5 Steps to Composite Explosion & Debris VFX | After Effects Tutorial

We are going to use the same background plate and VFX clips from last weeks camera shake tutorial and dive into 5 steps to compositing our explosions and exploding debris stock footage in After Effects. These professional techniques will bring your VFX compositing game to the next level. And honestly, who doesn't want to improve on their editing skills?

Tutorial: Creating Realistic Camera Shake in Adobe After Effects

Now that you VFX shot is tracked, has the most depth possible, and looks realistic, it's time to embrace your inner wiggle and add a camera shake effect. Adding camera shake provides so many different advantages that can translate in almost every project. One of those advantages being that it takes your shot to the next level and makes it believable.

Tutorial: Compositing Aerial Explosions In Nuke

We are getting away from After Effects this week and diving into Nuke, a node-based digital compositing application. Our instructor, Anthony Thomas, will take you through how to best utilize our Aerial Explosions into a shot he created specifically for this tutorial.

Tutorial: Compositing Large Scale Explosions

Now that we’ve gone over creating mattes, we can tackle the real fun - explosions! This week we will layer several of our Explosions Vol. 2 Elements in a scene and blending them against a a bright, sunny background.

Tutorial: Creating Mattes in After Effects

This week we’re taking a quick look at adding mattes to make sure your VFX are appearing behind objects in your scene. In this example, we are adding mattes to make our Explosions erupt from the other side of a large building.

How to Remove Black (and White) Backgrounds from Stock Footage

Stock Footage 101 is going to be a video segment on our YouTube channel where we address some of the popular questions we're asked regularly by our users. In this first episode, I'll go over the best ways to remove a black, or white, background from stock footage.