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Jan 07, 2016

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Download these Free Magic Effects!

Download here - Cast these awesome pre-keyed magic spell effects!

Jan 04, 2016

HUD's are all the rage! As they should be, they look awesome without being too distracting and help target the viewer's attention. Download these 10 awesome FX at

Download Free Prekeyed HUD Targeting FX!

Download these free HUD effects, layer them for original animations, and create some incredibly easy and fantastic titles or VFX for your work!

Dec 28, 2015

Happy Holidays from ProductionCrate! As winter is upon us (despite some summer-like weather in certain places), here's last year's tutorial for using our Snow Assets. Get the file, Falling Snow, here:

Snow FX Tutorial - Adobe Premiere

Dylan shows you how to use one free simple snow effect from to create an entire snow scene for your holiday videos!

Dec 03, 2015

Adrian Jensen created some truly awesome lens flares in this free to download after effects template

FREE LensFlares - After Effects Template

Download this awesome and easy to use after effects template to create and customize your own lens flares! Follow this tutorial to learn how. Download HERE -...

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...

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