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Sep 18, 2015

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ATTENTION PRODUCTION CRATE USERS: Video Contests are coming back! Tune in this coming Monday (the 21st) for details.

Aug 05, 2015

The "Practical vs. CG" debate continues to raise questions about VFX's role in film. Watch Freddie Wong's new essay arguing against popular opinion and see how well computers mesh with good storytelling.

Why CG Sucks (Except It Doesn't)

Are computer generated visual effects really ruining movies? We believe that the reason we think all CG looks bad, is because we only see "bad” CG. Fantastic...

Jul 24, 2015

After FX users can learn how to stage elaborate, particle-based gunshots Adrian wraps up this month's batch of muzzle flash tutorials!

Muzzle Flash Particle System - After Effects Tutorial

Get CRAZY with this incredible new particle technique to create some hyped up action scenes! *REQUIRES TRAPCODE PARTICULAR

Jul 04, 2015

Fun with [prop] guns continues! Dylan's new Premiere CC tutorial shows you several ways of pulling off a convincing gunshot effect, including the use of a practical light.

Muzzle flash Various Techniques Tutorial - Adobe Premiere

Dylan shows us some post and practical touches to spice up your muzzle flashes using Adobe Premiere!

Jun 25, 2015

Another great mini-doc on RamonFilmProductions and Wakaliwood is making waves. Get inspired below! *Two muzzle flash Tutorials are in production, the first of which will be out this weekend. Stay Tuned!

The New Wave of Ultra-Violent Ugandan DIY Action Cinema: Wakaliwood

In the Ugandan slum of Wakaliga, a thriving action film industry called Wakaliwood has emerged. Mixing elements of Western action films and Chinese Kung Fu m...

Jun 13, 2015

Does your Outro need some extra polish? Get this bundle of 3D Social Media Icons at ProductionCrate's Bundles Page today!

Social Media Icons - $9.99 Bundle

Download these awesome Prekeyed Social Media Icons and Logos to promote your content across all platforms! Buy for $9.99, or SAVE TONS by signing up for our ...

Jun 13, 2015

Get these FREE Minimalist Lower Thirds at our AE Templates page! Sometimes, less is more!

Free After Effects Template - Keep It Classy Lower Thirds

Simplicity is sometimes the best answer, use this FREE After Effects Template to choose from 3, easy to use Lower Thirds! Download Here http://footagecrate.c...

Jun 11, 2015

Watch Adrian's AE tutorial for this "Drippy" text effect! Get the Template here and try it out for yourself:

Drippy Text - After Effects Tutorial

Download the template here - learn how to build it yourself here -

Jun 08, 2015

NEW PRO FX BUNDLE has arrived at the ProductionCrate Shop! Use these Energy Assets to give your graphics a boost, or mix them with our other FX to create superhuman power-ups!

Energy FX Bundle

Download 2 free FX from this bundle here Buy the bundle, or sign up for our Pro Membership and get a...

Jun 04, 2015

If you haven't already, check out Adrian's newest AE tutorial. He shows you how to land and take off like the Man of Steel himself!

Superhero Landing/Takeoff - After Effects Tutorial

Check out this Hancock style effect Adrian shows us how to create using some original one-man shooting techniques and effects!

May 29, 2015

After much demand, we are now announcing a new After Effects Templates page! Check out one of the first templates we have already uploaded find the page here many more to come!

Free After Effects Template - This is a Box

Download this free template at requires AE CC 2014

May 27, 2015

Learn how our Balloon Pop assets can be used to blow dudes up in Dylan's new Premiere Tutorial!

Blood Explosions Tutorial - Adobe Premiere

Dylan teaches us how to use some simple FX from to create an awesome blood bursting body!

May 14, 2015

Please give a warm welcome to AfterEffects wizard Adrian. His debut FootageCrate tut covers how to use particles to create a stylized cartoon explosion.

Cartoon Explosion - After Effects Tutorial

Adrian shows you a couple clever techniques to get some really fantastic cartoon explosions made in After Effects! *TRAPCODE PARTICULAR required for this tut...

May 01, 2015

If you want a basic idea of how to use FootageCrate's growing library of Motion Graphics, check out last week's tutorial for Adobe Premiere.

Motion Graphics Tutorial - Adobe Premiere

Check out this Adobe Premiere tutorial, where Dylan teaches us how to create motion graphic accents and sweetener animations! Find these free, royalty free p...

