Digital Anarchy Releases Free Video Filter: Ugly Box Enhances Skin Damange to Make Subjects Look Worse


The Perfect Halloween Filter Makes Talent Look Like Zombies in After Effects, Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro

Last Updated: October 31, 2012 6:44 am GMT
(San Francisco, California--October 31, 2012) Digital Anarchy today announced Ugly Box, a free filter for enhancing skin damage. With the advent of HD, viewers expect to see every last wrinkle, scar, and oozing pore on zombies, witches, and news commentators. Ugly Box uses Digital Anarchy’s award winning Beauty Box skin retouching algorithms to accentuate all the skin detail on undead talent. This creates the effect of making talent look older, uglier, or just plain hideous. Ugly Box supports Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Apple Final Cut Pro 7 & 10.0.6.

“Urrgghhhharrrr, braaaainnsss”, said a zombie who uses Ugly Box.

The award-winning Beauty Box Video plugin has been used widely to reduce blemishes, wrinkles and makeup problems on film, video and photos. Since version 2.0, Beauty Box also has the ability to make skin look worse. Ugly Box breaks out that functionality into a separate tool. This free filter automatically tracks the skin tones in a video and masks out those areas, allowing users to enhance the undead skin texture or make deathly white color correction to the skin areas.

“We’ve got a bunch of zombies outside!“ said Jim Tierney, President of Digital Anarchy. “Oh wait, maybe they’re just Giants fans…”

Users who want more control over their subjects’ skin can purchase Beauty Box Video 2.0. Beauty Box makes talent look better by removing blemishes, wrinkles, and makeup problems. In addition to feature films, music videos, and commercials, Beauty Box is used frequently on zombie dating sites. Sometimes you just need to look good…

Features of Ugly Box: Here is a rundown of the plain ol’ ugly features:
  • Ease of Use: Just press the Make Ugly button!
  • Skin Enhancement: Uses the Beauty Box algorithms to make skin look old and diseased.
  • Automatic Masking: Analyzes video to determine skin tones and makes an automatic, traveling mask.
  • Color Correction: Users can make Hue, Saturation, and Brightness adjustments to the skin areas.
  • Support for Final Cut Pro X: Ugly Box supports Final Cut Pro X, along with earlier versions of FCP.
  • Support for Adobe CS6: Ugly Box supports the latest version of the Adobe Creative Suite.

Pricing and Availability
Ugly Box is free and can be downloaded here:

Ugly Box runs in After Effects 7.0–CS6, Final Cut Pro 10.0.6, Final Cut Pro 7, and Premiere Pro CS4–CS6.

Beauty Box Video 2.0 is priced at $199 USD. Beauty Box Video runs in After Effects 7.0–CS6, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7, and Premiere Pro CS4–CS6.

The products run on Macintosh 10.5–10.8, Windows XP–7 and Vista 32- or 64-bit systems. Demo filters and samples are available at Customers should contact Digital Anarchy at with update questions.

About Digital Anarchy
Digital Anarchy is a privately owned company in San Francisco, CA that creates smart image enhancement software for professional and aspiring photographers, broadcast designers and 2D animators. These tools let you spend less time processing images and more time on creative work, solving issues from skin smoothing software to masking out bluescreens for commercial still photography. Digital Anarchy products work in Photoshop, Aperture, After Effects, Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro. For more information, please see the company’s website at or call 415-287-6069.

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