Improve animated write-on type in After Effects
A typeface with a dramatic stroke variation needs a little TLC when it comes to animating it. In this short tutorial, our designer Nikki shows you how to improve the “write-on type stroke effect” in After Effects when the thick-thin variation is significant. We used this technique in our showreel Past Modern.
If you’re not familiar with this stroke effect used to create the write-on, check out one these helpful tutorials: Animated Handwriting in Layers magazine or Video Copilot’s Writing on the Wall (a.k.a. graffiti).
Alejandro Paul’s Courtesy Script available from Sudtipos.com.
How to create a Doodle Dissolve transition with RoughAnimator
We challenged ourselves to find a way to use color to transition between two totally different clips. By connecting the clips with doodles, the end result is a powerful and playful visual. By drawing on the actual video with a pencil the transition became all about the creative approach to the connection – resulting […] Read more
7 Filmmaking Trends We Spotted at Sundance 2019
Our Art Director Sara Jean Hughes shares some filmmaking trends she spotted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival last week. Films About Adolescence After Eighth Grade swept awards season following its Sundance debut in 2018, there were many films this year that chronicled the nature of growing up. These included Big Time Adolescence, Share, […] Read more
Contributor guest post; Meet Gene Sung
Hello, my name is Gene and I’m an LA-based DP and Director. Dissolve very kindly let me write a blog post on some of my projects, so here it is. The first clip above is my Demo Reel, I DP’d pretty much all of it and directed a fair bit. Of course, like many […] Read more