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Captain Marvel Energy Effects, Cheap Tricks | Red Giant

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In this tutorial, Hashi from Action Movie Kid shows you how to create the energy effects from Captain Marvel. Use fractal noise for controlled chaos! He uses Primatte to cleanly key the Captain Marvel actress. Then, several instances Knoll Light Factory from Red Giant’s Effects Suite, as well as Trapcode Tao and Trapcode Particular. This Captain Marvel tutorial takes a deep dive and you’re sure to learn a lot about creating visual effects.

Hashi explains about keying, compositing, VFX and color correction – but most importantly, you’ll learn that with great power comes great responsibility. Yeah, that’s a different superhero’s thing, but it’s all in the same cinematic universe now, so we’re going with it.

Special props to Marta Svetek, our Red Giant Social and Community Manager, for donning the iconic super suit, performing full body rolls, and taking on a leaf blower – all so that you could learn how to make epic VFX.


Cheap Tricks | Captain Marvel Energy Effects

More Cheap Tricks Tutorials from Hashi & Red Giant

Last week, Hashi and Red Giant released Fresh Prince of Arabia, Cheap Tricks | Red Giant. Here are some others you will enjoy.

Tutorial: Cheap Tricks | Avengers: Infinity War Disintegration Tutorial w ParticularCheap Tricks | Avengers: Infinity War Disintegration Tutorial w Particular

Hashi’s latest Cheap Tricks episode, “Infinity And Beyond,” in which he shows you how to achieve the disintegration effect that you have probably seen in Avengers: Infinity War! This is a great tutorial with loads of tips.

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Tutorial: Wakanda Form-ever! by Action Movie Dad | Red Giant Cheap TricksWakanda Form-ever! by Action Movie Dad | Red Giant Cheap Tricks

The second episode of Cheap Tricks is up at Red Giant! Hashi from Action Movie Kid dives into creating the Vibranium sand effects from the end title sequence of Marvel’s Black Panther, created originally by the team at Perception. He uses Trapcode tools including Form, Particular, and Shine, as well as Red Giant Universe and Magic Bullet Looks. Check it out!

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Cheap Tricks | It's Wrinklin' Time (VFX Tutorial)

Cheap Tricks | It’s Wrinklin’ Time (VFX Tutorial)

Inspired by “A Wrinkle in Time,” episode one of Cheap Tricks walks viewers through how to recreate the film’s signature effect of tessering.

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aquamanCheap Tricks | AQUAMAN Underwater Effects: Part 1 & 2

Hashi from Action Movie Kid has a new tutorial for Trapcode Particular using a new feature called Fluid Dynamics. He also uses Red Giant Universe Heatwave for distortion and Trapcode Mir for Reflective Water Surface, as well as Trapcode Form for floating bits in the water and some Trapcode Shine. Plus, we have a bonus tutorial from VinhSon Nguyen to give you more background on the Fluid Dynamics feature in Form and Particular.

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