In today’s tutorial, we will learn how to create the Upside Down environment effect from Stranger Things in Adobe After Effects by using our Smoldering Surfaces VFX collection.
NO SPOILERS! But Part One of season 4 of the Netflix series Stranger Things has been dark; much darker than previous seasons. So, it makes sense that the visual effects used in the show match up with the same theme.
In today’s tutorial, we will learn how to create the Upside Down environment effect from Stranger Things in Adobe After Effects by using our Smoldering Surfaces VFX collection. This environment effect is perfect for horror, suspense, and sci-fi scenes.
Feel free to follow along by downloading the project files here! This includes 720p versions of the VFX clips for Smoldering Surfaces, Air Particles, and Atmospheric Smoke & Fog Vol. 2.
This After Effects tutorial will cover:
How to use Nodal pan camera tracking to composite elements into the shot.
How to create glowing portal FX using our Smoldering Surfaces collection.
How to add atmosphere using our Atmospheric Smoke & Fog Vol. 2 and Air Particle collections.
How to create fake vine FX using fractal noise.
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