Category: After Effects


Password hacking is usually presented as a quite dull process in Hollywood visuals. It is even more dull in real life. In this tutorial QubaHG will show you my take on a HolOS password hacking interface – spicing it up with After Effects 2.5D crossword puzzle look. Very cool!  http://qubahq.com/2010/03/tutorial-holos-password-hacking/

QubaHQ tutorial

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I wanted to post my star video again. I added some new layers, and a glow effect on it which made it even more neon looking. I also used the Wiggle expression to effect the scale, position and rotation of the star. To jazz it up even more, I put a movie of Amsterdam at night behind it to give the movie more motion instead of a static image.

I think this effect works pretty well. The original effect seen in the Sprint commercials uses actual flashlights and slows down time, but this effect almost mimics it. You have to put random light sources jumping around to give it a little imperfection and randomness as well as a hotspot on where the light is coming from.  Anyway, Enjoy!

I wanted to post this, it’s more experimenting with light streaks as seen in the Ipod ads. Pretty cool effect, still learning.

I recently did a tutorial on how to re-create the light effects from Sprints latest commercials. Watch Tutorial

Anyway, it was a very great tutorial and it taught me some stuff I did not know. The tutorial had a image of a city in the back, but I grabbed some video of Amsterdam at night to have motion in the background since it looked weird to have the strokes moving but not the background. Anyway, what came out was pretty cool. Have a look and if you like, do the tutorial. Enjoy!

Boxing Promo

I recently did this as practice on making a movie look like it was on the jumbotron with CC Ball Action. It turned out pretty cool. Enjoy!

Video Teaser

I recently did a video where some letters DHC (my band) exploded. It was more or less a test to see if I could learn more about particles, cloudlets and using null objects with the shatter effect. It still needs some work, but I thought I would post a snippet here. Enjoy

I was messing around with displacement maps in After Effects and you can get some cool effects. I found that with some expressions and gradients that move over time can make for some pretty cool looking fire. Add to that some particle smoke and little bits dropping off and you got your self a cool looking animation. I found a great tutorial from Andrew Kramer on http://www.videocopilot.net that shows you how to do this effect and then use it on any objects with some tweaks. Enjoy!

Fun with Displacement Maps

Recently my friend and I have been doing a lot of banners t night helping out some friends of ours at agencies. We decided, that we truly love banners, we love the design challenge, we love the limited space, the expandables, the little guys, all of them.

They are not going away either, we see them everywhere, on the web, on the bottom of our TV’s on our mobile phones, at the movie theaters, inside our XBOX and inside out video games. We decided to compose an small production shop that does nothing BUT banners. Big ones, Small ones, colorful ones, interactive ones and so forth.

Our original idea was Banner Army of the Dead, but upon further reflection when we combined some basic banner shapes, they resembled a brontosaurus. In an instant the name came to us….Bannersaurus, not only did it work with the image, but also, it says (between the lines) Banners R US which is awesome!. Below is the logo animation I did recently. Enjoy!

I recently did this mock up to play with particles and use some custom particles. The particles explode from the center and outward in different sizes to reveal the sub tag line and then the logo. A light effect was used on the logo to bring it in and then the little pixel guy winks. It was a fun experiment to do and I learned a lot about Trapcode’s http://www.trapcode.com particular plug in.