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LIVE Q&A with Daniel Hashimoto (Action Movie Dad)

Watch now for a live chat with Daniel Hashimoto, aka Hashi, aka Action Movie Dad. He’ll be talking with Puget Systems about his workflow, the current state of the industry, and tips, tricks, and advice.

Daniel has been doing cool VFX videos with his kids for years. Over the last year, he has been doing the Cheap Tricks with Hashi series for Red Giant. There are a few examples below the video, so scroll down!

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Daniel "Hashi" Hashimoto | Maxon NAB 2020 Rewinds

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Daniel “Hashi” Hashimoto creates a quick and easy CGI character in his Maxon NAB 2020 Rewind. He composites a giant monster onto the Las Vegas Strip! Learn about how he uses camera tracking to match a pre-animated model in Cinema 4D into the shot. He also uses Adobe After Effects Video Copilot Element 3D and Red Giant VFX Supercomp. He also gives a sneak peek at a new color matching feature in an upcoming release of Red Giant VFX Suite. And, there’s a lot more.

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Hashi of Action Movie Kid dives into the legs only body effect from Pixar’s Onward. Makes some Onward-inspired magic with Red Giant tools.

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Sonic the Hedgehog Effects, Cheap Tricks with HashiSonic the Hedgehog Effects, Cheap Tricks with Hashi

In this tutorial, Hashi of Action Movie Kid dives into the effects of the new Sonic the Hedgehog film. He covers topics such as 3D, compositing, and color correction. In fact, you’ll learn how to create cool looking VFX. Notably create crackling electricity, particle-based dust, and much more.

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Red Giant has a fun new tutorial from Hashi of Action Movie Kid. In this tutorial, Hashi goes through how to create the diamond burst effect from Frozen II.

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

Parts 1 and 2 are below and they walk you through several great tricks to make your VFX look spectacular. In the first episode, we’ll focus on 2 shots revolving around fire magic, which are VFX that are seen in the show Game of Thrones.

In the second tutorial, Hashi uses the Red Giant VFX King Pin Tracker, VFX Spot Clone Tracker, VFX Primatte Keyer 6, VFX Supercomp, (all available in the VFX Suite) Magic Bullet Looks, and Magic Bullet Mojo II (Magic Bullet Suite).

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captain marvel from Onward postCaptain Marvel Energy Effects, Cheap Tricks | Red Giant

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 VFX Suite, as well as Trapcode Tao and Trapcode Particular (both available in the Trapcode Suite). This Captain Marvel tutorial takes a deep dive and you’re sure to learn a lot about creating visual effects.

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Tutorial: Cheap Tricks | Avengers: Infinity War Disintegration Tutorial w Particular on Onward postCheap 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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