Jobs For Everyone

By Yessenia Fabian on May 23, 2019

The entertainment industry is notoriously hard to break into. Unlike other industries, jobs aren’t publicly listed with aggregators or on job boards. So if you want to start, or even continue, a career as an actor, musician, singer, dancer, or even as a part of the production crew, you’re often faced with the old mantra of “It’s who you know.” The Mandy Network is changing this.

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Topics: Video Editing, Mandy Network, Production, Post Production, Employment, Career Advice

Drawing Live Shapes with Adobe Illustrator

By Katie Houghton on January 11, 2019

Learn how to draw in Adobe Illustrator with new shape technology!

Adobe Illustrator has always been the go-to application for drawing vector-based graphics and it just got much easier to draw with the inclusion of live shapes and corner widgets. In this post, we will have a complete overview of live shapes and how to customize them using custom widgets. 

AE 30 second comp Live Ellipse-1

 

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Topics: Adobe Illustrator, graphic design, vector graphics, shapes, adobe illustrator live shapes

More of the same: 6 ways to duplicate elements in After Effects

By Eran Stern on December 27, 2018

The ultimate goal of any design is to make an impression. When it achieves this goal, it fulfills its purpose: communicate the message it was intended to convey. 

Repeating some aspects of a design throughout a piece is a great design practice.  We use repetition to create a sense of unity and consistency.  It can create emphasis, hierarchy, and structure.  The more we see something, the more we familiarize with it, and as a result, remember it. 

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Topics: Adobe After Effects, Motion Graphics, After Effects Repeater, After Effects Puppet Tool, After Effects CC RepeTile, After Effects Clone Stamp Tool, After Effects CC Particle World

InDesign for Social Media: Creating Quick Graphics

By Luisa Winters on December 18, 2018

Sometimes you just need to know some quick basics that can help you promote and /or enhance your expertise! I hear this a lot from video producers, marketing professionals, and web developers (to name just a few) who are producing great work, and who think they could do more to highlight it on platforms like social media. If you are a creative professional, you likely have access to Adobe Creative Cloud applications beyond those that you are using on a regular basis. Take for instance InDesign—one of the most powerful Adobe applications! Most of the video artists that I know have never even opened InDesign.

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Topics: InDesign, social media, graphic design

UAV Night flight

By Douglas Spotted Eagle on March 30, 2018

Night-flying drones is an incredible, exhilarating experience, whether for broadcast, news-gathering, or just plain fun flight. However, night flight also carries with it some specific responsibilities and regulatory requirements.

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Getting Started with UAV

By Douglas Spotted Eagle on March 29, 2018

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