Tutorial: Earthquake VFX in Adobe After Effects + Earthquake VFX Samples

Tutorial: Earthquake VFX in Adobe After Effects + Earthquake VFX Samples
Tutorial Jul 11, 2017 at 10:05 AM

Happy Tutorial Tuesday once again!  Kriscoart Productions makes tutorials on visual effects and in this tutorial, Kris explains how to make the earth shake with some shockwaves and heat distortion waves. He grades the final shot with Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks.

More Earthquake Examples

For fun, here's a roundup of some earthquake vfx that people have built and posted on YouTube. They will hopefully give you an idea of what you can do! 

MTOP Earthquake

Fantastic work! The description of the video reads, "Entropy Studio has been the company responsible for the stunning VFX of the campaign of the Ministry of Transport (MTOP) of Uruguay: The eruption of a volcano, an earthquake that destroys the central area of Montevideo and the tsunami that has ravaged Piriapolis.The goal was to generate attention, surprise and give a powerful message. The campaign seeks the prevention of road traffic crashes because of the high number of deaths for this reason." 

New York Earthquake (After Effects VFX) by TheDisasterfreak

The buildings falling is a nice effect.

San Francisco Earthquake + Golden Gate Bridge Collapse (After Effects VFX) Destruction by TheDisasterfreak

The swinging bridge is solid.

Other stuff you may be interested in

Camera ShakeIn Depth: Camera Shake Plug-ins, Presets and Tutorials

Add some jitter to your earthquake. If you’re looking to add some visible frame-to-frame jitter to your footage, there are a few different ways to achieve this effect. You can do it with plug-ins, presets, with the Wiggler and even by tracking points that you’ve gathered from handheld footage. Plug-ins featured in the article include products from Noise Industry, GenArts, and Coremelt, plus freebies from Video Copilot and VFX Bros.

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