BY CALEB WARD, Premiumbeat Bad sound can easily ruin good footage. Use these tips when it comes time to set audio levels for video and film projects. As a filmmaker and videographer you probably spend a lot of time trying to get the most beautiful shot possible on set. Then when you sit down to edit the video, […]Read more "How to Set Audio Levels for Video"
by Caleb Ward, Shutterstock Give your footage a retro look with these 10 free vintage presets for Final Cut Pro. Vintage color grades are a simply way to give your footage a distinct look: Go for a 1970s haze, a golden glow for Autumn, or a green-tinged cast that triggers warm and fuzzy nostalgia. In the following […]Read more "10 Free Vintage Color Presets for Final Cut Pro"
by Caleb Ward, RocketStock There are few VFX shots as endearing or revolutionary as the lightspeed jump from the original Star Wars movie. While the original VFX artists used practical effects to create the lightspeed jump, there are tools now to create a similar jump at home. In this After Effects tutorial, Caleb Ward of RocketStock is going to […]Read more "Create a Star Wars Inspired Lightspeed Jump in After Effects"
by Caleb Ward, RocketStock Sometimes the greatest breakthroughs begin as mistakes. These hard-earned tips just might change the way you use After Effects forever. After Effects is a rich, yet approachable, application, and it’s not uncommon for even veteran users to learn something new each time they fire up the software. Over the course of […]Read more "‘5 After Effects Lessons I Learned the Hard Way’ by Caleb Ward"
by Caleb Ward, RocketStock This video tutorial on creating 3 distinct glitch looks includes free distortion elements for you to follow along. There are very few things as cool as glitch elements in After Effects. Using the power of just some simple glitchy elements you can quickly create amazing looks in only a matter of seconds. In the […]Read more "Create Glitch Distortion in After Effects (With Free Elements)"
By Caleb Ward, Shutterstock This After Effects tutorial is part of our ‘Summer of Superheroes,’ a week of superhero content including VFX tutorials and original designs. Check out the first tutorial, which shows how to create a fighter jet attack scene in After Effects, and the second tutorial, which shows how to create Star Trek […]Read more "Create an ‘X-Men’ Inspired Eye Replacement in After Effects"
By Caleb Ward | Shutterstock The Storm-inspired eyeball replacement effect is one of the coolest effects to come out of Hollywood. However, if you’ve ever tried to do it yourself, you’ve probably run into a few roadblocks like motion tracking and creating a convincing look. In the following tutorial we’ll take a look at how […]Read more "Create an ‘X-Men’ Inspired Eye Replacement in After Effects"