Project Blueprint: TheBruteSquad.net

Our first goal is to establish that our deployment scripts are all in order. (Since this is the hardest part for me, I’m going to start doing it first so I don’t waste time repeating the easy steps and failing at the end– then restarting. Review/update how we’re going to organize the SASS partials. If you … Continued

Creating Hyper-lapse Shots: Timelapse Photography Tutorial

http://petapixel.com/2013/09/23/hyperlapse-tutorial-creating-moving-timelapse-start-finish/ Focal length: Don’t go wider than a 25mm Shutter speed: Go 1 second or longer Note: This is to obtain some motion blur Note: You will probably need an ND filter to get dark enough Tripod: When you move the tripod, make sure you have a flat surface for your path. You can’t really get … Continued

The Day You Became A Better Animator

A few weeks ago I was turned onto a blog post on the Dilbert blog called, The Day You Became a Better Writer.   In 264 words he simply describes one trick that will make you a better writer. He doesn’t come up with some 9 step course that you have to buy from him. He doesn’t … Continued

AE Expression for Natural Looking Handheld Camera

I stole this from another site, but there was something hidden in the copy that was bugging the expression, so here’s a clean version:   freq=.5; //frequency: fill in or tie to a slider amp=30; //amplitude: fill in or tie to a slider octaves=1; //default value amp_mult=0.5; //default value period=1/freq; //time taken for each wiggle … Continued

Screen Replacements using Mocha in AE

Created my own tutorial: Source: https://youtu.be/9r6HPndbCDw Within After Effects, select the clip that you want to Motion Track in the timeline In the menu, select Animation>Track in Mocha AE Setup New Project: Specify your destination for your Mocha project folder Make sure your Imported clip has the correct path (it already should by default) Vital: Make sure that … Continued

The Brute Squad: Discovery

Discovery 1: Qualification   Business type: Service- Video Production Amount of time established: 4 Years *Yearly/monthly revenue: Redacted Number of employees: 6 contractors Industry: Advertising/Media Market/demographic: Agencies, company owners, and marketing department leads Competition: Local video production agencies- Niche: Cinematic/high production quality Geography: Salt Lake City, Utah (looking to expand or relocate to Pacific NW … Continued