VIDEO: NAB Presentation on Star Wars!

Here is my Star Wars hologram presentation. I get into the design process a bit and focus on some of the challenges and interesting techniques we used. Including the time I met Harrison Ford… kinda.

NAB was a lot of fun this year. Fun to see many of the design friends and all of the people from the community. Thanks to the team at Adobe for recording the session so we could share online! At some point I’d love to get into more technical details and in-depth info about the work process.

Here is a mini-interview I did as well!

POSTED:
5 days ago
RECENT POSTS
NAB Presentation: Star Wars Holograms
If you are going to be at NAB today or tomorrow, join me at the Adobe booth at 2PM! I’ll be talking about some things I learned while working on Star Wars: The Force Awakens helping to make Holograms, Graphics and Titles! Be sure to follow us on Twittter for updates throughout the week! I had a great […]
Still alive!
Hey guys! Sorry it’s been a while since I’ve posted! I’ve been tucked away working on all sorts of things! Here is the thing: As some of you may know, I’m currently working at Bad Robot on a certain film that I can’t really talk about.  Believe me it is a dream come true, so […]
All Nighter! UPDATED
Our new mystery Plug-in is not quite ready to launch! But almost there! I know, I know… Once I began working on the tutorial, I realized it needed a few new functions. Even though we are releasing a new free plug-in, it still has to be good! I guess I have a bit of a reputation for going over […]
New Plug-in TRAILER! Update: 3
Our new plug-in trailer is finally online! I hope you guys can see how much work went into this! The plug-in and Tutorial will be available today-ish! Watch on youtube in HD! UPDATE: Might be a long night but this plug-in is coming out! UPDATE 2: Dinner time. Long night ahead… Not going to bed until […]
NAB Presentation: Star Wars Holograms

If you are going to be at NAB today or tomorrow, join me at the Adobe booth at 2PM!

I’ll be talking about some things I learned while working on Star Wars: The Force Awakens helping to make Holograms, Graphics and Titles!

Be sure to follow us on Twittter for updates throughout the week!

I had a great time working on the film and working with this awesome and talented team! SHOUT Out to: Jayse, Navarro, Ryan, Brandon, Brian, Seth and Dustin! Never met a nicer, funnier, creative group of artists!

POSTED:
2 weeks ago
Another New Plug-In! (APRIL FOOLS)

We brought you Optical Flares, Element 3D, Saber and now here is Glass Eyes!
Don’t waste your time with fake april fools pranks, this is a real plug-in that you can download right now!

Key Uses:

  • Create creepy videos
  • Fix wedding videos
  • Improve your favorite movie scenes
  • Add personality


Features:

  • Custom Pupils
  • Pupil Size Control
  • Pupil Color
  • Googly Speed and amount
  • Highligh rotation

 

How to Use it:

Just apply it to a blank solid and motion track the eye position. Then use an inner shadow layer style to give the eyes depth!

 

DOWNLOAD GLASS EYES PLUG-IN: For After Effects!

DOWNLOAD
windows
DOWNLOAD
apple

 


POSTED:
4 weeks ago
Presenting at NAB 2016!

I’m excited to announced that I’ll be presenting at the Adobe Booth in Las Vegas for NAB.  If you live near Vegas or have time to getaway, NAB is one of a very few shows that always has cool stuff for everyone.

PRESENTATION TIMES:
Monday & Tuesday April 18th and 19th @2PM @Adobe

I’ll be sticking around the booth after the show, so please stop by and say hello.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instgram for updates & photos!

NAB is a great place to check out all the new software and plug-in but it’s also about finding amazing camera gear and gadgets that you never knew existed. Plus you can try it out at the show.

Be sure to stop by our friends at:

Kessler Crane
Maxon
The plug-in Pavillion

I’m sure if you google NAB FREE PASS, there are some free registration codes floating around! Then register at http://www.nabshow.com/

POSTED:
1 month ago
NEW Plug-In: SABER Now Available 100% Free!


Watch Tutorial on Youtube in HD

Our sweet new energy plug-in is available right now for free! Check out the tutorial and start downloading! Staying up for two days straight is not ideal but happy to have it up!

Key Uses:

  • Create Energy Beams, Lightsabers, Lasers, Portals, Neon Lights, Electric, Haze & more


Features:

  • Create High quality energy & lights beams
  • Realistic Glow falloff
  • Advanced Core Settings
  • Built-in Distortion
  • 50 Presets (View Gallery)
  • Dynamic Text and Mask Outlines
  • Stackable FX with Add mode


DOWNLOAD PLUG-IN: For After Effects!

DOWNLOAD
windows
DOWNLOAD
apple

POSTED:
2 months ago
Tutorials
143. Advanced Spin FX
Create spectral design elements and light FX.
157. Advanced 3D Noise & Deform
Create an intricate deform animation using 3D Noise & Twist
Blog Show
Search & Destroy
Using various roto and split-screen effects we transformed a two-man SWAT team into a full squad for this demo scene. Sam Loya reprises his role as the “guy who probably gets killed”, in this exciting industrial saga. The main goal of this scene was to film everything as if we had a dozen guys instead […]
Plugins
Stock Footage