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How To Cut Off A Head In After Effects | VFX Project Breakdown

How To Cut Off A Head In After Effects | VFX Project Breakdown

See how we used the green screen and VFX stock footage assets to create a horrifying VFX shot.

Warning! Some viewers may find the following content disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised.

Creating realistic blood and gore shots can make or break your scene, and by utilizing these green screen and VFX stock footage techniques, you will be well on your way to crafting a life-like scene.

This Project Breakdown will be using our Severed Neck and Limbs, Blood Hits, and Blood Splatter Collections. You will also get to see the incredible After Effects plugin Lockdown in action!
Severed Neck Breakdown
Without further ado, let's jump into this Project Breakdown and see how it all came together.

This Project Breakdown covers:

  • Filming separate takes on green screen & blending them into one scene
  • Tracking the neck of the decapitated body with Mocha
  • Adding blood spray to the forehead and shirt of the machete wielder
  • Using the After Effects plugin Lockdown
  • Compositing Severed Neck & Limbs assets to the decapitated body
  • Compositing Blood Hit assets to the machete impact
  • Compositing Blood Splatter assets on the walls
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