Author Archives: LVFX

Luca Visual FX Recent Releases – Background & Overlays, Spectrum, Shuffle 1.1 and LVFX Variety Pack

 

Discover our recent releases below. Featuring Backgrounds & Overlays, Spectrum (Light Effect Generator and Light Transitions Generator), Shuffle transitions and LVFX Variety Pack.

 

Backgrounds & Overlays – compatible with a whole range of software on both Mac and PC

 

Backgrounds & Overlays are dynamic motion graphic clips designed to be overlaid on a variety of projects or used as backgrounds for music videos, films, presentations and more. Click here for more information and watch the NLE Ninja tutorial below.

 

“I believe that Backgrounds & Overlays will be a product that users will turn to when they need amp up their productions.” – NLE Ninja. Read the article here.

 

Background & Overlays sample images
backgrounds-and-overlays-examples

 

 

 


 

Spectrum – powered by FxFactory

 

Spectrum is a bundle of 2 very customisable generators; Light Effect Generator and Light Transition Generator. Click here to find our more and watch the Larry Jordan ‘Light Up Your Backgrounds with “Spectrum” below.

 

“Spectrum est un générateur d’effets de lumières et de couleurs qui peuvent vous servir à différentes choses comme la création d’arrière plan, de transitions, de textures pour des titres…” Yakyakyak.fr. Read the article here.

 

“Built on the solid FX Factory platform, Spectrum, from Luca Visual FX, provides endlessly fascinating visual backgrounds and transitions for Final Cut Pro X.” Larry Jordan. Read the article here.

 

 

 


 

Shuffle 1.1 – powered by FxFactory

 

Shuffle 1.1 is a set of 14 templates enabling you to create dynamic image shuffle transitions in an instant! Watch the demo below and click here to find out more. View the Larry Jordan “Mix Things Up with Luca Visual FX’s “Shuffle” review below.

 

“It’s one of those effects that suits car chases, sports events, etc.” – IT Enquirer. Read the article here.

 

Light Effect Generator sample images
spectrum-bundle-light-effect-generator-example

 

Light Transition Generator sample images
spectrum-bundle-light-transition-generator-example

 

 

 


 

LVFX Variety Pack – compatible with a whole range of software on both Mac and PC

 

A selection of 26 mographs from our range of Alpha Transitions, Backgrounds & Overlays for you to try out for only $10. View demo to see mographs in action and discover the whole range of Alpha Transitions, Backgrounds & Overlays here.

 

Russian Ark – A miraculous film

 

Russian Ark is an astonishing film directed by Alexander Sokurov in 2002.

There are several reasons why this is probably one of the most magnificent films in history but one that may fascinate cinematographers and editors is that this unusual documentary that takes us through 300 years of Russian history was shot in a single day AND …It is a single shot 99 minutes feature.

 

Sokurov and amazing cinematographer Tilman Büttner (Hanna) managed to get 2000 actors, 2 live orchestras and a total of 4500 people (including crew) working so perfectly to complete principal photography at the fourth take. Achieving such result is seriously a miracle.

 

The movie was shot on digibeta uncompressed and is the first ever feature film consisting of a single shot. If you have never seen Russian Ark I strongly recommend it, it may not be everyone’s cup of tea but it truly is a feast for the eyes. See trailer below.

 

Posted by: Luca

 

Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 12.24.39

 

Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 12.24.00

 

Screen Shot 2015-02-03 at 12.24.25

 

 

IDA’s amazing cinematography and the beauty of Polish cinema

 

I have become a huge fun of Polish cinema since I discovered some beautiful experimental short-films shot in the 70s and 80s. Even though my supreme masters remain the Russians A. Tarkovsky and A. Sokurov (will post something about them in the future) I believe Polish cinema has produced amazing movies over the past decades (everyone know the work of K. Kieślowski for example).

 

Pawel Pawlikowski’s IDA is another fantastic movie from Poland. DOP Lukasz Zal’s frame composition is impeccable and overall the cinematography is simply brilliant. I  thought you might enjoy watching the trailer, the release of the DVD/Blu-Ray in UK is imminent.

 

Posted by: Luca

 

 

Screen Shot 2015-01-21 at 17.56.03

The Importance Of Color Grading

 

We strongly believe that Color Grading is a fascinating art form and essential part of the post-production process. It is not that rare to see productions where color grading is neglected and sometimes its importance is even totally ignored. We thought many of you might enjoy and appreciate watching these “Before and After” color grading examples from the independent feature film “The House On Pine Street” directed by Aaron and Austin Keeling. Colorist: Taylre Jones.

 

GraphiText Transitions

For Mac – We are happy to announce the release of GraphiText Transitions for Final Cut Pro X. A dynamic and versatile tool for adding informative and graphical transitions to your project. With 7 flexible templates to choose from, each with a wide range of customizable settings and on screen controls, GraphicText Transitions will add that extra elegant touch to make your work stand out! Perfect for corporate videos, docs, tutorials, podcasts, music videos, news, web content or any project requiring transitions, with or without informative graphics whilst adding a creative flair.

Find out more here.

 

Modern Transitions Vol. 1

For Mac & PC – Luca’s Modern Transitions includes 86 freely interpreted transitions inspired by geometric and light forms as well as art movements such as Suprematism and abstract experimentation. This set of new transitions is ideal for adding a contemporary look to any given project. Each clip can be modified individually or layered on top of another to create a truly unique effect. Find out more.

 

Sprocket Slip Transitions, Film Leaders Generator, Light Leaks Generator and Grunge FX Generator

For Mac – Light Leaks Generator is a cool and brand new plugin-solution brought to you by Luca Visual Fx. For the first time the creation of this unique effect is facilitated by a plugin rather than stock footage. This allows the user to adjust the Geometry and Stylization of the effect as well as the possibility to apply extra filters or use several instances of the generator, there are potentially endless variations to meet your requirements. Find out more.

For Mac – Grunge FX Generator consists of Grunge Overlays and Grunge Transitions. Two indispensable plugins in one great package. Offering a variety of animated textures designed to add a dynamic and intriguing feel to your project. Find out more.

For Mac – Film Leaders Generator is a powerful plug-in allowing the user to seemingly adjust most aspect of this unique effect. By controlling the different parameters, you choose how the overall effect looks and you decide what the leader says. Type in your desired text, select your font, choose the text textures, colors and effects, pick a background or have it without, tweak the positioning or rotation to customize the animation and there you go, your very own unique and dynamic film leader. Find out more.

For Mac – Sprockets Slip Transition 2.0 makes recreating the effect of a sudden slip of the rolling film and revealing the loose perforations easy. With a whole host of presets to choose from, a wide variety of light leaks to play with and a generous number of controls to tweek, the user can recreate a unique and engaging rolling film effect suitable for all type of projects… Find out more.

 

Sprocket Slip Transitions

For Mac – Sprockets Slip Transition 2.0 makes recreating the effect of a sudden slip of the rolling film and revealing the loose perforations easy. With a whole host of presets to choose from, a wide variety of light leaks to play with and a generous number of controls to tweek, the user can recreate a unique and engaging rolling film effect suitable for all type of projects… Try it out and have fun! Find out more.

 

Light Kit Bundle 1.0

For Mac – This bundle includes 9 plugins (7 effects and 2 transitions) most of which reproduce a specific type of light effect such as flickering, regional, burn and flashing light. However, some other plugins like Multicolor Gradient, Multicolor Vignette, Vivid Touch and Stylizer offer new ways of stylizing images and ambient light. These allow the user to achieve sophisticated and visually appealing effects for many type of productions including music videos, commercials and indie movies. Find out more here.