POST-PRODUCTION

Chances are you’ve heard about Red Giant’s amazing compositing plugin VFX Supercomp. There are so many advantages VFX artists have when using Supercomp, and because of the overwhelming number of terrific features it offers, it truly deserves a place in every visual effects studio’s toolkit.

After Effects’ 3D camera is full of so many different capabilities to make your VFX look amazing. One aspect you should consider when working with the 3D camera is whether or not to use a one-node camera or a two-node camera. Today we’re going to quickly tackle this question with a few examples showing you how each one can be best utilized.

Hollywood has a long history of using tracking markers on set to help aid VFX artists with motion tracking and rotoscoping. With so many advances in tracking algorithms in software like Mocha Pro, should you even bother with tracking markers these days? The answer is: it depends.

Adobe unveiled numerous updates and hints at what’s in store for the future of the Creative Cloud Suite. If you’ve been interested in what updates to look out for as a VFX artist, we’ve got you covered with nine updates that can help you produce VFX more quickly across Creative Cloud apps.

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.