After Effects 5.5 Magic

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New Riders, 2002 - Computers - 302 pages
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In the right hands, After Effects can be a creatively enabling motion design tool. With After Effects 5.5 Magic, you can leverage its capabilities. Written by some of the world's top motion graphics experts, this book provides the kind of first-hand advice and practiced techniques that can improve your efficiency and help you hone your skills.

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CelStyle Animation Tricks 2
Algorithmic Video Distortion 18
SWF Export from After Effects 42

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Mark Christiansen is a San Francisco based artist/animator and a Contributing Editor for DV Magazine; he began using After Effects in the art department at LucasArts Entertainment Company when it was still a product of CoSA. Recent clients include ABC-TV (with The Orphanage) and Medtronic; while at LucasArts, Mark was the Lead Artist of Behind the Magic which Entertainment Weekly named its number one choice for 1998; he also pioneered the use of full motion video in Rebel Assault II, for which he created over 40 minutes of composited footage, as well as a set of film trailers. He has written over three dozen articles and features for DV Magazine and other publications and has spoken at NAB, GDC and Develop! UK. This is his first book.

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