About this project
We're creating an Explosion, Fire, and Fireball stock footage pack! These 3 Effects Packs are for whenever you need to blow something up, or burn something down, in your Film projects.
These 3 packs will be launched together with our new website, ActionVFX.com. It will be a new stock footage website dedicated to nothing but Action Movie Stock Effects. That means no lightleaks, timelapses, or shots of girls touching tall grass.
These effects will help you create realistic visual effects for your films. The 3 main packs are Explosions, Fire, and Fireballs, but to make compositing (and your life) easier we're also including smoke elements and Shock/Dust waves that will add more realism to your shots.
This was a feature we HAD to get right. Effects that are cut off are useless for most wide shots, so we're keeping them all in frame. This wasn't easy to do, but we did it! We shoot the explosions vertically to increase head room without sacrificing detail.
The effects will be delivered in 4K or 2K resolution! The 4K version is perfect even for HD projects because it lets you resize the effects without losing quality. We were going to offer a 720p version, but then realized we're in 2015!
Slow motion was also a highly requested feature, so every clip in these packs will be at least 60fps. So far all the effects have been shot at 60fps, but if this Kickstarter is successful, then we plan on shooting at even higher frame rates!
You know how hard it is to composite a burning building using ground fires. Window and door framed fires were one of our top requested features, and we're delivering! We've already shot some of them, and we want to do many more. The reason these are so important is because the fire gets to actually wrap around corners, which means compositing the effect over a door or window looks more realistic. We're also burning various other shapes and structures.
When it comes to shooting these types of effects, the more latitude and information the better. That's why we're shooting all these effects flat in 4:2:2 color space. Shooting these in LOG allows us to capture the full range of the explosion/fire without over-exposing the image. Which means there are no blown out white spots, and you have more flexibility in post!
The effects are pre-keyed (they have a transparent background) so you can drag and drop them on your video and start working without worrying about keying out the background.
We'll also provide un-keyed raw versions of the effects, for those who want to do the keying themselves.
Variety was another big request from users. We've film (and will film) different types of explosions and blasts, fires, and fireballs. That way you're not limited to only one type of effects.
Variety in Explosions - We're varying the sizes, angles, debris amount, and chemicals used. Some will be big and fiery, while others will be more concussive.
Variety in Fires - There will be ground fires, structural fires (windows/walls/doors), trails, and ignitions. We're burning using gas, wood, gels, etc for different looks.
Variety in Fireballs - The size, shape, and direction of each fireball will vary. Some fireballs will run on the ground, and some will blow through windows!
Since these are stock footage, they will work with a wide range of Editing and VFX software. Including but not limited to After Effects, HitFilm, Nuke, Premiere, FCPX, Motion, Fusion, and Sony Vegas. So if you have an editing software, there's a high chance you can use these!
Lack of Diversity.
Everyone has been using the same action effects in their videos for the past decade. Literally! Having more diversity in the Action Stock Footage world is one of our main reasons for doing this. High quality and affordable effects are so rare that it's blatantly noticeable how the same explosions, the same fires, and the same muzzle flashes are used in everything from low budget Youtube videos to million-dollar blockbusters. But that's not just it...
We can do it better.
The lack of competition in this area allows Stock Producers to be mediocre in their work. After all, why push the envelop when no one is challenging the status quo? Do they listen to the users? Do they care enough to find out what they want? We do, and that's why we're creating ActionVFX™.
Before a single frame of explosion was shot, we opened a dialogue with you, the users. We put together a survey to get insight into the ideal first package. With the help of hundreds of Filmmakers and VFX artists, we were able to find out what you guys want in an Explosion and Fire pack. We're still listening, so do let us know your suggestions!
We have a proven track record.
RodyPolis released the popular Shootout Stock Pack 5 years ago. Since then we've released more quality products, and over 10 thousand users happily use our effects worldwide. We have the experience, and we're using everything we've learned for these past 5 years to make ActionVFX the best it can be.
We hire professionals to blow stuff up!
If these type of effects were easy to make, everyone would do it. That's why we hired some of the best Special Effects teams to handle the explosive side of things.
It was great to have the guys at Windy City FX, who've worked on Transformers 3 and Chicago Fire, create some amazing work for our company! Every bit of effort has been worth it so far, and we can only improve from here.
Shooting these effects are expensive. From equipment rentals, crew salary, necessary material purchases, locations, and permits, creating these effects is a very costly process. Everything we film will also need to be prepped before distribution, and digital assets will need to be created.
