Found 32 posts tagged with 'beginner'

VFX Vlog 12 – Converting Audio to Keyframes in After Effects

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 After Effects Basics – Expressions

Expressions in Adobe After Effects allow you to control any layer property of effect parameter with custom logic. This logic can apply simple transformations or random movements to your values or you can write complex blocks of code to intelligently control your visual effects.

How to Create Gunfire (Muzzle Flash) Effects in HitFilm 2

HitFilm 2 is an all-in-one solution for indie film makers that combines video editing and visual effects compositing in a single software package. I show you how to create one of the most essential visual effects for action films: the muzzle flash (gunfire)!

Adobe After Effects Basics – Null Objects

Null objects tend to mystify a lot of people because by themselves they have no function and no visual impact on your effects. However, in combination with parenting, expressions and expression controls they provide a powerful mechanism to create and manage complex visual effects with ease.

Shooting Day For Night

Learn how to convert a scene filmed during the day to look like it was shot at night. This technique is very simple but extremely powerful and enables you to create great looking night scenes for your film projects.
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After Effects Blood Smear Effect using CC Smear

Learn how to create a very simple but useful effect for your action movie projects: how to create a blood smear effect of someone being hit by a bullet and then sliding down the wall, leaving streaks of blood behind. This tutorial will show you how to apply the CC smear to achieve this quick effect.
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Adobe After Effects Basics Tutorial – Parenting

Parenting in Adobe After Effects is a fundamental technique that allows you to link layers together in terms of their position, rotation and scale. Learn how to use parenting to build and mange complex VFX!
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How To Make Things Glow In Adobe After Effects

In this basics tutorial I show you how to use one of the most fundamental and useful effects available in Adobe After Effects: how to make things glow. Learn how to apply the Glow effect to both static and moving elements in your scene.

Advanced Lightning In Adobe After Effects

Learn how to create great looking lightning VFX in Adobe After Effects! Whether you want to re-create a scene from Star Wars or simply shock your friends, this basics tutorial takes you through the simple process of applying the Advanced Lightning effect and some masks to create realistic looking lightning.
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Adobe After Effects Basics – Compositions

In this part of my After Effects basics tutorial series I cover compositions and pre-composing in detail. We will cover what they are, the different roles they play in After Effects and why they are so essential to creating and managing more complex effects.