Dreamworks to Viral Videos – Interview with ActionMovieKid’s Creator

You’ve seen his videos, now hear his story! Daniel Hashimoto (Hashi) of ActionMovieKids sat down for an interview. From film school to Dreamworks, from viral-videos to VFX guru, his story is exciting and inspiring for anyone looking to get into VFX.

 

This is the first video on our new channel, the Craters! We’ll be doing more interviews with industry professionals, so make sure to subscribe.

 

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How to make Fire Text Animations in After Effects – Typekit Download

Download the fire font typography kit here.

How to create Fire Text in After Effects

Introducing your new favorite font, the Inferno Typekit! This tool is designed to help you create your own intense flaming title animations without any specialist editing knowledge required.

The characters from A-Z are free to download for all users. Pro members of the ProductionCrate community can access the full bundle of numbers, symbols and lowercase letters.

Each character is a separate video file, allowing you to combine them in any arrangement to create the fire text. This allows you to individually manage each letter, giving limitless animation potential.

The most impressive part is that these are all loopable fire video effects. So if your video is a 10-second commercial or an hour-long broadcast, this fire text can be repeated infinitely with perfect seamless transitions. All you need to do is duplicate the fire text and place it directly after the first, transforming them into one consistent animation.

Fire Text Tutorial

For this, we will be using Adobe After Effects. However, the process is incredibly simple and can easily be replicated in your own editing software, whether that’s Hitfilm, Premiere Pro or Sony Vegas. You’ll also need to download our Inferno Typekit here.

One advantage of using Adobe After Effects is that you can download and install our Typekit Script for Pro users. This tool automatically writes the correct text into your composition, however, you can easily drag and position each layer manually. You can run this script by navigating to File -> Scripts -> Run Script File -> TypeCrate.jsx.

Hit the ProductionCrate logo at the top to open your preferences. Here you can press “choose” to navigate to the folder where you have installed your fire Typekit.

You’re now free to type in the text you want to be generated, here I’ll type “Inferno” and press Generate.

How to create Fire Text in After Effects

It’s as easy as that!

From here we can stylise the effect. I’ll be adding some of our new ember VFX assets which are easily composited with a screen blend mode.

Fire Text in After Effects Tutorial

Another effective bundle of assets are the new mini smoke plume video effects which I will once again use a screen blend for. I’ll make a circular mask and feather it so that it appears that the flames are illuminating the smoke.

Fire Text in After Effects Tutorial

Adding plenty of glow effects before applying our final colour corrections to the contrast will complete the look of the shot. I used Crate’s Heat Radiation to create the final grading of the flames, as well as some sharpening to enhance the details in the flames.

ProductionCrate’s mission is to help you create the impossible. Join our growing community today to check out over 10,000+ exclusive VFX, sound effects, music, 3D models and tools.

If you’re interested in our other typekits, check them out here!

Sci-Fi Turret VFX

Pew pew!

We’ve been having a lot of fun with our new Sci-Fi Turret VFX Assets! We have over 50 pre-rendered and animated turret effects that you can just drag and drop onto your shots for some Sci-Fi goodness. Download awesome blaster and laser sound effects and robotic sound effects to tie it all together.

If you’re looking for even more control over your futuristic turret VFX, download our 3D Turret Models. These are insanely fun to animate, and you can track and composite to perfectly match your scene. Here’s a C4D tutorial showing you how to easily set up an IK Chain for more control over your turret rigs.

If you’re looking for more Sci-Fi related content, check out the Spaceship Sound Effects Pack Here!