Apr 25, 2015

Check out these new, FREE Electric Motion Graphics Sweeteners, now on! Download here -

Free Electric Motion Graphics Assets!

Download these free, pre-keyed electricity motion graphics effects here

Apr 23, 2015

Glitch Transition Tutorial - After Effects

Check out this beginner lesson on how to create Glitchy Transitions in AE

Apr 22, 2015

Free MOGFX Accents! Use these pre-keyed FX from to add a little extra zest to your text. Just drag and drop. Experiment with the size, speed, rotation, and duplication to get limitless varieties!

Apr 20, 2015

The newest SoundsCrate pack is now available on the HQ Bundles page! Over 40 high-quality Glitch Sounds, including robotic screeches, computer static and 8-bit textures! *song: "The Bridge" by CLAMR

Apr 17, 2015

The right combo of VFX and sound is the key to selling an effects shot. Get the explosion and SFX for FREE at the following links: Effect: Explosion At Screen - Grey Smoke Sounds: Large Explosion Variant, Forest Ambient

Apr 15, 2015

This 'Mixed Confetti' asset is now available for FREE on Footage Crate! Get the pre-keyed FX here: *song: "Playground" by Gerardo Garcia Jr.

Apr 08, 2015

Kill some time with this older 1-man short from SrFlipsAlotNinja, which makes good use of a variety of gunshots, sparks, and blood impacts. He plays every character and manages to pull off some impressive stuntwork as well. If you've got a short you'd like people to see, send us a message or submit it to our forums. If it's action flick or some other showcase of PC products, consider putting it in the title so it's easier to locate.

The Attack - Short Action Film

A guy wakes up, and feels like something is strange. He gets all his resources together to battle the unknown threat! I will also be posting this on Vidiovib...

Apr 07, 2015

Conrad's latest Resolve Lite tut is now online! This time around he touches on Color Grading.

DaVinci Resolve Lite - Primary Color Grading

Conrad shows us the first essential steps to color-grading using DaVinci Resolve Lite!

Mar 31, 2015

Seth Jordan made good use of our dust impacts in this quick VFX test. check it out. if you make anything with PC's assets, feel free to message us or post it to our forums for feedback. it just might make it onto our social media!


Filmed this in 2011, just found it on my disk. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Cheers! Thank you to for the dust plates.

Mar 23, 2015

Learn about the techniques of Akira Kurosawa, whose works' influence can be felt in everything from Star Wars to modern action films. Motion is a great way to stir a particular emotion in your film.

Akira Kurosawa - Composing Movement

Can movement tell a story? Sure, if you’re as gifted as Akira Kurosawa. More than any other filmmaker, he had an innate understanding of movement and how to ...

Mar 17, 2015

for those with the budget, here is some advice for prop guns, namely gas-powered airsoft pistols, from The Frugal Filmmaker

Tips: Airsoft Gas Blow Back

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Mar 16, 2015

Happy Monday. Kill some time with this 2012 FootageCrate short that shows off some flares and blood impacts available on the site. Note how a simple color-change can turn human blood into ALIEN blood.

Alien Ghost Things

Chris abandons the house and leaves James to deal with invisible aliens. Free Pre-keyed Effects Used: Muzzle Flash Smokey Handgun -

Mar 09, 2015

And if you haven't yet, be sure to also check out Conrad's latest DaVinci Resolve Lite Tut, which covers how to conform footage and get your project going.

DaVinci Resolve Lite - Beginner Workflow and Conforming Footage

Conrad teaches us how to conform footage and set up our project to get started!

Mar 09, 2015

New Tut is up! This time we cover techniques to upgrade your SFX Editing. Be sure to share with fellow video dudes and dudettes and do not hesitate to request other topics for future installments. ;)

Sound FX Tricks and Tips - Adobe Premiere Tutorial

Dylan teaches us some helpful SFX tricks to take your videos to the next level. Audio is an element far too often over-looked, and this tutorial will help yo...

Mar 06, 2015

Check out our newest bundle, Looping Particle Backgrounds! Find at for only $9.99* *Pro Members download free!

Mar 01, 2015

Another wacky short from SrFlipsAlotNinja that may or may not end with a bang. I don't know about you, but I could get some use out of this kind of power right now. Who else is dealing with snow and slush?

Slide of Clyde - Short Comedy Film

In honor of the current snow storm in CO... "Noob Pictures" brings you... The Slide of Clyde.

