Real World Footage EffectsAuthor: Artbeats
24 Sep 2018

Real World Footage Effects

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Artbeats has recruited design expert Steve Holmes of Energi Design to bring you bi-weekly video tutuorials which show you quick tips for using stock footage in your projects in innovative ways. Whether you're a novice wanting step-by-step instruction, or a veteran just looking to expand your creative possibilities, these tips, presented in After Effects, will help bring your projects to the next level. This is the full resolution version, an iPod specific format is also available.

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    Episode 15 - Mirror, Mirror: Creating Reflections

    Using the Zaxwerks 3D Invigorator Pro plug-in, turn a simple rotating 3D logo into a fiery, reflective metallic icon, surrounded by color, particles and flame, with perfect reflections both in the logo and in the fake 2D floor in After Effects itself.

  • Posted on 18 May 2009

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    Episode 14 - Breathe, Deer: Adding Layers of footage

    Use the full 4K resolution of an Artbeats RED footage clip of a deer in a forest, to create the effect of a zoom lens finding and focusing on the animal. Add in thick, falling snow, adjust the temperature from spring to winter, and add the effect of the deer's breath being visible in the cold air, and see how you can turn a simple effect into a complex scene.

  • Posted on 04 May 2009

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    Episode 13 - A Call To Arms: Adding Smoke Effects

    Working on the final plate of the title animation for a World War II video game, see how to enhance two simple Photoshop images by combining them with some unique smoke clips. Learn techniques such as mask integration, mask expansion, layer blending, keying effects, 3D camera animation, expression creation and control with sliders, and camera depth of field.

  • Posted on 20 Apr 2009

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    Episode 12 - Four Candles, One Legend: Layering and Keying Footage

    See how to maximize an investment in one Artbeats HD flame clip to create 4 individual 3D candles to transform a basic, static scene. Learn as Steve reveals cool studio techniques such as Photoshop layer usage, flame keying, parenting, error correction, flickering 3D lights and shadows, and camera depth of field.

  • Posted on 06 Apr 2009

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    Episode 11 - In the Eye of the Storm: Creating 3D Rain

    Learn secrets of movie special effects as Steve takes you through turning a beautiful Artbeats HD aerial clip into a cold nighttime storm with torrential rain and lightning. Learn how to color adjust clips with a handful of effects for maximum control, then use cool techniques to turn two-dimensional rain clips into truly 3D rain.

  • Posted on 23 Mar 2009

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