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Red Giant (105 Tutorials)

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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Tutorial: Open As A Panel in Red Giant Colorista

Tutorial: Open As A Panel in Red Giant Colorista

October 9, 2018

This is not really a tutorial as much as a tip on how to speed up your workflow in After Effects or Premiere Pro when using Colorista.

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Tutorial: Red Short Cuts | How To Create Retro Looks in Premiere Pro CC

Tutorial: Red Short Cuts | How To Create Retro Looks in Premiere Pro CC

October 7, 2018

In this episode of Short Cuts, Kelsey aka Premiere Gal explains the creation of three types of retro looks, created by adding Red Giant Universe’s Grain 16, VHS, and Retrograde tools to footage.

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Tutorial: Red Giant Short Cuts | Quick & Awesome Titles in Premiere Pro CC

Tutorial: Red Giant Short Cuts | Quick & Awesome Titles in Premiere Pro CC

October 7, 2018

In case you missed it, this great tutorial in the Red Giant Short Cuts series with Kelsey aka Premiere Gal came out in early August. Kelsey explains how to make stylized titles in Premiere Pro with Red Giant Universe.

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Tutorial: Short Cuts | How to Simulate Old TV Screens in Premiere Pro CC

Tutorial: Short Cuts | How to Simulate Old TV Screens in Premiere Pro CC

October 2, 2018

Kelsey, AKA Premiere Gal, and Red Giant have a new episode of Short Cuts. Learn how to use the Holomatrix plug-in in Red Giant Universe to take HD footage from pristine to an old TV look.

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Premiere Pro: A Color Correction Session with Stu Maschwitz – Colorista IV

Premiere Pro: A Color Correction Session with Stu Maschwitz – Colorista IV

October 2, 2018

In this tutorial from Stu Maschwitz tutorial, you’ll learn how to use Colorista IV to balance footage, to relight your foreground elements, to match footage across a timeline, and much more.

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Burning Question: How Do I Quickly Give My Project a Letterbox Look?

Burning Question: How Do I Quickly Give My Project a Letterbox Look?

September 26, 2018

“I like the look of letterbox and would like to add it to my video to give it a film look. What are some easy ways to do this and do it right?” This article first came out in 2015 and has been fully updated with new tools, new freebies, and tutorials, as well as a few great videos on aspect ratio and getting your letterbox right.

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