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Boris FX (136 Tutorials)

Boris FX Live: New Features in Silhouette 2021 + James Pina

Boris FX Live: New Features in Silhouette 2021 + James Pina

March 17, 2021

Boris FX Live w Ben Brownlee. Silhouette 2021 sneak peek + special guest artist James Pina (Laika’s Missing Link, Kubo and the Two Strings).

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In Depth Demo Reel

In Depth: The Ultimate Guide to Building a Great Demo Reel

February 3, 2021

Get advice from seasoned pros on putting together a reel that will get you jobs! Learn what work to include on your reel, music choices, etc.

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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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What the heck is OFX

Burning Question: What in the heck is OFX? #OFX #openfx

December 16, 2020

OpenFX, or OFX, plugins are exploding on the market with hosts like DaVinci Resolve, HitFilm, Vegas, Flame, Baselight, and others. Learn more!

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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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boris live ibc 2020

Boris FX Live: Virtual IBC 2020 Presentations, Day 3 is Live!

September 10, 2020

Watch Boris FX Live presentations for Virtual IBC! They are featuring customer presentations, sneak peeks of 2021 releases, giveaways.

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How to Add Stunning Lens Flares in Photoshop with Boris FX Optics

How to Add Stunning Lens Flares in Photoshop with Boris FX Optics

July 29, 2020

Ben Brownlee walks you through creating gorgeous realistic and stylistic lens flares in Photoshop using Boris FX Optics, based on the Sapphire LensFlare!

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EZ Masks in Boris FX Optics

How to Create EZ Masks in Photoshop with Boris FX Optics

July 24, 2020

Ben Brownlee shows you the process of creating complex-looking masks with EZ Masks using Boris FX Optics in Photoshop. Try a free demo today!

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In Depth: Gun Fire and Muzzle Flash Effects

In Depth: Gunfire and Muzzle Flash (Updated 10 July 2020)

July 10, 2020

An exhaustive resource on adding spectacular Gunfire and Muzzle Flash effects to your action and science fiction films in your host of choice.

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In depth Fireworks

In Depth: Fireworks Extravaganza with Fun New Content

July 3, 2020

Each July 4 we update a collection of fun tutorials on making fireworks. Enjoy tutorials for Particular, Particle Illusion, X-Particles, more!

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silhouette paint auto paint tutorial

Silhouette Paint – Quick Focus on Auto Paint

June 19, 2020

In this tutorial, learn about the Auto Paint workflow and how to run paintwork over time and on moving footage. Auto Paint is the engine that drives Silhouette Paint. 

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Silhouette and Mocha Webinar

Explore Silhouette and Mocha Webinar Replay

April 21, 2020

Katie Morris, a digital VFX artist shows how she uses Silhouette and Mocha Pro together to tackle advanced rotoscoping, paint, and more.

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