Color Vibrance is a free plug-in for After Effects, courtesy of Video Copilot.
Video Copilot - Sci-Fi Weapons Experiment
Andrew Kramer demonstrates several types of sci-fi weapon firing techniques in this fun and instructive video.
Solar Atmosphere - Video Copilot Tutorial
Video Copilot show us how to create a powerful solar atmosphere in After Effects, without the need for additional plug-ins.
Video Copilot - Advanced Spin FX Tutorial
Check out this cool tutorial from Video Copilot on creating dynamic spin effects in After Effects without any plugins.