episode nr. 1000

Thursday, November 19, 2009 0:07

Yo guys,
tomorrow will be a big day. As some of you might already know, I’m doing an internship as a camera assistant at Bavaria Film at the moment. Its a German soap opera called “Sturm der Liebe”, and this TV series has its 1000th episode tomorrow!!! At the same time, there will be an aniversary in the story of the soap as well (the hotel where the series is playing has its 250 year celebration). And for this event, there will be a huge party with all the actors and even fireworks tomorrow. I will take some pics of the set and the day of shooting the event. Will keep you updated soon!
aloha Josh

josh riding the dolly

josh riding the dolly

Audition back for CS5?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 9:45

It has been silent around Adobe’s professional audio application for a while.
Audition users should find this exciting:

“as we are working on the next version of Audition”


If they are working on it now, it might be just ready for april 2010 (when CS5 will most likely be released).

Audition back in CS5?

Spacebun Tutorial Now Online

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 1:31

Hey Everyone!
Long promised, now available: the spacebun videotutorial on how to use motion-tracked paintstrokes to do faster rig-removal.
Feedback is welcome =)
until next time,

Dustin Schiele back to work, in Austria!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 13:57

Hey guys!

as some of you might know, I recently moved to Austria (Salzburg) for studying purposes. Studies to begin next week =)

Last weekend, I moved my last (but probably most important) belongings into my new apartment: my computer and office supplies. I am happy to report that I am back to work on various projects, including designing and animating backdrops for a musical. Lots of aftereffecting ;)

Here is a picture of my new office:

Dustin's new office

take care everybody!

_ps the tutorial is in the works…

Improved Keying through Motion Tracked Paint Strokes

Saturday, April 25, 2009 15:35

For “Last Cappuccino”, I shot a bun – sitting on a stick – against blue to place it on top of digital stars. But the stick, even though painted in blue, was due to bad lighting conditions to dark and would not key properly. I painted it out by cloning parts of the screen on top via motion tracked clone stamp strokes.

Detailed description, or maybe even a video tutorial to follow. Here is the result:

Group Waveform Normalize in Adobe Audition

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 13:20

Doing sound and music for “Last Cappuccino” (more on that project some other day) in Audition, I discovered a useful fuctionality called “Group Waveform Normalize” which – I bet you guessed it – allows you to normalize a group of waveforms. Exactly what I needed for my re-recorded voices…

You can access it either by going to edit->Group Waveform Normalize or by right-clicking any clip in the files panel. It’s a straightforward three-step process.

happy recording

Group Waveform Normalize in Adobe Audition

Group Waveform Normalize in Adobe Audition

Grunge in Lightroom 2

Sunday, April 5, 2009 22:51

Tsuuuup guys?
Do you know that special grunge color style you can see in all those jeans ads, where an extremely handsome guy is leaning against an old and rusty truck, with nothing but his bleached jeans and leather belt on his perfect body?
Well, don’t worry, I created this bleached out color style for you as a Lightroom preset.
Just download it, and impress your girlfriend with some really masculine looking photos of you. (Yes, you can also use it with pictures of girls…)

aloha Josh



A Photographer’s Daily Business (2008)

Sunday, April 5, 2009 2:08

“A Photographer’s Daily Business”

Photoshop ad made for the “See What’s Possible” challenge (2008) .
See this video in original context here.

Instead of taking the picture and then adjusting the image in Photoshop, the photographer uses a Photoshop slider control to adjust the world to his taste before then taking the picture.


Saturday, April 4, 2009 16:37

Finally! Our new blog is online.

We’re working hard to bring new content to you as soon as possible.

We plan to cover the following topics:

  • Filmmaking
  • VFX with Adobe After Effects
  • CGI with Maxon Cinema 4D
  • Photography and photoediting with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop
  • The latest news about Thunderstorm-Pictures

Feel free to take a look around.


Dustin, Josh