Logo Reveal After Effects Template: Optical Scanner – Logo Stinger

Optical Scanner - Logo Reveal After Effects Template

For those Folks following my logo reveal After Effects template, this time I decided to do something radically different and it’s actually hidden in plain sight. This may seem to you like any other AE template but in fact it’s really not, you see, this whole template, except for the pre-rendered particles and  lens flare, is 100% rendered inside After Effects! Which may not sound like a big deal to you but in reality, this gives you the flexibility to extend it for as long as you want or change most animations to suit your needs, provided that you have the music to go with the new length, as every single element in this logo reveal After Effects template (except for the lens flare) reacts to After Effects’ native depth of field and lighting system.

The caveat, of course is that the specular effects on the textures are accomplished through the CC Glass plugin which, yes, is native to After Effects, but unfortunately it’s pre-composed in every “Texture” and has to be dealt with manually for each element if you want to change the animation.

One of the biggest challenges with this template was that lens on the optical scanner, which doesn’t look out of the ordinary, but it will actually render simulated reflections! And the way this is accomplished in this logo reveal After Effects template is by duplicating the assets in a pre-composition and positioning them in such a way that it looks like they are reflected.

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Nevermore Graphics: Pixelized – 8-Bit Pixel Art Logo Stinger

Pixelized - Pixel Art, 8-Bit Graphics AE TemplateDo you like pixel art? 8-Bit graphics?? Old school videogames??? If so, then this After Effects template is for you! I just finished this little pixellated jewel, even the soundtrack and sound effects have 8-Bit elements in them.
At first I was unsure of how far should I go with the whole old school videogame theme. Should I do just pixellated text? 8-Bit videogame graphics? I spent hours trying to come up with an ideal format, to materialize text out of pixels in a visually appealing way. Then it hit me: Why not 3D Pixel art? And I know, I know, 3D pixels are called “Voxels”, which actually stands for “volumetric pixels” but almost no one knows what a “Voxel” is, so for now we’ll just call them 3D pixels. Anyway, massive digression aside, I ended up doing some nice pixel materialization in this After Effects template. When time came to add the sound effects, I tried everything. But the only thing that could go well with pixel art is 8-Bit sound effects and music. Hit the break to watch a video preview of this After Effects Template and some links!

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Writing (and Directing) Visual Effects Shots

A Practical Guide For Budget FilmMaking

Besides being a visual effects artist and motion designer at Evil Planet Studios and a graphic designer for ReDCroW Design, I’ve had my healthy share of writing and directing. Ever since I remember I always liked story-telling and that was one of the driving factors that led to my incursion into writing and directing my own shorts. But every once in awhile I get carried away and end up coming up with some impossible-to-produce piece of work that slowly dies on the drawing board and leaves me wondering: “What the hell just happened?”.

See, the problem about writing a visual effects shot is that it looks awesome in your head, it looks great on paper, too and it would certainly look awesome on screen but to make it happen you would need a budget equivalent to the GDP of a small country. But why? The answer may baffle some: It all boils down to time. And time=money. Whether it’s your time, an un-paid intern’s time or the time of the artist you hired to do the visual effects.

I had to learn this the hard way, some of my scripts ended up as botched productions or simply un-filmable projects. Now I am sharing my experience with you, so you can take into account the many variables and requirements that go into writing visual-effects-loaded scenes.

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Nevermore Graphics: New After Effects Templates and Even More To Come!!!

 After Effects Templates: TheCrimeScene

First of all, sorry for the lack of posts, Folks, it’s been a crazy year. As you all know, a few months ago I decided to open a whole new avenue for my creativity, making After Effects templates and stock footage and called it Nevermore Graphics. In honor of Edgar Allan Poe’s poem: The Raven. You can read more about Nevermore Graphics in THIS POST.

After several months of hard work and dedication and countless hours behind a computer monitor I am proud to present to you a collection of more than 40 different high quality, affordable AE templates ready to edit and customize! Most of them Fantasy and SciFi! Perfect for short films, YouTube channels and gaming intros! Head over to VideoBlocks or Pond5 (Links below) to take a look at the After Effects templates or hit the break to watch them on a playlist!

https://www.videoblocks.com/portfolio/nevermoregraphics

https://www.pond5.com/artist/nevermoregraphics

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Nevermore Graphics: After Effects Templates, 19 New Templates!

Nevermore Graphics: After Effects Templates and Stock VideoAfter 3 months of hard work, I am proud to present to you, Nevermore Graphics, a branch of Evil Planet Studios that allows you to get all the quality of Evil Planet Studios for a fraction of the price. Nevermore Graphics sells affordable, stunning, customizable After Effects templates and stock footage that give maximum impact to your motion graphics and skyrocket the production value of your production without the price tag that goes over custom-made motion graphics. The Nevermore Graphics After Effects Templates instantly raise the production value and credibility of your project without raising your costs and come in a wide variety of themes and designs that you can easily customize with the aid of a control panel!

There’s 19 different After Effects templates to choose from, and many more will be added. Visit the Visual Effects & Motion Graphics section to watch them all or visit my Pond5.com page to pick one:

Nevermore Graphics After Effects Templates.