Category - Visual Effects

The Making of The Revenant

The Making of The Revenant The Revenant looks like one brutal journey. Not only for the central character but also for the cast and crew. Shot over the course of almost a year in deepest Canada, the...

Trapcode Suite 13 Review

Trapcode Suite 13 Review Red Giant’s Trapcode Suite, and specifically Trapcode Particular, are often seen by motion graphics artists as an essential item in the creation of superior looking...

Improving Every Part of Your Edit

Improving Every Part of Your Edit When you’re a self-taught filmmaker it pays every now and then to take a refresher course in your editing software of choice, partly to learn new and better...

Download Free Film Grain and Light Leaks

Download Free Film Grain and Light Leaks When used well, a touch of film grain and a well placed light leak can really perfect a look. When used badly it can be carelessly sloshed all over your edit...

HitFilm 4 Pro – First Impressions

HitFilm 4 Pro – First Impressions HitFilm 4 Pro is the latest release of the compositing/editing software from the UK based software company, HitFilm, and I point that out because it’s...

Getting Started With Fusion 8

Getting Started With Fusion 8 Fusion, the compositing and visual effects software, recently acquired from Eyeon by Blackmagic Design, is available as a free download under a beta release, for both...

The Making of The Martian

The Making of The Martian I really enjoyed The Martian, starring earth’s most expensive rescuee – Matt Damon. Him and a host of Go-Pro cameras. Strangely what I appreciated most about the...

5 Free Compositing Apps For Film Editors

5 Free Compositing Applications For Film Editors If you’re looking to beef up your technical and creative chops and get stuck into some serious compositing work, you’ll want to...

What’s New in Final Cut Pro 10.2?

What’s New in Final Cut Pro 10.2?   It’s always a pleasant surprise when Apple updates Final Cut Pro X and they chose to coincide with NAB 2015 for their latest release, which brings...

DaVinci Resolve 12 Tips and Demos

DaVinci Resolve 12 Tips and Demos The big news of NAB 2015 was Blackmagic Design’s epic list of announcements, three of which were of particular interest to me, the first of which was DaVinci...

Inspirational Filmmaking Craft Round Up

Inspirational Filmmaking Craft Round Up Every now and then, you just need to see something inspirational about the craft of filmmaking that leaves you wanting to get up and make better films, tell...

The Making of Chappie

The Making of Chappie Every so often on the blog I end up creating some massive, constantly updated post about a particular film that’s just come out. Somehow often sci-fi movies –...