Spaceships, Aliens And The Art Of Visual Effects

By Shriya Pant. Posted on September 23, 2014

Want to include flying cars, falling meteors, and gruesome monsters in your film? Or did you always want to learn the art of graphic manipulation but decided to put it off thinking that you’ll learn it ‘someday’?

Visual effects, or VFX as it is popularly known, is a part of the post-production process. The importance of visual effects has grown significantly in recent years with almost all films making some or the other use of VFX. In fact some of the biggest films of our times are marked by the extensive use of visual effects. Avatar, 2012, the Iron Man franchise and all the other blockbuster superhero films are examples of the same.

One of the best example of recent movies with brilliant VFX techniques include - Life of Pi. Here’s the VFX breakdown of the film.

It is not too difficult to master the basics of the art of visual effects. Adobe After Effects is a great VFX software for beginners and pros alike and it can be acquired for a small fee. This DIY tutorial will take you through the basics and get you started on your journey. It simplifies visual effects to a great extent and makes it accessible to students who are just starting out.

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