LIGHT LEAK: Great, Contemporary Styling in a Flash…of Light

Featured: Jonathan Moser Blog Series

You have a very stylized show and your producer is stuck on having to use light leaks in the production (just like everyone else is doing) but is undecided on how they should look and wants to be able to change things like speed, color and texture as his  whims dictate or the mood calls for. You hmm and haw and move around nervously and then…

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VIEWFINDER: No More Importing Camera Overlays!

Featured: Jonathan Moser Blog Series

Your show has a ton of shots needing to look like surveillance footage, CCTV or targeting cameras.  Previously you either had to find and import a preexisting grid overlay, or create your own screen elements such as record lights, elapsed time counter or day/date readouts…in addition to battery power level, or you have to create the overlay in After Effects and reimport into your editor…only problem is: You don’t have After Effects. What are you going to do now?

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ACTIVE CAMERA: You Want Fries With That Shake?

Featured: Compositing

You’ve seen it before: the script calls for an earthquake in the middle of a scene and you have to simulate it. Or you have to fake a handheld camera shake. Usually, you’d have to do cumbersome and tedious keyframing and shot repositioning or other equally time-consuming tricks…and even then it might not look quite right and you have to do it again.

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Making The Most of Your Editing Time with Titler Pro 7 – Reusable, Scaling Titles

Featured: How To

One of the most common problems I run into as a one-man production team is keeping tabs on all my assets and organizing all of my files, especially while working under tight deadlines. Fortunately, I’ve been able to minimize my struggles with Titler Pro using a simple workflow I can use over and over in most of my projects, saving me headaches and precious billable hours.

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IMPRESSIONIST: Looking Like Nothing’s Looked Before

Featured: Jonathan Moser Blog Series

With a bottom-of-the-barrel budget, a commercial client asks you to quickly create stylized looks and artistic transitions for their production that no one has seen before.  With no animator or graphics artist on staff they’re depending on you to whip something up fast, creative and cheap…big surprise.

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SELECTIVE TINT: Ansel Adams-Inspired Post Magic

Featured: Jonathan Moser Blog Series

Lackluster camerawork and weather problems has taken the life out of your b-roll in an otherwise lively production. These are the shots that set the whole mood. You need to amp it up and create a feeling.

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