Creating a Short Film – 9 – VFX Envirmonts

You’ll probably forget where you’re up to, so please keep a note for the next time you visit.

Producing a Short Film – 1
Writing a Short Film – 2
Working with Actors – 3
Pre-Production – 4
Directing a Short Film – 5
Working on Set – 6
Cinematography – 7
Editing – 8
VFX – Environments – 9
VFX – Effects – 10
Colour Grading – 11

Course details

  • 7h 12m
  • Beginner + Intermediate
  • Released: 3/18/2019

In the 13-part Creating a Short Film series, filmmaker Chad Perkins showcases what it actually takes to create a short film—from the brainstorming stage, all the way until opening night. In this installment of the series, Chad focuses on VFX, detailing how to use key tools like After Effects (AE) and Mocha Pro to create a compelling, believable world for your film. He covers the basics of compositing and keying, goes over how to remove objects with both AE and Mocha Pro, and discusses how to make CG scenery. Plus, learn how to create an aerial shot, rotoscope your characters, shoot with an awareness of post, and more.

Learning objectives

  • Approximating believable realities
  • Creating a great key
  • Keying impossible shots
  • Tracking in After Effects (AE)
  • Removing objects with AE and Mocha Pro
  • Making CG scenery
  • Creating an aerial shot
  • Preparing a Cinema 4D file for AE compositing
  • Rotoscoping characters
  • Shooting VFX shots

The World of VFX
Creating a Great Key
Motion Tracking
Creating CG Worlds
Creating the Aerial Shot
Creating the Helmet Shot
Rotoscoping Out Characters
Creating the Finale Scene
Shooting Visual Effects (VFX) Shots
Now head over to VFX – Effects – 10
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