by Red Giant/Maxon Each week the hosts (and the occasional guest artist) will peel back the curtain on a part of the VFX creation process that’s mostly omitted from tutorials: the exploratory, beginning stages of creating an effect, where artists throw ideas and iterations at the wall to see what sticks. It’s in that trial […]Read more "VFX and Chill with Hashi & Seth"
by FXhome The folks over at FXhome put together a helpful guide on easy, low-budget green screens. You will see a range of affordable green screen options ($20 and under!) and how you can get high quality green screen backdrop for VFX in your own home even on a shoestring budget. Download HitFilm Express FOR FREE: https://fxhome.com/hitfilm-express?ut…Read more "Low-Budget Green Screen Options (for under $20!)"
by CreativeBlog.com, Tom May The team at CreativeBlog compiled “the best After Effects tutorials for motion graphics, animation and more”. After Effects is at the core of the workflows of most VFX, motion graphics and 3D artists and animators. It offers a wide range of features, which can be used for everything from simple titles to full […]Read more "After Effects tutorials: 50 tips to sharpen your motion skills"
by Casey Faris, Ground Control If you’ve wanted to get into FUSION to do fancy things like make animated graphics, VFX, and compositing Casey Faris of Ground Control has a SUPER COOL guide for ya! This video goes over EVERYTHING you need to know about Fusion to get started! This is an ultimate crash course […]Read more "Getting Started with Fusion, FREE BASIC TRAINING"
by Zach King Taking the day and weekend off to relax, so enjoy some “magic” with after effects and motion artist, Zach King, who has definitely got some wacky magic tricks going on and I think Quarantine has made them even funnier!Read more "Friday Fun: Quarantine Magic Tricks!"
by Kit Carson, nofilmschool.com Finding free assets for your film can be tough, which is why we have compiled a massive list of free assets for filmmakers. This list contains some of the best free presets, plugins, LUTs, sound effects, and much, much more. Forking over a bunch of money for great film assets is […]Read more "1000+ Free Post Production Assets You Can Download Right Now"
by Moviola In this Impossible Shot episode we are going to create Land Sharks! And we’re going to show you how to do it using your footage and free software. Specifically, we’ll track in Meshroom, animate in Blender, and composite in Nuke Non-commercial—all free downloads. You’ll need a few files to get started: https://moviola.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/sim_src.zip Software used in […]Read more "Create Your Own VFX Land Shark with FREE Software"
by Moviola.com Replacing faces happens more often than you think. From stunt doubles to twin shots to more exotic “crowd of clones” effects, face replacement is an important trick to have up your VFX sleeve. We show you how simple it is to create the effect with a couple of tracks and a touch of […]Read more "Replacing Faces Happens More Often Than You Think!"
BY MICHAEL MAHER, Premiumbeat Download and use these free SFX and video elements in your next project, good for personal and commercial use. Download all five packs now! Bonus: Another 10 Free Packs with Over 125 Free Video Assets and SFX. Download these and more here.Read more "120+ Free Video Overlays, SFX, and LUTs"
BY TODD BLANKENSHIP, Premiumbeat With the Action Hits Toolkit — a pack of more than 70 dirt hits, spark hits, muzzle flashes, fantasy hits, and much more — you can finally craft that elaborate action scene you’ve been dreaming about. Perfect for VFX compositing and for adding excitement to your motion graphic design, this pack has […]Read more "70+ Free Action Compositing Elements"