Decided to do another one of those tutorials from VideoCopilot. This time I attempted the earth zoom. I took some snapshots of Google Earth at various altitudes and in the tutorial you are shown how to put these all together and create the effect. The zoom starts at Dun Laoghaire Marina and pulls out to space. Enjoy!
Decided to spend a few hours this evening mucking about with Adobe After Effects. I headed over to VideoCopilot.net and came across this title tutorial. He’s got some really nice tutorials up there and he talks you through every step. Just make sure you have the pause button ready and alt+tab back and forth from your browser of choice to After Effects!
I bought a Cajon box drum a few weeks ago from www.thomann.de, I’m really enjoying it!Its a pretty simple design; a hollow box with a hole on the reverse side, and behind inside the front panel, there’s a series of thin guitar like strings to give it a nice snare rattle.
As you play you notice the different tones you can get out of it. The top edge sounds like a snare and closer to the middle, a bass drum. You can fill in the rest with delicate ghost notes, these can be your hi-hats. You can also change the pitch of the drum by running your foot up the front panel as you play, do this with a nice fill pattern and these could be your toms.
So there you have it, kick, snare, hi-hats and toms in one box!