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After Effects Book by Trish & Chris Meyer Released

New $49.95 Tutorial Book Helps Motion Graphics Artists Take Their Skills to New Heights (December 07, 2001)
Motion graphics gurus Trish and Chris Meyer's new book, After Effects in Production book by Trish and Chris MeyerAfter Effects in Production, presents 12 step-by-step tutorials designed to teach useful design concepts and production tricks. In it, the Meyers coach readers through the ins and outs of Adobe After Effects 5's new features, and present the "why" behind the steps so readers can adapt these techniques to their own motion graphics work. Many of the projects contain timeless concepts that can also be executed in After Effects 4.1, enabling the maximum number of users to master this industry-standard application. "By showcasing a variety of artistic techniques, After Effects in Production is a natural follow-up to Creating Motion Graphics," says Steve Kilisky, senior product manager for Adobe After Effects.

After Effects in Production heightens readers' skills even further by focusing on the artistic applications of After Effects to permit artists to:

--master the new 3D space features, including lights, cameras and orientation employ parenting, precomposing and expressions to group layers

--refine animations with keyframe assistants, expressions and velocity curves

--implement universal design concepts suitable to any version of After Effects

After Effects in Production also features six case studies of commercial projects created by award-winning studios such as ATTIK, Belief, Curious Pictures, The Diecks Group, Fido and the authors' own studio, CyberMotion.

These case studies detail the integration of After Effects, 3D programs, live action and a variety of animation techniques, revealing the artistic concepts behind the spots as well as the inventive techniques used to execute them.

Trish and Chris Meyer are the creative forces behind CyberMotion, an award-winning motion graphics studio in Los Angeles. They have created imagery for NBC, ABC, HBO, Fox, TLC, New Line and Paramount, plus corporations ranging from Apple to Xerox. Trish and Chris co-author the long-running "Motion Graphics" column in DV magazine, and regularly teach at venues such as The American Film Institute, BDA, NAB and DV Expo. Their decade-long association with the After Effects development team makes them true "insiders" with a deep understanding of the program's uses and potential. Their first book, Creating Motion Graphics with After Effects, continues to serve as the industry bible for motion graphics production.

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