VIDEO: Crazy Driving!

Explore tips for shooting Car interiors for Post Production with Andrew Kramer.

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Semi-Transparent Keying

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Free Particle Stock Footage & Tutorial

Looks like we are having another free stock footage day that includes 15 new HD (720p) particle clips and a quick tutorial with some compositing tips & ideas. For tips on creating your own footage check out Flour Fusion show. Sweet Deal!!

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FREE Particle Stock Footage:
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Footage is in h.264 compressed MP4 files. Usage License. Enjoy!

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Snow Particles

After the Flour Fusion experiment I began testing the footage in some of my after effects projects and found them to be quite useful and interesting. So later this week, I’ve decided to post some Free HD clips for everyone to try.

This comp was created using some snow images placed in 3D space. Then the snow particles were comped over the entire screen in 2D. I’m sure with a little more work the particles could be in 3D space as well by making multiple copies. You could even use particular to create some additional 3D particles to really sell the depth… so many ideas. How will you use the clips?

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Flour Fusion: Real Particles

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In this example we use a little bit of flour to mix things up!

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