Linkage: Digital Photography School

6 01 2010

Another great site I’ve found is Digital Photography School which offers a lot of digital photography tips for an amateur or a professional photographer. The guy behind the site is Darren Rowse who previously owned a camera review site. The site has an atmosphere of a cyber learning environment since the way the tips are presented almost gives me the feel of being in formal training only, I read the lesson and I teach myself that way. They not only give you tips on general photography but they have some tips on a more specific level like how to do Food Photography. I have personally read their basic training while still dreaming for my Canon EOS 500D and even without the camera yet, I still have what I learned on my head right now. For me the best tip I got from the site is a very simple tip in photography called the “Rule of Thirds”. Well, this is it for now and watch out for the next linkage! :)





Linkage: CreativeMYK

1 01 2010

CreativeMYK is one of the websites I encountered with a podcast I watch and it has a great and extensive collection of artworks created by church media designers all around the world. They also offer free downloads on some of the artworks here, some are in .psd,.eps,.ai or so… Their search engine has the capability to analayze what file type do you need for easier acess to their files already so you won’t have any trouble in finding artworks which you can download. You can even get your own account and be a contributor and share your creativity with other church media designers. I am also a contributor and so far I am enjoying another feature the site has where you can critique other’s artwork constructively on how they can improve their designs. You can even rate them with stars! So enjoy this “Linkage” And tune in next time for another one. :)





Video Copilot’s 100th Tutorial!

31 12 2009

Video Copilot, a known site for VFX and Moti0n Graphers headed by Andrew Kramer has released their 100th Tutorial already last December 23 and they are covering how to make Glass Orbs entirely made with After Effects alone with no plug-ins. It covers a great overview on how to use the CC Sphere effect because with the tutorial you will be able to learn how to  build a proper spherical map and utilize its raytrace capabilities. On a personal note, this tutorial could also help you achieve how to make a 3D illusion.

To watch the tutorial, you can click here.





My Top 10 Motion Graphics Sites

30 06 2009

Alright, the following is my top 10 motion graphics sites where I get my ides,inspirations and learnings from.

10. Ayato@web

A website headed by Ayato Fujii, filled with many after effects tutorial and tips

9. Motiongrapher

Compromised of design and filmmaking enthusiasts. That seeks to be a source of inspiration for filmmakers,animators and designers.

8. Motion Works

Tutorials hosted by Adobe Ambassador for Australia, John Dickinson.

7. Maltaannon

This website is headed by Jerzy Drozda Jr (aka Maltaannon). A multimedia, motion graphics and vfx artist from Poland. He’s been in the business since 1997. During his time he had created tons and tons of graphics, software, flash applications, websites, videos and other things that involve creative thinking and approach(Reference: from his site).

This is a great website with a lot of tutorials which can help you maximize your motion graphics skills.

6. Max After

Another great site where you can learn Visual Effects and Motion Graphic Design with its easy to understand high quality video tutorials in After Effects, 3Ds Max and many more for beginners and professionals.

5. All Bets Are Off Productions

Headed by an After Effects Expert Aharon Rabinowitz. This website offers an extensive number of useful tutorials in After Effects but most of his tutorials need 3rd Party Plugins mostly from Red Giant.

4. Creative Cow

This website is hosted by its own top contributors like Aharon Robinowitz,Andrew Kramer and Eran Stern. This site is filled with many many tips about motion graphics and talks alot more than After Effects.

3.Greyscale Gorilla

Headed by Nick Campbell(the Gorilla) has very useful tips for motion graphics artists and tutorials. He currently works as a motion designer at Digital Kitchen.

2. AE Tuts+

Aetuts+ is a site made to house and showcase some of the best After Effects tutorials around. They publish tutorials that not only produce great effects, but explain them in a friendly, approachable manner. They also stock up links to tutorials, articles, presets and plugins from around the web to help you get the most out of After Effects.

1. Video Copilot

Headed by Andrew Kramer, a very popular VFX Artist, very wonderful and useful products and tutorials, it has everything you need to learn and use After Effects to its fullest! So this is my number 1 Motion Graphics site.