Monday, 31 May 2010

Collaborative Drawing

Some very interesting news. Ruth Ancilleri (Fine Arts lecturer at MCAST) and I will be putting up a youtube tutorial in the coming weeks, showing a step-by-step development of a collaborative traditional/digital work.

Would love to see more of this type of work happening at the college, especially with people who have different styles of drawing / designing, 2d and 3d etc

Friday, 28 May 2010

Sweet Typography

Two more typography videos suggested by Emerson Vella, enjoy!

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Portfolio of Chris Mahoney

An inspiring graphic design portfolio by a previous student of MCAST Art & Design. Check out his site here

Saturday, 22 May 2010

ILM Development of CGI 1980s - 1990s

Suggested by Emerson Vella, featured films are Young Sherlock Holmes, early Pixar short films, Willow, The Abyss, Terminator 2 and Jurassic Park.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

3House Studio

An amazing Show Reel from some talented individuals who started at MCAST Art & Design,
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Tuesday, 11 May 2010

The Super 8mm film effect in After Effects

I found this very simple tutorial on Youtube which gives an unedited film a nice Super 8 mm film effect. To be able to do this you just need a little bit of knowledge of the After Effects interface.

First, import a video and drag onto the timeline
Drag Auto-Contrast on the clip
Drag Bightness and Contrast, set brightness to -15 and contrast to -13
Select Gaussian Blur and set to 1,0
You now need to right click in the layer panel to create three separate solid layers. One RED (#c84320), one BLUE (#1f567c) and one GREEN (#567049). Red in the bottom, Blue in the middle and Green on top.

Now change the red layer's blending mode to "lighten" and change the opacity to 73%. Change both the blue and green layers blending mode to "overlay"

You should get something which looks like this: