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Adobe After Effects (676 Tutorials)

Dune the Best We Can - Holtzman Sheild VFX - Cheap Tricks #17

Dune the Best We Can, Holtzman Sheild VFX + Advanced Expression Controls

January 7, 2021

Hashi shows you how to recreate the Holtzman Shield VFX from Dune. Download a free template of Holtzman shield too!

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Directly monitor your editing or compositing application using ScopeBox

Directly monitor your editing or compositing application using ScopeBox

January 4, 2021

Learn how to use Scopelink to directly monitor your editing or compositing application using ScopeBox.  With ScopeLink, you can have world-class scopes and QC tools, no matter which application you're working in.

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Combining LayerMonkey and TypeMonkey

Combining LayerMonkey and TypeMonkey

January 4, 2021

By Orrin Zucker: “This tutorial shows how to use both LayerMonkey and TypeMonkey together.”

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neat video 5 basics tutorial

Absoft Neat Video: Basic Workflow Tutorial #gettingstarted

December 30, 2020

This Neat Video tutorial will walk you through the basics of using Neat Video to reduce video noise in your productions. The steps are basically the same across all hosts.

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Burning Question Swish Pan and Crash Zoom transitions

Burning Question: How do I make Whip Pan and Crash Zoom Transitions?

December 29, 2020

Whip Pans, Swish Pans, and Crash Zooms are stylish transitions that add energy and cause and effect to a scene. Learn more about them!

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In Depth Render Farms Network Rendering

In Depth: Render Farms / Network Rendering / Distributed Rendering

December 16, 2020

The idea of network rendering is to distribute your render over a network, or farm, of computers, to speed up your render times.

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How To Turn Your Kids Into Super Heroes (After Effects Tutorial)

How To Turn Your Kids Into Super Heroes (After Effects Tutorial)

December 2, 2020

Ben Eshagpoor of beMotion.dESIGN shows you how to turn your kids into Super Heroes. He uses After Effects and Boris Sapphire in the tutorial.

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Glowing Outline Effect in After Effects

December 1, 2020

In this tutorial, Josh Olufemii’s friend Herman Huang shows how to create a really cool glowing outline effect in After Effects.  He also uses the free Video Copilot plug-in Saber. And there’s a free project file so you can play along.

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aejuice text animation

AEJuice Text Animation: Animating Text Promo #gettingstarted

November 6, 2020

Watch this tutorial to learn how to use AEJuice Text Animation to create an eye-catching promo with animated text in After Effects.

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In Depth: Working with Night Time Scenes, part 1

In Depth: Working with Night Time Scenes, part 1

November 2, 2020

You really have two choices when shooting scenes that take place at night. Either shoot at night and deal with the low light situation or shoot Day for Night. Shooting at night is easier if your camera is capable of it. Day for Night, which I would recommend under certain circumstances, can be tricky but can look fantastic and undistinguishable when it’s done correctly. Part one of this article will focus on shooting in after dark.

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In Depth: Working with Night Time Scenes, part 2

In Depth: Working with Night Time Scenes, part 2

November 2, 2020

Part 1 of this two part series focused on shooting at night and when and how to accomplish shooting in low light. Part 2 focuses on working with footage shot during the daytime and color grading for night. We'll also talk about adding some night time elements to sell your shot.

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In Depth: Rain Generators

In Depth: Rain Generators

October 14, 2020

It has been cloudy here all day and is just starting to sprinkle here so I thought it might be a good time to update this article with some new information.  Added June 13, 2016: Next Limit Realflow, Insydium X-Particles, a Boris tutorial, and more examples.

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Video Copilot Tutorial Compilation

Video Copilot Tutorial Compilation

August 13, 2020

Here’s a Video Copilot Tutorial Compilation of our favorites for your learning enjoyment and to celebrate our exclusive sale, happening now!

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Newton 3 10 minute crash course

Newton 3 – 10 Minute Crash Course

August 13, 2020

Lewis McGregor posted a Newton 3 – 10 Minute Crash Course at Premium Beat. Newton is a 2D physics simulator plugin for After Effects.

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In depth upscaling or upsizing video

In Depth: Upscaling Video

August 5, 2020

If you work with old video footage in standard format or can’t shoot 4K, here are several tools to make the job smoother and get better results.

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