Creating a Short Film: 10 VFX Effects

Creating a Short Film: 10 VFX Effects

Creating a Short Film: 10 VFX Effects is an Intermediate level tutorial on 3D + Animation, crafted by the author, Chad Perkins. This tutorial is an essential base for a person who needs to get better at his/her 3D + Animation skills. It gives you a strong understanding on 3D + Animation, Filmmaking, Photography, Video, Visual Effects, After Effects, 3D + Animation, Filmmaking, Photography, Video, Visual Effects and After Effects.

Free Download - Creating a Short Film: 10 VFX Effects
Author Chad Perkins
Publish Date 6/19/2019
Skill Intermediate
Duration 4h 51m
Topic 3D + Animation
Video Tutorials 61
Last Update N/A

Get a practical look at the world of visual effects (VFX). In this installment of the 13-part Creating a Short Film series, filmmaker Chad Perkins focuses on how to tackle the effects in the VFX portion of the post-production workflow. Throughout the course, Chad demonstrates how to create the visual effects seen in The Assurance, the short film featured throughout the series. Chad goes over a variety of common VFX tools and how to really sell effects shots. He digs into how to create magical effects with Trapcode Particular, Trapcode Form, and with native After Effects tools, as well as how to create a cool explosion shot by compositing live action fire footage, create swirling particles in Cinema 4D, build a custom lens flare using Optical Flares, and much more.

Topics include:

  • Selling effects shots with sound design and practical lights
  • Making magical effects with Trapcode Particular and Form
  • Building a custom lens flare with Optical Flares
  • Making a 3D magic ball from 2D Fractal Noise textures
  • Rebuilding shots digitally
  • Creating an explosion shot
  • Using dust footage to make fiery embers
  • Creating swirling 3D particles in Cinema 4D

Creating a Short Film: 10 VFX Effects : Video Lessons

  • About this training series3m 4s
  • The Assurance7m 44s
  • Introduction to this course1m 30s
  • About the third-party plugins used58s
  • Dealing with the exercise files1m 56s
  • An overview of common VFX tools3m 28s
  • The importance of sound design in effects2m 7s
  • Using practical helps2m 12s
  • Utilizing contrast to enhance effects shots1m 40s
  • Using 32 bits per channel3m 21s
  • Why the VFX were done in 4K2m 20s
  • Approaching VFX shots1m 42s
  • Supplementing the practical light11m 43s
  • Anatomy of the lens flare4m 43s
  • Enhancing with Particular dust7m 9s
  • Removing the background bird1m 38s
  • A quick look at the reverse shot1m 57s
  • Painting the eyes in Photoshop9m 4s
  • Tracking the eyes in After Effects3m 35s
  • Creating depth and movement with Fractal Noise6m 28s
  • Coloring the effect to composite better6m 33s
  • Preparing the shot5m 5s
  • Making the little ball with Trapcode Form9m 35s
  • Adding particles with Form and Particular12m 44s
  • Making the tiny swooshes11m 30s
  • Simulating a rack focus effect6m 13s
  • Simulating the ball being blown away3m 50s
  • Combining live action explosion shots11m 3s
  • Creating a realistic glow in front of objects3m 27s
  • Compositing branches over the explosion5m 30s
  • Adding embers created with Trapcode Particular13m 47s
  • Rotoscoping the characters7m 17s
  • Freezing areas of the frame in time5m 17s
  • Simulating camera shake6m 42s
  • Examining the original plan, and why it changed4m 20s
  • Creating the textures with Fractal Noise, part 18m 20s
  • Creating the textures with Fractal Noise, part 26m 12s
  • Making the textures equirectangular7m 13s
  • Assembling and compositing the ball components6m
  • Coloring the ball4m 53s
  • Creating the fiery top in Trapcode Form13m 29s
  • Custom lens flare, part 1: Streak6m 55s
  • Custom lens flare, part 2: Glow2m 19s
  • Custom lens flare, part 3: Multi-iris 14m 39s
  • Custom lens flare, part 4: Multi-iris 26m 10s
  • Gathering the ball with Element 3D2m 13s
  • Creating Golhatn's eyes5m 54s
  • Using dust footage to make embers5m 17s
  • Creating swirling particles in Cinema 4D6m 28s
  • Compositing live action fire footage3m 48s
  • Adding heat distortion6m 4s
  • The importance of failure1m 47s
  • Previewing the color course1m 10s
  • Final thoughts1m 20s

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