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Magic Bullet Suite 14 and Trapcode Suite 16

It’s a big day at Maxon/Red Giant! We’re releasing huge updates to Magic Bullet and Trapcode Suites.Trapcode Particular continues to embody our ethos of power and ease-of-use, with a completely modernized simulation engine that allows particles to behave more naturally, with real physics forces working together without limitation. In other words, yes,...

Circle of Stone

TLDR; a short film I DP’ed is playing tons of festivals, and you can see it stream this Friday!The Call to Action In 2017, my buddy Mark Andrews asked if I would be his cinematographer on a short film. Mark and I went to CalArts together and have been making films together most of our lives, on and off. Most recently we collaborated on Brick &...

Introducing Prolost Beta

Prolost Beta is a new subscription offering on the Prolost Store. It's an occasional email from me containing a download or a link to something cool I'm working on, that's not quite ready to become a product yet. Or maybe ever. This will most often be Lightroom presets or profiles, After Effects presets, or Apple Shortcuts, but it could be just about...

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VFX Suite 1.5

Today Red Giant released the first major update to the VFX Suite we introduced last year. Lens Distortion A brand-new effect, Lens Distortion makes it ridiculously easy to profile the distortion of any lens, and either remove it, or build a VFX workflow around it in After Effects. It’s a necessary utility that’s also a blast to use. This is my favorite...

Slugline 2

View fullsize From the Slugline Blog:Slugline 2 is a new app that replaces the old Slugline for Mac. It has a slick new UI, which includes a lovely dark mode. Big new features include: a drag-and-drop outline, an awesome new timeline, color-coded notes, Final...

Virtual NAB at C4DLive

TLDR;Hi!C4DLive is happening this week! Already!Watch my talk at noon PDT on Thursday, April 23! Ask questions!Buy Cinema 4D, Get Red Giant Complete for 50% OffRed Giant Complete is free for students and teachersTGNTR;If it weren’t for COVID-19, the newly-combined Maxon, Red Giant, and Redshift teams would have been at NAB in Las Vegas this week, sharing...

Red Giant & Maxon, Sitting in a Tree

Red Giant, where I’ve been Chief Creative Officer for a couple of years now, but making filmmaking tools for you for 17 years, is merging with Maxon, makers of Cinema 4D.From the Red Giant blog:Hi folks — by now you’ve probably heard the news that Maxon and Red Giant are joining forces to become one company. This is a really exciting time. For years,...

New Photography Shortcuts Using ToolBox Pro

My love affair with Apple’s Shortcuts took a bit of a hit during the transition to iOS 13, but my fascination with this on-device development environment has been rekindled thanks to a new app called ToolBox Pro.ToolBox Pro is a free iOS/iPadOS app that adds powerful new actions to Apple Shortcuts. An in-app purchase unlocks even more functionality....

Visual Effects Compositing in Adobe After Effects: My IBC 2019 Talk

Adobe gratiously invited me to speak at their IBC 2019 booth about visual effects compositing in After Effects — something I’ve been doing againts all advice for many (many!) years. You can watch the entire talk here:

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