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Plug-in to After Effects by Michele Yamazaki

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REFERENCE AND WORKFLOW

Not every plug-in exists to make beautiful visual effects, cool transitions, or help with compositing magic. Some exist only to help you achieve those effects. They are the behind-the-scenes tools, sort of like the guy in the restaurant who does all of the prep work, chopping the lettuce and preparing the lemon wedges for dinner service. It’s a very important job that needs to be done but with none of the glamour of the executive chef.

When I started my internship at Postworks in 1995, I learned a few things the first week that I had not learned in college: how to read and set up a waveform monitor and vector scope and the importance of keeping elements in title safe and action safe areas. Although I do not create content ...

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