Welcome to the Solace of Simple Solutions!

Here our impatience and annoyance with the shortcomings of our favorite post-production tools is transformed into actual solutions.

Right now, a few plugins are already available for download. If you have suggestions for other products, place them on the future ideas page.

Feathered Crop Power Window Pure Contrast
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Simple Mask Temperature Vignette
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luminar-fi Bringing Fun Back To Photography
On May 6th 2013 I was still working partially as a graphic designer. Adobe announced, that they were moving from selling permanent licenses to their products to the subscription-based model. There were a lot of reactions to this news, some bad, some good, quite a few extreme, as usually happens…
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Editing Vaga Heroica Editing Case Study – Vaga Heroica
Since I have had such a great time this year working on 48 Hour Film Project, I decided to follow through and guide you over the actual editing process of this short movie. If you have not yet read my 48 HFP Experience article, I encourage you to do so. This…
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48hfp-exp-fi My 48 Hour Film Project Experience
In the previous article I wrote how I prepared for this year’s 48 Hour Film Project in Warsaw. Here I want to tell you what actually happened and how the situation unfolded from my point of view. However, before reading further, watch our short, so that I can safely write about…
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48 HFP 2017 How To Prepare For 48 Hour Film Project
Last year I took part in 48 Hour Film Project for the first time, and loved every second. I wrote extensively about it. This year I was also eager to participate. To my surprise, it turned out that I was supposed to not only head the post-production team, but to…
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sys205-fi Another Course of Adobe Plugin Development
I’ve grown quiet over past several months, when I decided to more actively embrace my development career in a field that is not related to film and video. However, despite quite an overwhelming day job, I managed to recently wrap up the second instalment of a course for After Effects…
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pev05_fi PEV05a – Ben Gill’s New Tutorial
Ben Gill, whom I interviewed some time ago about Performance Enhancing Visual Effects, has since published another tutorial, showcasing his other projects and additional techniques. In case you have not yet seen it, here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9neN3i__pGY
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48f-fi 48 Hours with Resolve and Fusion
Disclaimer: Blackmagic Design was kind enough to supply me with a full version of Fusion Studio to check out the latest features. It most certainly influenced this article, but I believe you will find it interesting regardless. While taking part in 48 Hour Film Project I did have an opportunity…
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IBC 2016 IBC 2016 – Meeting Old Friends, Making New
September, Amsterdam, and IBC hold a very dear place in my heart. Even though my daily job now is software development, I decided not to skip the event this year. I did limit my attendance to just Saturday and Sunday though. Even before I went to the show floor, I…
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music-fi Editing Non-scripted Projects: Music Video
Even though I’ve edited a lot of trailers and commercials, where music played an important part, I had never had an opportunity of working on an actual music video. Thanks to a fortunate coincidence, I was recently contacted by a young singer, Oktawia Kawęcka, who had just recorded a cover…
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Creating Thumbnails Has Never Been Easier
One of the byproducts of my work on THAT Studio Panel extension for Premiere Pro and After Effects has been an After Effects script that would generate a massive amount of thumbnails for video files. The initial idea to use it to prepare Panel assets did get scrubbed along the…
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