Entries by Chris Kelly

New 4K Dust Overlays

Our new Dust Overlays are impressively versatile. We’ve worked hard to bring you the best assets for the job. Choose from Gusts and Looping options to add dust, snow, ash or pollen to your scene! We currently have 15 for you to choose from, with 4 free for anyone to use. Here is a quick […]

Light Sampler – Powerful AE Script

Practical lights have always made visual effects far more believable. We use them all the time. As fantastic as they are, we’ve never been able to use them like this before. Our latest After Effects Script will let you measure color and luminance values in your shots. Whether it’s the sun, scene lights or effects […]

Hand Drawn Anime Fire Effects

We’ve been getting into some classic Hand Drawn Effects recently! Adobe Animate is a powerful tool, and also happens to be a lot of fun. We’re taking our doodling skills from high-school (maybe the only thing we’ve remembered from those times) and using them to create awesome transitions, fire effects, lighting and more. Here’s a […]

Michael Shanks – 36 Weeks of Unpaid VFX Work

Michael Shanks, creator of Timtimfed, has been one of my favorite filmmakers for years. His webseries Wizards of Aus and his short films Rebooted and Time Trap are incredible and inspiring for any indie filmmaker. Check out our interview with him and hear what it takes to make it happen!

Ground Atmosphere Effects

We have 8 new 4K atmosphere effects available for our Pro Users! These atmosphere effects are CG, enabling us to create atmosphere effects that would be difficult, or even impossible, in real life. The ability to have the atmosphere generate from the ground plane makes them perfect for compositing as mist, smoke or snow. See […]

Animated Balloon Typekit

If you’re creating an ad, celebrating an event or stylizing a photo these new Gold Balloon Assets will be perfect. We have created letters A-Z, numbers 1-9 and several special characters to give you complete creative freedom. For video editors we have rendered out looping animations for each character. If you use After Effects, speed […]

Meet Danny Shepherd – Director and VFX Artist

I remember coming across a web series 6 years ago that got me excited for indie creators. Usually, webseries tend to bomb. Even when they’re well made, they tend not to get very many views, especially compared to the one-off videos a lot of creators release. I get it. Watching a series is a commitment we […]

Camera Related Sound Effects

Whether your character is being stormed by paparazzi, a detective capturing proof of a crime, or an explorer who has found the lost city, they’re going to need some camera sound effects. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. SoundsCrate now has over 20 New Camera Sound Effects. Polaroid cameras, electronic shutters, various clicks, zooming and […]

Interviewing the Pro’s – The Craters Podcast

We live in truly amazing times. The technology we use, the resources we have and even many of the jobs that pay our bills did not exist only a decade ago. I’m always trying to stay up-to-date with the latest visual effects and film-making resources. I love hearing about creators who are finding their own […]