Greywind // Forest Ablaze Music Video

Greywind // Forest Ablaze Music Video

Forest Ablaze | Layered VFX intensify dynamic music moments

Mark Lediard is a Director, Editor, and VFX Artist who works all over the UK and occasionally abroad creating film content of every type. He’s directed commercials for a plethora of notable entities and his short film, Eclipse, won Best Cinematography in the 2015 My Rode Reel short film competition. Mark used our 4K Shimmer effects in this music video for Irish rock band Greywind, and passed along some thoughts on the VFX.

“We used Shimmer on all the shots where the singer and the band look as if they are being bombarded with particles of ash. It worked really well I think and, combined with the practical wind machine and smoke FX, helped create a real ‘in the teeth of a gale’ feel. Plus it was very quick to do in post.”

See more of Mark’s work at marklediard.com.

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Shimmer

Optically-captured in stunning detail, Shimmer is made from glistening particles, glass shards, and explosive fragments of light.

White In Revery // Cinematic Wedding Films

White In Revery // Cinematic Wedding Films

White In Revery | Cinematic wedding films
“We consider Lens Distortions effects as that ‘cherry-on-top’ to the film.”
White In Revery is a husband and wife team based in Denver, CO that specializes in storytelling primarily, but not exclusively, as wedding filmmakers. They currently use our full lineup of 4K Video Overlays.
White in Revery shared some of their best tips for editing wedding videos with our Light Hits lens flares and Shimmer particle effects. “We love utilizing Lens Distortions effects to smoothly guide the viewer throughout our films and to articulate certain moods. Sometimes there is negative space that we subtly fill with a Light Hit to help the viewer focus on the content and emotion that is actually going on in the scene.” “We use Light Hits to add movement to a still frame, smooth out transitions between shots, and even strengthen pivotal beats in a song to make the scene a bit stronger and more effective. We consider Lens Distortions effects as that ‘cherry-on-top’ to the film.” “For receptions, Shimmer is fantastic. We sometimes have to balance a photographer’s flash into a shot and the Shimmer pack really smooths it out. By incorporating Shimmer into dancing sequences, we feel it adds just enough movement and energy to the frame without being too distracting.”  
See more of White In Revery’s work at whiteinrevery.com.

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Luminary

Luminary was crafted with fashion projects and luxury brands in mind and is filled with gorgeous overlays made from intricate glass elements.

Light Hits

Soft and simple. Light Hits is made from actual sunlight, and helps you quickly add a little extra pop to the corners of your shots.

Shimmer

Optically-captured in stunning detail, Shimmer is made from glistening particles, glass shards, and explosive fragments of light.

Fog

Cinematic haze, smoke, and atmospheric effects

Legacy

Stunning textures, light leaks, and flares. Made from shards of glass and crystal, Legacy is packed with curated clips for your next music video, commercial, or narrative.

Fog, Shimmer, Light Hits // VFX Breakdown

Fog, Shimmer, Light Hits | VFX Breakdown

Like all Lens Distortions effects, the Fog, Shimmer, and Light Hits packs were created by optically capturing actual physical elements in-camera. We shot hours of real haze, real glass fragments, and real sunlight with top quality gear and then meticulously selected the best clips to bring you these 4K and 2K video effect packs.

The effects are super simple to use. You can easily add depth to your footage or make an edit point more dynamic by dragging and dropping one right on your timeline in Premiere, Avid, or Final Cut Pro. But these overlays become even more powerful in the hands on an experienced editor and are a go-to tool in the post-production arsenal of many VFX artists.

What better way to show you what these fog, particle, and lens flare effects are capable of than a classic trailer and VFX breakdown. Check out the VFX breakdown at the top of the post and view the complete trailer below.

Explore the effects used in this post

Fog

Cinematic haze, smoke, and atmospheric effects

Shimmer

Optically-captured in stunning detail, Shimmer is made from glistening particles, glass shards, and explosive fragments of light.

Light Hits

Soft and simple. Light Hits is made from actual sunlight, and helps you quickly add a little extra pop to the corners of your shots.