While we’re huge advocates of adding our fog, haze, and smoke VFX assets in post-production, there’s also a tremendous value to be had when it comes to shooting fog in-camera, and it may be much more affordable than you think!

While it’s easy to get burned out creatively, we’re going to take a look at some great side-gigs that will not only give you a boost of creative freedom and independence, but will also net you some extra cash in the process. Put your various skills and insight as a VFX artist to use!

Hollywood has recently experienced a surge in visual effects magic that makes characters appear younger. Not only can this effect now be achieved much more easily than a decade ago, but it also opens up an entirely new world of narrative possibilities for filmmakers.

If you’re on a budget and looking for some ideas on how to raise the production value of your project (without raising the cost), read on for some great DIY resources to incorporate practical effects into your project.

The lines between the digital world and reality continue to blur as more advanced tools and processes surface, allowing VFX artists to achieve stunning photorealism in their rendered scenes. From photogrammetry to advanced lighting and ray-tracing algorithms, it’s never been easier to craft visual effects that are on a whole new level.

Owners of the Sony a9 camera are in luck! Sony just dropped their 5.0 firmware update, with a focus on drastically increasing the a9’s already robust capabilities. While this certainly isn’t the first firmware update the a9 has received, this one is worth paying attention to.

Whether you’re shooting the interior of a car, airplane, or spaceship, compositing the interior against a believable background can create some truly epic VFX sequences. Today, we’re going to look at a few practical areas to consider during pre-production, production, and post-production, to ensure your vehicle interior scenes are as integrated as seamlessly as possible.

The hands-on training to become a VFX artist has never been more accessible than it is now, and it’s also a great time to break into a flourishing industry. Don’t sit idly by while excuses hold you back from the career you’re passionate about. Do some research, and put in the effort to be prepared for the job you’ve always wanted!

Your scene is perfectly composited with VFX assets - you’ve keyed, lit, textured, blended, tracked, and rendered your scene out, playing it back a dozen times. Yet, something just feels off. It could be you didn’t have a chance to work with meticulously planned pre-vis shots for reference.