Eran Stern

Based in Israel, Eran Stern is well-known in the After Effects world, thanks largely to his tutorials and podcasts for Creative Cow. In this episode of Unplugged learn how Eran balances his focus between a worldwide audience and his  growing Hebrew-speaking fan base. Eran also gives his thoughts on the ever-growing quantity of online training and chats about the ACE (Adobe Certified Expert) exam for After Effects, of which he is the author.

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  1. Jim Hines
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    Hello Eran, pleasure to meet you. One of my favorites of yours is “The Invisible Cape” and “Afterista” was one of the very first tutorials I ever watched. Congratulations on your new addition.

    Good stuff and as always, Rock On, Jon.

  2. Mauro
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    I’m really getting addicted to this unplugged interviews! You know I studied so long on tutorials and now all the names I learned and still learning from are getting a face. eheh Eran rocks!

    Keep up the really good work John!

    greets from Italy.

    • John Dickinson
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      Thanks Mauro, I’m pleased to hear you’re enjoying the chats. Best, John.

  3. change
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    Thank you for great and informative interview .Stern give us good information about adobe certified expert exam. Is steve holmes (my favorite ) is going to appear in your amazing unplugged series .I have been waiting for steve holmes interview.

    long live after effects.

    • John Dickinson
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      Thanks for the suggestion change, Steve is a great idea. Best, John.

  4. Caju
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    What a nice conversation, I’ve been waiting to see when will Eran join the UNPLUGGED glory hall, since i am a big fan of his work.

    Thank you and Keep it up.

  5. Hussin Khan
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    Damn! I was set to take the ACE exam too…not after this though…probably save some money to buy some plugins!! Well done to the both of you. Best regards.

  6. Chris Martin
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    Great interview John! Eran seems like a really great guy.

    • John Dickinson
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      Thanks Chris. Yes, Eran is a man of great generosity and warmth. I feel luck to know him. Best, John.

  7. Chris
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    This industry is amazing with the way everyone shares information. Thanks to both of you for helping set the tone for all of us!

    • John Dickinson
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      You’re welcome Chris. It feels good to be part of this industry for sure. Best, John.

  8. Diego
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    once again you did it jhon, you always go for the big fish, kramer, rawinowitz, stren and of course your self, all at the same place, that is amazing. who’s next?
    thanks again for doing this great efford to show more and more about this huge after effects universe

    • John Dickinson
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      Hey Diego, I have a bunch of people lined up! There are a lot of great people in this industry! Best, John.

  9. James
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    my keen detective skills have noticed a trend with After Effects “big time players”. They are all really nice guys! What’s with that? I am on the run from the fashion industry, and there is no where near this much comradeship and open resource in the vanity gig.
    Thank you so very much once again for bringing another of my favorite teachers to your program. It’s nice to see these guys kinda unwind and just chatting about the business.
    It would be nice to see a round table in the backroom of a nice pub, as a backdrop. And I would buy you all a round!
    Cheers!

    • John Dickinson
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      Hi James, I think we all really enjoy what we do. There hasn’t been a single day in the last 8 years where I felt my work as boring. That’s probably why I find it easy to be passionate when I share knowledge with others. Best, John.

  10. eyed films
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    John , this show is just great ! Please make an interview with AYATO 🙂

    • John Dickinson
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      I’m planning on interviewing Ayato sometime. We met up a few years ago in Tokyo so stay tuned. Best, John.

  11. steve
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    Bravo!

  12. Ethan Asad
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    I always wanted to take that test. Now i have changed my mind. lolxx.. John, Wat about an interview with Maxafter owner Shoaib Khan?

    • John Dickinson
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      Sorry to have scared you off the test Ethan 😉 Thanks for the suggestion for Unplugged. Best, John.

  13. Eran Stern
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    Thanks everyone for the warm words, It makes proud to be part of this growing beloved community.
    @James: I liked the AE Round Table Knights idea, Now we only need to find a decent pub, so everyone can make it 🙂

    As for the ACE Test: I think I frighten most of you away from it, and it wasn’t my intention. I invite you to read the exam guidelines here: http://partners.adobe.com/public/en/ace/ACE_Exam_Guide_AfterEffectsCS4.pdf
    There’s a few Q&A examples and the full list of topics, so you can get an idea about the exam structure. Again, I must say it is a serious test but if you prepare yourself as suggested, you can raise your chances to pass.

    Hope to meet you all in real life very soon.

    • Ethan Asad
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      Thanks for the link, Eran.

  14. eli
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    pleasure to hear you both..:)

    • John Dickinson
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      Thanks eli. Best, John.

  15. Honey
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    Hey John, Eran, Harry, n Andrew u all are my favourite hero’s man

    keep it up..

    • John Dickinson
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      Thanks Honey.

  16. Antonio_seville
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    Fantastic!…we had only the “spanglish” to this moment, Eran has bring us a new mescolanzza the “hebrenglish”. thankyou Eran

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