I put up the second installment on my chroma keying series at Toolfarm last night. It’s about preparing your greenscreen footage for keying. If your greenscreen footage didn’t turn out as perfectly as you had hoped, I talk about some things that you can do to fix problems and not create new ones.
Michele Yamazaki of Toolfarm.com (that’s me!) will once again have the pleasure of being on the Digital Production BuZZ with Larry Jordan on March 21, 2013. I’ll be on at 6:20pm PST/9:20PM EST. Tune in for free. Put an alarm in your iCal!
BCC SmoothTone filter is made for smoothing skin, but I have a great trick to smooth wrinkled clothing on your talent. Learn step-by-step how to digitally iron a wrinkled shirt while maintaining sharpness in other areas.
Saving shots with skin blemishes or substandard makeup
Removing moving foreground objects from shots
Noise and grain reduction
Repairing flicker, damaged pixels, or dust
Scaling SD to HD, HD to 2K, or even 2K to 4K while maintaining image integrity
About Michele Yamazaki
Michele Yamazaki is Pluginologist for Toolfarm, a value added reseller and distributor of visual effects software. She recently wrote Plug-in with After Effects: Third Party Plug-in Mastery, published by Focal Press. In 2009, she co-authored Greenscreen Made Easy: Keying and Compositing Techniques for Indie Filmmakers with Jeremy Hanke. Michele started at Postworks as a motion graphics artist in 1995 and worked there for a decade before joining Toolfarm. She also taught Adobe After Effects and Photoshop at Kendall College of Art & Design. In 2001 she launched AEFreemart.com and in 2002 co-founded the West Michigan Animation and Effects User Group. She is the former president of MCA-I Mid-Michigan and a former board member of West Michigan Film & Video Alliance. Michele has a BA in Communications from Grand Valley State University.
Larry Jordan and his crew at Digital Production BuZZ have a big end of year show set up featuring the whole BuZZ Family, tonight, December 27th, 2012. The show will feature several guests from the year and will air from 6-7pm PST/9-10pm EST at digitalproductionbuzz.com. I will be on the show, talking about Toolfarm stuff and giving some end of year words.. Listen in!
Perian is a free, open-source QuickTime component that is no longer being developed. Noise Industries recommends removing Perian from your system. There is also a new build of FxFactory 4.0 (Build 3650) that users can update to.
FxFactory 4.0 just came out a few days ago. It's an amazing set of video plug-ins for the Mac that work in Final Cut, Motion, After Effects, and now Premiere Pro. They are solid, fast and really let users get creative with effects. Read more about FxFactory 4.0 here.
We are compiling a definitive Top 10 list from our customers who are Adobe After Effects, Maxon Cinema 4D, and Apple Final Cut Pro users. What are your favorite plug-ins? We’ve been expanding our CINEMA 4D product selection and are happy to now include CINEMA 4D Top Ten List.