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How to win a grant

Flip the yes switch


Write to win

Skip the long-winded argument on why your idea—your life’s work—deserves institutional support…


How to make an image draw itself. 


For Twitter’s seventh birthday, I created a video that starts off with @jack’s first sketch coming to life. This is a straight-forward effect you could…


How export with alpha…


Ever try to export out a movie from After Effects, but you can’t get it to respect the alpha (transparency) of your video?


Start with a pencil

The trap of pixel-perfect mocks


You’ll make a better design if you avoid pixel-perfect mocks while you’re still deciding what to do. Why? There’s…


After Effects counter


The number one rule of computers? Eliminate tedious tasks through code. If anyone ever asks you to animate a counter inside of a video, instead use the code below (or…

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