Entries by Chris Kelly

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 […]

Meet David Blaker – Lead 3D Artist at ProductionCrate

David has been working with us since 2016, creating some of the most iconic visual effects the Crater community has seen. From explosions to 3D models, meet the creator behind some of your favorite assets. David walks us through some of his favorite software, how he’s finding success on Instagram and what his favorite dinosaur […]

New and Popular Hand Drawn Words

We have 30 New Hand-Drawn Text and Word Assets available for download. These are in 4K resolution and are some of the most requested text assets we’ve ever created.   Yes way! We have Call to Actions like Follow Me and Subscribe. We have reactionary words like Yikes, Phew, Gahh and Arghh. You can also download the comic-book […]

Find What You Need Faster – Improved Search Features

We have over 10,000 assets on ProductionCrate. That’s a lot of awesome content to dig through. We do our best to keep everything organized and easy to find, but with the shear volume of content to search you may still have to do a little extra hunting to find the exact asset you need. Well, […]

From Youtuber to Hollywood – Interview with Chris Clements

The first time I heard of Chris Clements was when my brother forwarded me “Star Wars SC38 Reimagined”, a wonderful video which reinvigorated the somewhat dated Visual Effects in the original Star Wars. The quality of the work was impressive, from the stunt to the effects. We’ve been doing some interviews with various artists on […]

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 […]

Hazmat Suit VFX

Let’s hope this doesn’t become the standard dress code for 2021. We’ve added a new, 3D Character to RenderCrate. The Hazmat Suit Character works perfect for your apocalyptic short films, horror movies, Sci-Fi fun and daily renders. We’ve also created 30 Hazmat Animations, pre-rendered and ready to drag and drop into any editing software. We’ve […]