How To Export High-Quality Video With Low File Size In Premiere

Exporting is the final step of your editing process. How much data your export will need to encode depends on where you decide to publish the video. But how can you export a high-quality video that doesn’t eat up your entire hard drive? To export a high-quality video with low file size, there are three …

Read more

How To Roto Brush In After Effects. Illustrated Tutorial. Part 1.

The Roto Brush tool in After Effects is essential when you want to place something – fx text or a 3D object – between an actor in the foreground and the rest of the post-production scene. And since Roto Brush v2, it’s never been easier. This 11-step tutorial walks you through all the basic steps …

Read more

How To Convert A RotoBrush Selection To A Keyframed Mask In After Effects

Did you know that you don’t have to manually create and track masks with the pen tool in Adobe After Effects if you’ve already created a RotoBrush selection? Instead, you can quickly and easily create keyframed masks from a subject/object you’ve already rotoscoped. The trick is to use the auto-trace function. In this illustrated guide, …

Read more

Tutorial: 4 Easy DIY Recipes For Fake Blood You Can Make At Home

If you’re an indie filmmaker or have ever considered shooting your own short film in the action or horror genres, you might have found yourself asking the question, “How do I make fake blood?” The answer, as it turns out, is in many different ways. While you can always go to a prop house and buy …

Read more

How To Edit Video Clips To The Beat Of Music – The Easy Way

Music is an awesome way to spice up any video. It creates an atmosphere and can introduce dynamic to even boring B-roll footage. Also, music is the perfect tool to create coherency between clips recorded at different times, and at different places. In short, music is the glue, which binds all of your footage together …

Read more

How to make a lightsaber and X-wing scene in After Effects

Lightsaber X-wing tutorial After Effects

You can’t claim to be a filmmaker if you haven’t at some point tried to make a scene with a lightsaber! The lightsaber has become such a cultural icon since it was first shown on the big screen in 1977, and a lot of filmmakers have tried to duplicate the effect through the years. I’m …

Read more