Gears in Motion by Tudor “Ted” Jelescu
After Effects power-user Tudor “Ted” Jelescu has done it again. Created a fantastic After Effects sequence using one of our plug-ins. Ted has been using our plug-ins for years to achieve results in AE that were only available in dedicated 3D programs before. He’s a self-taught AE artist who started on a Flame and wanted to do the same things in After Effects. So when he saw FreeForm bundled with CS5, he tried it out, and developed some great techniques.
More videos by Ted:
A bullet slow-motion created in After Effects with Newton and ShapeShifter AE.
A winning title sequence for an AEtuts plus contest. It was created using Adobe CS 5.5, FreeForm Pro, ShapeShifter AE, Trapcode Shine, Magic Bullet Looks and Particle Illusion.
Ted is also the creator of the Aqua Pack.
Watch one of his many tutorials. This one shows how to transform a 2D image into a 3D image in After Effects.
With over 20 years of experience in production and post-production, both in the US and Europe, Tudor “Ted” Jelescu has an ever increasing collection of hats he had to wear over time. VFX artist, Special Effects Director, Producer, Creative Director, and Graphic Designer to name a few. From music videos to independent film, concert graphics to commercials, corporate presentations to advertising campaigns, the path was never dull. It all began more than 20 years ago, with pen and paper, and continued through architectural studies, film, photography and electronic media degrees. An apprenticeship in vxf and motion graphics at Cutters in Chicago resulted in many nights spent at the office replicating what the masters did during the day. Ten years as Creative Director with over 200 advertising campaigns, together with many challenging vfx projects, were spent in Bucharest, Romania. Presently, the Fjords of Norway inspire him to push the envelope with the new generation of 3d plugins for After Effects. He also actively provides guidance for artists all over the world, and just has a lot of fun with his craft.