Tag Archive for "video" - Everet Dale

Posts Tagged ‘video’

Launched Our First Buddha Bags Video Today

February 6th, 2017 | Tags: ,

Got to dust off the old editing chops for this little ditty. I’ll be making a bunch of versions of these, but wanted to start with a simple, short one.

Trust The Process

December 7th, 2016 | Tags: ,

Here is one of my favourite MLWebco videos. This guy has helped me a lot in my career.


We don’t need no stinking badges!

July 28th, 2015 | Tags: , ,

Lightspeed Retail for iPad 1.3.2 Released

February 9th, 2015 | Tags: , ,

Last Tuesday we released the latest version of our iPad POS app, and this was a huge release for us, as we know combined our full-featured wrapper app with our beautiful but limited-in-features native app. Along with this release we launched the app store preview video I made! This was a labour of love of mine, which I worked on during slower periods of UI design work. I’ve been using After Effects a lot lately, working on the in app animations, and with my motion graphics chops feeling sharp, as well as Apple introducing the app store preview videos last September, the time was right. Shout out to local Montreal music producer Jordan Perry over at Landlocked Beats for selling us a license to his sick piece of music.

Animate Numbers Counting Up in After Effects

November 29th, 2014 | Tags: , , , ,

Heres a couple really useful tutorial videos for After Effects. I found both of these while working on some animation mockups for an iOS app we are working on, and found both of these really helpful. The animated numbers one particularly has a lot of uses of user interface motion design.


starts at 3:00 in


User Testing Video

October 22nd, 2014 | Tags: ,

Our setup consists of two parts: capturing footage of the users hand interacting with the screen, and capturing a recording of the screen itself.

Capturing footage of the user:

We setup my personal Canon Rebel camera on a tripod for this. Using the video setting, we zoomed in fairly close on the user’s hand and the ipad screen. The audio was captured using some wireless microphones borrowed from Desktop Support, which are used for Dax’s speaches at the company meetings. The receiver part of the mics can be plugged into the audio input of the camera.

Capturing the screen of the device:

This part is more unique to us, as we used AirServer and AirPlay to create these videos. I would recommend Camtasia or another screen capture application that can be used for desktop computers or laptops.

Putting it all together:

The tricky part is to match up the two videos so that they are playing in sync. I ended up using Adobe Premier exclusively for this, as After Effects makes you create a RAM preview render after each little timeline adjustment in order to view your work. After dragging both videos onto the timeline I manually synced them up in a manner not unlike a DJ matching up two vinyl records. I added the text on the screen in Premier using a “title”.


In conclusion the whole thing requires some basic video skills, as well as a camera and the right software. We have found this process to be very beneficial and highly recommend it. I’d be happy to go into more detail about any of this stuff in the future.

Ice Bucket Challenge Accepted

September 10th, 2014 | Tags: ,

I was challenged a couple weeks ago by my brother, and though my video was not the viral hit I expected it to be, I wanted to add it to my blog for posterity’s sake:


Inertia Bounce Script for After Effects

August 20th, 2014 | Tags: , , ,


amp = .07;
freq = 2.0;
decay = 10.0;

n = 0;
if (numKeys > 0){
n = nearestKey(time).index;
if (key(n).time > time){

if (n == 0){ t = 0;
t = time – key(n).time;

if (n > 0){
v = velocityAtTime(key(n).time – thisComp.frameDuration/10);
value + v*amp*Math.sin(freq*t*2*Math.PI)/Math.exp(decay*t);
by Harry J. Frank, graymachine.com

(Min. Version: After Effects CS3, Category: Useful things, Type: Expressions)

Donald Duck and the Golden Mean

August 9th, 2014 | Tags: ,


Here is a fascinating little cartoon from 1959 explaining how the golden mean is found throughout nature, and how the ancient greeks used it in their architecture.

Presentation on Animation

March 11th, 2014 | Tags: ,