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Iain Anderson
Iain Anderson
Brisbane, Queensland Australia
Brisbane, Queensland Australia

Iain Anderson is an editor, animator, designer, developer and Apple Certified Trainer based in Brisbane, Australia. He's been editing on and off since 1991, has taught privately and in tertiary institutions, and has freelanced for Microsoft and the Queensland Government.
 
Comfortable with anything from Quartz Composer to Second Life and Final Cut Studio to Adobe Creative Suite, he spends the best parts of his week looking after his young daughter. After training, freelance work, making new tutorial videos, experimenting a little on the iPhone and keeping up with Twitter, there's little time to do much else.
 
You can find some of Iain's work at: http://funwithstuff.com, http://motionally.com and http://twelvefives.com.

You can find Iain Anderson hosting in Creative COW's and CoreMelt Plug-ins Forum.

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Articles by Iain Anderson

CoreMelt Plug-ins
CoreMelt Easy Slick FX CoreMelt Easy Slick FX

Iain Anderson shows some tricks to add easy slick fx to an edit. Learn how you can use free effects to enhance your video -- first in a way that helps inject energy into an high-impact edit, and then in a more subtle way to change the look of a more serious piece. All the effects discussed here are part of the new CoreMelt Free.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
CoreMelt Plug-ins
CoreMelt Luminous CoreMelt Luminous

Apple certified Trainer, Iain Anderson, shows us how to get the best looking glows and blurs around using CoreMelt's Luminous plugin pack. With new controls to help create awesome titles including alpha control, blending modes and new breakup options, Luminous 2.3.8 includes all the blurs and glows you will need.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
CoreMelt Plug-ins
CoreMelt Lock & Load X Pro CoreMelt Lock & Load X Pro

Iain Anderson takes us through some of the new features found in the latest version of Lock & Load X, CoreMelt's video stabilisation and rolling shutter reduction plugin. With new features like tracking area, you can track just the part of the footage you want to stabilize to have complete control of the stabilization.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
CoreMelt Plug-ins
CoreMelt VideoWall CoreMelt VideoWall

Iain Anderson demonstrates a wide range of video wall effects inside Final Cut Pro, including transitions, three dimensional stylised effects and slideshow transitions. All of these can be created in seconds on video or still images with fine control over placement and randomization of the various layers. Save yourself hours and hours of time over placing and animating layers by hand using these techniques. Iain also shows animating parameters to audio by sending a shot to motion, and some combinations that can create some unique looks.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
CoreMelt Plug-ins
CoreMelt Creative Transitions in FCP CoreMelt Creative Transitions in FCP

Iain Anderson takes us through adding variety to your edit in creative ways with transitions. Some unusual uses of transitions for text or product overlays are covered, instantly jazz up titles or pack shots using these simple techniques. We cover many of the transitions included in CoreMelt PolyChrome Transitions as well as simple FCP tricks.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
CoreMelt Plug-ins
CoreMelt Synced Video Montage CoreMelt Synced Video Montage

Got footage from a multi camera shoot of an event or band recording and need some treatment ideas? Iain Anderson shows how to take footage from a multi-camera shoot, instantly synchronize it using Plural-Eyes software and then create synced montage animations in a variety of different styles. Using Plural-Eyes and ImageFlow together you can go from a stack of raw clips to a synced-animated montage animation in minutes not hours.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
CoreMelt Plug-ins
CoreMelt Video Stabilization CoreMelt Video Stabilization

Got shaky footage? In this video tutorial certified Apple FCP trainer, Iain Anderson explains the concepts of video stabilization, and how to smooth movement in jittery video. Using Lock and Load X, Iain quickly and easily stabilizes footage with obvious rotational, zoom and jitter movement. He also displays how to use keyframes to compensate for extreme movement.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
CoreMelt Plug-ins
CoreMelt Footage Cleanup CoreMelt Footage Cleanup

In this video tutorial, Iain Anderson, certified Apple trainer, shows us techniques for cleaning up and finishing off video in a final edit. Using some of the tools available inside CoreMelt's Gadget, he takes us through the process of removing unwanted objects, smoothing out skin tones, and applying a witness protection effect on faces in your footage. Coupled with motion tracking inside Apple Motion, we also learn how to lock these tools to specific areas of your footage for a quick and easy result.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
CoreMelt Plug-ins
Coremelt Curves Color Grading Coremelt Curves Color Grading

Certified Apple FCP Trainer Iain Anderson shows us how to make the most of curves based color correction right inside Final Cut Pro. Learn how to correct common problems like flat footage, incorrect color balance and specific color problems by using CoreMelt's advanced plugins inside the Pigment Color Correction tools.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial
CoreMelt Plug-ins
CoreMelt Tilt Shift CoreMelt Tilt Shift

Certified Apple FCP Trainer Iain Anderson demonstrates how to create the popular Tilt Shift Lens look of miniatures from real footage on the FCP timeline. Includes a detailed run through of masking techniques in photoshop to help convincingly apply depth of field of any strength using the CoreMelt Depth Blur Z Mask plugin. We've also included some footage and a sample FCP project for you to work with, and you can try the technique out using our trial version of CoreMelt Luminous.

Tutorial, Video Tutorial


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