A Look at Visual FX

Who doesn’t love a good VFX reel? I sure do. Being able to see what went into some of these amazing shots makes me appreciate the long hours of every vfx artist and gives some insight as to how the shots were conceived.

And for those who aspire to do amazing shots like these just remember these shots were not created overnight.  One layer at a time…

110 RESPONSES TO "A LOOK AT VISUAL FX"
karthik
November 2nd, 2012 @ 11:34 am
Hi Andrew!!

Just wanted to know if ALL of these effects in a single sequence are done by only one VFX pro??

I had a dream to do such effects. But, I want to know if just one person can do it from beginning to end.

Thanks Andrew for sharing such a great video on VFX
    November 2nd, 2012 @ 12:44 pm
    The visual effects in Prometheus (the first reel) were done by 1,050 people (http://bit.ly/SysLyH).

    There were approximately 1,300 visual effects shots in Prometheus, so on average that would be about 1.24 artists per shot. Of course, that is impossible, and each visual effects artist most likely worked on more than one shot. Also, each department works on each element of each shot that pertains to that department. So a modeler in the 3d modeling department would probably work on multiple models in multiple shots. The same goes for the other departments too, like the compositors do the composting for each shot, the matte painters do the matte paintings for each shot, etc. Basically, each artist works on his part of each shot rather than working on every aspect of a single shot.
    Dan
    November 5th, 2012 @ 9:52 pm
    Eric is correct, but also remember that the bulk of those thousand people were all artists who do repetitive tasks like mattes, rotoscoping, color, etc.. there could be as many as 100 artists working on a single shot, but only one artist who puts most of the elements together.

    I'm not sure if that's what you meant, but the "elements" that go into a shot are all produced by many many people, but the actual work of compositing is usually done by a small team of a handful of people on each "scene" or even the whole movie (smaller films) to ensure that they match each other perfectly. The same elements stitched together by different people can have vastly different looks.

    Your other question, if it's possible fr one person to do it all, of course it is. But then you will be creating all of the elements (the dust, 3D models, landscapes, camera matching, etc etc etc by yourself. Often this is not practical on any kind of deadline.
    Rock
    November 6th, 2012 @ 10:48 am
    http://vimeo.com/31202906

    This is a short film by Nick Ryan. It has many VFX that are on a very professional level. They are so good it is like they are from a feature film. BUT, they were done by one person (Nick Ryan) and not by a thousands others. So it IS possible to do very good VFX by yourself.
    Luke
    November 7th, 2012 @ 5:58 pm
    I studied Digital Compositing and stuff while in Uni (i work in motion graphics and editing right now), what would be your best tips to create digital shots for a show reel? Being a one man band is pretty hard so any thoughts on how I could make some shots for a showreel would be appreciated.
    November 7th, 2012 @ 6:28 pm
    Firstly, Rock. Thanks so much for the link. I watched rilmriot promote this short movie a few weeks back and never got round to watching it. Good post, it had some nice cinematography shots!

    Dan & Eric, although I first thought the statement of the creators of the dust elements etc were taken to the extreme.you guys are 100% on the nail. You can claim you did all the work yourself along with adding special effects and plugin elements. Although if you didnt personally create the dust, the lens flair the rotoscoping , or 3D objectsthen it is a TEAM effort. Not a one man band.

    Anything is possible with a big enough bag off money behind one person, but to claim to be connected to a great team is priceless, humbling and the only way the big boys do it.

    Thanks for the insight
    November 7th, 2012 @ 6:31 pm
    Firstly, Rock. Thanks so much for the link. I watched rilmriot promote this short movie a few weeks back and never got round to watching it. Good post, it had some nice cinematography shots!

    Dan & Eric, although I first thought the statement of the creators of the dust elements etc were taken to the extreme.you guys are 100% on the nail. You can claim you did all the work yourself along with adding special effects and plugin elements. Although if you didnt personally create the dust, the lens flair the rotoscoping , or 3D objectsthen it is a TEAM effort. Not a one man band.

