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  • Best Laptop for After Effects - December 8, 2017
    The best laptop for After Effects comes from an unlikely source that animation and effects professionals will likely find surprising. After Effects is an extremely processor intensive and graphics intensive application, making it challenging to find a good laptop for After Effects. You might expect...
  • What is After Effects - November 29, 2017
    Adobe After Effects is a software application for creating motion graphics and special effects used in video, online content and presentations. After Effects is available on both Mac OS and Windows computers. Learning After Effects takes time, but is a skill worth learning as technology and...
  • Anyone working with video, effects, and animation can benefit from learning After Effects, an application that is used in the post-production of television and film, by animators, and anyone needing to create special effects within video. It is used for digital visual effects, motion graphics,...
  • Learning After Effects - October 18, 2017
    Video editors and graphic professionals benefit from learning After Effects as it is used in the creation of many commercials, broadcast promotions, and online videos. After Effects is used to create visual effects, motion graphics, animation, and for compositing videos. After Effects is used by...
  • Adobe has released After Effects CC 2017 which is version 14 of the software app used for creating video effects and motion graphics. As American Graphics Institute teaches After Effects classes and the educators at AGI write books on how to use it, we’ve crafted this After Effects review and...
  • Creative professionals working in fields ranging from video to presentation design are finding it essential to produce increasingly complex animations and special effects using Adobe After Effects. The best way to learn After Effects includes in-person classes, online courses, books, video training...
  • Live television productions were once a mainstay for broadcast video, but for many decades fell out of favor and were replaced by recorded shows. Recently several musicals have been delivered as live television, with productions of shows such as the Sound of Music and also Grease. Yet animated...
  • If you use After Effects, QuickTime from Apple is likely installed on your computer. Adobe After Effects uses QuickTime on Windows and Mac computers to encode and export animations, effects, and video to a number of video formats. Adobe does not include all export functionality directly within...
  • Online digital video continues to expand at a rapid pace, and the rise of digital video is impacting traditional television. A recent announcement by the news network Al Jazeera is representative of what is occurring across the TV landscape as viewers shift to online digital video. The network has...
  • Hollywood has come to Boston once again, but this time with animation and effects. Digital artists that work with tools such as Photoshop and After Effects are likely to find inspiration and fascination at a Pixar exhibit in Boston at the Museum of Science, but children and anyone that likes movies...
  • If you perform video editing using tools such as Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro, or create effects and animations using After Effects, you have gamers to thank for steady speed improvements over the past several years. We’ve been seeing a steady improvement in the classrooms where teach After...
  • Adobe has announced a new app to create animations, which is available as preview version. The new product is Adobe Character Animator, and will be available as part of the Adobe Creative Cloud.Adobe has a history of providing animation tools, with existing animation tools such as Flash, After...
  • Adobe has announced a number of new capabilities and changes for their motion graphics and animation tool, Adobe After Effects CC 2015. Some of these changes will also be reflected in Premiere Pro CC as well, creating a consistent workflow between Adobe’s video editing applications.One such...
  • Adobe and Microsoft have been showing up at a number of each other's product announcements and launch events recently. This trend continued at Adobe’s MAX conference earlier this month when attendees were given a preview of how Adobe’s applications and Microsoft’s platforms...
  • Adobe recently issued an update for After Effects CC that introduces new features, improves the user interface, and fixes a number of bugs.  The latest version, After Effects CC 2014.1 also known as version 13.1, now displays user interface items and content at the correct resolution on high-...
  • The startling revelations about the NSA's widespread domestic surveillance programs continue to make headlines months after former consultant Edward Snowden first leaked stolen documents to the press last year. However, the intricacies of privacy law and the often labyrinthine terms and...
  • Even if you're not aware of it, motion graphics are everywhere. From the intro sequences of popular TV shows to commercials, motion graphics can enrich virtually any video project and breathe new life into even the blandest corporate promo. If you're hoping to catch customers' eyes or...
  • Even if you don't realize it, you're probably more familiar with Adobe After Effects than you think. This versatile software package is the industry standard tool in post​-production, and countless editing studios and post houses use After Effects to create the dazzling visuals in today...