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.

In this new ActionVFX “Power” Blog Series, we will discuss several key elements that will not only challenge and equip you as a visual storyteller, but engage critical thinking to ensure your story is as powerful as possible. We will begin this series by exploring the Power of Tone.

As you might have guessed, we watch a lot of movies here at ActionVFX, and of course after the movies are over - the BTS footage and VFX breakdowns! Our staff was blown away by television and film this year, so each of us picked a breakdown we were really blown away by.

Our users continue to blow us away with how they use our VFX elements. We love seeing your finished videos, so don't be shy - send us your projects featuring ActionVFX elements for a chance to be featured on our website and social media!

Here's some cool stuff our products were used in throughout 2017.

Similar to its feature-ridden predecessor, HitFilm Pro continues to raise the bar, this time with a specificity in 360 video, grading, animation, and motion graphics. HitFilm is the only video product that combines editing, compositing, and 3D capabilities all in one neat package. With over 800 visual effects and presets ready to go, you simply can’t go wrong with this software.

During the Summer of 2017, our team spent five intensive weeks shooting 20 brand new Stock Footage Collections, which almost DOUBLES the current Collections on our website! These new Collections include Explosions Vol. 2, Water FX, Flamethrowers, Dust, Snow, Fire, and more. We are very excited to announce our newest additions to the ActionVFX.com library: Explosions Vol. 2, Aerial Explosions, and Dust Waves Vol. 2!

We are doing some things a bit differently this year. Yes, we are still having a 50% off sale on our entire library of action stock footage, but this time it’s for an entire week! In addition to our usual 50% off, we’ve got two more things we’re adding into the mix! Check out the details below.