If you are in the motion graphics industry, the Unplugged series is a must. Industry veteran, John Dickinson delivers riveting and highly informative interviews with industry leaders, experts and rising stars. With a specific focus on Adobe After Effects and related software, you’ll learn invaluable insights, inside knowledge, tips and trends.

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September 25, 2012 by   | 4,211 views | Comments (9)

In this revealing episode of Unplugged I chat with Motion artist, trainer, presenter and author Angie Taylor about her background, her books and training products. Use the code “MOTION20″ for 20% off any Video2Brain training in Angie’s Store, good through the end of November, 2012.

Rubber Johnny  (Some viewers may find this disturbing!)

May 14, 2012 by   | 2,957 views | Comments (4)

In this special episode of Unplugged, I chat with Zax Dow of Zaxwerks about After Effects CS6 and what the introduction of the 3D ray-traced features means to Zaxwerks flagship products 3D Invigorator and ProAnimator. Use the code motionworks for a 20% discount on full Zaxwerks products.

February 27, 2012 by   | 1,620 views | Comments (4)

Peter McAuley has been involved in the development of state-of-the-art graphics technology for print, video and film since the mid-1990s. Since 1999, he’s been a part of the Boris FX team, managing Boris Continuum Complete and other Boris FX product lines. In this episode of Unplugged we discuss Peter’s background, his role at Boris FX and learn more about Boris FX products with a focus on Continuum Complete 8 and how it compares to other popular After Effects plug-in sets.

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Jesse Rosten came to my attention last week via his popular Fotoshop by Adobé spot. Jesse is skillful yet modest,  with a great eye, loads of heart and a passion for film and motion graphics. In this fun episode of Unplugged discover how Jesse transitioned from the Makeup counter at Walgreens to become a talented, in-demand filmmaker and commercial director.

September 11, 2011 by   | 2,069 views | Comments (2)
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In the past few years Rob Redman has blasted into recognition as a 3D artist and teacher through his website Pariah Studios and as host of Making It Look Great 8 and 9. In the first half of this revealing  interview we discuss how Rob started out and the interesting path he took, including time working for Games Workshop. We follow that with insights from Rob into Making It Look Great 8 and 9 for Cinema 4D.

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May 1, 2011 by   | 2,365 views | Comments (5)

Sean Mullen heads up the up and coming stock footage website Rampant Design Tools, and has a long history of visual effects work on many popular shows including ER, Six Feet Under and Nip/Tuck. In this interview we discuss how Sean made a start in the industry and how it lead him to where he is now. Read more…

December 7, 2010 by   | 8,952 views | Comments (57)

A true Cinema 4D and After Effects genius

In the motion graphics world there is a wealth of inspiring work being created every day, but every so often you discover artists who take the art of motion to the next level. Pierre Magnol is one such artist, consistently producing breathtaking graphics that most of us can only dream of. Read more…

July 8, 2010 by   | 10,014 views | Comments (26)

Who is the man inside the tutorials?

If Video Copilot is the most popular site on the planet for After Effects tutorials, then Sam Loya must be the most recognised tutorial talent. Appearing in dozens of Andrew Kramer’s tutorials sometimes wielding a light sabre or machine gun and other times being blasted to pieces, Sam’s style has given the tutorials a professional edge. In this funny episode, learn more about Sam, his work with Video Copilot and his “love” of sport! Read more…

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