Visual effects

So what are visual effects anyway?

Visual effects (or VFX) is the term used to describe the different ways moving-images are manipulated to create illusions. Visual effects are created in the post-production stage of a film but often require footage captured in the production stage to work.

There are lots of different types of VFX, and as you’ll find out, some are simple to create.

The one thing that effective creation of VFX have in common though is planning. The better your preparation, the better the outcome.

In this module, you’ll learn about three simple visual effects and some different ways to incorporate them into your film.

Before you get started, let’s take a look at these effects in action…

Lessons

4.1 Jump cuts

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4.2 Keying

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4.3 Layering and Masking

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