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Pulling a Green Key with Something Green in the Shot (AE Tutorial)

Your greenscreen footage has something green in it? Well it’s not a complete death sentence – as long as it’s not identical to the green screen color you may be able to tease it out using the Screen Balance properties of After Effects’ Keylight – John Hess walks through the steps in this “Just One […]

5 Elements of Great Chromakey

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ Explore the 5 crucial elements of capturing a great chromakey for your production from space, screen, lighting, camera and post and try your hand at chromakey with a Reporter on the Street Short film.

Editing to the Beat – the One Frame Trick

In this installment of “Just One Thing” I talk about a neat editing trick of forcing the cut one frame ahead of the beat to create a more natural feeling cut when cutting to the beat. Help support this channel on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ

The Journey to Non-Linear Editing (Part 2)

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ Explore the history of editing software from computer scientists, mathematicians and programmers as we explore the advancements made to editing from the Digital Revolution.

Cutting it as an Editor in Hollywood | Film Jobs with Lawrence Jordan ACE

Please consider supporting Filmmaker IQ by becoming a patron on http://Patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ Announcing our brand new show FIlm Jobs – where we sit down with industry professionals and talk about how they got where they are and how you can get your foot in the door of the motion picture industry. In this episode we talk […]

The Journey to Modern Non-Linear Editing (Part 1)

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ Trace the history of modern day film editing – starting with electronic engineers developing solutions for capturing and editing television through to the first computerized editing systems.

Posing and Rendering CGI Characters

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ How do we create and pose CGI characters? In this companion course to our “Science of Rendering Photorealistic CGI” (https://youtu.be/Qx_AmlZxzVk) we walk through the steps we use to create, pose and render our mascot using 3D Studio Max, V-Ray as well as Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects. […]

The Forgotten War for Color Television

Today we know that 29.97 fps is a hallmark of NTSC video. We may even know the mathematical reasoning behind it. But the war for color television that birthed that oddball number, a war that raged for over a decade and left an imprint on the soul of electronic moving pictures has been largely forgotten… […]

The Science of Rendering Photorealistic CGI

Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/FilmmakerIQ Take the full Filmmaker IQ course on the Science of Rendering Photorealistic CGI with sauce and bonus material at: https://filmmakeriq.com/courses/science-rendering-photorealistic-cgi/ How do we get a glorified adding machine to generate a photorealistic image? Find out as we explore the processes developed over 40 years of intensive computer science […]

The Mathematics of Blend Modes

Darken, Lighten, Soft Light – every program has them but do you really know what they all do? We explore the mathematics of blend modes found in After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Davinci Resolve and others using 3d visualization to try to gain some insight into what all these modes do.

A Bit of History on Data

Take the full Filmmaker IQ course on the History of Data with sauce and bonus material at: https://filmmakeriq.com/courses/bit-history-data/ Digital media has become the new celluloid – but how much do you know about this medium? Watch this primer on digital data storage and get caught up on the basics of the backbone of every modern […]

The Joys and Sorrows of Interlacing

Check out this episode’s sponsor: New Vision International Film Festival: A lot of shade has been thrown on Interlacing and rightfully so – but Interlacing was actually a useful compromise when Cathode Ray Tube Televisions dominated the scene. We try to shed some light on what Interlacing really was and how that lead to our […]