Imagineer systems holds a halloween contest every year and gives aways some great prizes, including a copy of Mocha Pro. Here, Imagineer Systems product specialist Mary Poplin, gets you inspired by showing how to create a headless horseman effect using Mocha and After Effects.

Mary walks through the entire process including shooting, tracking, roto, and compositing using Mocha Ae’s planar tracking and After Effects.

Check out the Imagineer Systems Halloween Contest page for details.


The annual MOCHA HALLOWEEN VIDEO CONTEST is back!Submit a Halloween inspired, spooky video short and enter to win excellent software prizes from Imagineer Systems and our partners: Boris FXFXHomeRampant DesignRed Giant and Digital AnarchyThe Rules: 

  • Submit a short “scary, spooky, Halloween” video (no longer than 5 minutes).
  • All videos must use mocha AE, mocha Plus or mocha Pro for part of the process.
  • Enter by Midnight, Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Prizes:

mocha Pro 4 from Imagineer Systemsmocha Pro is the academy award winning visual effects tool that combines modules for planar motion tracking, rotoscoping, lens correction, stabilization, object removal, 3D camera solving and more. Retail Value: $1495 more info

Continuum Complete 9 AE from Boris FX Boris: Continuum Complete delivers the most comprehensive VFX plug-in suite ever created for Adobe After Effects CC and Premiere Pro CC.  230+ filters. Retail Value $995 more info

HitFilm 2 Ultimate from FXHomeEssential editing tools, over 150 effects and groundbreaking 3D compositing with a revolutionary workflow. World class particle simulators, professional chroma key and advanced color correction. Import 3D models with full light and shadow support. Retail Value $399  more info

Rampant Design Tools: Easy to Use Drag and Drop Quicktime-based Effects for Editors, Motion Graphics and Visual Effects Artists. Rampant Design is the home of the highest resolution practical visual effects in the universe. 2K, 4k and 5K high quality quicktime based visual effects for film and broadcast professionals. Retail value $399  more info

Beauty Box from Digital AnarchyBeauty Box 3.0 is the makeup artist who you don’t have the time or budget to afford. Skin retouching video plugin for After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro and OpenFX applications. Retail value $199 more info

Universe from Red Giant: An expanding library of tools for filmmakers & motion designers. Get access to all our plugins, Free & Premium, and
vote on the tools you want to see go into development. Retail value $99 more info