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I’m a director, motion graphics and visual effects artist, with two decades of TV, advertising, film and post-production experience. I’ve been using After Effects since 1996 (version 3.1) which is time enough to have built up quite an array of tips and tricks! Since 2009 I have also been producing motion graphics templates that you can find over at Videohive.
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Creating an Animation Remapping Function with ExpressionsAetuts retina animation remapping
    In this tutorial, we'll show how to build an expression that remaps a complex animation to a simple completion slider. We'll then go on to show how to build the expression into a robust and reusable function that you can use on any property, and call like other After Effects native functions (toWorld or wiggle, for example).Read More…
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    Synchronizing Audio Across Compositions with ExpressionsAetuts retina synchronizing audio
    In this tutorial, you’ll see how to create an expression that synchronizes sound across compositions. The expression allows you to create an animation in time to a piece of music by tapping out a rhythm in real-time on your keyboard.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Techniques for Debugging After Effects ExpressionsAetuts retina expression debugging
    Expressions in After Effects are a massively useful, but without any specific tools for the job, debugging them can be rather tricky. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to debug After Effects expressions using a text layer.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Shake It Up With An Expression Earth QuakeEarthquakethumb
    In this tutorial I take a basic look at the various random number methods in After Effects expressions. I go on to use some of these techniques to build an earthquake effect that you can easily adjust with a series of sliders. The tutorial is aimed at intermediate After Effects users who have some experience with the program and are looking to learn more about the power of expressions.Read More…