Special Effects Basic Training

Making movie-like special effects doesn’t have to be difficult. Our experts at Videomaker show you how easy it is to make your own using 6 step-by-step training tutorials. Learnhow to make realistic blood, design elements, light sabers and more.

Basic Movie Effects (Free for Non-Members)
How to make the Star Trek and Multiplicity effects, using only cross dissolves, overlays, cropping and layers.

Creating Fake Blood
How to create realistic looking blood using only corn syrup, red and blue dye, cocoa powder and corn starch.

Design Elements: Ink Drops and Spreads (Free for Non-Members)
Using everyday household items to create ink drop and ink spread visual design elements for titles and graphics.

Stop-Motion Light Painting
We show you how to create an animated light paint effect, using stop-motion animation and open-shutter imaging stills.

Light Saber FX
Learn how to build a light saber and then make it come to life, using rotoscoping techniques.

Simple Special FX
Learn how to make realistic looking rain for your video shoots, speed up the background of your videos and shoot during the day to make it look like night.

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