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Game of Thrones VFX Parts 1 & 2: Cheap Tricks with with Hashi

Game of Thrones Cheap Tricks Parts 1 & 2

Red Giant has a fun new tutorial from Hashi of Action Movie Kid. Parts 1 and 2 are below and they walk you through several great tricks to make your VFX look spectacular.

Cheap Tricks | Game of Thrones VFX – Part 1

In this first episode, we’ll focus on 2 shots revolving around fire magic, which are VFX that are seen in the show Game of Thrones. He uses the new Primatte Keyer, included in the VFX Suite, to key the subject and includes the new feature Core Matte. Hashi then adds fog and uses adjustment layers to place them in 3D space. He uses Trapcode Particular to make the fire and attaches a null with Motion Sketch to give it some natural movement. He also uses Supercomp, a new plug-in from Red Giant that is a toolkit for realistic VFX composites in After Effects. Watch the tutorial to learn about how to make your own Game of Thrones VFX!

Game of Thrones VFX Pt. 2: The Undead Horse

In this tutorial, Hashi uses the Red Giant VFX King Pin Tracker, VFX Spot Clone Tracker, VFX Primatte Keyer 6, VFX Supercomp, Magic Bullet Looks, and Magic Bullet Mojo II.

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