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.

Intel VFXCreator Giveaway – Win A Massive Gaming Rig

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!

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.

DJI Mavic Pro In Depth Review

The DJI Mavic Pro might be the best super lightweight 4K drone on the market to date. I have used the Mavic for a few months now and decided to write up a comprehensive review to cover what it can do and what I love and what I don't love about it.

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.