Master Your Own DIY Green Screen

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 […]

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Free Tools for After Effects by Mekajiki

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 […]

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A Free Timelapse App for Sony Alpha Cameras

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 […]

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30+ Free Files from Footagecrate

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 […]

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FCP X: 5 Tips to Faster Exports

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 […]

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