NEW VIDEO: Creating Bullet Shell Ejections in After Effects with Element 3D

NEW VIDEO: Creating Bullet Shell Ejections in After Effects with Element 3D

Our newest video with Scott Newman demonstrates the process of shooting and editing a slow motion sequence showing bullet shells being ejected from an automatic weapon. A variety of tools and techniques are used to achieve this cinematic realistic look. Find out how by watching below! Plugins featured in the video: Element 3D Primatte Keyer Optical Flares Action Essentials Projectile Weapons Pack You can now watch part 1 of the full tutorial to create this effect below:

VIDEO: Create Glints and Light Leaks with Boris Continuum in Avid

VIDEO: Create Glints and Light Leaks with Boris Continuum in Avid

Here is the the second and final part of our collaboration with Jasen Hattams that guides you through several effects created using Boris Continuum within Avid Media Composer. In this part learn how to add visually striking glints and light leaks to spice up your footage. Get Boris Continuum here Browse our store for more plugins Subscribe to our YouTube channel

Screen Scene goes invisible with V-Ray on ’Black Sails’

Screen Scene goes invisible with V-Ray on ’Black Sails’

In television right now, some of the most elaborate visual effects work required is of the ‘invisible’ variety. These are the shots that you might just not notice, but have actually gone through the hands of many skilled effects artisans. One show capitalising on this seamless type of VFX work is the Starz series Black Sails. For season 4, Dublin-based studio Screen Scene VFX was called upon to create a raft of period city shots by augmenting live action and…

Read More Read More

VIDEO: Create Light Streaks and Lens Flare Effects with Boris Continuum in Avid

VIDEO: Create Light Streaks and Lens Flare Effects with Boris Continuum in Avid

In the first of a new 2-part series we teamed up with Jasen Hattams from the Creative Collective to demonstrate how to add impressive light streaks and lens flares to your footage in Avid with BCC. Follow along with Jasen to learn invaluable workflow tips with Boris Continuum and how to use the integrated mocha planar tracking. Get Boris Continuum here Browse our store for more plugins Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified when part 2 is released

The Journey

The Journey

If the checkout clerk at Best Buy had told me when I bought my first video camera five years ago that one day I would be creating motion graphics content, video effects and promotional videos for businesses I would have laughed, said “yeah ok” and walked away. I was there because I had heard of this neat little waterproof camera called the “GoPro” and wanted one because I had recently learned to scuba dive. I wanted to capture some of…

Read More Read More

Get the Film Look: After Effects Cinematography

Get the Film Look: After Effects Cinematography

We teamed up with Kris Truini once again to bring you another video exploring techniques for achieving fantastic cinematic results with your footage. Leave a comment below to let us know what you think. Plugins featured in the video: Trapcode Shine Magic Bullet Looks Denoiser III Trapcode Particular You can also visit Kris at his channel here Thanks for watching!

A View on Post Production Workflows from an Expert in the Field

A View on Post Production Workflows from an Expert in the Field

In the world of post production pipelines and training, Simon Walker is someone you want to sit down with and mine for information. Which is exactly what AV3 has done in this lengthy interview with the UK-based Adobe Certified Master Trainer, who also gets in and advises on video editing and grading solutions and still takes time to be ‘on the box’ to check out the latest advancements in industry software. We find out everything from how Simon got into…

Read More Read More

Get inspired with ZBrush artist Sven Rabe

Get inspired with ZBrush artist Sven Rabe

Every now and then a great piece of content or artwork makes the rounds on the Internet and inspires others to keep creating. That’s especially the case with personal works in the Pixologic ZBrush community, and one artist whose CR-2 pilot model was recently widely shared was Munich-based Sven Rabe, a lead modeler and senior 3D artist at studio LIGA01. AV3 checked in with Sven to find out more about how he uses ZBrush and for some tips and tricks…

Read More Read More

Tracer Fire with Red Giant Trapcode Particular

Tracer Fire with Red Giant Trapcode Particular

In this video we partner with Scott Newman from IndependentVFX to look at creating tracer fire in Adobe After Effects using Red Giant Trapcode Particular. The following plugins used in the video are all available from AV3 Sofware at a discount: Trapcode Particular Primatte Keyer Element 3D Optical Flares We hope you enjoyed the video!

VIDEO: Get the Film Look with Magic Bullet Suite

VIDEO: Get the Film Look with Magic Bullet Suite

We teamed up with Kris Truini to demonstrate how to get the most out of Red Giant’s Magic Bullet Suite for professional, cinematic color grading. All of Red Giant’s plugins are available at AV3 Software for 5% off the RRP: The following were featured in this video: Magic Bullet Suite Denoiser Magic Bullet Film Magic Bullet Looks Mojo Colorista Be sure to also check out more of Kris at his channel