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After Effects Basics - 3D

Adobe After Effects Basic 3D Tutorial

Learn how to create awesome 3D effects in this Adobe After Effects beginner tutorial! I will cover working with 3D layers, cameras and lights and show you everything you need to know to get started!
Adobe After Effects Camera Shake

Adobe After Effects Basics – Camera Shake

In this tutorial I will show you how easy it is to add camera shake in Adobe After Effects using expressions and expression controls. Camera shake is fantastic for adding a little bit more impact and realism to your destruction VFX like explosions and collisions.
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Roof Destruction with After Effects and Cinema 4D - Part 2

In the second part of my roof crash destruction VFX tutorial I will show you how to create cool debris elements in Cinema 4D and animate them with realistic physics. We will then composite the rendered debris back into our scene using Adobe After Effects and 3D integration techniques!
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Roof Destruction VFX with After Effects and Cinema 4D - Part 1

Who doesn't love destruction VFX? In this tutorial I will show you how to create the effect of someone crashing through the roof using Adobe After Effects and Cinema 4D. In the first part we will set up our footage, green screen a giant to destroy the roof and composite some dust and debris elements into the scene.

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Magic Bullet Looks Plugin for Color Correction and Grading - VFX Vlog 16

The two fundamental steps for taking your video from plain to cinematic are colour correction and colour grading. The Magic Bullet Looks plugin allows you to easily set up a colour processing pipeline to perform these steps with ease. It also comes with a large number of great preset looks that you can apply and tweak to your liking.
Super Mario Sound Effects

VFX Vlog 14 - How to Create Super Mario Bros Sound Effects

High quality audio is extremely important when it comes to creating visual effects. Therefore I tend to spend quite a bit of time in Steinberg Cubase layering and processing sound effects. In this VFX Vlog I show you how I created the Super Mario Bros sound effects for the short film Mario's Magic Mushroom.
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VFX Vlog 13 - Adobe After Effects Motion Sketch Tutorial

Motion Sketch in Adobe After Effects allows you to hand animate the position of any element in your composition. Taking this functionality a little further, you can combine it with Null Objects and Expressions to gain full manual control over any effect parameter or layer property.
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VFX Vlog 15 - HitFilm 2 Plugins Pack for Film Making and Visual Effects

The HitFilm 2 software package for video editing and VFX compositing comes with a large set of inbuilt effects and presets. The HitFilm 2 plugins pack makes 130 of these effects available to other applications like Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas and Final Cut.

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FujiFilm XF1 Hands On In Depth Review

The FujiFilm XF1 is a high quality compact camera in a simple retro design. Its F1.8 Fujinon lens, advanced shooting modes, RAW support and creative image processing capabilities make it an appealing choice for the more advanced casual photographer. I took the XF1 out onto the streets of Melbourne to see how it would perform in the field!
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Rhino Camera Slider Review

The rhino slider provides amazingly smooth camera slide shots at a decent price. I took my Rhino slider on a tour through Melbourne to see how well it would perform.

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