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Visual Effects of Prometheus

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A examination of the visual effects in Ridley Scott's Prometheus. Prometheus contains approximately 1,300 digital effect shots. Moving Picture Company (MPC) were the lead visual effect studio and produced 420 of the ...

Creative Freedom in Commercial Work – Orion Tait at Buck Agency

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Creative freedom through commercial production: Check out the amazing creative commercial work by Orion Tate and his creative team at Buck, an agency based in NY. This video is part of Submarine Channel's ongoing s...

After Effects Rotobrush & DIY Hanging Canister Light Kit

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In this video by IndyMogul Director Oliver Mellan shows us how he used the RotoBrush in Adobe After Effects to mask areas more efficiently for the VFX on his new movie, Six Planets of the Song. This is a 2 part video ...

Shooting Fast, Cheap and in Control: Ten Minute Film School by Robert Rodriguez

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This installment of the "10 Minute Flick School" by Robert Rodriguez features various tricks and digital VFX techniques he used to shoot Once Upon a Time in Mexico quickly and profitably.

Create a Zach Snyder Style Slow Motion Gun Shot

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This tutorial from FilmRiot offers a nice a sample of a slow-motion gun shot effect (with bullet leaving the chamber, smoke, and flying shell) and how they did it using AfterEffects. Skip to 2:40 to see the shot in a...

How to Choose the Right Green Screen Paint Color

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Choosing the correct green screen paint can improve your chroma-key results. This episode of WOMP show you how to select a good chroma green, how light the green screen,  negatives of using too much contrast, why nois...

Rob Legato: Visual Effects Mini Masterclass

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Visual Effects Supervisor Robert Legato's Mini Masterclass from BAFTA Guru The visual effects supervisor whose work includes Hugo, Avatar and Titanic talks about the importance of courage, and explains the techniques...

Profile: Physalia Motion Design Studio

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Physalia is a motion graphics and VFX studio based in Barcelona that is taking VFX experimentation to the next level. Their DIY mentality makes them a creative force to be reckoned with. This video offers a few insi...

Visual Effects Mini Masterclass by David Vickery

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David Vickery is the Visual Effects Supervisor behind movies like Harry Potter and Cloverfield, and  The Dark Knight. In this video, Vickery gives a Mini Masterclass to BAFTA Guru.

Compositing Techniques with Adobe After Effects

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This Ae tutorial by VFXHaiku.com offers a a few AfterEffects compositing techniques for integrating animated artwork into a live action scene.

Building Invisible Walls: Making Jim Henson’s ‘Labyrinth’

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Building Invisible Walls is a collection of stories about the making of Labyrinth by the people who helped to make it. The stories are extracts from full-length interviews with each of the contributors about their ca...

The State of Practical Special Effects in Filmmaking

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Fon Davis, a visual effects veteran who has worked on films like The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline, Galaxy Quest, Mission: Impossible III, talks about the state of visual effects in film, the resurgence of inte...