Comparing Trapcode Particular to Stardust | EP 10

Trapcode Particular has long been seen as industry standard for incredible particle systems and complicated particle effects. It is tough to master, although, very straight forward.

Using Mavic Pro 2 To Create Motion Backgrounds | EP 9

When it’s winter out and all the color of spring, summer and fall has faded, the earth in the northern hemisphere turns a bleak, desaturated brown.

Optics Compensation and Saber in After Effects | EP 8

In this episode of, we take a look at 5 incredible motion background After Effects templates and dive deeper into the plugins that make the magic.

Using Audio Spectrum in After Effects | EP 7

In this motion background episode, several adobe after effects plugins get examined, including Optical Flares, Radio Waves, Audio Spectrum, and Turbulent Displace.

Creating Motion Backgrounds in After Effects |EP 6

In this motion bolt video episode, we take a quick look behind the scenes on a the last 4 Christmas motion backgrounds, and how they were designed. Using After Effects and a few resources laying around, it is possible to make really cool backgrounds with everyday items.

Deciding When To Throw Away Footage

The location is scouted. The appointments are made and the talent is on the way. The sun slowly rises revealing a picture-perfect landscape as the shot list starts getting shorter.  At the end of the day, not everything filmed is going to be useable. Factors such as focus, composition, brightness and detail all play a part in deciding if a shot will make its way to a final feature. And unless you are working on a larger budget project with a team of people, each tasked with a particular duty to perform, it’s going to be challenging to be sure all the shots are turning out the way they were intended.

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Winter Forest Tutorial

In this After Effects Tutorial, a summer picture is taken and through hue/saturation, adjustment layers, curves, and other tools, is transformed into a winter motion background.

Rustic Candles Behind the Scene

Rustic Candles is a fantastic motion background package that is a great way to top off the 2020 season of backgrounds. It had been two years since a new candles package had been produced so it was time. So what did it take in order to pull this off?