20 VFX & Film Making Blog Posts for After Effects

20 Blog Posts
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!
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.
Learn about the difference between Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere Pro to avoid wasting countless hours using the wrong tool for the job!
After Effects CC 2014, released on June 18 to the Adobe Creative Cloud, is the latest version of the popular visual effects compositing software. The new version contains a large amount of new features like effect masks, advance keying and live text templates. In this post I give you an overview of the hottest new features!
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.
Learn how to create keyframes from audio in Adobe After Effects. This technique is very useful for syncing animation with your audio tracks or creating cool looking music visualisations. Combined with Null Objects you can use the volume of your audio to drive any effect parameter or layer property you want!
Adobe Premiere is a great tool for editing your projects and Adobe After Effects excels in adding visual effects onto your clips. In this vlog I discuss your options when it comes to Adobe Premiere and After Effects integration.
In my recent After Effects Fireworks Compositing tutorial I left out how I added the lights into the building windows in the background of the scene. Adding lights to a day to night conversion can add a great amount of realism to your shot and in this tutorial I will show you how to do that.
In order to get the most out of my After Effects tutorials and the difficulty metre that I recently introduced, you will have to have a good idea of what skill level you are actually at. Here are a few guidelines and questions to test your skills!
The final step of creating visual effects in Adobe After Effects is to export your composition. In this tutorial I will take you through the export process and show you how to configure the options for format, compression, resolution, audio and more.
It is important to understand the order in which Adobe After Effects renders out the layers in a composition and the order in which is applies different masks and effects. This tutorial will clear up a number of common confusions when creating your visual effects!
One of the more common tasks when creating VFX is removing elements from your shots. In this small tutorial I show you how to remove a moving objects from your footage with Adobe After Effects.
Learn how to loop a video clip using Adobe After Effects. This tutorial covers a number of different options available to you and it's good to know them all so you can choose the one most suitable to your situation.
The Rotobrush Tool in Adobe After Effects is an excellent feature that helps you to easily separate your foreground and background elements in cases where you did not use a green screen. This tutorial will cover the basic operation and the different options of the Rotobrush Tool.
We all hate boring tutorials and therefore Surfaced Studio offers high quallity VFX and film making tutorials with a humorous twist. We like to call it 'edutainment' and try to capture what Surfaced Studio is all about in this brand new YouTube trailer!
When you get started learning VFX you need to find the tutorials best suited to your skill level. In this VFX vlog I show you where you can find the best tutorials on the internet. I also cover some common issues that people encounter when creating masks in Adobe After Effects.
Want free stock footage for your explosions? In this VFX Vlog I show you a few of my favourite websites to get free stock footage and take you through how to use them in Adobe After Effects. I also discuss some options available to you when you want to create some cool VFX!
When getting started with your own films and VFX, you may wonder what computer you need and what camera you should get. In this VFX Vlog I discuss some of the considerations when purchasing a computer and a camera. I also show you how to create natural lighting for explosions in Adobe After Effects.
Welcome to the VFX Vlog! I have started this vlog series to answer common questions I get regarding After Effects, Cinema 4D and 3dsMax and to share some useful techniques, tips & tricks with you on a more regular basis!
Are you just starting to learn After Effects? Then my beginner tutorial series is perfect for you! In this post I have gathered all of my After Effects Beginner tutorials in the optimal order to watch them to learn and start creating your own awesome VFX!


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