Here’s a great video tutorial on how to replicate the “soul effect” from Doctor Strange in After Effects.
Speaking of Game of Thrones, here’s a VFX breakdown of that climactic battle. Obviously, there are likely to be unintentional spoilers. You have been warned. Now, sit back and learn how scenes like these are composited.
Here’s an excellent documentary on the Scanimate system. You may have never heard of it, but if you grew up watching TV in the 70s, 80s, and early 90s, you have definitely seen it in action. Think of it as After Effect’s great grandfather.
It looks like the 3D tooling has gotten a huge upgrade in the latest release. Will there ever be enough hours in the day to keep up on all the goodness Adobe keeps putting out?
I had done a similar effect for this particular episode of Frank’s World TV. However, this tutorial adds motion tracking to the effect to make it more cinematic.