Projection mapping is a powerful and extremely useful trick for motion design and visual effects. While the concept is relatively simple, the execution can be extremely difficult with native After Effects tools. That is why we built the Crate’s Camera Projection Script. This Free Adobe AE script allows you to easily follow the guided steps […]
About Chris Kelly
Founded FootageCrate, which later became ProductionCrate, in 2009. VFX Artist, Editor, and San Diegan.
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We’re happy to release our latest extension, the HUD Generator from ProductionCrate! Make sure to log in to your Pro Account to download this tool. 4-13-20201 Our HUD Extension has received an important update! This includes UI improvements, an option to reset where your HUD elements are located, 20 new HUD Assets, and a plethora […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, 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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]