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


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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September 25, 20171 Comment

Motion Design Boards Finishing Tips

Finishing is all about creating a sense of unity and cohesiveness to your motion design boards. After gathering elements from different sources, they often come from different color spaces and can sometimes clash. These photoshop tips can help you smooth out the rough edges, polish your design, and make it all work.

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