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Paul Ezzy
Paul Ezzy
Massachusetts USA
Massachusetts USA

Paul Ezzy is an independent filmmaker and videographer. Trained formally as a filmmaker, editor, and actor at NYFA and the Rockport Photographic Workshops, Paul also has degrees in Education, Chemistry, and Psychology. His choice past-times include creating visual special effects, art, and video games.


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Articles by Paul Ezzy

Boris FX
Custom Transitions in Grass Valley EDIUS 6

Custom Transitions in Grass Valley EDIUS 6
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Learn how to create custom transitions using Boris RED 5 in Grass Valley EDIUS 6.

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Paul Ezzy
Boris FX
Chroma Key Effect with Boris RED and Sony Vegas Pro

Chroma Key Effect with Boris RED and Sony Vegas Pro
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Join Paul Ezzy, frequent COW Boris FX tutorial author, to learn how to do a chroma key effect using Boris RED 5 in Sony Vegas Pro 10.

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Paul Ezzy
Boris FX
Title Effect Animations with Boris RED

Title Effect Animations with Boris RED
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Learn how to create some really cool titling effects with Boris RED 5 and Sony Vegas Pro 10 with Paul Ezzy in this installment of his Boris RED video tutorial set created exclusively for Creative COW.

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Paul Ezzy
Boris FX
Custom Title Animations using Boris RED 5

Custom Title Animations using Boris RED 5
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Learn how to create custom title animations using Boris RED 5 and Sony Vegas Pro 10.

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Paul Ezzy
Boris FX
From Business Card to 3D Extruded Logo with Boris RED

From Business Card to 3D Extruded Logo with Boris RED
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If your client is asking for a 3D extruded logo animation in his video and all he has for company graphics is his business card, then you'd better dig deep into your toolbox. And you'd better find a copy of Boris RED in it because you will need RED's Vector Trace tool to get this tough job done.

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Paul Ezzy
Boris FX
Boris AAF Transfer 2: Avid to FCP Workflow

Boris AAF Transfer 2: Avid to FCP Workflow
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Boris AAF Transfer Version 2 gives you a set of two Final Cut Pro plug-ins for transferring sequences between Final Cut Pro and Avid editing and finishing systems. One of the plug-ins exports Avid-compatible AAF format files from Final Cut Pro to Avid. The other plug-in imports AAF format files from Avid to Final Cut Pro.

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Paul Ezzy
Boris FX
Boris AAF Transfer: Relink FCP and Avid

Boris AAF Transfer: Relink FCP and Avid
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This Boris FX video tutorial shows you how to relink your media between Apple Final Cut Pro and Avid Media Composer using AMA (Avid Media Access) relinking - with the help of Boris AAF Transfer, a custom Final Cut Pro plug-in that lets you export AAF files from Final Cut Pro sequences for import into Media Composer.

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Paul Ezzy
Boris FX
Using BCC Glint and FEC Sparkle Edges

Using BCC Glint and FEC Sparkle Edges
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This video tutorial compares and contrasts the Boris Continuum Complete Glint and Final Effects Complete Sparkle Edges filters. Learn how and when to appropriately use each of these spectacular filters.

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Paul Ezzy
Boris FX
Introducing Final Effects Complete 6 AE

Introducing Final Effects Complete 6 AE
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Final Effects Complete 6 AE brings over 110 designer effects and transitions to Macintosh and Windows versions of Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro CS5, CS4, and CS3. The new release features support for native After Effects lights, on-screen overlay control widgets for streamlined workflow, audio-driven keyframe generation, and a new Compare Mode feature to compare the filtered result with the unfiltered source via either a side-by-side or live split-screen view. Each Final Effects Complete filter has been re-engineered for 64-bit operating systems. Three all-new transition effects - Super Dissolve, RGB Dissolve, and Rectangular Scale Wipe - are included.

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Paul Ezzy
Boris FX
Transfer FCP Sequences to Avid Media Composer with Boris AAF

Transfer FCP Sequences to Avid Media Composer with Boris AAF
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Boris AAF Transfer is a custom Apple Final Cut Pro plug-in that lets you export AAF files from Final Cut Pro sequences for import into Avid Media Composer or Avid DS. Because the entire live FCP program sequence is transferred - with media, markers, cuts, dissolves, filters, and audio preserved - the transferred sequence can be edited and finished in the Media Composer or DS timeline without returning to FCP.

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Paul Ezzy
Boris FX
Introducing Boris Continuum Complete 7 AE

Introducing Boris Continuum Complete 7 AE
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Boris Continuum Complete 7 AE brings over 200 filters to Macintosh and Windows versions of Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro CS5, CS4, and CS3. The new release features 11 new filters including a 3-way color grade filter with built-in keying and masking tools, a new video noise reduction tool, a spline-based warp filter, an audio-driven keyframe generator, a new OpenGL particle engine, and still and video morph technology. Each Boris Continuum Complete filter has been re-engineered to take advantage of 64-bit processing and OpenGL acceleration. Watch this new video to learn more!

