Rainy Window (Tutorial)


In this massive, 3-chapter tutorial you will learn how to create an After Effects scene with a realistic rain dripping down a window. In chapter 1 I explain the creation of the background plate - from a single photograph to an illusion of an alive city at night. In chapter 2 I walk you though the creation of rain simulation using Trapcode Particular. The final, 3rd chapter focuses on compositing these elements together to create the final look.

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QHQ Superglue (tutorial+preset)


In this episode I will share with you a simple After Effects preset I designed to help me stick 2D layers to a variety of sources without the need for parenting. While the technique itself is trivially simple, I will explain in-depth the mechanism behind the script and walk you through a number of examples of how it can be used.

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GIFify Glitch (tutorial)


In episode 2 of the QubaHQ Tutorials Season 2, I will show you how to use Photoshop's batch processing to create a cool glitch effect based off the GIF compression algorithm.

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QHQ Chromatic Aberration Rig (tutorial+script)


In this tutorial I will discuss the optics of chromatic aberration and common ways of reproducing it in vfx. I will also introduce the brand new Chromatic Aberration Rig in form of an After Effects script that automates the creation of this effect into a simple 2-click procedure.

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Everything Tastes Better in Slow Motion (part 5)


Another Olivari project came to a close in 2013. Here are the last 6 parts of the amazing Everything Tastes Better in Slow Motion series.

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Bowerbirds: November and December


With the end of 2013, Olivari's One Year of Little campaign came to a close. In December we published the final episodes of many of the series created for this project. Here are two final videos for Bowerbirds: November and December.

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Nexus 7: Grandma


Nexus 7: Grandma is a video banner - a one minute visit to the wonderful world of grandparents, as seen through the eyes of a child. Following the tabletop aesthetic of Nexus 7 campaign, it abstracts the story into a series of carefully curated still life compositions. But I would not be myself if I stopped there...

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Bowerbirds: October


This month's meditative, repeating and almost zen-like song called for something slower and relaxing. Paint drying and grass growing felt too cliche, so we settled on having a mountain range erect over the course of the song. This was also the first Bowerbirds clip where I decided to take my hands off the keyboard and let my very talented team do some work.

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Bowerbirds: September


This is the very last Bowerbirds video I will be doing myself. While we still have a few more to go, they will be created and animated by the very talented members of my team as opposed to my 100% hands-on approach I cultivated so far.

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Everything Tastes Better in Slow Motion (part 4)


High speed camera and several gallons of olive oil is a gift that just keeps on giving. Here is part 4 of our project for Olivari.

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