FREE AFTER EFFECTS PLUG-INS TO MAKE BLASTER VFX

This week on Create Sci-Fi I share with you the free After Effects plug-ins I use to make sci-fi laser & blaster Gun visual effects in my videos. I share the few very easy steps I use to achieve a very polished look.

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Best Practices For Low & No Budget Film & Web Series Production

This week at create sci-fi, I ask indie film & video producer Eric Michael Kochmer to share his practical knowledge of low & no budget film & web series production. Eric is the Head of Production at We Make Movies.Org and has a wealth of experience producing and shepherding first time filmmakers.

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Self Promote Your Web Series & Films

In this segment on Create Sci-Fi, I talk about the need for self-promotion when creating a web series, short or feature film. The key is to start early in the process and casually document your process ramping it up as you get close to releasing your project. Here I share with you how I go about that process.

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Making A Web Series: Galactic Galaxy Project Breakdown

This week I share with you a break down of my web series ‘Galactic Galaxy”. Many of the builds and filmmaking tutorials on this channel were developed during the creation process of Galactic Galaxy.

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How To Make Sci-Fi Props Sourcing Everyday Objects

In this tutorial, I take you through my process of sourcing everyday objects to convert into sci-fi props in order to save time and money.

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How to Make A Movie Teaser

In this tutorial, I explain the benefits of a short image/music driven teaser for your film or video project. I take you through my process step by step.

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The Sci-Fi Kilt: Low Cost High Impact Costume Design

In this tutorial, I take you through my design process and philosophy of the Sci-Fi kilt. I show you how to incorporate a simple kilt design as a low-cost high impact costume option.

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How To Prepare Content For Video Editing: ORGANIZE MEDIA IN PREMIERE PRO OR MAKE A PAPER EDIT

In this “How To” segment I show you how to prepare a Hard Drive of raw media for an Editor and how to make basic selects of your preferred takes. Further, if you are not comfortable using the software I show you how to make a paper edit of raw footage.

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“Aeranger” Principle Photography, BTS Production Diary

In this segment on Create Sci-Fi, I take your behind the scenes as we shoot ‘Aeranger” the sci-fi short that is at the center of the How To Make A Sci-Fi Short Film tutorials. Be sure to subscribe to follow along.

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Creativity & Collaboration

Creativity is a powerful life force mojo accelerator. Collaboration is a powerful and satisfying brain enhancer.

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The cast & crew of “Aeranger” on location in Topanga Canyon, CA. Left to right, Kristen Pickrell-Makeup Artist, Bobbie Breckenridge-lead Actress, Nick Kretz-BTS Photographer, Jon Schweigart-Cinematographer and Sage Bova-Sound Recording/taking this picture.