Session 1 – Basics

Welcome to VFX Workshop!

Please watch the following video of Session 1 if you haven’t already.

How to Grow as an Artist
  • Believe – there’s no “failure” or “success.” Of course believing that you can fly… is quite unrealistic, but flying with help still gets you to your goal, sometimes you have to alter it a bit.
  • Eyes on the horizon & on the prize – surround yourself with other talented people & enjoy the process
  • Just do it. Share it. – we got so many platforms & even on this site. Share yourself & stop saying I can’t. Make deadlines.
  • Get the heck out of dodge! – travel experience something new if it’s in your own city
  • Define your space. Raise your Capital. – don’t go into debt use what you have raise enough capital to fully commit to your work and start soaring!

Check out these 2 posts that inspired me for this post:

Top 10 Ways to Grow as an Artist

3 Ways to Assure You Are Always Growing as an Artist


10 Lesson (~10-12 min each) – 2-3hrs total (this will be the longest assignment)

[Make a 10-20 sec movie title using the basic techniques]

You can invent a movie title or use an existing one.

Take a look at the Resources above for inspiration especially Title Designs as early as 1960s. Simpler the better.

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We will share each other’s work in Session 2!

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  2. Robert

    Here are the titles I made. I used a font called “Sleeping on a Cloud” I found on, although if I do this design again I would like to draw my own letters.
    I used a lens flare matte and exposure, glow, fast blur, and transition for the transition at the end.

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  3. Taylor

    I know this is late, but this is what I was working on last week for work! No sound effects yet (still looking for a good, free piece that fits) and there are a couple of places I noticed I need to fix (:56, 1:05, 2:26) and some general tweaking.

    Typing was an effect I downloaded here:

    I made the backspace by using the precomp method he mentions in there.

    Glow/backlight effect was achieved using this tutorial from video copilot:

    I should be caught up this week and I’ll be there Thursday!

    Here is the final product!

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      Love it! The audio was really good. What did you use for that?

      This will be a great tutorial for our session on Typography! Sweet!

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      Jamie! This is so clean and nice. I really like that subtle purple hue/glow that you have on the last part, and it gives such a creepy vibe as it zooms in. Simple, yet beautiful. Great job!

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