Because of this extensive Production and Post-Production process, we need additional funding to create these effects with the quality you deserve.
Since RodyPolis is an established business, we could fund most of this project ourselves over time. That would mean that the release date would be significantly further away though. The funding we get through Kickstarter will help accelerate the whole process and allow us to get these 3 products out to you by March 2016.
You'll receive a small pack containing 10 effects from our ActionVFX™ packs. You'll get 3 Explosions, 3 Fires, 2 Fireballs, 1 Smoke, and 1 Dustwave in 2K resolution! Your name will also be in our Action Heroes wall, which will be posted on our website and in every package.
Get 1 of the full 4K packs. Your choice between the Explosions, Fire, or Fireballs pack. We'll send a survey so you can tell us which one you want. The 4K price after the Kickstarter will be $100 per pack, so this deal gives you 50% off!
Limited to 30 backers - Our first 30 backers will get to download the full Explosions, Fire, and Fireballs packs in 2K resolution! Save $100 off expected retail price.
Limited to 100 backers - Downloads of the full Explosions, Fire, and Fireballs packs in 2K resolution! This is 50% off expected retail price.
Downloads of the full Explosions, Fire, and Fireballs packs in 2K resolution! Save $50 off expected retail price.
Limited to 30 backers - Our first 30 backers will get to download the full Explosions, Fire, and Fireballs packs in 4K resolution! Save $200 off expected retail price.
Limited to 100 backers - Downloads of the full Explosions, Fire, and Fireballs packs in 4K resolution! This is 50% off expected retail price.
Downloads of the full Explosions, Fire, and Fireballs packs in 4K resolution! Save $100 off expected retail price.
Get every pack we release during the first year of ActionVFX.com for no additional charge! Once the Explosions and Fire packs are released, our plans for 2016 also include a Gun FX pack (muzzle flashes, bullet hits etc), a Debris pack, a Blood FX pack, and Sound Effects (Gun shots, Fighting, Explosions, etc).
We already have the means to produce these additional packs and release them on ActionVFX next year. If these interest you, there will never be a better deal to get them.
Imagine never having to buy Action Stock FX ever again. To thank you for helping kick-start ActionVFX.com, you will receive every product we ever release on there for free! No fine print, just free VFX for life!
As stated earlier, our plan is to make ActionVFX.com into the place to get Action Movie Effects. We want to keep pushing the boundaries to create the best effects you can get; even the ones you didn't know you needed. Join us on this journey!
Risks and challenges
Every project have risks, but we are determined to follow through with whatever challenges we might face. We aren't new to this. We've been creating VFX packages for 5 years now, and we're using all the experience we've gathered over these years to bring this project to completion.
Because of the size of this project, the biggest challenge we face is coordinating all the different parties involved. In addition to the RodyPolis team, we deal with the Special Effects team and the state(s) for locations and permits. All parties involved are professionals, so while issues may arise, we are all dedicated to following through.
Remember, this project is already in progress, so we already have an idea of what to expect to complete it.
Reward fulfillment risks.
We will deliver the rewards to you via instant download, so there are very little risk and challenges in getting you the products. This is the method we use for all our current products, and it works great for our customers.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Thank you!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Yes they are!
Our current plan is to have 30-40 high quality elements in each pack. So 90-120 elements total. It's too early to give an exact amount though, so this is just an estimation.
To put it simply, a lot! Our plan is to make ActionVFX.com into THE place to get Action Movie Effects. We want to keep pushing the boundaries to create the best effects you can get; even the ones you didn't know you needed.
In our first year alone, we have 7 packs planned (Explosions, Fire, Fireballs, Gun FX, Debris, Blood FX, and Sound FX) which alone are already worth more than $500. For the following years we plan on continuing to listen to our users and release more Stock and Educational packages to help them create realistic effects.
This is a great deal to thank you for helping us start ActionVFX with a bang. Join us on this journey!
Oh yes! These new packs will be completely new packages that we'll be releasing in 2016. They'll be considerably better than our current Shootout Stock Pack and Audio Pack. We've learned a lot over the years, and these new packs will show that!
The VIP PACKAGE reward will include all 10 RodyPolis.com products. That includes: Shootout Stock Pack, Shootout Audio Pack, 3D Weapons Pack, Lens FX One, Lens FX Fantasy, Lens FX Prism, Ink FX Studio, Ink FX Flow, the Industrial Timelapse Package, and the Cloud Timelapse Package. See all products here: http://www.rodypolis.com/products.html
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