Posts Tagged ‘after effects’

Cinematic Movement Tutorial And Warp Stabilizer

Tom Antos does some great little tutorial, especially useful to get ‘Behind the Scenes’ between low budget filmmaking, the thinking process and the Post-Production process.  Tom uses Adobe After Effects  with its Warp Stabilizer effects. Don’t take these tutorials for granted.  It’s the same process (maybe faster with more money) that major filmmakers would also…

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Free Assets for Filmmakers

120+ Free Video Overlays 352 Free Letterbox Templates (8K, 4K, HD and more) 15 Free Camera Shake presets: Hitfilm Express: Mitch Martinez 16 Free transitions in After Effects 16 Free Dust and Light overlays 24 Free 4K lower thirds to download for After Effects 5 Free Camera Overlays 15 Free Background Ambient Noise Tracks 16…

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7 Ways To Screw Up Your Film Budget-Reason #4: Incentives

Films get made with Incentives in today’s financing structure – plain and simple.  Whether you are shooting in the United States in Georgia or another incentive state or the United Kingdom or France, then incentive financing structures have become not only the norm but a critical component for the successful financing of your project. Incentives…

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7 Ways To Screw Up Your Film’s Budget-#3: Inaccurate Perks

Perks. The word itself carries emotional connotations of either simple requests – or a vast array of pampered “Stars”.  Or “Rock Stars”.    In this case, the Producer might hire a Big Star – and not think about the impact of their perks on the budget.  And maybe they exceed the means of the budget.…

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Crazy Visual Techniques for Filmmaking

Whether it’s a drug trip or someone making the world shake with their brain, here are some awesome/crazy visual techniques to use for your projects! —————————————————————– fxguide on Logan effect: —————————————————————– Logan Hallway Scene: —————————————————————– **GEAR WE USE** COLOR GRADING LUTs: SOUND FX: MUSIC: VFX ASSETS: CAMERAS: C300 mkII: A7s II: C100: LENSES: Rokinon: AUDIO:…

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Must Have Filmmaking Accessories for iPhones & Androids

Shooting on any mobile device like an iPhone, iPad, Pixel, Galaxy S, etc… has become a much more viable solution. Today we show some accessories that will help take your mobile filmmaking up a notch. Watch the sketch we shot on the iPhone – —————————————————————– ACCESSORY LINKS: Camkix Lenses – Olloclip lens – Moondogs Anamorphic…

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iPhone Filmmaking: Your Camera Doesn’t Matter

You’ve heard it said before – “The best camera is the one you have with you”… While we don’t completely agree with that, there is a lot of truth to it. And now more than ever, almost any camera you can get your hands on will yield great results… So today we take a look…

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The Shifting Film Landscape: CGI going overboard?

CGI or VFX have become a crutch for many filmmakers.  They have chosen spectacle over substance.  In this article, they discuss the ten reasons why CGI is getting worse not better.   This last weekend, Hollywood Box Office has fallen off a cliff, expecting its worst summer yet.   The reasons for the drop off…

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TUTORIAL: VFX with scale models – part1

In part 1 of this tutorial video we look at how to shoot the model, apply a color key inside Adobe After Effects and composite it into a background environment in a way that looks realistic and integrated. You will require some basic After Effects skills in order to complete this tutorial. The 3D model…

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MUZZLE FLASH in Adobe After Effects

Create a realistic muzzle flash effect in Adobe After Effects. In this video we set the scene for the tutorial which will follow. All muzzle flashes and ejecting bullet shells in this video are done entirely inside After Effects without the use of any third party plug-ins or stock footage.

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