Creative COW Forum Host, Web Writer, Contributing Editor
Abdel-Basset is Egyptian but lives in the United Arab Emirates. He's long loved cinema
and the digital image. He began
writing for a magazine in Cairo and when was 16, he was invited to be on
the jury committee for the Cairo International Film Festival for youth cinema because of his work in children's tv programs and serials.
Later he was invited to attend Lucas Film Festival at Frankfurt. While there, he liked the effects of the films so much that it made him
realize that was what he wanted to do with his life.
When Ayman was 18, he learned linear editing at Egyptian Radio TV
Union. Then he worked as linear editor in many studios in Egypt, making
video clips and TV commercials (DIGITAL STUDIO & I.T.S & MAGIC
ART) on linear systems of CHARISMA Xvtl & DME3000&5000&7000
with Grass Valley & Sony switchers.
After working for a year as linear editor, Ayman took some classes in
Web Design. He liked flash so much that it was his first step into the
Ayman has trained on many nonlinear and VFX systems and has worked as a
nonlinear editor using Fast Liquid Silver and Discreet Edit. Recently,
he's also used a Smoke, but his first love is Combustion integrated
with Edit 6. Ayman even developed a way to write Arabic text in
Combustion v2 despite the lack of Arabic support and the fact that it
is running on an English operating system.
Lately, Ayman has added training to be a DA VINCI 2k COLORIST of
telecine color correction. It seems, Ayman just wants to learn it all. Did we mention that he loves the field of special effects?
Ayman worked as freelancer instructor for discreet combustion at discreet certified educational center in Cairo calls YAT.
Ayman was honoured in having his work accepted for the wondertouch particleIllusion demoreel which screened at NAB and Siggraph 2004.
Ayman worked for 5 years for first private TV channel in Kuwait Alrai TV and is currently working for the Media Zone of Abu-Dhabi known as (Twofour54) plus working as Demo Artist for the DI system ASSIMILATE™ SCRATCH in the middle east and north Africa.
You can find Ayman Abdel-Basset hosting in Creative COW's Autodesk Combustion, and Autodesk Toxik Forums.
Articles by Ayman Abdel-Basset
Writing a Logo with Light
In this video tutorial, CreativeCOW leader Ayman Abdel-Basset demonstrates a quick, easy way to use the eraser of the paint operator and the particle system of Autodesk Combustion to create a nice writing logo effect -- complete with shining rays. This tutorial is for advanced users of Combustion, but also has some useful tips for new users.
Tutorial, Video Tutorial
Combustion: Replacing A Color using the Color Suppression Operator
Beginners in Combustion often ask the question: My actor's shirt is green. How do I change it to blue? In this tutorial, Ayman Abdel-Basset demonstrates how to change one color in an image to another color. And he does it in Combustion without extra plug-ins.
Combustion: Creating Rays of Sunshine without Plug-ins
In this tutorial, Ayman Abdel-Basset demonstrates how to create the effect of rays without 3rd party plug-ins by using the keying operator and dolly blur operator - creating the illusion of light using simply basic blurs in Combustion.