, as well as explorations of small independent projects that fill the needs of niche markets that Creative COW members meet with their vision and craft. While we love to tell the big stories, we also feel it a special privilege to look into the smaller projects that highlight the originality and vision of our membership. If you have a story, a feature, an editorial, a tutorial, or any other related article that you'd like to share, please contact us. If you are busy, we will help you create the article.
To all our contributing editors who make the Creative COW Library a useful repository of knowledge and craft for our members, we would like to say a big thank you from all of us at Creative COW. Your stories and ideas are what has made the COW great for two decades now
You’re going to be blown away by how you can power up your After Effects workflow with reverse stabilizing your footage! By separating your tracking from your compositing, you can focus on each step, and in addition, overcome the render order complexities when match moving elements and effects on a moving shot.
Caleb Deschanel, cinematographer for Disney’s live-action The Lion King, shares how they used traditional cinematography to create the life-like virtual film. Caleb and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss modeling cameras and lenses for virtual filmmaking, how Caleb was able to move the sun around in virtual space to get the perfect lighting, using a real drone for the Circle of Life sequence, and more!
Here’s a great new Adobe After Effects tutorial series from Creative COW leader Graham Quince that takes advantage of the free Orb plug-in from our friend Andrew Kramer at Video Copilot. Graham supplies project files, tips and tricks, and good humor on this tour through building every planet in the solar system, with customization options galore!
There’s a new artificial intelligence-powered feature in Adobe After Effects called Content-Aware Fill that allows you to remove anything from your shots fairly easily! It’s powerful, but if you’ve tried it you know that it doesn’t always work perfectly. So what do you do when it doesn’t work as well as you’d hoped? Filmmaker Cody Pyper is here to show what to try next!