Daniel Broadway
Daniel Broadway is a professional graphic designer working at an NBC affiliate as Graphics Director. He is also a freelance visual effects artist and compositor, having worked as visual effects supervisor on two independent feature films "20 Years After.", and most recently "A Lonely Place for Dying."
Latest Posts
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Workflow
    More Advanced Spill Suppression and Keying Tips with Spill SlayerAetuts retina spill slayer
    This tutorial is a continuation of sorts to the Advanced Spill Suppression Methods covered on Aetuts+ previously. We'll take a look at a few basic, and maybe not so well known greenscreen tips, plus look at a new spill suppression plug-in, Spill Slayer, inspired by user feedback from the previous spill tutorial.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Visual Effects
    Create the Old and New Style of a Star Trek PhaserAetuts retina phaser
    This tutorial shows how to replicate the particle weapon effect of phasers, seen in the popular science fiction franchise, Star Trek. We will first look at creating the effect as seen in Star Trek The Next Generation and it's spin-offs, as well as taking a look at a variation of the effect seen in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek 2009 and Star Trek Into Darkness. It also covers general theory on creating proper glow falloffs on energy effects, as well as integrating those effects into a live action plate.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Workflow
    Advanced Spill Suppression MethodsAetuts preview spill suppression
    This tutorial shows how to use sophisticated channel operations to achieve a more accurate spill suppression result than is attainable with AE's default plug-ins.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Workflow
    Understanding Linear WorkflowThumb
    This tutorial is an introduction to using linear workflow within After Effects in order to achieve more photo-realistic composites. This is a prerequisite tut to pave the way for one we'll be posting soon on how to work with RED footage within AE. Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    After Effects
    VFX Tip: Compositing Fog or MistCompositingfog preview
    Compositing fog elements seems like a pretty straightforward thing to do in After Effects. Shoot or render your fog element against black, and then Add or Screen it on top of your footage, right? Wrong. This method is incorrect. Daniel Broadway goes over why.Read More…