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Paul Ezzy
Boris FX
Transfer FCP Program Sequences to AE with Boris XML Transfer

Transfer FCP Program Sequences to AE with Boris XML Transfer
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Boris XML Transfer is an Adobe After Effects plug-in designed for seamless transfer of Apple Final Cut Pro program sequences to Adobe After Effects. Boris XML Transfer preserves all aspects of a Final Cut Pro project including effects, audio, media clips, transitions, and geometric transformations.

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Paul Ezzy
Boris FX
Text Effects with Final Effects Complete

Text Effects with Final Effects Complete
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Are you tired of solid stroke and soft shadows on your text styles? Do you need something unique and catchy for your project? Final Effects Complete 5 from Boris FX may offer a fresh treatment for your old title or lower third. FEC packs a wealth of eye-catching visual effects. Most of the effects are designed to work on full color images, but some can be used on alpha channel bitmaps such as text slates.

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Paul Ezzy
Boris FX
Boris Continuum Complete's Witness Protection Filter

Boris Continuum Complete's Witness Protection Filter
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In this video tutorial, we use the BCC Witness Protection filter in Apple Final Cut Pro to obscure the face of a surfer who is surfing a wave at great speed, moving across the frame from the center to exit on the right. We will use BCC Witness Protection's built-in motion tracker to automate this process.

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Paul Ezzy
Boris FX
Using Boris Continuum Complete's Cartoon Look Filter

Using Boris Continuum Complete's Cartoon Look Filter
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Boris Continuum Complete's Cartoon Look filter lets you easily convert images and clips into cartoon-style roto animations. The result is a look that has been popularized in films such as Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly. The look can also be seen in broadcast TV commercials for The Charles Schwab Corporation.

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Paul Ezzy
Boris FX
Stabilize Shaky Video Footage with BCC's Optical Stabilizer Filter

Stabilize Shaky Video Footage with BCC's Optical Stabilizer Filter
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The BCC Optical Stabilizer filter enables you to stabilize shaky video footage. The filter uses optical flow technology to determine the movement of the camera and then adjusts the clip's position to compensate. Depending upon filter parameter settings, the motion in the clip will either be smoothed or completely locked down. Unlike many other image stabilization tools, the BCC Optical Stabilizer does not require you to set user-defined tracking points. This is useful for images where tracking data is unreliable.

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Paul Ezzy
Boris FX
Creating Transitions with BCC 6 AE's Swish Pan Filter

Creating Transitions with BCC 6 AE's Swish Pan Filter
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Editors use transitions as a way to cut between scenes, typically creating an animated effect such as a dissolve or blur at the end of the outgoing clip and the beginning of the incoming clip. While most modern NLE systems ship with standard wipe transitions, there are some transition styles that are more of an in-camera effect rather than a synthesized gradient wipe or block dissolve. One of these effects, known as a Swish Pan, is created by panning the camera very quickly in a 180 degree arc, creating the look of a fast blur between the outgoing and incoming clips. Continuing in the tradition of making visual effects easy to create, Boris Continuum Complete 6 AE now includes a Swish Pan transition filter which is available free for registered BCC 6 AE users. In this video tutorial, we'll use the new BCC 6 Swish Pan filter to transition between a pair of clips.

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Paul Ezzy
Boris FX
Create Extruded Text with Boris Continuum Complete 6 AE

Create Extruded Text with Boris Continuum Complete 6 AE
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This new video tutorial shows you the basics of using BCC Extruded Text in Adobe After Effects. BCC Extruded Text belongs to the 3D Objects category of filters which is new to Boris Continuum Complete 6. These stunning OpenGL-based filters use vertex and pixel shaders that enable the generation of animated 3D shatter, bulge, bend, taper, twist, ripple, and wave effects. You can also create reflection or texture maps for the generated 3D text - from any image or video clip in the AE timeline.

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Paul Ezzy
Boris FX
Repair DV Footage with Boris Continuum Complete 6 AE's DV Fixer

Repair DV Footage with Boris Continuum Complete 6 AE's DV Fixer
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DV video is prone to jaggy edges and compression artifacts. BCC 6 AE's new DV Fixer will greatly improve the look of your clip without sacrificing image detail or quality. Watch how it's done inside Adobe After Effects CS4.

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Paul Ezzy
Boris FX
Put Electronic Makeup On Your Talent with Boris Continuum Complete 6 AE's Smooth Tone Filter

Put Electronic Makeup On Your Talent with Boris Continuum Complete 6 AE's Smooth Tone Filter
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BCC Smooth Tone is an image restoration filter that smoothes out skin imperfections while maintaining image detail and contrast in areas such as hair and eyes. This video tutorial from Paul Ezzy goes over the basics of applying the filter to a clip in AE and provides a brief lesson on how to use PixelChooser to increase the filter's effectiveness.

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Paul Ezzy
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