Color Vibrance is a free plug-in for After Effects, courtesy of Video Copilot.
Video Copilot - Advanced Spin FX Tutorial
Check out this cool tutorial from Video Copilot on creating dynamic spin effects in After Effects without any plugins.
Dark Corner is a plug-in for After Effects that creates Ambient Occlusion and Z-Depth information from images.
Adobe Bidding on The Foundry
Adobe is readying a bid for The Foundry after private equity owners Carlyle put the firm up for sale last year.