Wren Weichman
I'm a VFX compositor currently living in LA making videos for youtube. I graduated college in 2011 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Portland. Hit me up on Twitter!
Tutorials
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    How to Realistically Fake a Rainy Day Shot3d and motion graphics
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    Learn how to make a realistic rainstorm effect using Trapcode Particular. The effect is subtle, but that's key to making it look good.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Make A Hologram Phone Call With CS63d and motion graphics
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    Use the new Camera Tracker in AE CS6 to 3D motion track your scene, then composite some elements in it to make a sort of Hologram. Using Trapcode Particular we make the hologram cloud which fits in with the 3D scene, then stick some green screen footage in it and BAM, insta-hologram! (Instagram?)Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Make An Amazing Motion Reactant Flame3d and motion graphics
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    Using just a few video elements of torch flames, we composite a burning hand by using a series of null objects and expressions to drive a time lagged displacement effect to simulate fire burning from a moving source.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Elemental Combat Series: Earth BreakthroughScreenshot thumbnail
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    Twice a month we revisit some of our readers favorite tutorials from the archives. In light of this weeks Elemental Combat Series, we are going to repost this tutorial from back in February to complete the week out.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Elemental Combat Series: Interrupted Earth JumpJump
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    This effect deals with retiming two halves of a tricky shot so that dirt charges can be composited in with a realistic tempo. We'll then move on to precomposing the dirt on top and masking out a hole to make it appear that you're jumping into it.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Elemental Combat Series: FlamethrowerFlamethrower
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    Using stock footage from a flamethrower and multiple camera shots stitched together, create a dynamically animated scene that sees the ability to shoot fire in slow motion as it progresses across a scene.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Elemental Combat Series: FireballFireball
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    Learn to create a fireball from a couple fire elements and then composite it into a scene that has been stabilized and tracked. You can use the same fireball to help light the scene as well.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Elemental Combat Series: Electric HandsElectrichands
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    Use the "Advanced Lightning" effect to composite some electric arcs in your hand. Then using a blur to make the lightning glow, we'll add some light to the scene and use an expression to have the light flicker.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Elemental Combat Series On Aetuts+Thumbnail
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    Hey guys! How about a week of compositing tutorials on some action filled scenes like from The Last Airbender? Sound good? If so, awesome, you're in for a treat. We've got 4 days of new tutorials for your learnin' pleasure! I'll show you how to make some electric arcing from your hand, form and shoot a fireball, and tunnel through the ground.Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Elemental Combat Series: Flaming ArmThumbnail2
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    Have Fire? Have People? Have desire to be awesome? Learn to composite stock footage of various fire elements and have your friends burst into flames. In addition, learn to use the fire as a displacement map to create a unique "Heat Haze" effect from the fire. Read More…
  • 3D & Motion Graphics
    Leap Into Hancock-Style Super Jump EffectThumb
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    You may have to get up and stretch out a little before starting this tutorial. It's got some pretty ground breaking techniques and covers quite a lot leaving very little up in the air. In honor of this being a leap year and all, here you go... jump in. Read More…