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Red Giant (111 Tutorials)

Game of Thrones Cheap Tricks Parts 1 & 2

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

August 22, 2019

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

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Red Giant VFX Reflection Tutorial #gettingstarted

June 20, 2019

Get started with Shadow – one of the brand new tools in Red Giant VFX Suite! Tutorial created by Brian Behm.

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Red Giant VFX Chromatic Displacement Tutorial

June 20, 2019

Get started with Stu Maschwitz’s tutorial for Chromatic Displacement – one of the brand new tools in Red Giant VFX Suite!

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Red Giant VFX Optical Glow Tutorial #gettingstarted

June 20, 2019

Get started with Stu Maschwitz’s tutorial for Optical Glow – one of the brand new tools in Red Giant VFX Suite!

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Red Giant VFX Spot Clone Tracker Tutorial #gettingstarted

June 20, 2019

Get started with Stu Maschwitz’s tutorial for Spot Clone Tracker – one of the brand new tools in Red Giant VFX Suite!

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Red Giant VFX King Pin Tracker Tutorial #gettingstarted

June 20, 2019

Get started with Stu Maschwitz’s tutorial for King Pin Tracker – one of the brand new tools in Red Giant VFX Suite!

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In Depth Demo Reel

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

June 13, 2019

Is your New Year’s Resolution to get a new job or to bring in new freelance work? A new demo reel can help.  What are employers looking for in a reel? I was on a panel at a college last month where we talked about what makes a demo reel great and what makes it… well, not so great. I also asked around to some industry peers for their opinions. 

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In Depth Network Rendering Render Farm Distributed Rendering

In Depth: Render Farms / Network Rendering / Distributed Rendering

May 10, 2019

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

April 15, 2019

I was talking to someone at NAB who I would consider to be “in the know” for visual effects and was surprised that he had never heard of OpenFX. More and more developers are developing with OpenFX, or OFX, a standardized software interface supported by numerous hosts such as Nuke, DaVinci Resolve and Sony Vegas. Here’s a few things to know so you’re not caught off guard!

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Make your Footage Look Cinematic | Red Giant Short Cuts

Make your Footage Look Cinematic | Red Giant Short Cuts

March 19, 2019

Red Giant is back with another episode of Shortcuts. In this tutorial, Premiere Gal gives you some great tips on how to quickly make your videos or vlogs look cinematic with Red Giant Magic Bullet’s Looks and Colorista, and also, Universe Finisher.

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Fresh Prince of Arabia Cheap Tricks

Fresh Prince of Arabia, Cheap Tricks | Red Giant

March 5, 2019

In this episode, Fresh Prince of Arabia, Hashi from Action Movie Kid takes you on a magical journey into the uncanny valley as he shows you how to recreate Will Smith’s Genie from the new Aladdin trailer. With the help of some special guests along the way, you’ll learn about working with and animating 3D…

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In Depth: Gunfire and Muzzle Flash Effects

In Depth: Gunfire and Muzzle Flash (Updated 18 January 2019)

January 18, 2019

If you’re planning on making an epic action film like Max Max: Fury Road or Rambo, you’re going to need lots of fire power. Here is a rundown on how to add spectacular muzzle flash and gunshot effects to your films in your host of choice. I’ve also included info on 3D models of weapons and some sound effects.

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Aquaman Cheap Tricks

Cheap Tricks | AQUAMAN Underwater Effects: Part 1 & 2

January 15, 2019

Hashi from Action Movie Kid has a new tutorial for Trapcode Particular using a new feature called Fluid Dynamics, and Red Giant Heatwave, Trapcode Form…

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Red Giant Trapcode Form 4: New Features Tutorial

Red Giant Trapcode Form 4: New Features Tutorial

January 2, 2019

Trapcode Form 4 came out at the end of October. In case you haven’t upgraded and want to know more, here is a walk through of all the new features including the new Dynamic Fluids physics engine, Designer and more.

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Short Cuts | How to Create FAST Distortion Effects in Adobe Premiere

Short Cuts | How to Create FAST Distortion Effects in Adobe Premiere

October 17, 2018

This week, Kelsey Brennan, AKA Premiere Gal, shows you how to make a fun RGB Separation and Chromatic Aberration effect that you’d get if you dropped your camera. This is a fairly common effect that can be used on titles, logos, transitions, and more. It’s a good trick to have in your arsenal!

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