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  1. thumbs up for the inertia bounce - priceless. cheers Beaver
  2. I've done 3 of the 5 terms so far. It's worth the pricetag for Background fundamentals alone. Mike normally demos stuff in a Flame but that's not important. Looking forward to the Imagineer stuff this term for which they've got VPNs.
  3. yep - clone. was reading up on a technique in Mark Christiansiens book "After Effects 7 studio techniques" for grain averaging which would work a treat for ya (if its a locked off shot with no camera movement) erm - requires expressions so I guess you are stuck with clone.
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    Burnout.

    turn off the computer for sure, I like to pick up my guitar and turn the amp up loud!
  5. Thats called 'Edit in place' as used in flash - I've thought that might be useful also.
  6. I couldnt get Ae7 demo or 6.5 pro working on my intel imac maybe due to the same reason. I decided to go the bootcamp route as I figured it would run faster under windows and I have 6.5 pro for windows anyway. Maybe adobe will do a cross grade for me when they release the intel mac native version hopefully in the near future.
  7. a shit pump! I am not joking here folks, we had to make a pump thing which pumped shit look good. with some informational overlays. Was a long time ago mind. Been doing live event graphics recently which have been very uninspiring. I guess its because people have powerpoint on the brain.
  8. you gotta be firm for sure, It has taken me a long time to get to the point where I know how to deal with clients (it was even worse when I was working in web as a website is never properly finished) I dont go so far as any written contracts but recently I have to admit that I've been giving it some thought. I mean sometimes a client just takes the pi$$ for example: I was given a brief to create some graphics for an event and given some printed material to follow for styling. The client then dissappears on holiday leaving me to knock up some "animations" in effect giving me artistic control (after signing of a storyboard) On return from holiday they then take a complete u-turn and issue me with a new style/story board. I agree to do it (no extra cost) and I stick quite literally to their board even though I know it looks weak, they then have the cheek to tell me that it is lazy and lacking in impact, all this after me working until 1am. Sometimes I think you are just better off without certain clients.
  9. "Pages" seems to work well with .doc files also. I've ditched office since I got it
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    Time Trumpet

    caught that for the 1st time a couple of weeks ago, The BBC have aired a couple of experimental comedy shows recently and this one is definately the best.
  11. Dont forget to use the "Interpret footage" option if some of the source material looks a bit squished.
  12. The stumble out of bed option fits me most days recently. Apart from that, Bus/bike as I figured my car was an uneccessary. The public transport system in Belfast is pretty shit but at least I dont have any 1 hour long commutes. bike is definately the way forward if its only a few miles.
  13. Ca't htink of any off the top of my head but theres a section in total training DVD that does exactly this. It explains well how to place and animate light source working with shadow options and depth of field. Might be worth checking out if you get stuck with the technique.
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    Logo - WIP

    looks a tad complicated to me. also very aggressive almost blade like - u know bruces nemesis in enter the dragon type thiing.
  15. cheers for the link, motion designers in their 40s? - now theres a thought
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    DVD to AVI

    so many options for this and I think most people who have tried it have wasted at least a day messing with different apps. maybe you got it sorted but heres another one to add to your list if you're looking to get DVD to FCP. MPEGStreamclip. Maybe rip using mac the ripper first (its been a while since I did it) I've tried the rest and this one just does what I need.
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    psychedelic summer

    These are real nice, I really like the end logo and the spinning movement. do you mind if I ask how long you spent on these?
  18. looks 2.5d except the little explosion particle thing. Its nice, though maybe make the scissors cutting ribbon to end title bit a bit quicker so that its like one motion and go bigger with the explosion thing. Maybe some of the confetti type particles could fall to ground with some smoke? I like the Speedo one better, hits the nail on the head - could be dirtier maybe? dunno maybe its just right
  19. well I jusy bought a 20" imac last week 2Gig ram 256Mb graphics and while this seems modest compared with this new xeon beast I have to say that I'm quite impressed with its performace so far. I'm still using a PC for after effects until I can get this bootcamp thing working though (not as straightforward as it would seem as my mac wont read my windows boot disk for some weird reason and gets stuck on some scsi driver crap) apart from the cant put it to sleep bug its pretty much perfect for home and a bit of work too. Other Adobe stuff like Photoshop and Illustrator works fine although bridge crashes. Way faster than my Powerbook but slower than the xeon and G5 in work. Apple seem to be making a big statement about the price point of these machines in the keynote speech.
  20. loadsa stuff out there, heres a thread with lots of skate videos with some real nice intros. http://www.skateboardmusic.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=6312
  21. got it thanks, this may actually make front row useful!
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    The Playground

    playful indeed, I especially like the one which looks like climbing handles
  23. T02, mmm - does that mean we are able to play mpegs etc in front row? The download limit has been reached on the rapidshare thing. Any chance of re-posting. Thanks
  24. wish I could afford to be a student again! Glasgow school of art is definately worth a look. They do an MPhil in digital animation or something which I looked into some time ago. Also Glasgow is a very cool city to live in.
  25. wow - this has turned into a skate nostalgia thread. ban this is one of my fav mo graph videos of all time. and the music cut ups were way ahead of the game. Sao - u were on h-street - wow. that stuff was very influential here in Ireland.
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