Color Vibrance is a free plug-in for After Effects, courtesy of Video Copilot.
Dark Corner is a plug-in for After Effects that creates Ambient Occlusion and Z-Depth information from images.
Creative Suite Becomes the Creative Cloud
Adobe have announced the overhaul of their Creative Suite, from now on to be kwown as Creative Cloud.
Video Copilot - Epic Shatter Tutorial
Video Copilot has a tutorial on shattering an object in 3ds Max then editing the shot in After Effects.