    Anything is possible with a big enough bag off money behind one person, but to claim to be connected to a great team is priceless, humbling and the only way the big boys do it.

    Thanks for the insight
    Tal
    November 10th, 2012 @ 11:04 am
    Everything is a function of time. so if you take for yourself 15-20 years probably you can do that by your own.
    Kunwar
    November 13th, 2012 @ 2:54 am
    karthik this vfx visual work revolved around many people not a single person do.....like one compositor,another for tracking,CGI(3d artitst) andy many categories....so its level is something like dreamwork for ourselves......make sure practise more make new creative ideas
Garcia Wen
November 2nd, 2012 @ 11:38 am
That was AMAZING!
I wish one day I could do sth. like that....
November 2nd, 2012 @ 12:19 pm
These are truly amazing reels. They show just how much a team of dedicated visual effects artists can achieve if they are passionate about their work.

I hope to become a professional in the visual effects industry (probably a compositor or a matte painter at first then eventually a VFX supervisor), and I aspire to do high-end visual effects and to push the limit of visual effects possibilities.
Rob
November 2nd, 2012 @ 2:01 pm
Thanks so much. Besides being interesting, it's more fodder to burn on our learning engines.
Ron in Calgary
November 2nd, 2012 @ 2:24 pm
I can see that I need waaaaaaaay more tutorials. Absolutly amazing stuff, thanks for sharing.
Serge
November 2nd, 2012 @ 2:42 pm
That was awesome/inspiring/amazing..... After watching that I just said to wife "Hey wots up? It's after effects time...." I'm in so much trouble now!!!
Frank
November 2nd, 2012 @ 2:43 pm
Amazing! Great to see.
JeffV
November 2nd, 2012 @ 2:50 pm
Simply amazing. Watching videos like these is what inspires us to keep pursuing what we love to do as artists. Thanks Andrew for sharing!
lisa
November 2nd, 2012 @ 3:48 pm
All these visualls created with Element 3d?
November 2nd, 2012 @ 4:38 pm
Damn, I always get disheartened watching things like this. Just when I think I'm getting good at this VFX malarkey I see something that makes me realise just how much of an amateur I really am.

Cheers Andrew ;)
    November 6th, 2012 @ 9:46 am
    Hey Jaymond - don't ever allow yourself to get disheartened. Like the earlier posts read, these shots were done in huge teams with vast amounts of resources. Keep doing what you're doing as long as it's what you want to do, and who knows? You may end up as part of a VFX team one day, working on a large scale production.
    November 8th, 2012 @ 12:42 am
    Thanks for the encouragement Steve. Nice showreel btw.
    Emmit Blackmon
    November 24th, 2012 @ 3:47 pm
    Hey Jaymond, these reels are made to inspire you. If you are like me, the reason you may get disheartened is because it seems that the learning to achieve that level of work is like a mountain you can't climb. Just remember that if you love doing it, it doesn't matter. Just keep on doing it. Just keep in touch with people in the vfx commmunity and keep coming to the videocopilot website and maybe try creative cow. We need to keep inspiring each other.
David Arz
November 2nd, 2012 @ 5:45 pm
Andrew,i'm your fan from Ukraine!!)))
November 2nd, 2012 @ 5:33 pm
Wow!!! So thats how its done!!!!
Jack H
November 2nd, 2012 @ 8:57 pm
COOOOL! Hey, you should make a sci-fi tranportation model pack! With spaceships! And planets! And Sattilites (on the element video?)! And MORE spaceships! KOOL!
    Robbie
    November 6th, 2012 @ 12:35 pm
    For the planets.... Just use a sphere :D
    hinkik
    November 8th, 2012 @ 3:55 am
    That would suck since then every video on youtube would feature the same space ships.
    Emmit Blackmon
    November 24th, 2012 @ 3:50 pm
    I love the products that Andrew and his team sell. I have a few. But even though you have and continue to buy those, expand into 3d modeling and animation to learn to create your own items to incorporate into live action. Oh, and keep buying Andrew's products as well. lol.
Barhom
November 3rd, 2012 @ 1:12 am
I'm enjoy when i see like this Amazing stuff ..... Thanks For Sharing
مسعود
November 3rd, 2012 @ 2:21 am
yeah , i agree ...
thanks a lot .
iman barare
November 3rd, 2012 @ 7:25 am
ohhhhhh my god . veri nice
Farshad
November 3rd, 2012 @ 2:12 pm
Professional as always , thanks man
The real smithy
November 4th, 2012 @ 1:35 am
Thanks Andrew for these links. I'm always amazed on how much detail these companies put into such split sec scenes. Prometheus is a brilliant film, loved it, true Ridley Scott film. It's one if those films (for me), that I cam play in background and not watch it and still enjoy the sound of the film.

