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‘Star Wars’-Inspired Visual Effects Plugins Now Available from FanFilmFX

Easy-to-use plugins pay tribute to iconic sci-fi visual effects, emulating lightsabers, blaster bolts and transitional wipes.

TORONTO -- FanFilmFX has announced the availability of the latest versions of its Star Wars-inspired VFX plugins. Brothers Alex (age 13) and Ben Dashwood (age 11) developed the easy-to-use plugins that pay tribute to iconic sci-fi visual effects, emulating lightsabers, blaster bolts and transitional wipes. Alex and Ben, with a little help from their father, Tim Dashwood, founder of plugin-maker Dashwood Cinema Solutions, have made their effects plugins available for Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Apple Motion and Final Cut Pro.

The first round of FanFilmFX VFX plugins includes:

• Saber Blade: The weapon of choice for any true Jedi, easily keyframe and rotoscope lightsaber effects into videos to achieve the quintessential battle scene.

• Blaster Bolt: Add laser-shooting guns to intensify fight scenes by animating a Blaster Bolt’s laser burst effects onto your own space battle videos.

• Space Wipes: Take a tip from the director himself and emulate the scene transitions used heavily in the movie.

Future FanFilmFX Plugins

Currently in development and due out in early 2016 are a second wave of Star Wars-inspired plugins from FanFilmFX featuring effects such as Space Visor, Holo Projection, Ghost Master, Starfield, Hyperspeed, Opening Scroll and End Credits. FanFilmFX is also developing additional VFX plugins that emulate other iconic films like Star Trek, The Matrix, Predator, Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, James Bond and Harry Potter. Special effects fans can look forward to the prospect of imitating their favorite effects from these franchises in the near future.

Powered by FxFactory

All FanFilmFX plugins run on the FxFactory platform and can be downloaded here.

Pricing and Host Support

Each FanFilmFX plugin offers a trial version and a feature-limited free version. Full-featured FanFilmFX plugins retail at $19.00 USD each. All plugins require a Macintosh computer running OS X 10.10 or newer with an AMD, NVIDIA or Intel HD graphics card and at least 512MB of VRAM.

Host support includes Apple's Final Cut Pro X 10.2.2, Adobe After Effects CC, Premiere Pro CC and Apple Motion 5.1.

Source: FanFilmFX

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.