With the visual effects industry in turmoil, perhaps it's time to look to simpler solutions to our VFX needs. South Africa-based visual effects artist Scott Newman has released a new channel that is just that: simple VFX tutorials and tips that can be made on the cheap using Adobe After Effects. As a craft, for me, VFX work is often over my head, but these tutorials are very well articulated and easy to understand. Hit the jump for his first tutorial on using VFX with scale models.

Here's the overview of the first tutorial:

And here's the full tutorial (part 1):

For more videos, head over to Scott's channel and subscribe. Do you know of any other good DIY effects channels out there? Please share them with us in the comments below!

Link: Independent VFX — YouTube