October 11, 2016No Comments

Video Marketing Yields Greater Results

At a recent meeting, the president of a small firm wondered aloud, “Should we make a company video?” She shifted in her seat as the statement lingered in the air with trepidation and uncertainty from others around the table.
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December 8, 2020No Comments

Panels & Frames Season 1 Episode 1 – Animation and Comic Books

Animation and comic books have many areas of discipline that overlap.  From thumbnails to character design, and storytelling to lettering and text effects, these industries have more in common than not.

This series of blogs post will discuss work, new and old, from both industries as well as dive into more niche practices like motion design, 3D animation, stop-motion, webcomics, and motion comics.

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December 5, 2020No Comments

Storytelling During A Pandemic

It's the biggest elephant in the room. Do you talk about the global COVID-19 crisis in your messaging? If you do, how should you handle it? If you are making an offer does it look like profiteering or is empathetic to the crisis and people going through hard times? Does it sound the same as every other commercial out there? We take deep dive into what it means to tell your story during the pandemic.

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June 9, 2020No Comments

After Effects Tips: Gradient Map to LUT

Working with all kinds of designers and illustrators, we sometimes get assets that aren't ideal for importing into After Effects. The client can get pretty mad when the look of the video doesn't match the look of the design boards. Gradient Maps are the common culprit. Here's how to convert a Gradient Map to LUT?

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May 29, 20205 Comments

After Effects Tips: How do I apply an effect only to a masked area?

What do you do when you only want an effect on one part of your image while animating in Adobe After Effects. Make an effect mask, of course, it's easy and fast.

Learn step by step: How to apply an effect only to a masked area?

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March 18, 2020No Comments

FOLDING@HOME ACTIVELY TARGETS CORONAVIRUS

I first found out about this through some awesome School of Motion Alumni in the Facebook group. I just joined today, and so far it's been a very small hit on my CPU, so well worth the effort and it hasn't slowed me down.  The following is lifted straight from the source: Folding home actively targets coronavirus

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September 12, 2019No Comments

Collaborative With Prysm Studios

I'm happy to announce I've joined a collaboration with Prysm Studios. It's a non-exclusive agreement so that means I'll still be doing projects through Attack and I'll also be able to offer low-risk scale and on-site reviews for clients through Prysm. I like the freedom it offers while opening up some bigger and better opportunities.

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August 20, 2019No Comments

Advertising Tips From Hey, Whipple, Squeeze This!

Hey, Whipple, Squeeze This: Advertising Tips Guide

I've just finished reading Hey, Whipple, Squeeze This: The Classic Guide to Creating Great Ads, 5th Edition and thought I would pass along some quick tips on creating successful Ads from this book following some advertising tips for animation after effects. Successful video ads first grab our attention (with a surprise, something unusual, something funny, something weird, something shocking, a mystery) and then make us think.

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March 20, 2019No Comments

Attack Studios Named an Industry Leader on Clutch!

Today’s digital marketplace has changed the way that businesses interact with their clients, with the most successful firms reaching their clients on the platforms they have come to love. Of all the ways that businesses are reaching their clients, one of the most impactful is by leveraging videos to create meaningful experiences for their audience.

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June 26, 2018No Comments

Tradeshow Strategy & Tactics

A tradeshow can offer you the chance to show off your product or services face to face. These shows are for insiders and are made for you to mix it up with prospects and investors. Even in the age of social and mobile networking, trade shows are still among the most effective for reaching potential consumers.

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