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If you’ve ever wondered how moving timelapse, complicated visual effects, and stop motion animation are executed, more often than not the filmmakers are using a motion control system of some kind. Usually these systems have been prohibitively expensive at the higher-end, but we’re now starting to get more affordable options that are just as fully featured. Kessler, who is well-known for their sliders, has now moved up to a fully electronic motion control head called the CineDrive. Check out the walk-through video below. More »

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DitoGear, maker of the OmniSlider, already has a following among “Timelapsers” and visual effects folks, but now they’ve cemented that following with the addition of a motion control head and lens motor: the OmniHead and LensDrive. If you haven’t already seen it before, here’s the OmniSlider in action: More »

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Mocha is an advanced motion-tracking plugin for Adobe After Effects that is conveniently bundled with AE for free. I’ve done most of my motion tracking in After Effects using its native tracking abilities, but Mocha offers more advanced controls. So here’s a tutorial of how to use Mocha — in this case, to properly track a wall in a moving shot, and to add some graffiti in post to said wall. This is an excerpt of a After Effects training course at Lynda.com by Chris Meyer and Trish Meyer: More »