Feb 28, 2015

Hilarious use of our 'Blood Messy Impact' effect from! That tube must be made of something other than cardboard...


This FX was all from

Feb 27, 2015

This neat little short by Eric Davis is currently featured on the front page. It makes good use of our Glitch files, as well as James the Sniper and James the Mercenary.

Action Scene- Special effects- Time for Tee- Free Special Effects Provided by Footagecrate

Action Scene created to show how quickly a fun little project can get a professinal looking makeover. All effects for the action scene provided by Footagecra...

Feb 26, 2015

Looping backgrounds come in handy in so many different projects. Check out this new one we uploaded to!

Feb 23, 2015

Latest Premiere Tut is now up! Crappy east-coast weather and food poisoning played crucial roles in delaying this one. Sorry for the wait. We have since added an additional Lower Thirds file to FC for you guys to try out!

Lower Thirds Tutorial - Adobe Premiere

Learn how to use some of FootageCrate's free lower-third templates! These pre-keyed effects are easy to load into Premiere, After Effects, or a variety of ot...

Oct 04, 2014

FootageCrate, Now Hiring!


Want to make money doing what you love? Are you skilled with After Effects, Premiere, or any video editing software? Perfect!

We are looking for some ProductionCrate fans who know FootageCrate and SoundsCrate content well, and would make some tutorials showing others how to best use our content.

If you have experience creating tutorials and are interested in joining the team, send us an email to:

Please include samples to past tutorials to show that you are easy to understand, have a good microphone, and have a good understanding of your video editing software.

Yes, we would pay you on a per-tutorial basis. You would need a PayPal account, and then you are good to go.

Jan 25, 2014

Want to be the first to know when new VFX are added ??

Sure you do! Its time for some Social-Media-Madness! Find and Like us at, where we will be most active in keeping you all informed! Check it!

Jun 06, 2013

AAaaamazing First Person Shooter App I co-made!

all downloads help support me and the work I do on FootageCrate. You know I'll use my funds to create a bigger and more badass library of VFX, music, and sound effects. Thanks dudes and dudets!

Apr 09, 2013

Cartoons Rock

Don't they? I watch em. Always have. But now, finally, after years of dreaming, I can make my own! We are working on a short, first episode pilot for a possible webseries, and considering doing a Kickstarter to fund it. But that is all in good time, right now we are just working on the basics. Check out some concept sketches on our Facebook page make sure to 'Like' it to be updated with new photos!!

Jan 10, 2013 - Show your love!

Sound in your videos and film is one of the most important things to focus on. Good sound can make a film, bad sound can ruin it. That's why we have started; where you can find royalty free sound effects and even free music by composer Gerardo Garcia Jr. We just put some new material up and will be doing so regularly. We ask only one thing in return, visit and 'Like' us on Facebook and Google, and leave a comment suggesting new sound effects. Thanks FootageCraters!

Dec 31, 2012

Community Forum, up and running!

Happy New Year, Footagecraters! We're kicking off 2013 by expanding our little community even more. We just got our forum up and running. Its a great place for you to post questions and answers, post videos and tutorials, and share knowledge with our community. Register with us or use your Facebook account, and let's make some sweet new projects for the New Year! -Chris Kelly

Dec 29, 2012

New Sound Effects/Music sites!

Hey hey Footagecraters! We are happy to announce some new updates. We finally got our sound effects site up and running; Check it out! We will be adding new sound effects regularly and we are also working with some great composers to give you guys some free songs for your movies! We also have some new dust puff effects, samples from our upcoming Dust Puff Bundle!

Dec 20, 2012

New FX ideas from FootageCraters

Hey guys, Thanks for the great feedback on suggesting new FX, we've had ourselves a bit of fun creating them! Ready to start a new round once we finish off these explosions, so start brainstorming and let us know!

Dec 08, 2012

Short Video - Demonic Viking Helmet

Lovin' our new $8.99 Dust Bundle! Check out one way you can use em

Aug 31, 2012

Bomb FX

Hey hey FootageCrate users. We are working on some sweet new FX for your destructive pleasure. Check out our new bomb and debris clip to get a feel for whats coming soon. Pre-keyed and ready to be added to your videos! Youtube users, if you use the clip feel free and credit "" somewhere in the description, that way we can find some we like and put them on our homepage. The clip can be found in our "Fire/Sparks" page under "Royalty Free Effects". Bombs away!

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