Surfaced Studio Blog

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.

Audio Elite by CreatingFilm – Royalty Free Music Pack Review

The Audio Elite Music pack contains 250+ cinematic songs across 13 categories and makes an excellent resource for any film maker looking for high quality scores.

50k Subs Giveaway! Win a Digital Copy of Action Essentials 2 by Video Copilot!

Surfaced Studio has reached 50,000 subscribers on YouTube! In celebration of this epic milestone I am giving away a free digital copy of Action Essentials 2 by Video Copilot!

Premiere Pro CC 2014 – Hot New Features

Premiere Pro CC 2014 was released to the Adobe Creative Cloud on June 18. The latest version of this popular video editing software includes new features like Live Text Tempates, Master Clip Effects, Effect Masks and Tracking. In this post I show you some of my favourite new features!