Thomas Egger: using mocha for Stabilization and Roto
22 December 2009

Visual Effects artist and Director, Thomas Egger recently sent us links to this beautiful new spot. It takes the "tilt/shift" concept to a whole new level. mocha was used for stabilization and roto. Enjoy and Happy Holidays! -Ross

Tutorial: Dealing with Foreground Obstructions Part 2 - Final Cut
18 December 2009

We delve once again into the world of tracking and rotoscoping as I show you how to get tracking and shape data from Part 1 of the tutorial into Final Cut Pro. It's a rip-roaring, rollicking journey using mocha for Final Cut and mocha Shape for Final Cut.You'll laugh, you'll...

Random tip - Use mokey to make a panning shot widescreen
17 December 2009

Keith over at our forums had an interesting request the other day: He wanted to know how to convert a panning shot of Standard Definition footage to widescreen by using mokey to create a clean plate for the edges.  We had a ponder and tried it out, and here's what...

New Greyscalegorilla Five Second Project: “Milk and Cookies”
16 December 2009

Nick Campbell, the greyscalegorilla, has just posted up a new Five Second Project over at his splendid blog.The new theme is: “Milk and Cookies” About 5 Second ProjectsEvery couple of weeks, greyscalegorilla posts up a new theme that entrants have to base 5 seconds of animation/motion graphics around.  Winners get...

Unplugged 16: Ross Shain
10 December 2009

While it can be difficult to watch oneself onscreen, I just wanted to share this link. Our friend John Dickinson at Motionworks interviewed me for his unplugged series.John's interviews in this series are great because he explores how and why various people got into the post industry.My interview is here:...

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