You’ve got a deadline to make, big plans tonight after work, and you don’t want to be stuck sitting around the office for hours waiting on frames to render. While we can’t guarantee to save your social life, we do have a dozen quick tips for speeding up your render times in After Effects and Premiere Pro - which should help you stress a bit less as you’re finishing up your VFX project!

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!

No matter what stage you’re at in production, you’ll always be deciding which codecs and compression rates to use during import and export. Today, we’re going to look at the necessity of certain types of compression rates in different scenarios, and give you a few practical tips to help you get a deeper understanding of how codecs interact with your VFX footage.

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.

Our goal is to help the disorganized VFX artists out there with a few practical tips for cleaning up their messy VFX projects. We also want to help the artists in Camp One by providing them with resources to help their Camp Two co-workers. As you're reading this, keep an eye out for a few After Effects tricks that can help you be even more organized.