After FX Plug-Ins and Scripts
If you use After FX then you're familiar with Red Giant. Red Giant distributes some of the most popular plug-ins for After FX and Premier - such as Shine, Particular and Magic Bullet Looks (to name a few). I've been using Red Giant plug-ins for years and recently I subscribed to their Universe 2 set of effects. I've gotten a lot of mileage out of the generators, motion graphics effects, stylize effects and the various blurs and glows. Universe 2 is a little different in that it's taken on the increasingly popular subscription model. For $99 a year you get access to the Universe 2 plug-in suite. They update the plug-ins throughout the year and new and updated plug-ins will become available as they are released. Of course the trick with subscriptions is you have to justify re-upping every year. Because if you don't, they will vanish from your effects menu. So the questions is - is Universe 2 worth it? Is it worth re-upping every year? In the video I will go over a number of my favorite plug-ins that come with the suite and make an argue that Universe 2 is indeed worth the yearly 'Benjamin'.