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.
9 12, 2010

After Effects Tutorial – Laser-etched metal title

By |December 9th, 2010|Tutorials|0 Comments

Here's a new two-part tute on how to create a laser effect that burns your text into a sheet of metal using After Effects. No plug-ins required.
18 11, 2010

After Effects Tutorial – Torn cardboard letters

By |November 18th, 2010|Tutorials|0 Comments

In my last tutorial, I showed you how to create a simple torn cardboard texture. In this follow-up, I take it a step further, using track mattes to create a funky, text effect.
17 11, 2010

After Effects Tutorial – Torn cardboard texture

By |November 17th, 2010|Tutorials|0 Comments

Here's a quick and easy method for creating a really useful torn corrugated cardboard texture using only the standard tools in After Effects (CS3, CS4 or CS5).
14 11, 2010

Ten really useful After Effects shortcut keys

By |November 14th, 2010|Tips and Tricks|0 Comments

Here's a video with some of my favourite of the more obscure AE keyboard shortcuts - I'm not talking U, PG Down etc - and how they can be used to speed up your workflow.
9 11, 2010

Landscaping with Trapcode Form

By |November 9th, 2010|Miscellaneous|0 Comments

Here's a little something I put together the other day with Trapcode Form. I haven't upgraded to the latest versions yet, so this is made with version 1 (point something).
9 11, 2010

Getting into video production as a career

By |November 9th, 2010|Miscellaneous|0 Comments

Just replied to an email asking if I had any advice on how to get into video production and motion graphics, so I thought I'd post it here to see if anyone else had anything to add.
5 11, 2010

After Effects Tutorial – Deep Thought

By |November 5th, 2010|Tutorials|0 Comments

In this two-parter, I'll show you how to create a subtle underwater look, complete with light rays and bubbles, and selective lens blur using a depth map.
2 11, 2010

After Effects Tutorial – The Order

By |November 2nd, 2010|Tutorials|0 Comments

It's a medieval title sequence with a Knights Templar theme using animated calligraphic text, with a parchment background, floating dust motes and a wax seal.
13 10, 2010

After Effects Tutorial – Iced-up text

By |October 13th, 2010|Tutorials|0 Comments

So here's how to create an icey texture layer, a glass-like text effect, and an iced-up freezing animation that I found completely by accident.
8 10, 2010

After Effects Tutorial – Rusty checkerplate

By |October 8th, 2010|Tutorials|0 Comments

Create your own rusty, grungey sheet metal checkerplate using the standard tools in CS3/CS4/CS5.