FILMMAKING

One of the easiest (and coolest) ways to enhance a shot is by performing a sky replacement. Maybe the weather wasn’t ideal when the footage was captured, or the shot needed a neutral density filter. Whatever the case may be, we’re going to show you how you can completely change the look of your scene with a simple sky replacement!

Nothing can immediately elicit a reaction from your audience like a jump scare! Of course, sound, lighting, and tension building are all key components to landing that perfect jump scare, but we’re going to take a look at some dead-simple VFX tricks you can pair with those to bring some fun and unexpected jolts to your audience!

Since the Star Wars pop culture explosion, no film franchise has made as big an impact on Hollywood and Visual Effects as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. There’s someone for everyone to love in the MCU and frankly, we all wish we were a hero. So, in the spirit of October, let’s take a look at how YOU can go superhuman in three amazing tutorials.

It’s no secret that Unreal Engine 4 is an incredible tool for producing gorgeous environments for VFX. Whether you’re a UE4 novice or an expert, scene building can be a lot of work. Fortunately, there’s Brushify.io; a set of pre-built environment packs and tools that can make a huge improvement in your UE4 workflow, allowing you to rapidly build gorgeous custom environments with ease.

Before the digital revolution, matte paintings were typically photorealistic images painted on glass that were layered together in-camera with actors on set. Today, there are a limitless number of possibilities when it comes to learning the craft of matte painting, and we're going to look at five great tutorials to get you started!

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.

While it’s great to have a nice budget for VFX work, sometimes you may be severely limited on resources. Today’s article is going to show you five simple visual effects you can use without the need for purchasing additional plug-ins or specialized software.