Video Copilot Amazing tutorials for After Effects

Video copilot is probably one of my favourite websites. I used the incredible tutorials on here to learn Adobe After Effects many years ago.Andrew Kramer is a great tutor who constantly finds ways to amaze you with stunning after effects tutorials.

I have been recommending this website to my students for quite a few years and every one of them loved the site and have learned so much from it.

The website features hundreds of incredible industry standard visual effects tutorials available for free! Check them out here:

It also has some impressive plugins for After Effects including the Element 3D plugin that allows you to work with native 3D objects in the 2D After Effects editor (This makes complex compositing so much easier!)

Check it out here:

You can also view all the tutorials on Youtube and join their channel:

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Could you shoot a movie using one lens?

I have just read an interesting article on the Redshark website regarding movies that have been shot using just one lens on their camera.

Obviously most low to no budget movies have to use one lens on their cameras due to budget restrictions, but are there any Hollywood or big budget movies that have also been shot using just one camera lens.

The answer is yes, check out this article to find out which movies:

3D Animation

3D Animation using Unity Timeline

Learn 3D animation like a professional using Unity Timeline with this comprehensive guide

What you’ll learn:

  • Animate like a professional
  • Master the Unity Timeline
  • Create realistic looking scenes for your animations
  • Add post processing effects to give your animations a AAA quality feel
  • Save out your animations as video files
  • Learn how to create 3D animations in Unity without using coding

Join the realtime revolution at Unity 3D, which now has the ability to render out broadcast quality 3D animations in realtime! That’s right, no more waiting for hours or even days to render out that 30 second animation!

I will be showing you step by step how to use the Unity 3D engine to achieve the following:

  • Import free 3D characters and props from the Unity asset store
  • Create a realistic 3D backdrop for your animation
  • Modify your main characters (Troll and Knight)
  • Add post processing effects to give the animation a professional quality look
  • Animate a 30 second sequence of the Knight and Troll fighting using the Timeline, which doesn’t require any coding whatsoever!!
  • I will show you how to cut between cameras to switch shots
  • I will show you how to create over ride animations for individual body parts
  • I will show you how to create slow motion sequences
  • Finally we will be exporting the 30 second animation out as a video file (either .mp4 or .webm)

You will develop the skills in this series which will alow you to go on to create your own 3D animated movies in Unity and export them as videos to share online.

It is also useful for people wanting to learn how to create animated cut scenes for games (But remember, this is not a game design course, it focuses only on animation)

I am also here to help, so if you get stuck, or want to know more, drop me a message in the Q & A section and I will get back to you ASAP 

So, if you want to be an animator, enroll today and I look forward to seeing you in the course

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