by VideoMaker’s Chelsey Grasso Green screens offer a wide range of flexibility and creativity when it comes to making videos. From news reports to epic battle scenes, having the option of producing a chroma key green screen has made special effects and camera tricks much more accessible to the aspiring filmmaker. While green screen effects […]Read more "Master Your Own DIY Green Screen"
by Mekajiki Mekajiki, makers of RenderGarden for After Effects, have several helpful free tools that can free-up memory, make it easier to find and launch scripts, quickly extract alpha channels from luminance, and more. Mekajiki: FreeTools UnMult Quickly extract alpha channels from luminance with this Adobe After Effects plug- in. Extract light effects such as flares […]Read more "Free Tools for After Effects by Mekajiki"
by jonasjuffinger This FREE Sony OpenMemories TimeLapse hack by jonasjuffinger allows you to take pictures with a given interval. Sony offers a similar app via your camera’s Installations Menu for $9.99. Installation Use Sony-PMCA-RE or install through sony-pmca.appspot.com. Usage The app is easy to use. It doesn’t have any controls for shutter speed, aperture, ISO, picture quality […]Read more "A Free Timelapse App for Sony Alpha Cameras"
by Rocketstock Add energy to your video projects with these 35 FREE drag-and-drop video assets! Animate your videos with this collection of 35 exclusive ready-for-use shapes. Alpha channels are included – so drag and drop them in your timeline. Done! Sometimes the only thing keeping your motion design from being over the top is a simple […]Read more "Shapes: 35 Free Drag-and-Drop Video Assets"
February 9, 2015 by Jesse Cervantes, Creative Congo This quick tutorial is for making an ALPHA MATTE from images or footage WITHOUT using ADD or SCREEN modes, so that you can composite and pre-compose Technique: 1. Duplicate layer you want to composite 2. On the TOP layer, add the TINT EFFECT 3. Then add the […]Read more "Quick Tip: Create an Alpha Matte from ANY footage"
December 3, 2013 by Simple entry today… 30+ free FX files from footagecrate.com and 20+ audio clips from soundscrate.com… just click on the two links above. Here’s a sample of the alpha-video FX available you can lay over your next gun fight: ★ ★ ★ Muzzle Flashes ★ ★ ★ Muzzleflash – Handgun Side Muzzle […]Read more "30+ Free Files from Footagecrate"
November 13, 2013 by Larry Jordan A question I get asked frequently is how to improve export speeds from Final Cut Pro X. This varies, depending upon a variety of conditions, but here are five tips you can use to speed things up. 1. Optimize media. Renders and exports are significantly faster when using optimized […]Read more "FCP X: 5 Tips to Faster Exports"