VFX

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…

Getting Started with HitFilm Pro – Lesson 1 – Welcome

Getting Started with HitFilm Pro – Lesson 1 – Welcome

I’m a big fan of HitFilm.  And I thought that I would start a written tutorial series here on ProVideo Coalition that looks at HitFilm,and why it’s…

AE Project Diary: 6) Xian part 1.  Compositing.

AE Project Diary: 6) Xian part 1. Compositing.

When I started on the Xian project in 2011, it was the largest and most complex compositing project I had worked on.  Even though about seven years have passed since…

ART OF THE CUT with “Rampage” editors Jim May and Bob Ducsay

ART OF THE CUT with “Rampage” editors Jim May and Bob Ducsay

Editors Jim May, ACE and Bob Ducsay have worked together numerous times, including Deep Rising, The Mummy, and Van Helsing. Ducsay’s credit also include Star Wars: The Last…

Real-World Fixes in Post

Real-World Fixes in Post

Having just wrapped the edit on his most recent feature film, Barry will walk you through the top “fixes” in post. He’ll show you all the little things he…