VFX Group Project [Week 5]

We are into Week 5 of the VFX group project now, with 5 weeks worth of work. This blog will be a full update on what me and the rest of my team has done. Since last time we have fully completed the planning stages, and the storyboard of the VFX Project. The Project will... Continue Reading →


VFX Practise – Saber

After Effects has a range of plugins to help create and complete things not do-able in the default version of AE. I installed and started learning to use a free plugin called Saber. I have used Saber before, but for a different project. This project I was going to experiment more with the range of... Continue Reading →

VFX Practise – Explosions and Lighting

During my Spare time I have been working on making realistic explosions and lighting effects in after effects. For this I used footage of the White House, and took inspiration from films like White House Down and Independence Day. Using Stock footage explosions, fire and smoke I created a basic explosions and damage. It is not completed,... Continue Reading →

VFX Group Project [Week 1]

For the first part of this year we are undergoing a group project based on worlds which are not our own. I chose the VFX Project, alongside Jake, Alice and Liam. Within this project we must create an enticing teaser trailer, lasting around 30 seconds long. First we created a Trello group, in which we... Continue Reading →

Learning Substance Painter

Despite the fact, that I had used substance Painter before, I always had difficulty, therefore in these 2 lessons it was time to perfect my knowledge of the program. What is Substance Painter? Substance Painter is a program which lets you bake textures, create textures and render them out. It is a alternative to Photoshop,... Continue Reading →

Storyboard and Establishing Shots

In the first lesson of concept art, back from year 1 too year 2 we are having a look at storyboarding in preparation for the next project I will be working on. To start of we need to do research on both storyboarding and other aspects of creating a storyboard. What is a storyboard? A storyboard... Continue Reading →

VFX Side Project and Practise

Besides this not being a major part of my VFX project this year I still decided to test out lighting and the green screen in class. Using an old nerf gun I had, which looked remotely like an alien blaster. Hence I decided to recreate a blaster shooting scene. I recorded myself 'pretending' to shoot... Continue Reading →

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