Entries by Chris Kelly

Download New Cloud VDBs Set

We have 10 Production-Ready Cloud VDB’s ready for you to download. These video effects were built in Houdini and are compatible with most 3D software. Load these VDB’s quickly into your scene using your renderer or plugin of choice. This set of 10 includes the most commonly seen cloud shapes. You can mix them together […]

Achieve True Cinematic Footage with log

What do people mean when they say ‘cinematic’? You’ve seen the videos suggesting harsh color-grading, or the tutorials that tell you to just throw on some aspect-ratio bars. The truth is, there is no simple one-step solution. Quality footage shot with dynamic range will allow you to create the exact look you want. There are […]

Epic Sound Effects

Some moments just need to be epic. Maybe your hero makes the ultimate sacrifice, saving everyone else in the process. Or perhaps your hero is about to hold the holy relic, untouched by man for thousands of years. These moments can only be as epic as the sound accompanying them.  That’s why we decided to […]

Crate’s Free Midpoint Null Generator Script

Crate’s Midpoint Null Generator Script is Free and can be downloaded Here. Start with two null objects, these can be tracked in manually or using one of the various tracking features in After Effects. Make sure your AE Script is installed in the After Effects > Scripts Folder Within After Effects go to File > […]

20 Free Bullet Sound Effects

The next time you’re watching an action movie pay attention to the choice of sounds effects. When the camera is following the shooter you’ll notice how prominent the gunshots sounds are, but when the focus is on the subject being shot at you will hear ricochets, pings, bullet passes and similar sound effects. Those are […]

Rotoscoping Tricks in Adobe After Effects and Mocha AE

Adrian Jensen recently created this Pro VFX Course teaching you his techniques for rotoscoping in Adobe After Effects and Mocha AE. Here are some highlights from his course, Pro Users can view the entire roto-series here. If you’re rotoscoping to place video effects behind your subject or to integrate Motion Graphics into your project then […]

How We Increased Our Youtube Subscriber Count

We started our Youtube Channel in 2009, 10 Years ago. ProductionCrate’s subscriber count is just around 68,000 today. In the last 365 days we have grown by 44,369 subscribers, about 65% of our entire subscriber count. That’s about 9 years of little to no growth, and then an awesome turn of events. Now, don’t get me […]

How to Make an 8-Bit Effect

8-Bit is back! You’ve probably noticed the growing popularity of this retro style. We’ve seen it in titles and openers, logo animations, indie games, VFX Shorts and many more. Let’s take a look at how to achieve this style. We’ll be using After Effects but if you’re a Hitfilm User you can find an awesome […]

The Composing Team behind SoundsCrate

The team at Suite Tracks produces your exclusive music at SoundsCrate Their tracks are unique, from the hard-hitting Hip Hop tracks to the fear inducing Suspense category you will find music you couldn’t ever find anywhere else. Suite Tracks takes pride in creating non-generic content for the Crate Community. Gerardo Garcia Jr. and Isabelle Engman are a composing team […]