Screen replacements for television Commercials PROCESS

Screen replacements using Mocha.  I had actually finished these hours before I left for Thailand, however never posted my process on them.
I was given the raw 6k footage from a red Dragon via USB drive and tracked each of the screens using Boris Mocha.  For a scene or two where we had a finger covering the image, I had to separately track that out.

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Sign replacement tutorial in After Effects using Mocha Ae

Its very common to have to replace or remove signs in different pieces of footage.  Sometimes we dont want to show something, sometimes we need to replace it, such as a tv screen or mobile device.  What a lot of people dont know is that Mocha from Boris and Imagineer systems is bundled in After Effects as Mocha AE for planer tracking.

In this tutorial I go over the process of taking a scene and replacing a sign as well and looking at why i can’t rely on just the built in rigid mask tracker in After Effects.

If you are looking for more information on logo o sign replacement, Mocha, or After Effects training, please visit www.  I offer Face to face training classes for teams up to 6 people in a classroom environment.

In addition to that, I’ve got more tutorials focusing on all different software and techniques.

Boris FX and Imagineer systems “New year, New Tools” contest

Over at Milwaukee Film Collective, they covered a contest by BorisFX

Boris FX is a leading manufacturer of plugins for many popular video applications since like forever (ok,at least a decade or so) and have recently just purchased Imagineer Systems, make of my personal favorite planer tracking software Mocha. Before Mocha, I really didnt grasp how planer tracking could be fun, easy, and yield such awesome instant results. (I also want to state that this is NOT a sponsored post)

In that they have partnered and are probably looking to get the word out a little they are having a “New Year, New Tools” contest going on with some pretty sweet prizes.

They are giving away copies of Boris Continuum and Mocha Pro
And the ways to enter are pretty easy. (taken from

How to enter:

1. Upload any creative project completed in the last year to Project must have used BCC, mocha (or other software* from Boris FX or Imagineer).

2. Tag your video: “Boris FX + mocha 2015

3. Tag what products you used: “BCC”, “Red”, “mocha AE”, “mocha Pro”

4. Bonus points: Tweet us your link! @borisfx + @imagineersystem

If you need for more information on the contest heres the link to it where it has all the rules and specifications they are looking for.
So why not send over some stuff?
Good luck.

Planer tracking in Mocha AE

I’ve been tracking things more and more lately.  It seems like many of my clients like the idea of compositing items or visually sweetening things up in Post.  And while there is no quick easy substitute from proper planning at the beginning, tracking is something that i find to be essential.

There are a lot of different tools out there for tracking such as the trackers built into after effects as well as the 3d camera tracker in after effects, but being able to set a plane where there may not be enough information can be a bit challenging and frustrating using these tools.

Luckily for us, there is a version of mocha included with After Effects that we can make use of to track Planes quickly and easily without a lot of trouble.

Here is a quick overview of how to use it and getting up and running with it.


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