MotionElements is Asia’s leading microstock marketplace for video content creators. Not only do they provide a fully localized experience for stock media sellers and buyers throughout Asia, but internationally as well. In collaboration with AE User Group Japan, MotionElements presents exclusive coverage of the 18th After Effects Study held in Tokyo on April 7th. This seminar reveals the latest Adobe Creative Cloud updates that were introduced in NAB 2016 (National Association of Broadcasters). In addition, it covers valuable reviews, tips and tricks from Japan’s top VFX artists. In a much anticipated move, this motion graphics and VFX conference was made available in English subtitles.
18th After Effects Study (Motion Graphics and VFX)
Videos from the seminar are available at MotionElements for free! and all you have to do is sign up on their website, or login with your existing account. Since the entire event was recorded and split up into 5 videos, we have listed each below with relevant information for each.
- NAB 2016 Show Review
- Creating Virtual Reality in AE & Using Frame.io
- Storyboard Animatics and Intro to Mocha
- How to Create Blockbuster Effects
- The Endless Possibilities of “Particular” in AE
By reviewing each of these videos, you can learn the trendiest tips and strategies for video marketing.
1. NAB 2016 Show Review
VFX and video experts reviewed the latest technologies from NAB 2016, as well as the latest tools for 8K video, virtual reality and 360-degree video. In addition, a complete review was done for the new 755 megapixel Cinema light field Lytro camera.
This session’s guest speaker, Yoshihiro Enatsu, is from marimoRECORDS.
2. Creating Virtual Reality in AE & Using Frame.io
Virtual Reality, certainly a hot topic, represents the hottest addition to mainstream video. In this part of the seminar, speakers discuss the VR trend and techniques for making 360-degree videos. In addition, Tatsuro Ogata, guest speaker from Composition Inc., introduces the process of combining different views to make seamless, virtual landscapes.
3. Storyboard Animatics and Intro to Mocha
While traditionally, artists have worked on storyboarding with pen and paper, this aspect of video creation has come a long way. So in this session, you’ll learn how to utilize the tools from Adobe Creative Cloud to bring your sketches to life and how to visualize your end products better. Additionally, you will learn how to enhance your films using the powerful roto and planar tracking tools in Mocha for After Effects.
Guest speaker for this session is Kazuya Hayashi, producer and director.
4. How to Create Blockbuster Effects
Takayuki Sato is the guest speaker for this part of the seminar because of his vast experience in motion graphics and VFX artistry. His portfolio includes major Hollywood projects. Most noteworthy, he shows the process of creating one of the most popular graphics effects in his short film that went viral, “The Moment of Beauty.”
5. The Endless Possibilities of “Particular” in AE
BaKaAfter is a another talented artist and is famous for creating beautiful motion graphics in After Effects. He uses AE in everything from lightshows to complete music videos. He also attended as a guest speaker in this seminar. BaKaAfter also discusses the thought process in his recent works which he made using “Particular” in After Effects.
Especially relevant for video marketers, these exclusive video demos show you the tips, tricks and techniques of Japan’s finest motion graphics and VFX artists.
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