Robbie Janney, PremiumBeat.com Need to write a script with little to no budget? Here are some great, free alternatives to the higher-priced Hollywood standards. Final Draft is the darling of the film industry, used by almost every professional screenwriter in the industry. The program creates fast character and scene reports so your first AD and line […]Read more "Now’s the Time! Five Free Script-writing Programs"
BY ROBBIE JANNEY, Premiumbeat Hesitant to throw down $50 a month to pay for an Adobe membership? Here are all the NLE alternatives that you have available to you — both free and paid, pro’s and con’s While Adobe may be the top choice of NLE for most indie filmmakers, DIY production houses, and beginners (and […]Read more "NLE Alternatives to Premiere Pro, Free and Paid"
BY ROBBIE JANNEY, Premiumbeat What’s better than a whole bundle of awesome transition templates that you can use in Premiere Pro? A FREE bundle of awesome transition templates! When you are trying to create a punchy, energetic sequence, fun transitions are the name of the game. When paired with the perfect track, a video that […]Read more "Best Premiere Pro Free Transition Template Packs for Video Editors"
By Robbie Janney, Shutterstock Having a hard time understanding the exposure triangle? Keep getting over- or underexposed images? Use this reference guide for a perfectly exposed image. Whether you’re just new to videography or new to cameras all together, getting used to the exposure settings can be tricky. If you change one, it’s going to affect […]Read more "The Videographer’s Exposure Reference Guide"
Film grain overlays are a great way to give digital footage a vintage look especially with 5 film grains for free. By Robbie Janney | Shutterstock Shutterstock captured these film grain overlays organically using real film stock and film cameras, and they’re available in 5 different types: 8mm Coarse Grain 16mm Coarse Grain 35mm Coarse Grain […]Read more "How to Use Film Grains + 5 FREE Film Grain Overlays"
By Robbie Janney We picked the top seven free Final Cut Pro plugins that every video editor needs in their arsenal. Simplify your workflow with these great tools. We know where you might be right now: you spent all of your money on holiday gifts and winter travel, but don’t have much for yourself. Well, […]Read more "Must-Have Free Final Cut Pro Plugins for Every Editor"
By Robbie Janney | shutterstock.com The first step to creating an immersive soundscape for your video is to account for every noise in your composition, but sometimes you can’t capture all of it on set. That’s where Foley comes in. The art of Foley, or recording sounds to layer onto the audio track of a film or […]Read more "How To Create Your Own Foley + 40 Free Sound Effects"
By Robbie Janney RocketStock used organic elements like evaporated milk, dyes, and water to create these trippy nebula effects that rival the look of photos taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Just take a look. These free video backgrounds are provided courtesy of RocketStock by Shutterstock, and you can use them in any project — personal or commercial. […]Read more "19 Free Space Background Videos"