VFX

REVIEW – Sapphire 2019 from Boris FX

REVIEW – Sapphire 2019 from Boris FX

With the release of Mocha Pro 5 a few weeks ago, the team at Boris FX is still working at a feverish pitch behind the scenes to get the newest…

Red Giant introduces Dynamic Fluids in Trapcode Suite 15

Red Giant introduces Dynamic Fluids in Trapcode Suite 15

The introduction of Dynamics Fluids in Trapcode Suite 15  means that for the first time ever, artists can create particle systems within After Effects that interact in a realistic fluid…

New “Fusion in Resolve” 20 minute quickstart

New “Fusion in Resolve” 20 minute quickstart

Hot off the moviola.com presses: a 20 minute guide to get you up and running in Resolve’s new Fusion page. Been holding off taking the deep dive into…

REVIEW – MOCHA PRO 2019

REVIEW – MOCHA PRO 2019

How do you make “the best” even better.  Now, I know that saying something is “the best” can be subjective, but when just about everyone on the planet agrees with…

Globe animations in After Effects: The next chapter

Globe animations in After Effects: The next chapter

Just two weeks ago I looked at how globe animations had evolved between 1997 and 2010 – and now Andrew Kramer and the team at Video CoPilot have written the next…

AE Project Diary: 7) Globe animation

AE Project Diary: 7) Globe animation

It might not be obvious, but this simple globe animation was influenced by a Hollywood blockbuster.  I’m happy to admit that there’s nothing spectacular about it, and that…

Rotoscoping tips: beginning, reminders

Rotoscoping tips: beginning, reminders

For beginners looking for approaches using After Effects, instead of the few more specialized tools, there are some still classic interrelated resources to supplement the recent Stu Maschwitz tweet (later…

ART OF THE CUT with the previs editors of The Third Floor

ART OF THE CUT with the previs editors of The Third Floor

Over the past few months of interviews many of the editors have mentioned working with previs editors. (Ant-man and the Wasp, Rampage, Kingsman: The Golden Circle and many of…

DaVinci Resolve 15 + Fusion Integration = Many Happy Editors

DaVinci Resolve 15 + Fusion Integration = Many Happy Editors

I’ll be honest right off the bat in this article.  I’m not a big color grader. I’m more a visual effects and compositing editor.  That’s why…

HitFilm Express: How to create Avengers-style effects with a free video software

HitFilm Express: How to create Avengers-style effects with a free video software

The new edition of the free HitFilm Express is filled full of Pro-worthy features, including super powerful motion graphics tools and new viewer controls for 360° video. And it…