If you’re doing any motion tracking or stabilization work, I strongly recommend you check out Pete O’Connell’s NEW Creative Cow training DVD: Motion Tracking and Stabilization in After Effects.
Pete previously did a fantastic training DVD called Advanced Rotoscoping Techniques for Adobe After Effects.
I could sit here and talk about how these DVD’s teach you valuable techniques, how they will save you time, and how they will change the way you do any of the tasks he covers – but instead, let me just say this:
Pete is a feature film compositor, and these are the techniques he has developed and used to create the highly convincing composites you’ve seen in films like Stranger Than Fiction, The Fountain, Just Like Heaven, Across the Universe, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, and the highly acclaimed Transporter 2.
I have never seen anyone work the way he does – it’s a very different methodology in dealing with the challenges you face in roto and tracking work. I’ve learned a lot from Pete’s training, and I know you will too.