Each year, Larry Jordan does an end of year review on his show, Digital Production Buzz. In December 2017 he featured Ned Soltz, Randi Altman, Jonathan Handel, Philip Hodgetts, Michael Kammes, and James DeRuvo, and Toolfarm’s Michele Yamazaki. What did these media mavens think were the most important or prevalent pieces from 2017? Listen to find out!
We are compiling a definitive Toolfarm Top Ten 2017 list from Toolfarm customers and who are After Effects, Premiere Pro, Cinema 4D, and Final Cut Pro, and DaVinci Resolve users. What are your favorite plug-ins?
We’ve been expanding our plug-in selection for all of these hosts and are happy to now include Resolve in the Top Ten List.
Vote for your favorite plug-ins for After Effects, Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Avid, Resolve, and Cinema 4D, and register to win some great prizes in the Toolfarm Top Ten 2017 Survey!
Trapcode Particular is the industry standard for particle system creation in Adobe After Effects. It’s realistic shading allows spotlights to illuminate particles and logos as they move through 3D space. Give particles depth with Trapcode Particular’s full 3D rotation and use it’s expanded physics controls to generate more support for air resistance and turbulence. Trapcode Particular will take your visual creations to another dimension.
mocha is award winning tracking software developed by Imagineer Systems. Built upon a renowned Planar Tracking image engine, mocha follows “pixel patterns” through the most difficult conditions including objects that go off-screen, objects that are partially obscured, even out of focus footage.
Get out your green screen. Here’s an opportunity to cameo in the “Not From Space” movie by appearing on an historic Wall Street Balcony shot along with several other actors worldwide.
If you’re able to film 1080p HD with a nicely lit green screen, send us your balcony-wave video and we might be able to place you in the scene. It will be featured in our upcoming trailer, and in the final movie.
The deadline has been extended to December 22, 2017.
15 to 30 seconds
Clap and wave
Frame from waist up
HD 1080p minimum
Green screen well-lit with no wrinkles
Sound not necessary
Upload your green screen video to a site such as YouTube, Dropbox, Google Drive, and email the link to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Speaking of keyers, I have three favorites that you may be interested in checking out. There are tons of keyers on the market but not all of them give me everything that I want (and Jeremy and I did write the book on keying – See the image on the right!)
Red Giant Keying Suite – Includes Red Giant Primatte and Key Correct
In this series, I’m going to give some in-depth information on three of my favorite keying tools that work with After Effects, Premiere Pro, and other tools. The first in the series covers Red Giant’s Keying Suite, which includes Primatte Keyer, Key Correct Pro, and Warp.
Create seamless composites. Chromakey Studio – your one-stop shop. Quick clean-up, light wraps, and mattes. Includes 20 filters & 200+ presets. Cross-host license. The new version in BCC 10 has some great improvements and it’s easy to use and gives nice clean edges.
A full-featured keyer that is the result of our experience in creating hundreds of successful blue and green screen composites.
Using proprietary matte extraction techniques, zMatte quickly and simply creates mattes with minimal parameters even if you are dealing with fine hair detail, smoke, or reflections. It is easy to use, yet provides the needed tools when faced with good, bad, or ugly shots — tools such as multiple matte creations, automatic spill suppression, sophisticated matte and edge manipulation, and color correction.
Michele Yamazaki from Toolfarm was a guest on Larry Jordan’s Digital Production Buzz last week. Larry Jordan also talks with Ned Soltz, Michael Kammes, Gary Watson, Philip Hodgetts and James DeRuvo. Listen now!
The discussion was about NAB 2017 and if there was anything new and innovative. What we discuss may surprise you, unless you were there!
Chroma keying can be tedious, so this seems like great news to me!A new paper from Adobe, the University of Illinois, and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology describes a new A.I. program for removing backgrounds from images.
A new paper from Adobe, the University of Illinois, and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology describes a new A.I. program for removing backgrounds from images. It’s very technical so I’m not even going to try to explain it.
Digital Production BuZZ is hosted by Larry Jordan and is a weekly podcast covering digital production, post-production, and distribution worldwide. Michele Yamazaki, co-author of Green Screen Made Easy, talked to Larry Jordan of Digital Production Buzz last Thursday, about the new GenArts Sapphire units, plus new plug-ins for Final Cut Pro X that use the Noise Industries FxFactory engine, including idustrial revolution Viral Video, Stupid Raisins Flow Pop, Ripple TitleMations 2.0, Cineflare Title Flair, and Zoetrope FOLD.
Other guests on the show included Zach Lipovsky, Director, Reel Apps Inc; Linda Tadic, Founder/CEO, Digital Bedrock; Robert Cohen, President & CEO, Future Video Products, Inc.; Damian Allen, VFX Supervisor, Pixerati LLC; and James DeRuvo, Film and Technology Reporter, DoddleNEWS.
First, here’s the trailer for Patriots Day, the Mark Wahlberg film about the Boston Marathon bombing. Although the film was about a very dark topic, I thought they did a nice job of showing the positivity that came from the incident – the sense of community, the great police work, and of course, amazing vfx work!
Patriots Day ‘Re-Creating the Marathon’ Featurette (2017)
I saw the film a few weeks ago and I had no idea there was so much green screen used in the film. It really looks seamless! I was wondering how they were able to clear Boylston Street for so long for shooting and it’s all recreated on an outdoor set and with green screen. It’s seriously impressive work.
The Art of VFX talks to Sean Devereaux, VFX Supervisor and Co-founder of Zero VFX. Zero VFX worked on Patriots Day, the Mark Wahlberg film about the Boston Marathon bombing. I saw the film a few weeks ago and I had no idea there was so much green screen used in the film. It really looks seamless!