Flour Fusion: Real Particles

Creating particles in After Effects is awesome! We have all used Particular and Particle world but why not combine those particles with some real ones! Sometimes you need to create elements that are so complex and organic that you are better off taking out the camera and making a mess.

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

Watch on Vimeo

7 years ago
[UPDATED] Fantasy Type FX will soon be a reality!
Tutorial Update: Almost there! Some last minute refinements to make sure edges are crisp for this exciting new tutorial but no sleep until we launch this baby! It’s still Tuesday in Hawaii right? Sorry for delay! My new tutorial is taking a bit longer than expected… Probably because it’s not ONE Tutorial, it’s TWO! A […]
More Procedural FX!
I’ve got a crazy new tutorial in the works and I’m announcing a release date! The pressure is on! Next Tuesday, Mar 20th, I’ll be showing you how to make some sweet procedural FX inside of After Effects without 3rd party plug-ins!   Experimenting with text without extra plug-ins! 💯 After Effects! A post shared […]
New Tutorial: Colorful Glitch FX! 100% AE!
It’s late! But here it is anyways, a brand NEW Tutorial! Wow snap.  Let me tell you it, feels good to get stuff finished and I look forward to show you all of the things we have been working on! New Tutorial Features: Procedural Glitch design Build a realistic reflective surface 100% inside AE! Unique […]
Monday Monday! Update: It's up!
Good morning everyone! Just editing my newest tutorial right now, look for it later today! Yes we are still on track for the Monday release, even I can’t believe it! Watch New Glitch FX Tutorial on youtube!
Demon Cam: Behind the Scenes

Last week we released a promotional film for our new iPhone app: “Demon Cam”!
Watch Demon Cam Film

Much like our Demon Face Warp tutorial, this new app allows you to record a video and transform someone into a Demon of your choice. To help people learn to use the app, we created a film with a supernatural back-story and more importantly, a platform to create some fun visual effects. Before watching the behind the scenes, you should probably watch the short film first. Watch Demon Cam.

Now that the project is released, we are excited to share the behind-the-scenes video, outlining everything that went into creating the effects as well as the app design.

As planned we will be breaking down many of the VFX shots for complete Video Copilot tutorials over the next few weeks. Stay tuned for that!

Watch Demon Cam: Behind the Scenes

Video available on Youtube & Vimeo!

FAQ: Android Version?
We’re gonna try!

We are excited to show you this coverage and
7 years ago
BLOG SHOW: The Big Show-bowski

In 2010 we celebrated 5 and a half years of Video Copilot so to celebrate we’re going to imply this blog show is somehow intended to be a big celebration. It has everything, action, adventure, music, surprises and even out-takes!

Please check it and feel free to share your favorite Video Copilot moments and memories in the comments!

7 years ago
Slashing Tips

You know that part in a movie where some guy gets sliced up with a sword and you can see a big cut across his ninja shirt?… Well usually they do some fancy editing where he has a robe without a slash and then it cuts to a close up where the shirt now has a big rip… This actually works really well, especially with a nice sound effect. But I wanted to do the slicing all in one continuous take using computer technology!

How would you do it?

7 years ago
Search & Destroy

Using various roto and split-screen effects we transformed a two-man SWAT team into a full squad for this demo scene. Sam Loya reprises his role as the “guy who probably gets killed”, in this exciting industrial saga.

The main goal of this scene was to film everything as if we had a dozen guys instead of just two. Don’t just shoot things that will be easy to composite later, push the limits and make the scene more dynamic.

Stay-tuned for tips on using the new Roto-Brush in AE CS5 as well as other split-screen and masking solutions that can be achieved in all versions of After Effects.

Watch Scene

7 years ago