Cloud atlas looks really amazing, can't wait till that comes out.
Would it be possible for you to pst a demo reel of work you've done for other companies or projects outside of video copilot?

Thanks again
SND
November 4th, 2012 @ 5:22 am
Thanks For Sharing Andrew .Thanks A Ton
November 4th, 2012 @ 12:24 pm
Wow, it's just amazing how those VFX designers can create a whole scene from 2d images. Just the idea to create a futuristic city amazes me. This really shows us what kind of creative people we have on earth. Thanks Andrew, for sharing this with us. It's really enjoyable!
Vinnie K
November 4th, 2012 @ 1:31 pm
Especially the Prometheus VFX are very inspiring.

Besides the 3D models if you give it a shot with skies, environment, mountains, rocks (all 2D) and using a lot of filters and Color Correction --> Curves you would do the trick.

However you need impressive models (I don't neccessarily mean women) and not to forget impressive aerial shots of some vehicles.

So if you, like me, don't have a helicopter in the backyard we should ask Andrew and his team to make some 3D Models (like he used in one of his Element Commercials).

Wouldn't it be great to make a 4 minute movie with (bought) 3D models from VC.

Let everyone upload it to a special VC youtube contest channel and the most voted movie gets a $250 cheque to be spent at VC?

I am sure everybody would be amazed where VC followers come up with.

What you think of this contest?

Vinnie K
VFX junkie
November 4th, 2012 @ 10:55 pm
Amazing stuff! Thank you :)
Greetings from Germany
November 5th, 2012 @ 12:30 am
In VFX, almost everything can be done in CG, like environment, ships and character for digital double.
November 5th, 2012 @ 12:58 am
Wow! I always love watching behind the scenes and effect reels. One of my favorites is the amazing spiderman footage reel! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5qLuQVSe8k an half hour of behind the scenes!
November 5th, 2012 @ 1:15 am
He Andrew! Can we make scenes as seen in the second reel with the upcoming city pack???
Daniel
November 5th, 2012 @ 10:57 am
I can make that in like 5 seconds!!! Gosh!!! :)
November 5th, 2012 @ 11:42 am
Could-a used more Sam Loya.
November 5th, 2012 @ 11:51 am
Prometheus was an incredible flick.
maruthi
November 5th, 2012 @ 12:20 pm
this my short film....i would like everyont to watch this plz...till 26 sec thr is prob with the video after that it will be gud thnk u :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_310iHZ7IU
togep
November 5th, 2012 @ 12:20 pm
Can anyone tell which movies are they. I Want to watch them!!!!!!!!!!
    sk
    November 5th, 2012 @ 7:45 pm
    First one is 'prometheus', the second is 'cloud atlas'
    togep
    November 6th, 2012 @ 11:04 am
    Thank You Sir!
Ben
November 5th, 2012 @ 12:48 pm
I love watching FX reels, They give me ideas on how to improve my work.
November 5th, 2012 @ 1:54 pm
Andrew, stop posting videos which is worse than yours!
November 5th, 2012 @ 2:38 pm
looks amazing as always so awht's the new always amazing
Trey
November 5th, 2012 @ 2:42 pm
I'm a HUGE "The Walking Dead" fan. I've always been impressed with their VFX as well.

Season 1 Demo Reel
https://vimeo.com/20541810

Season 2 Demo Reel
https://vimeo.com/20541810
Alex.V
November 5th, 2012 @ 5:06 pm
Hi Andrew !!
I need to thank you, really you are amazing, im from Lebabon and i'm still learning from your tutorials, I watched them all, and every day I check your website waiting for new amazing tutorial, oh yeah, i bought new vga card to run your plugin Element 3D, really cool plugin, and optical flare also, finally, from Lebanon, a big THANK with bevel (LoL) to you :)
November 5th, 2012 @ 7:00 pm
.:UPDATE – NEW 3D MODEL:.
Another new free 3D model is avialable now. It’s called “Round DECO-TABLE” .. Feel free to download and use. The ZIP package includes .OBJ and .E3D files only. By using VC ELEMENT 3D you can simply choose one of the original materials builtin ELement 3D as your texture. I hope you will like it .. Cheers !

DOWNLOAD HERE:
http://www.as-art.ch/downloads/round-deco-table/
    Vinnie K
    November 7th, 2012 @ 2:34 pm
    As you not being asked to promote your own products on a totally different forum and website I just wanted to say that your Ad's are annoying and if you can help it then PLEASE offer 3D Models that are at least ON TOPIC... in this case SciFi 3D Models...

    A deco table? C'mon bro... give me a break.

    Pixelito
    November 7th, 2012 @ 11:41 pm
    Stop that advertising. Thank you
    Topdwn
    November 9th, 2012 @ 8:46 am
    I don't have any problems with your postings. I appreciate the free 3D offering you are supplying. Will I use them all? no, but it will help build my very weak collection of 3D objects. I really don't see the link to advertising other then the fact asArt links take him back to his website where his OBJ are located. I will however say, that the links point directly back to his obj file to download. As long as VC doesn't have a problem with asART contributions and/or method, I don't have any issues with it.

    Maybe it's me, I'm new to AE, 3D and motion graphics in general, so any and all help, I appreciate.
    Jim H
    November 10th, 2012 @ 6:53 am
    If they aren't advertisements, they sure look and feel like them. Formatting your posts with your own headlines (i.e. .: NEWS:. etc.) and marketing lines like "Get it now!", makes people skip right over these posts as they just look like spam, even if that isn't your intention.
    Vinnie K
    November 12th, 2012 @ 12:08 pm
    Hi there asart,

    It's absolutely none of my business what you do. However if you choose to advertise your products & company name on a forum which is not yours, also not being a partner of VC, and which has 1000's of followers you can expect some critical notes. at least be able to handle that.

    It could very well be that you find me very selfish cause I am not meeting up your Ad talks but to me YOU are using a platform, not owned by you, to promote your products, Business name and even use links to your products. Come again on being selfish?

    Look, if you punch in a comment about your products, that's ok bro. But you use approx. 8 comments on multiple products in just one thread which is not even On Topic.
    This type of Ad's, asart, is a disgrace.

    Have you even try to reconsider what the consequence will be if everybody start doing what you do?? We will have tons of commercial threads and comments. WHICH IS NOT THE REASON WHY WE COME HERE FOR!

    You have the email of your customers, as you say, so email them and don't infect this forum with your Advertisements.

    Have some dignity for VC, this forum, it's members and why they come here for. Try to realise that not everybody else is selfish ....

    .. a look in the digital mirror can be refreshing once in a while.

    Vinnie K
    a true follower of VC.





ThomasO
November 5th, 2012 @ 7:31 pm
These videos are always an inspiration and humbling. What I liked about this footage is the way they showed the integration/compositing the various elements.
November 5th, 2012 @ 9:01 pm
One layer at time...
Basith Calicut
November 6th, 2012 @ 12:23 am
so is this all 2d layers that later bcome 3d set extensions ?111
November 6th, 2012 @ 4:45 am
.:NEWS:.
Hi @all .. Take a look at our latest client work “TOP 5 KILLS” template.
It’s all done in AE using VC ELEMENT 3D and other plugins. It’s done for “The Prime Phonix” only. Hope you will like it .. I will apperciate your comments .. Cheers !

WATCH IN HD-720 HERE:
http://youtu.be/1yGw3C0M0DU
November 6th, 2012 @ 6:16 am
.:NEW 3D MODEL - ENERGY DRINK CAN:.
Here comes another one for you guys! Get it right now! Brand new free 3D model called "Energy Drink Can" is out now!
This time the ZIP archive includes .OBJ, .E3D and an AE file. Open the AE project file (CS 5.0) too se how you can create your own texture maps for this model .. Enjoy!

DOWNLOAD HERE:
http://www.as-art.ch/downloads/energy-drink-can/
    Pixelito Design
    November 7th, 2012 @ 11:42 pm
    Can somebody ban this clown and his annoying advertisings? Thankyou
Jovica
November 6th, 2012 @ 8:04 am
If anyone can tell me where I can find the digital camera?
I found these textures in the Sound_alternate_maps and music_4k_maps folder. Here's link of them : http://imgur.com/01F23,zyhTO,DHiH3
ahmed almodrs
November 6th, 2012 @ 9:19 am
Amazing! these fx real hard and done by alot of people art
jaron
November 6th, 2012 @ 12:33 pm
what kind of program does people use for doing this?... it is not after effects right?
    November 6th, 2012 @ 7:39 pm
    It depends which VFX company is doing the job...
    For example "Digital Domain" which is one of the biggest VFX companies in the world is using mostly NukeX,
    Flame (by Autodesk) is also very common.
    After Effects is used in some cases for compositing shots but it's not as good dealing with high-end material/2k-4k resolutions/Stereoscopic technology etc...
Jeremy
November 6th, 2012 @ 5:48 pm
I just saw CA yesterday, the Neo Seoul sequences were really awesome, it's cool to be able to see a breakdown of what went in.
Vinnie K
November 7th, 2012 @ 6:28 am
I am working on a 3 minute film as I am totally inspired by these break down. It's tough to really handle all the lighting, colouring and filters.

Does someone know which filters they are using in the Prometheus VFX?

As you can see after all the animations and layers have been put in you can see they add (adjustment?) layers with some sort of filters.

Anyone could an idea of which filters they used?

Thanx a bunch.

Vinnie K.
November 7th, 2012 @ 9:44 am
HEEEE!!! Prometheus: Look at the planet rings at 1:03 and then take a look at the planet rings at 2:03 The planet has turned around!!! Great to see that the pro's make mistakes, haha ;-)
    Vinnie K
    November 7th, 2012 @ 2:29 pm
    Wenluc,

    I see..... But are you saying that planets dont rotate on it's axes and round its orbits.....?

    Are you? or...... nahhhh!
    You're not.
    ;-)
November 7th, 2012 @ 3:24 pm
The real question.... How much of this can be achieved now with VC ELEMENT???

Andrew, would you ever consider doing a new singles series based upon a very indepth class on how to achieve something very similar layer by layer using an OBJ model within after effects and Element and then all the additional layers to create a full composite sequence?

I think that could be highly valuable to your subscribers and product!

Tristan.
Felix66
November 7th, 2012 @ 5:07 pm
Hey Andrew, it is cool seeing how "manufactured' shots like these are created and mind boggling the degree of care, skill and shear determination needed to create them. It's even cooler to see shots that would not necessarily be so obviously a CG composite, like this very excellent break down of the "John Adams" mini series, regarding the making of your fine country.
Check it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTUs7hDq2PA&feature=relmfu
Leo B
November 7th, 2012 @ 6:35 pm
hahaha just unbelievably awesome
hey guys im short of words
November 8th, 2012 @ 1:28 am
hey Andrew It's been a long time i didn't comment on any thing but seriously this one is Hmmmmm
it's wort it thanks....
Jovica
November 8th, 2012 @ 7:07 am
If anyone can tell me where I can find the digital camera?
I found these textures in the Sound_alternate_maps and music_4k_maps folder. Here’s link of them : http://imgur.com/01F23,zyhTO,DHiH3 PLEASE!
Shashwat kauraw
November 8th, 2012 @ 7:20 am
Hello,Andrew
My name is Shashwat kauraw and i am your biiiiiigggggg faaann!!!!!!
I am 15 years old and i am from India ,I daily watch your tutorials and practise them daily 5 hours ... As I am only 15 so i can not buy element 3d or some other plug -ins of yours because my parents do nat allow me to buy ..... But i really appreciate your hard work .. Keep doing ..all the best .
    Eric
    November 9th, 2012 @ 4:52 am
    ...Yet you have found the After Effects lying under your Christmas tree...:)
Tobias
November 8th, 2012 @ 2:38 pm
I think, you're right, we all love great VFX or VFX-reels. But i ever think, i want to do it by myself and then i think i have to learn everything with 3d, what is very cool but would cost a lot time. Then I think of my pc and of the rendering time..... Could you make some tutorials about 3d high polygon modeling ? Because on the most other sites of the internet, you have to pay a lot and i mean a lot, of money, just for tutorials. Please.
Rezi
November 8th, 2012 @ 11:16 pm
Wow It is cool vfx. Andrew Kramer can you upload tutorials like vfx .. modeling cool ships inside 3Ds max and Texturing in Element ?
November 9th, 2012 @ 10:59 am
The real question…. How much of this can be achieved now with VC ELEMENT???

Andrew, would you ever consider doing a new singles series based upon a very indepth class on how to achieve something very similar layer by layer using an OBJ model within after effects and Element and then all the additional layers to create a full composite sequence?

I think that could be highly valuable to your subscribers and product!

Tristan.
    alaindeloc
    November 10th, 2012 @ 8:23 am
    The real question is.. When this belief that movies like Prometheus or Total Rekall can be done in your bedroom with After Effects and a plugin has started and when will eventually stop?
    Vinnie K
    November 22nd, 2012 @ 12:20 pm
    Hi Tristan,

    I so very very agree with you 100%.

    It's very clear to understand how these scenes were set up by seeing this explained. You will learn way more on how to achieve different shots and scenes.

    I am in!

    Vinnie K
    Holland.
مرتضی
November 9th, 2012 @ 10:59 am
خیلی ازت ممنونم
thank you very much
you are BEST
November 9th, 2012 @ 11:03 pm
Can we get a long series tutorial like that. Just like you did for the demon cam. Modeling ships, Creating mattes, Rotoscoping, set Extensions...
And Please do some tuts for c4d like integrating. You had one c4d tutorial and it is about 3D text. Please. I am always amazed by you. Keep Up the good work
Warren
November 10th, 2012 @ 1:44 pm
Thanks for sharing this; seeing the layers build, was very helpful. I esp liked seeing how the rear of the truck, with actors and lights, were composited into the 3d building/truck shot... it was extremely informative. Finally, guys and ladies, let these be inspiration points- many of us are one-man, or one-woman studios: we've got grit, and imagination, and we can show what imaginative, gritty people, no wait, grit-filled, grit-saturated, no, wait, ok, whatevers, can do! Be glad you aren't a cog in a VFX army: what's your job? oh, another grungy wall with a door this time. Or, hoo boy, more smoke, again, three weeks of smoke. No, way, today I'm vaporizing this, later I'm crushing text, plus working out something or other with searchlights, guards shooting in the night... plus the sound effects, the sound track, and what, what next? By four in the morning, you, the VFX army of ONE, have done more than most people who went to be at a reasonable hour will do in weeks and weeks or even days and days! GRR! yeah! hoo yeah!
November 10th, 2012 @ 2:07 pm
.:UPDATE:.
No .. It's still not a SciFi model! .. But it's another FREE 3D model called "THE BOOK". For those who wants to have all kind of 3D models! .. The ZIP archive includes .OBJ, .E3D and all TEXTURE MAPS. You can also create your own textures for that. Feel free to download .. Enjoy!

DOWNLOAD HERE:
http://www.as-art.ch/downloads/thebook-v01/
    Rob Callicotte
    November 11th, 2012 @ 6:23 am
    Thanks asART! I appreciate your generosity.
November 11th, 2012 @ 5:32 am
Thankyou
Anthony
November 11th, 2012 @ 12:47 pm
Hi Andrew.

This is a little experiment of Element.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IazyT5ppuEc

From france.
    Vinnie K
    November 13th, 2012 @ 11:42 am
    Hi there Anthony,

    It's a very nice animation. How did you trigger the particles from Element on the music?

    What kind of font is that u used on the letters from Element?

    Thnx a bunch!

    Vinnie K.
    Anthony
    November 13th, 2012 @ 2:46 pm
    Hi Vinnie K.

    I'm glad you liked it.

    I trigger the particles from the Element using Trapcode Sound Keys.

    And the font name is "PROMETHEUS"

    From france.
Amer Awad
November 11th, 2012 @ 3:42 pm
i want to be one of these guys, really amazing..
this could be a miracle to me if happened lool
Kyle Halim
November 11th, 2012 @ 5:41 pm
Hi Andrew . I've been wondering . How to make futuristic HUD on the side of a gun to indicates the ammo (like the game Syndicate) ?
Robin
November 11th, 2012 @ 7:32 pm
thanks Andrew!!!
i love the breakdown.
check out our app on the droid called firestorm using VC products!!
Rafael Silva
November 13th, 2012 @ 7:30 am
I love watching FX reels
Nick
November 13th, 2012 @ 5:28 pm
Hey Andrew and everyone...I do VFX and everything and im 17 but I need a new laptop...does anyone have any suggestions?
Ry@bski
November 13th, 2012 @ 8:47 pm
nice effect, perfect movies, how about those who first time using the fx software..like me im starting to learn.
November 15th, 2012 @ 9:26 am
I worked on those Neo-Seoul shots! XD
November 16th, 2012 @ 10:03 am
Hi there,

for those who wonder if this is possible in only After Effects. I made an attempt to make the first scene you see in the Prometheus VFX showreel.

Hope you like it!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGoDwERpn1o

Greetings
    Emmit Blackmon
    November 24th, 2012 @ 3:40 pm
    Very nice. I was reading your comment on videocopilot.net. Props man, very creative. I just started in vfx and 3d modeling, animation. I have nothing but respect for people that do it or even attempt it. It isn't that it's hard, it's just that there is a TON of stuff to remember, right?
Doug Davis
November 22nd, 2012 @ 6:49 pm
Amazing, I'm interested in becoming great with VFX work and want to go to school for it but I'm unsure where to go.. I went to ITT Tech and was bored half way through. I get my degree in march and would like to go to LA! Video symphony looks good although its not a degree based school but I'm not caring about that as much I just want the best resources to learn as much as I can. Help?
Emmit Blackmon
November 24th, 2012 @ 4:35 pm
Nothing but major respect for the teams that did the effects of both movies. I was telling a friend of mine that I could do a "version" of what they did, but it would suck, lol. Props to the teams.
    November 27th, 2012 @ 2:23 pm
    Thanks for the reply! The basics are kinda hard to understand. But when you practice enough you can manage everything. I really followed a lot of VC tutorials to achieve some skill in After Effects. But most of all you really need to practice a lot to teach yourself more and more. Good luck in the future bro!
Trazaman
November 27th, 2012 @ 1:40 pm
My main question is...which softwareS they use to work in cinema? I mean...for what I know after effects is not used on cinema special fx...
John Stanowski
December 10th, 2012 @ 10:01 pm
Ahh, I love Bae Doo-Na. Funny seeing her on VideoCopilot.
Zversus
December 11th, 2012 @ 9:19 am
which programs are they used to make the film?
Thanks in advance
jozik
December 26th, 2012 @ 1:54 pm
It's not a Prometheus, just a quick test using 3d element and optical flare, couple pictures from internet and 30 min in after effects :-)))
https://vimeo.com/56337765
Hossam Almekhlafe
January 28th, 2013 @ 7:43 am
That's video is amazinag ! I want to make thie VFX , but
I think this video was designed by several designers not one!I think it cost MOST of the time but results are very impressive! Thanx Andrw , You'r The Best :)
October 6th, 2014 @ 12:21 pm
The effects it's very real, i sow this movie, unbeliveble.
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