Following the recent release of Spider-man: Far From Home, we want to show you how to create your very own Mysterio superpower effect!
While many superpowers can seem difficult to edit, the ProductionCrate library offers thousands of VFX elements, sound effects, graphics, music and more, all available for you to download. These can all be used to create Hollywood-level special effects, even if you are just a beginner.
The best part about it is that a lot of our content is free, so you will be able to follow along with this tutorial without a penny spent. Pro members of the ProductionCrate community will be able to download the entire VFX bundle.
These effects have been built with your editing workflow in mind, and so all are guaranteed to be as easy to composite as possible, with each asset ranging from 1080p to 4K resolution.
Let’s get started!
If you are new to VFX, you will need to equip yourself with a powerful editing program. Our top picks are:
For today we’ll be using After Effects, though if you’re comfortable with another editing program that has basic editing features you should get through this easily.
The footage that you use will not require any special setup, just wave your arms around at the camera – that’s everything you need! Here’s what our footage looks like.
Depending on your shot, you then have to carefully select which effects to use for you Mysterio actor. For example, do you want them to be shooting a beam of green smoke? Is it going to be at an angle? Once you’ve narrowed down the assets you need, download and import them to your project.
You then want to simply position these effects exactly where you want them to be.
As you can see, FootageCrate assets have been created with simplicity in mind, making your editing workflow a lot easier.
If you want the powers to move over time (such as following the hand and the direction that it is aiming), you can either keyframe these properties or use a simple motion tracker.
Our final corrections involve matching the Mysterio smoke appearance, where you may notice that the smoke is desaturated a little. You may also want to brighten or darken the smoke depending on the light levels in the scene.
We hope you enjoy creating your own superhero movies with these assets!
If you’re interested in another project, take a look at our slow motion tutorial.