It's a Bomb is a collaboration with the guys from ActionVFX. I decided to help them promote their amazing stock footage to film makers and VFX artists. In return they gave me access to all of their elements for free. I want to point out that my opinion doesn't change just because I get something for free. If I didn't think the elements were first class I would have just turned down the offer
However, I felt it was a great fit and I had a blast working on the project - no pun intended. In the rest of this post, I want to give you a small glimpse into the post production work that went into It's a Bomb.
It's a Bomb is a very VFX heavy short film. Almost every single shot contains some form of visual effect. Most of them have been motion or camera tracked. This allowed me to insert fog, smoke or fire into the shots. Here is the list of the 29 VFX shots contained in this short film.
One of the collections from the ActionVFX pack I enjoyed using the most were the fuse elements. They looked amazing once tracked into the shot. They were also very easy to composite onto my base footage with nothing more than little bit of glow and colour correction to make them site nicely in the scene.
The primary effect I wanted to create for this VFX short film was the Rise From The Grave effect. I wanted to integrate the Ground Crack stock footage elements from ActionVFX, but I didn't want to make yet another 'Hancock landing' effect. So I decided to have a monster emerge from the ground instead. With the addition of a bit of debris and dirt exploding into the air, the final VFX came out looking pretty awesome!
I do plan to write up a detailed tutorial for the Rise From The Grave effect eventually. For now, here is a link to the YouTube tutorial: