Digital-Tutors Releases Free Tutorial on Making a Viral Video in After Effects

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Viral Video’s After Effects Techniques Unveiled in Multi-Step Tutorial; Appeared on Reddit, Local News, and National Weather Outlets

Last Updated: December 13, 2014 5:59 pm GMT
(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma--December 13, 2014) The real or fake debate raged on recently after Digital-Tutors, the leading site for digital VFX training, released a fake meteor sighting video online.

Now the



, which sparked a frenzied discussion on Reddit’s front page and made its way onto national and local U.S. broadcasts, has been transformed into a free After Effects tutorial on Digital-Tutors’ website.

Coinciding with Digital-Tutors own admission of releasing the tutorial's visual effects shot, the tutorial teaches artists how to create the lighting effects and tracking techniques that will help them create VFX shots of their own. Other topics covered in the course of the video include: creating a meteor tail, setting up light for animation, and painting the moon out of the sky.

“Digital-Tutors has a long history of presenting artists with expert tutorials that move them along in their careers, but this is the first time we’ve released the final video before the tutorial,” said Grant Boudon, director of marketing and PR for Digital-Tutors. “Now that we’ve seen the power of a viral video and both pieces are in place, we look forward to seeing what artists can create with the free training and 1,000s of other tutorials in our training library.”

About Digital-Tutors

Digital-Tutors, a Pluralsight company, develops award-winning training solutions for emerging digital artists and designers using a unique teaching approach designed by university educators and industry professionals. Recognized as the largest resource for online creative and tech training, Digital-Tutors and Pluralsight offer over 3,000 tutorials. Digital-Tutors delivers fun project-driven training for students, hobbyists, and professionals using the latest creative software. Members of the Digital-Tutors Community include artists from the industry’s most prolific companies such as: Treyarch, The Mill, Pixar, Ubisoft, Nickelodeon, Walt Disney, Digital Domain, EA, General Motors, Mattel, and Reel Fx.

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