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Want to learn how to create your own 3D models and scenes in Blender? Check out my Blender 3D Crash Course for Absolute Beginners on Udemy! To celebrate the launch of this new training course, the first 30 people will get the course for FREE :D So get in quick!
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Mocha Pro 2019 is the latest update to the academy award winning planar tracker from BorisFX. The latest version includes some great new features and enhancements. In this overview video I want to show you the new Essentials workspaces, the new Spline tools, GPU accelerated removes and much more!
Help me celebrate the launch of the new website and the FORUMS! Join the conversation for your chance to win 1 of 10 After Effects Beginner Courses!
Learn how to use Adobe After Effects in 2018 with my Absolute Beginner course on Udemy! The course will cover everything you need to create your own awesome motion graphics and visual effects!
Planning to finally learn how to use Adobe Premiere Pro? Check out my Udemy beginner course for Adobe Premiere Pro! It covers everything you need to get started, from editing your footage to working with audio, create animated titles and much, much more.
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!
Want to win a massive Intel gaming rig? Intel are currently running their VFX Creator Giveaway and all you have to do is tweet to share my Dragon Fire Breath VFX tutorial for your chance to win a computer worth up to $6,500 USD!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn about the difference between Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro to avoid wasting countless hours using the wrong tool for the job!
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!
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? 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.
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.
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.
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 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!

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