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Four Creators to Inspire Your Next VFX Short

Through the miracles of modern technology, VFX has become more accessible than ever. Effects, which at one point could only be pulled off by entire teams and millions in budget, are now being cranked out by creators across the world on self-built PCs. This era of at-home and DIY has evolved into a much more sophisticated indie artist community. While the wo...

4 Ways To Create Hologram VFX

From interstellar messages to floating HUDs, holograms can add a dazzling spark to any futuristic scene. Today, we're going to show you four ways to spice up any sci-fi project with holographic magic across four major VFX programs, and the best part is, each of these methods are relatively simple. After we look at how you can create holograms, we’ll also cover a method you can use to really sell the effect of compositing a hologram into your scene. ...

Ask An Artist: Ep 008 - "Why Revisit?" with Christopher Clements

In this episode of Ask An Artist, we're excited for VFX Producer Christopher Clements to join the show! If you don't know Clements, you've probably seen his work on the Star Wars SC 38 Reimagined, a Punisher short film, and more under FXiti...

How to Light a Night Scene for VFX

The renowned landscape photographer Ansel Adams once said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” It takes foresight to craft that perfect shot - and the same is true in the film industry. Practical lighting on set can make a world of difference when you’re trying to composite VFX for a certain aesthetic and atmosphere within your night scene....

The Top 5 Best ActionVFX Tutorials You Don't Want To Miss

With the plethora of online learning resources and VFX tutorials, you can find and achieve almost anything you see in your mind's eye.Our YouTube channel is one of those outlets and is sought out daily by VFX artists and filmmakers around the world. It's full of valuable tutorials, from removing the background on stock footage to more advanced VFX compositing. In this roundup, we're giving...

5 AE Tutorials to Achieve Awesome VFX (Advanced)

We created a round up of advanced VFX tutorials in After Effects so we could specifically reach out to the professionals in the VFX industry. We chose these specific tutorials because each one has very useful content that you can apply in your own workflow! Be sure to check out our tutorials page for more valuable insight on your projects. Fantasy Eye Effects: Chris Connor from CREAT...

NAB Big Hitters: Three Companies who Ruled the Show

If you want to keep up with the cutting edge in media and technology you need to get used to a slew of event acronyms, among them: GDC, SXSW, SIGGRAPH, and of course NAB. The National Association of Broadcasters annual trade show finished up its 28th event last week and this year once again displayed the ceaseless advancement of both the content we create and the tools we use for it...

5 Critical VFX Tips for Filmmakers on a Budget

Whether or not your creativity is limited by your budget, it’s always great when you can complete a VFX shot ahead of schedule. In the world of visual effects production, there are always unexpected issues that can take a little more finessing in post-production than originally planned - so it’s nice to have some padding when you can save time! These five tips will not only ensure you save money, but they should also cut down on your time spent compositing!...

Should I Be A CG Generalist Or A CG Specialist?

When putting together your résumé and LinkedIn profile as you prepare for a job search in the VFX industry, it’s important to know exactly what type of position you’d be a good fit for. Two popular titles in the industry are “CG Generalist” and “CG Specialist.”  Today, we’ll break down the differences between the two titles, so you can figure out which one is right for you....

How To Create An Eye-Catching VFX Breakdown (or Showreel) That Will Set You Apart

Visual effects production takes a LOT of work. No matter your role in the post-production pipeline, VFX breakdowns allow you to showcase your skills in a way that is both compelling and insightful into your areas of expertise.  It’s perfect for your portfolio, as well as sharing on social media and LinkedIn. In the VFX industry, visual demonstrations are proof of your skills, creativity, and innovation — and they have the potential to set you apart from your competitors.  ...