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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! To be included in the meetup, please post by 11:59PM (CDT) Wednesday June 16th. You can post to social media using the hashtag #mnae,…

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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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April 2021 Prompt: Sushi

This month our prompt is Sushi! To be included in the meetup, please post by 11:59PM (CDT) Wednesday April 21st. You can post to social media using the hashtag #mnae, but the best way to make sure we see it is…

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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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March 2021 Prompt: Secret

Shhhhhhh. This month, our prompt is secret. No really, the prompt word itself is “Secret.” To be included in the meetup, please post by 11:59PM (CDT) Wednesday March 24th. You can post to social media using the hashtag #mnae, but the…