Here's How You Can Use VFX & Stock Footage To Make Your Films Look Larger Than Life!

By Srikanth Kanchinadham. Posted on May 19, 2016

Every filmmaker wants their film to look visually enchanting and are always on the lookout for ways to do the same. One of the techniques to visually enhance your film is by using stock footage. When it comes to using stock footage we often rely on online resources where they are available for free.

Many acclaimed filmmakers and studios have used stock or recycled footage smartly to give their films a sense of realism. Don't believe us? Watch this scene from Citizen Kane, which used the background from The Son of Kong. This should give you enough reasons to be convinced.

Having said that, acquiring the stock footage for your film is not enough. The work starts once you have acquired it and it all depends on how you use the footage for your film. To help you out in this endeavor, we are sharing this great video by Tom Antos that will help you to enhance your stock footage with the aid of VFX.

The video shows how you can use the varied options available on the Pond5 website to create an epic scene. The website helps you explore their vast database of after effects, 3D models and stock footage among many other things. Using these options can help you in various ways to help your films and videos be more accomplished.

So what are you waiting for? Check the video out and start editing your videos with the help of Adobe After Effects and Adobe Photoshop.


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