About Laurence

Laurence Grayson is a video producer and motion graphics designer with over 15 years' experience in delivering engaging digital media. He currently works as a full-time video producer for a global software development company.
1 06, 2014

After Effects Tutorial – Bleed Out

By |June 1st, 2014|Tutorials|0 Comments

Every time I use the CC Burn Film effect, I’m reminded of blood stains, which probably says something pretty weird about my state of mind, as well as giving me […]

29 05, 2014

New York City photos

By |May 29th, 2014|Miscellaneous|0 Comments

Really sorry that it’s taking so long for me to complete part two of the Bleed Out tutorial. I took a break from everything to head out to New York […]

4 05, 2014

After Effects Tutorial – REDACTED

By |May 4th, 2014|Tutorials|0 Comments

With Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs coming out later this month, I thought I’d put together a tutorial showing you how to create a short intro ident that’s inspired by the game’s […]

28 04, 2014

After Effects Quick Tip – No Plug-In Embers

By |April 28th, 2014|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

So after doing a recent tutorial on how to create a fire/flame effect without using any plug-ins, and then posting the animation preset for it for free download, I still […]

21 04, 2014

After Effects Tutorial – Plugin-Free Fire / Flame Effect

By |April 21st, 2014|Tutorials|0 Comments

When we think about fire or flame effects, most of us probably head straight for royalty-free footage or a particle system like Trapcode’s hugely successful Particular plug-in, and while there’s […]

21 04, 2014

Importing Presets into After Effects (CS5, CS6, CC)

By |April 21st, 2014|Miscellaneous, Software|0 Comments

Now that I’ve started posting Free After Effects Animation Presets in the Store, it seemed like a good idea to post some instructions on how to get them working with your […]

19 04, 2014

AE Quick Tip – Improving Your Green Screen

By |April 19th, 2014|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

I’m no stranger to fixing poorly-lit green screen footage for chroma keying. But before I get down to the nitty-gritty of masking, edging and stacking, there’s a little trick that I like […]

16 04, 2014

Voices from the Past

By |April 16th, 2014|Miscellaneous|0 Comments

I was going through some old files the other day and found this one gathering dust.

It’s an interview that I did with The Barista Brothers back when I was working […]

  • short-form video production
15 04, 2014

Hey! What happened to the old site?

By |April 15th, 2014|Miscellaneous|0 Comments

Unless you’re visiting this site for the very first time (in which case, welcome, and thanks for stopping by), you’ve probably noticed that I’ve made some pretty significant changes since […]

5 04, 2012

After Effects Tutorial – Underwater title (Deep Water)

By |April 5th, 2012|Tutorials|0 Comments

Similar to a tutorial I produced a while ago, this effect uses the standard toolkit in After Effects CS3 or later to create a sinister, mysterious title sequence that would […]