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Finding Great VFX in Christmas Movies: Ho Ho Woah!

It’s the Holiday season once again! The wonderful time of year when many of us get to experience all the Christmas movies that we have collected over the years or the ones running on repeat on TV. When it comes to the warm and fuzzy Christmas movies, good effects are not normally the first thing you think of.

5 Incredible Compositing Tutorials for After Effects

Compositing is the process of bringing all of your VFX elements together. So it’s no surprise that
every great VFX studio has a great compositor on-staff. However, you don’t have to be a Hollywood-level VFX artist to composite like a pro. All it takes is a little creativity and time in After Effects. In the following blog post we’re going to take a look at 5 awesome compositing tutorials for After Effects.

Perfecting Your Shot: The Importance of Iteration in Filmmaking

One of my favorite things to do after I watch an exceptionally well made movie on the big screen, is buy the Blu-ray and watch all the extra features. It is incredibly insightful to peer behind the veil and hear film and VFX professionals talk about their creative process..

The Best Tools for Creating Cinematic Titles

When it comes to creating an epic trailer, the importance of the titles can’t be overstated. The title card in your trailer leaves the audience with a taste of what the artistic vision of the entire film might be. While it may seem like an easy task there’s a reason why professional graphics
companies spend weeks crafting the perfect titles for a film.

Orphaned Courage: ActionVFX Hits The Red Carpet

This past month, our team hit the road to Lexington, Kentucky, for the premiere of the first completed film to use ActionVFX. Here is a quick video that we put together from our trip to the premiere!

Top 5 Free Programs for VFX Artists and Creative People

Making digital art of any kind can be difficult. Learning a specific software in order to make that art creates an additional challenge. To add the dreadful expense of purchasing said software to create that perfect explosion for a movie, paint a texture for a video game, or rig a creature for a SciFi shot, would seem to bring an unwanted downer to the already challenging process.