The green screen is taken for granted in today’s world of crunchy key lights and drag and drop effects. Keying is not easy, and a lot has to go right between pre-production and final renders to get a truly masterful composite using green, blue, or any type of chroma key screen. This post gives you 4 tips to shoot green screen for improved VFX compositing.

The renowned landscape photographer Ansel Adams once said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” Practical lighting on set can make a world of difference when you’re trying to composite VFX for a certain aesthetic and atmosphere within your night scene. Check out our blog post and learn hot to light your night scene for your VFX.

Visual effects can be collaborative one day and solitary the next. Your work will evolve, expand, and change hands through the course of its project lifetime creating room for error. The solution is simple: be organized, but in practice it’s an art of balancing what your experience has taught you with your own creative process.

Whether you’re a DP, 3D modeler, director, or compositor - having an on-set reference of 3D VFX during production can be incredibly handy as you’re framing your shot, setting up lighting, placing your actors, etc. Check out this post learn how you can reference 3D VFX during production!

For the majority of VFX artists interested in VR filmmaking, Mocha’s VR tools are a lifesaver. Its universal integration across so many platforms, accessibility, and familiarity for many VFX artists makes Mocha VR the essential tool for compositing in VR.

Most After Effects CC users are familiar with the free Mocha plugin that is included within AE, but there are times where you will be better off jumping into Mocha to pull off complex planar tracks. Check out these 3 tips before you do!