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Best Of: Filmmaking Simple Tutorials

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Best Of: Filmmaking Simple Tutorials

In my own professional video work, clients don’t usually ask for teleportation, to look like a ghost, or fire an energy ball from their hands. Despite the absence of obvious visual effects from corporate and educational pieces, those things are still fun. If you’re not sure how to create them in Final Cut Pro X, Filmmaking Simple is the YouTube channel that’s been there, done that, and made the video to show you how to do it too. Levitation, achieved with masking, not green screen The FS tutorial videos aren’t just about basic techniques, but cover how to combine several different techniques (tripod shooting,...

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Best Of: 3D Space Transition

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Best Of: 3D Space Transition

The best transitions are those which are easy to use. Cross Dissolves are straightforward and work in all kinds of projects, but as the effects get fancier, it becomes harder to sneak them into an edit. Finding a balance between attracting attention and elegantly moving from one clip to another can be tricky. 3D Space Transition bridges that gap by smoothly moving one shot out and moving the next shot in, within 3D space. Unlike other transitions, it allows the editor to change its appearance completely, so that every instance can be subtly (or totally) different. The controls are simple,...

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Best Of: Split Screen Generators from CrumplePop and Fordee TV

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Best Of: Split Screen Generators from CrumplePop and Fordee TV

If you've seen reality TV, then at some point you've probably see a split-screen effect. Displaying two perspectives at once can be a great technique in many situations, including video tutorials, product introductions, or even cheesy infomercials. It's not hard to use FCP X's Transform panel to make these effects by hand, but it's even easier to use a free generator instead. The two options we'll look at today are all slightly different, and each has its own strengths. Fordee TV's SplitScreen Lite First, Fordee TV SplitScreen Lite offers 3 generators, with a vertical split, a diagonal split, and a...

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Best Of: Volumetric Title — a fog-like light shining through editable text

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Best Of: Volumetric Title — a fog-like light shining through editable text

Many online tutorials for Apple’s great animation app “Motion” show you how to create titles that go far beyond what the app appears to be capable of. Simon Ubsdell is one such tutorial maker and effect designer whose work is well regarded, but for those who don’t have Motion, Karsten Schluter has produced a Volumetric Title generator based on one of Simon’s tutorials. Head to the product page, then add it to the cart and click through to the download. There’s no installer provided with this one, so you’ll need to put it in the right place yourself. In the Finder,...

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Best Of: Light sabers, blaster shots and soft wipes from FanFilm Fx

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Best Of: Light sabers, blaster shots and soft wipes from FanFilm Fx

Star Wars has always held a special place in the hearts of fans, and today it’s easier than ever to create your own homage. Indeed, J.J. Abrams himself is actively encouraging you to do so, by participating in the official Star Wars Fan Film Awards 2016. If you want to give it a go (or even if you just want to have fun on your own) then you’ll be needed a light-saber effect — or at the very least, a blaster shot. You can find both for free from FanFilm Fx, a family operation helped out by tech wizard Tim...

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