Joshua Lester
I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Colorado in 2012. I have been directing and making independent short films for about six years. One of which was an official selection to the Queens World Film Festival. Big Break Films, is a production company I founded in 2010.
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Quick Tip - How Simulate a Basic Dilating IrisAetuts retina dilating iris
    This Quick Tip will show how to manipulate footage of an eye to create the illusion that the Iris or Pupil is dilating. Using the Bulge Effect and simple motion tracking, the final product is quick and demonstrates how to use these simple tools.Read More…
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    Creating Epic Scenes From Outer Space - Part 3Aetuts preview space 3
    In this final tutorial we'll dive into creating a slightly more advanced matte painting that is both animated and holds picture quality detail. Using Basic 3D, Spherize, Light Flares and Glow; partnered with some simple blending you can create anything from far off planets to our very own earth. This tutorial in particular will help us understand how simple use of layer design can create extremely vivid portraits similar to those we enjoyed in Sci Fi movies from the past.Read More…
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    Creating Epic Scenes From Outer Space - Part 2Aetuts preview space 2
    In this tutorial we'll focus on aesthetics and light design as we explore how space can be used to show very distinct compositions. Using high contrast light design and simple effects like Fractal Noise and Lens Flare an AE Editor can composite some very artistic images. These compositions are yet another step in understanding how versatile and simple video effects in space can be.Read More…
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    Creating Epic Scenes From Outer Space - Part 1Aetuts preview space 1
    This tutorial covers basic planet and space compositing in After Effects. Using simple effects like Fractal Noise, Glow and CC Sphere, an AE Editor can easily create both a planet with depth and realistic light settings as well as backdrop filled with stars that stretch into the distance. This first installment will help AE Editors understand the basic aesthetic of space as we move forward with more complicated compositing.Read More…
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    Quick Tip - A Fast And Easy TV Turn Off EffectAetuts preview tv turn off
    This effect of turning a TV off is extremely simple. Using noise, some basic masks, and a lens flare, the effect is quick and one that can add a nice little something to the end of an animation.Read More…