Watch a Dad's Special Effects Turn Playtime Into Crazy Action Scenes

The world's best Dad-who-is-also-pretty-good-with-Adobe-AfterEffects is back with a brand new batch of cutscenes to turn his lucky kid into the most adorable action hero this side of baby Groot. » 1/21/15 10:58am 1/21/15 10:58am

This video of a crowded intersection makes me hyperventilate

Even though I know that this video was made by the visual effects experts of Black Sheep Films and isn't real, I can't help but feel queasy when I watch it. The rotoscoping is just so well done. I gasp as I see the cyclist cross the road, I churn when the pedestrian decides to run and can't breathe when I see the rest… » 9/16/14 8:25pm 9/16/14 8:25pm

You don't need to be a Nerf nerd to enjoy this epic Nerf battle

When you have a childish mind, amazing After Effects skills, and too much spare time, you end up making videos like this one: An insane nerf battle with realistic special effects, actors overacting, and ketchup. Gallons of ketchup. » 9/09/14 9:33pm 9/09/14 9:33pm

How to make all the sci-fi weapons you can imagine with one Nerf rifle

This video is a promotion for a special audio and visual effects plug-in company, but I'm a sucker for sci-fi eye candy. It shows how to make all the sci-fi weapons you can imagine using a Nerf rifle, a can of black spray paint, and the magic of Adobe After Effects. » 6/03/14 11:40pm 6/03/14 11:40pm

All the FX Tricks Used to Make the Awesome Star Trek Credits

After the opening teaser scene in this summer's Star Trek: Into Darkness, the film bursts into a batshit outer space title credit sequence, which sets the blood-boiling tone for the rest of the adventure. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at how those rad 3D graphics were made.
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I Wish I Could Create Space-Age Movies Like This

With obvious nods at 2001, Sunshine, and countless other space-set stunners, it was made with "no money, just a little time and a lot of passion," according to creators BC2010. I dunno, there seems to be a lotta tech-wizardry involved... » 12/21/10 7:40am 12/21/10 7:40am

Shooting 1,000fps Video With a Canon 7D

The Canon 7D can shoot 720p HD video at 60fps, but an After Effects plug-in called Twixtor lets you slow that footage down—way down—to 1,000fps. Paired with the right (relatively slow-moving) subject matter, it looks phenomenal. [Kottke] » 9/14/10 8:00pm 9/14/10 8:00pm

RollingShutter Reminds Us That While Jello Wiggles, Videos Should Not

What's wrong with that video from last night? Things seems a bit skewed, distorted, and wiggly-jiggly. No, I'm not focused on that redhead in the tiny pink shirt, I'm talking about a fixable issue with CMOS-based video cameras. » 9/02/09 11:40pm 9/02/09 11:40pm

Adobe Creative Suite Pillows Are All About Design

The movement to turn all of our furniture into a fluffy application dock continues with this handmade Adobe Creative Suite collection. » 4/29/09 12:00pm 4/29/09 12:00pm

Adobe CS4 Photoshop and Illustrator Review (Verdict: Kick Ass)

I've spent more than a month working with Adobe Creative Suite 4 Master Collection. I'm impressed. It pushes the envelope again with new tools and enhancements that will save a lot of time. » 12/18/08 12:30pm 12/18/08 12:30pm

Adobe Added Multitouch to Creative Suite 4, Didn't Tell Anyone

Content producers of pretty much any ilk » 9/25/08 6:45am 9/25/08 6:45am were excited to get news of the CS4 product line, but probably missed this key feature buried deep in the release notes: multitouch trackpad support. MacBook Air and late model MacBook Pro users can now pinch, spread, and twist in Photoshop just like they already can in…

Adobe Creative Suite 4: Massive Upgrade Including New Photoshop With…

Today is one of those days that designers celebrate and dread: Adobe unveils its latest Creative Suite—Number 4—with new pro versions of Photoshop, Premiere, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash, Dreamweaver, After Effects and more. Heavy users wait with bated breath to see if their desired tweaks have been added, knowing… » 9/23/08 12:01am 9/23/08 12:01am