It’s a Bomb!

It's a Bomb! I got together with the team from ActionVFX to create a VFX short film that would show off all of the awesome new action stock footage elements they are creating. Watch Walter run into something unexpected...

Top 5 Reasons To Learn SideFX Houdini

SideFX Houdini is a very powerful, procedural 3D software package package that is gaining more and more traction in the VFX industry. In this post I cover the Top 5 Reasons why you should start to learn how to use Houdini today.

Indiana Jones – Raiders Of The Lost Cookie Box

I have been a fan of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark since I was a kid. I finally got a chance to create a short VFX short film to pay homage to this movie classic in my own silly way.

Blender For Absolute Beginners

Blender is a powerful FREE 3D creation suite that offers everything from modeling, rigging and animation to physics simulation, camera tracking and even video editing and compositing capabilities. In this Absolute Beginner tutorial I will take you through everything you need to know get started!

How To Create a 3D Scan in Adobe After Effects

Want to create a cool 3D scan VFX for your latest sci-fi short film? In this tutorial I will show you how to use the 3D camera tracker and some simple compositing techniques to achieve this effect in Adobe After Effects.

Sony Alpha 6500 In-Depth Review

The Sony Alpha 6500 is Sony's current top-of-the-line mirrorless camera. In this in-depth review I take a close look at the features of the Alpha 6500 and show you what you can and can't do with it.

Minecraft in Real Life

What would Minecraft be like in real life? I teamed up with Rag from Shutter Authority to create this Minecraft inspired VFX short film. Credit to all the amazing editing and the VFX goes to Rag!

How To Remove Noise From Video in After Effects – No Plugins

Got noisy, grainy and low quality footage? Learn how to easily clean up your video using the Remove Grain effect inbuilt into Adobe After Effects. No plugins needed!

The Best Action Stock Footage For Film Makers – Part 2

What is the best action stock footage for effects such as explosions, fire, smoke, etc? This is a really a 2 part question: what is the best QUALITY action stock footage and what is the best FREE action stock footage. In this post I will answer both of those questions!

Top 10 Premiere Pro Keyboard Shortcuts

When working with Premiere Pro 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.