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June 2021 Recap: Essential Graphics & Templates

This month we covered the Essential Graphics panel in After Effects. Co-manager Paul Conigliaro demonstrated how the seemingly simple Essential Graphics panel can unlock a new way of thinking about text templates, rigs, and sending graphics to Premiere Pro. The…

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June Prompt: Camping

This month our prompt is Camping! Create a short video with the theme and share it with us! You can post to social media using the hashtag #mnae, but the best way to make sure we see it is to post…

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Reel Tips

In our May 2021 meeting on reels, we meet online to review reels and talk about important aspects that constitute reel content; an essential toolkit for all After Effects users. Here are our tips for reels. Have an outro and…

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May 2021 Recap: Reimagined Reels

This month we challenged you to take one piece from your first (or earlier) reel and reimagine it with the skills and eye you’ve developed since. This was a lot of fun to see. Hanna shared her new take on…

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April 2021 Recap: Rigging

This month we covered a lot of ground on rigging. Nice Moves Co-Founder Alicia Allen demoed a rig created by using image sequences. MNAE Co-Admin Tara Iannarelli showcased how to set up a mouth rig for voiceover lip-syncing and a…

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School of Motion: Is It Right for You?

Chances are if you’ve been online for more than 37 seconds you’ve had a targeted ad pop up somewhere for School of Motion. You might have clicked on it and wondered, “would this be a good investment?” MNAE asked me…

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After Effects 18.0 & New Beta

After Effects 18.0 was release yesterday along with a new public beta for 18.1. These releases bring some great new features to your workflow and a BIG new feature to test. After Effects 18.0 The latest release brings us up…

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Give Adobe Feedback on Two New Beta Features

If you’ve been digging into the After Effects public beta builds, you know it’s a great way to test out some upcoming features. In the latest beta, the After Effects team introduced two big new features for testing — a redesigned…

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February Prompt: Warmth

We’re now past the coldest month of the year, but nowhere near rounding the corner into Spring. So we’re trying to stay warm and looking forward to getting warm. So it seemed fitting. To be included in the meetup, please…

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Media Replacement in Motion Graphic Templates

Media replacement is coming to Motion Graphics Templates in AE and Premiere! This is something anyone who’s used Final Cut Pro X (I know, I know…) has been wanting since MOGRTs were first introduced! Under the hood a replaceable media…