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What's New In Mocha Pro 2022? Everything You Need To Know

Mocha Pro is go-to software for planar tracking, rotoscoping, object removal, mesh tracking, and stabilization. And Boris FX has just released its new version: Mocha Pro 2022. We're going to cover what's new and how its updates will give you a more productive workflow....

How To Create Reflections And Shadows | Quick Tip Tutorial

We asked what you wanted us to do a quick tutorial on, and we listened! In this tutorial, our COO Luke Thompson shows two great examples of how to create reflections and shadows. Want the best part? Some of these techniques are only a few clicks if you want them to be! The techniques we show are ones our in-house product designers and compositors have utilized on numerous occasions! Join alongside us and master your craft with these quick tips we've pieced together just for you....

How To Create An Infinite Loop In After Effects | Quick Tips Tutorial

Today's Quick Tips tutorial covers a way to loop two or more clips that your viewers will never find thanks to some post-production magic! There's nothing better than having your audience completely fooled as to where your edited loop is. For instance, you definitely do not want your audience to see a hard cut in your flame movements if there are multiple clips attempting a loop. So let Luke of ActionVFX show you how you can mesh multiple clips together to look like one seamless moti...

Three Ways To Stay Productive On The Go As A VFX Artist

We’ve all been there. Last minute travel, cramped flights, Uber rides stuck in traffic — you name it. In the professional world, this is just a small nuisance for some. You can still check your email, undergo simple tasks, and generally keep connected to most fields of work.  For VFX artists, however, whose lifeblood is the system on which they work, travel can be a hard roadblock for progress. With a nice portable monitor, shoving ...

Creating Realistic Fire Flickers On Set | Quick Tip Tutorial

Finding ways to innovate and bring value to your production while staying in your budget range can be a daunting task. Luckily your friends at ActionVFX are here to help with an easy DIY build.Today's Quick Tips tutorial involves a problem a lot of filmmakers and VFX artists can relate to, and that is creating realistic fire flickers on set. The DIY build we discuss has helped our production team achieve the desired look on multiple occasions. Join Luke Thompson, COO of Actio...

VFX Tutorial: Creating Fireball In Hand Effects | Free Fire Clip, Plate, & More

In this After Effects tutorial, we are going to create a very popular shot amongst VFX artists. After this VFX tutorial, you will be able to create realistic fire effects with your hands! Before we head into the tutorial, download your free fire stock footage clip, green screen plate, camera shake animation, and the cave background so you can follow along every step of the way! Download the assets from the zi...

ActionVFX's Top 20 For 2020

At ActionVFX, our blog was formed based on the idea of providing value to the VFX and filmmaking community. As we start off the year, we want to give you our top 20 blogs heading into 2020! Without further ado, let's jump into the top posts for you to read in the new year.  #20) 5 Habits Every Nuke Beginner Should Have ...

How to Composite VFX for VR with Mocha

The ability to produce 360 video content for VR wasn’t even possible just a handful of years ago. Now, native integration with Mocha’s advanced 360/VR toolset in programs like Premiere Pro, After Effects, Nuke...

How to Composite Fire Stock Footage in HitFilm

Our friends over at HitFilm invited us to appear on their weekly YouTube channel! This tutorial breaks down one of the Ground Fire composition shots used on our website. Watch while Rodolphe takes us through the process, from plate to perfection. For those of you who don't know, HitFilm is an awesome compositing software made by some great people! You can download H...

Which VFX Software Is Right For Me?

Whether you're just getting started with visual effects as a hobby or you're looking to take your career to the next level by pursuing a full-time job in the industry, there are a lot of great VFX programs out there that have similar capabilities with different strengths. Today, we're going to take a little work out of the equation to help you quickly decide which ones are right for you! Keep in mind, there are a lot of great video editor...