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I didn't see a "Who the hell is Chad Perkins?" chapter in the Amazon "look inside".

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Chad Perkins did a lot of the AE CS3/CS4 stuff for Lynda.com. Yeah I don't know... one of those tutorial guys you watch and ask yourself "do they ever actually make something that looks good?"

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http://www.amazon.com/After-Effects-Illusi...e/dp/0240811453

 

I'm thinking about picking it up. Has anyone read it?

 

I I'd like to respectfully say that I think you are missing the point here.

 

THAT ICE CUBE IS ON EFFING FIRE.

 

HOW CAN ICE BE ON FIRE?!?!?!

 

Surely no ORDINARY after effects or photoshop wizardry could have accomplished this. This must be some kind of ADVANCED computer magic, possibly involving the sacrifice of goats or chickens to an unnameable Lovecraftian deity.

 

:D

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I I'd like to respectfully say that I think you are missing the point here.

 

THAT ICE CUBE IS ON EFFING FIRE.

 

HOW CAN ICE BE ON FIRE?!?!?!

 

Surely no ORDINARY after effects or photoshop wizardry could have accomplished this. This must be some kind of ADVANCED computer magic, possibly involving the sacrifice of goats or chickens to an unnameable Lovecraftian deity.

 

:D

 

TUGG Speedman In Scorcher 7 Global Meltdown

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What a gushing review. I bet you guys were frat bros. or something.

 

My mom had a saying about what to say if you couldn't say anything nice.

 

(BTW, this is the part where it's really important that I do this: Any views expressed by me are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer, Adobe Systems Incorporated.)

 

To prove that I can do gushing reviews, though, here are some posts in which I recommend various books, DVDs, and other resources:

 

http://blogs.adobe.com/toddkopriva/2008/10..._books_e_1.html

 

http://blogs.adobe.com/toddkopriva/2009/06...cts_and_af.html

 

http://blogs.adobe.com/toddkopriva/2009/05...cts_by_chr.html

 

http://blogs.adobe.com/toddkopriva/2009/03..._effects_a.html

 

http://blogs.adobe.com/toddkopriva/2009/03...cts_cs4_by.html

 

http://blogs.adobe.com/toddkopriva/2008/12..._technic_1.html

 

http://blogs.adobe.com/toddkopriva/2008/10..._books_abo.html

 

http://blogs.adobe.com/toddkopriva/2009/05...marcus_ged.html

 

http://blogs.adobe.com/toddkopriva/2009/05...erpts_from.html

 

http://blogs.adobe.com/toddkopriva/2009/04...h_mocha_fr.html

Edited by Todd Kopriva

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well i'm going to hold off on this book for now

 

Save a tree, read an internet.

 

Well don't actually, support a talented author. Good books:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Effects-Visual-Compo.../ref=pd_sim_b_2

 

http://www.amazon.com/Art-Science-Digital-...ref=pd_sim_b_26

 

http://www.amazon.com/Creating-Motion-Grap...2356&sr=1-4

 

Two VFX, one mograph. All AE stuff.

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HOW CAN ICE BE ON FIRE

 

If it's Methane Hydrite? Various alcohols in their iso variations frozen? things mixed with Glycerene? Could think of quite a few things that would look and feel like ice and burn all the same. And chemistry hasn't even been my strong field in school...

 

Mylenium

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Save a tree, read an internet.

 

Just occured to me... Not necessarily ecological sane. The time you spend reading on a computer may considerably increase your baddie footprint (energy consumption, manufacturing cost, pollution), so in fact you may kill more trees that way. And then again - where's the sensuality in reading on screen or one of those super-ugly eBook readers?

 

Mylenium

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Haven't read it, didn't want to. But sometimes the best teachers aren't the best designers, and the best designers aren't the best teachers. Although in this case, it may be neither :)

 

The best tutorials explain the thought process and why they did something rather than the tutorials that say "enter this exact number here, and do this." Greyscale Gorilla has some useful tutorials, the Monkey's files are good for digging into, Tim from Hypa passes along some good info. Lots more I'm forgetting.

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Did you guys read AE CS4 Studio Techniques, by Mark Christiansen?

If it's about compositing with AE, I'd say that's the book.

 

Edit: Of course, it was mentioned in the posts directly above of mine :)

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Did you guys read AE CS4 Studio Techniques, by Mark Christiansen?

If it's about compositing with AE, I'd say that's the book.

 

Edit: Of course, it was mentioned in the posts directly above of mine :)

True, but worth repeating.

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Save a tree, read an internet.

 

Well don't actually, support a talented author. Good books:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Effects-Visual-Compo.../ref=pd_sim_b_2

 

http://www.amazon.com/Art-Science-Digital-...ref=pd_sim_b_26

 

http://www.amazon.com/Creating-Motion-Grap...2356&sr=1-4

 

Two VFX, one mograph. All AE stuff.

 

Thanks for the links

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