ActionVFX Launches New Stunning Explosions VFX Footage

ActionVFX Launches New Stunning Explosions VFX Footage

New Additions to the ActionVFX Library Include Explosions Vol.2, Aerial Explosions and Dust Waves Vol. 2

ActionVFX is a Visual Effects stock footage website built for visual effects artists, compositors, filmmakers, and other creative professionals. Their library contains over 1500 high-quality 4K and 6K VFX elements of Explosions, Fire, Smoke, Particles, Debris, Water, and much more.

As the busy holiday season approaches, ActionVFX stays on a steady course of releasing more products to their ever-growing stock footage library. They are excited to announce newest additions to Explosions Vol. 2, Aerial Explosions, and Dust Waves Vol. 2.

These new Collections are here just in time for ActionVFX’s annual 50% off Black Friday Sale, starting on Thursday, November 23rd and going through Friday December 1st.

Explosions Vol. 2

The Explosions Vol. 2 Collection features 25 real-life Gas Explosion elements. The team wanted to overcome the number one problem that always comes with Explosions elements: transparent smoke. To retain both the fire and smoke, they shot this Collection in front of the ultimate blue background… the sky. With this Collection, you can spend a lot less time plugging holes in the footage, and focus more on creating the most realistic visual effects shot.

“Explosions shot on a blue background that retain the dark smoke has been one of the most requested elements inside the industry. And now, artists finally have that option.” – Rodolphe Pierre-Louis, CEO of ActionVFX


Some of these explosions even reach upwards of 40ft in the air! Each clip varies in size and shape, providing plenty of different looks from which you can choose. The clips were shot vertically to capture the full rise of an explosion, without sacrificing much resolution.

This Collection, shot in 5K resolution, at 96fps on the RED Weapon Helium 8K camera, which means you can slow these clips down significantly to fit your shot more accurately.

You have two options when buying these. You can either get the 3K version, which gives you a pre-keyed version of the effect in 3K resolution or get the Pro version, which provides you with both a pre-keyed version in 5K res, as well as the original unkeyed 5K .R3D file from the camera. So if you prefer to do your own keying work and want to make these explosions your own, the 5K Pro version is for you!

Aerial Explosions

The Aerial Explosions Collection contains 10 CG elements of zero-gravity explosions in mid-air. Even though this Collection is smaller than most, it’s still packed with a lot of variety. Like most ActionVFX collections, all these explosions stay perfectly within the frame from start to finish, so you can edit with peace of mind, knowing that none of the elements will get cut off at the edges.

This Collection is available in both 2K and 4K resolution. Both resolutions include a Prores version and an OpenEXR version.

The OpenEXR sequences include an RGB pass so you can adjust the lighting of the explosion, a Volume Light pass to isolate the volume light source of the blast, and Fire and Smoke passes that allows you to separate the fire from the smoke. The key word to take from this is…isolate!

The Prores files are 10-bit clips with an alpha channel, so while you don’t get as much control as the OpenEXR sequences, they will still work great for most situations.

Aerial Explosions have been on ActionVFX’s to-do list for quite some time now, so they’re excited to make them available to the public finally!

Dust Waves Vol. 2

Dust Waves Vol. 2 contains 40 clips of real dust wave elements. Last year, ActionVFX released a Free Dust Waves Collection, and while it was a success, they decided to make it even better this time around. This Collection improves on what worked before in Vol. 1 and brings some new features to the table.

Vol. 2 adds several angles to the mix: front, side, top-down, and close-up. With these differing perspectives, you can easily find a clip to add more believability to your shot.

These new Dust Waves vary in density and speed, and unlike the Free Collection, are available in 5k resolution at 96fps and 6K resolution at 75fps. Just like the Explosions Vol. 2 Collection, this allows you the freedom to play with the speed of the elements to better meet your compositing needs.

The great thing about Dust Waves is they can be used for anything. From gentle settling of dirt to quick and powerful ground impacts, Dust Waves Vol. 2 are bound to make your VFX shots a lot more realistic.

ActionVFX provides valuable resources for the Visual Effects industry by incorporating a community-driven company with the technical know-how of VFX and Filmmaking.

Head over to now and add these new Collections to your library.