Author: Michele Yamazaki

Michele Yamazaki

Michele Yamazaki is the VP of Marketing & Web Development Czarina for, the video plug-ins people. At Toolfarm, she juggles many roles, including developing content and training and answering support questions. She has demoed plug-ins for Adobe, Apple, Boris FX, Red Giant, Digieffects, etc. at multiple trade shows, conferences and user groups. She co-authored the book Greenscreen Made Easy with Jeremy Hanke and is currently working on a book about After Effects for Focal Press/Elsevier. She previously worked at Postworks and taught After Effects at Kendall College of Art and Design for 4 years. She is president of MCA-I Mid Michigan, a WMFVA board member and formerly co-chaired the West Michigan Animation & Effects User Group.

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Plug-Ins 101


A plug-in is a mini-application that “plugs into” or expands a host application (like After Effects), allowing it to do more. When trying to explain this to a friend who does not work in postproduction, he came up with a car analogy. You can buy a basic model of a car and upgrade it with…

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