RenderFX Tutorial Lightning Effect

THOR Lightning Effect – Final Cut Pro X Tutorial

Learn how to make blast LIGHTNING like THOR in Final Cut Pro X for free with NO PLUGINS!

In this tutorial, we breakdown how to edit the Lightning effect in Final Cut Pro 10. This beginner effect emulates the lightning visual effect from marvel superhero films such as Thor, Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers Infinity War, End Game, Age of Ultron, Thor.

This effect does not require any plugins or a green screen. It just uses built in Final Cut effects such as simple transform and keyframes. It can be achieved with an only an iPhone and a computer with FCP. The same steps apply if editing on Premiere Pro.

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This VFX effect can be used when filmmaking and be included as a fun gag in your own films! You can also take it a step up and make it cinematic with sound effects (sound fx).

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