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.

Ismahawk wants to bring the highest quality to every project, giving Hollywood visuals and entertainment, all while on an independently funded budget. How the production team spends their time, money, and resources is crucial. In order to achieve the standard Ismahawk has set for themselves, they rely on assets that mix the real live-action footage with visual effects.

While you might have a couple of go-to blending modes, we’re going to take an in-depth look at some of the most popular ones out there. You can then decide which one is right for you in any given circumstance, without having to haphazardly scroll through them all every time.

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!