ActionVFX Giveaway

ActionVFX Stock Footage Giveaway – Explosions, Fire & More

Win yourself some super high quality action stock footage for your film making and VFX needs! In this giveaway, I am going to give away 2 of the amazing packs from the ActionVFX collection by RodyPolis.
Adobe Premiere Pro for Absolute Beginners

Adobe Premiere Pro for Absolute Beginners

New to Adobe Premiere Pro? In this tutorial I will show you how to create a small film project in Premiere Pro from start to finish.
After Effects vs Premiere Pro

After Effects vs Premiere Pro

Learn about the difference between Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro to avoid wasting countless hours using the wrong tool for the job!
Win a Canon G7X + 3 HitFilm 3 pro Licenses

Win a Canon PowerShot G7X and HitFilm 3 Pro

Surfaced Studio has reached 100,000 subscribers on YouTube! To celebrate, I am giving away a Canon PowerShot G7X and one of 3 HitFilm 3 Pro licenses to the winner of my new video contest!
Explosion Featured

Best Action Stock Footage for Film Making & Visual Effects

Looking for explosions, blood splatters, muzzle flashes, smoke and more? There are a number of great resources available for film makers and VFX artists, both free and paid, and in this post I will show you where you can get them.
Best Computer For After Effects

What is the Best Computer for Adobe After Effects?

What is the best computer for Adobe After Effects? I have just upgraded my computer and I decided to make a video and a proper post on what to look out for when choosing the components for your new machine.
How To Remove Black Background Explosion

How to Remove Black Background From Stock Footage

So you've downloaded some free action stock footage from the web and don't know how to get rid of the solid black background? In this After Effects tutorial I show you 3 simple techniques for getting your action elements cleaned up and ready to use!
Top 10 After Effects Short Cuts

Top 10 Adobe After Effects Keyboard Shortcuts

When working with Adobe After Effects it is essential to know some of the fundamental keyboard shortcuts to navigate the user interface and perform the most basic operations. These 10 shortcuts are essential to improving the speed of your workflow.
Adobe After Effects Advanced Morphing

Advanced Morphing in Adobe After Effects

Learn how to create an advanced morph / warp effect in Adobe After Effects. This tutorial shows you how to transform an object while holding it in your hands using some clever editing and the Reshape effect.
Resources For Film Makers

Resources for Film Makers

I often get asked what software, cameras, lenses and other equipment I use to create my visual effects and short films. To answer all of those questions I have created a number of pages to list out all of the resources that I personally use for my own film projects and explain why I love to use them.