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Adobe Premiere Pro CC April 2017 – New Features

Check out what's hot in Adobe Premiere Pro CC April 2017. There are new tools for working with titles and Motion Graphics templates using the Essential Graphics panel, a much simpler way to work with your audio using the Essential Sound panel and many other cool new features.

Ignite Express 2017 – Free Plugins

Ignite Expres 2017 is a free plugins pack from FXHome and contains over 90+ VFX plugins that will work with most video editing and VFX compositing tools. I decided to take a closer look at the cool effects that you can create with it.

Surfaced Studio Website Updates June 2017

Today I launched a new version of my website - version 5! I have made a fair amount of notable changes to the layout of the site and addressed a couple of urgent issues that needed to be fixed. In this post I want to take you through what has changed - and why.

Adobe After Effects April 2017 – New Features

Learn what's new in the latest release of Adobe After Effects April 2017. New features include the Essential Graphics panel, Motion Graphics Templates as well as the inclusion of the awesome Lumetri Scopes & Color tools.

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.
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 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!

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.

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.

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.