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In this 3 minute video, Seth Worley shows you how to create a Star Wars force push effect, complete with distortion, camera shake, and some collateral nerf-herding messiness. He’ll also show you techniques for lightsaber glowy stuff and some color correction ideas to bring it all together.
Creating cool visual effects isn’t like dusting crops, but it doesn’t have to be as hard as using space wizard powers to launch explosives on a ridiculously curved arc down the tiny exhaust shaft of a large planet-destroying space station either.
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At Red Giant, we make tools, films and training to enrich the community of filmmakers and motion designers. For our own award-winning short films, we create new software to fill our needs. Then we make those products available for everyone else, helping artists create the perfect look that matches their story. Red Giant develops tools that make the filmmaking process faster, more secure, more accurate and just more fun. For almost 15 years, we have built software for motion design, color correction, visual effects and photography that is used for everything from major motion pictures to worldwide television programming to web production.
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