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Red Giant Universe (18 Tutorials)

Stranger Things Mind Flayer

Recreating the Mind Flayer from Stranger Things

August 1, 2019

Seth Worley shows you how to recreate the scary Mind Flayer from Season 2 of Stranger Things. Below that, check out his previous tutorial for recreating the Upside Down. This is a super fun tutorial that uses Red Giant’s VFX Suite, Trapcode Tao, Magic Bullet Suite, and Universe Camera Shake. There are links to all…

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8 Must-Have Plug-ins for Adobe After Effects

In Depth: 8 Must-Have Plug-ins for Adobe After Effects

June 4, 2019

This is a question that I get quite a bit. It’s usually someone who is just out of college and getting started in the biz. They often use the phrase “the best bang for the buck”. Nobody wants to spend money on tools they will never use either. Because this field has some diversity, I’m breaking this into a multi-part feature for motion graphics in After Effects, visual effects in After Effects, editing, and more. Here are my picks must-have plug-ins for motion graphic artists using After Effects.

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Red Giant Universe Glitch tutorial

How To Simulate Poor Streaming Connection With Universe Glitch

May 29, 2019

In this episode of Short Cuts, Premiere Gal Kelsey Brannan explains how to use the Glitch Tool in Universe to create a digital TV look with bad reception in Premiere Pro.

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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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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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Create Fast YouTube End Screens in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Create Fast YouTube End Screens in Adobe Premiere Pro CC

November 6, 2018

In this episode of Short Cuts, Premiere Gal Kelsey Brannan explains how to create a fast and stylized YouTube End Screens with Red Giant Universe.

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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: 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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Red Giant Short Cuts: Spot Blurs

Red Giant Short Cuts: Spot Blurs

September 19, 2018

Kelsey, AKA Premiere Gal, is back with a new tutorial showing how to use Red Giant Universe Spot Blur to blur out things like logos, faces, addresses, etc.

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Tutorial: “Short Cuts” Logo Openers with Red Giant Universe

Tutorial: “Short Cuts” Logo Openers with Red Giant Universe

July 24, 2018

In this episode of Short Cuts, Premiere Gal shows you how to create a quick and stylish logo opener using Red Giant Universe logo motion and transitions.

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Popular Vlog Transitions with Red Giant Universe

Popular Vlog Transitions with Red Giant Universe

July 10, 2018

In this episode of Short Cuts, Premiere Gal shows you how to add video transitions and how to quickly build unique transitions with some of the plugins in Red Giant Universe.

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Wakanda Form-ever! by Action Movie Dad | Red Giant Cheap Tricks

Wakanda Form-ever! by Action Movie Dad | Red Giant Cheap Tricks

June 6, 2018

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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