Izzy Video 125 – How to Create the 24 Effect

Izzy Video 125 - How to Create the 24 Effect

This episode answers an email I received asking me to demonstrate how to create this effect. I use Final Cut Pro in this video, but you could just as easily do it in Final Cut Express, or any video editing application that allows you to have multiple video tracks.

Also, as promised, here’s the link to the LCD font I used in the video.

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Izzy Video 107 – Green Screen aka Chroma Key – Part 2: Post Production


This video shows how to make the magic happen in post production for green screen footage. In it, I demonstrate the fundamental steps of keying the green, adjusting the matte, and so on. Also, I show common problem areas and how to deal with them. I even posted the exact footage I use for you to download, so you can practice with the green screen techniques on the same footage I’m working with.

Although I use Final Cut Pro in this example, the principles are the same regardless of the software you’re using for your work.

I introduce three powerful filters in Final Cut Pro:

  1. Color Smoothing
  2. Chroma Keyer
  3. Matte Choker

I also briefly touch on other concerns like noticing light source direction and color, and how to make them match for both the background and foreground clips.

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Izzy Video 077 – Drawing in Motion


In this video tutorial, we’re back inside Apple’s Motion for a new tutorial. I show how to animate a drawing line on a map. This is a classic animation used to show someone’s trip around the world, but the technique can also be used for a variety of other purposes. For example, you can use it to circle something on the screen, to show the path a football player is going to run, and so on.

It’s a very simple effect to create, and I thought it might be a helpful one.

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Izzy Video 073 – Masking and the Alpha Channel


“Masking” appears to be more complex than it is. It’s a visual effect that we frequently see in video, and it uses layers. In this installment of Izzy Video, I introduce you to the concept of “masking”. I also briefly explain what the “Alpha Channel” is.

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