By Todd Blankenship | nofilmschool.com With this new affordable add-on, you can now connect Blender and After Effects. Long has been the frustration that Blender doesn’t have more After Effects tie-ins. After Effects has long had more Cinema 4D functionality, even including a lite version of Cinema 4D right there inside the software. Blender users, however, […]Read more "Bridge the Gap Between Blender and After Effects With BlenderAE"
BY LOGAN BAKER, Premiumbeat No matter the genre or style you’re looking for, this pack of FREE LUTs has everything you need. Over the years at PremiumBeat, we’ve given away several LUT packs for free, as well as other assets any video editor or filmmaker might need. Our latest addition to the Freebieverse (I’ve decided to name it) […]Read more "FREE Cinematic LUTs for Your Next Film"
By Todd Blankenship, Shutterstock There’s a new color correction tool called Photon by Color.io that has a whole suite of interesting techniques to create your own custom LUTs. I’ve had quite a bit of fun experimenting with it. It’s a tool that allows you to view and manipulate your colors in a 3D-visualized space, without the need for nodes […]Read more "FREE Custom LUTs for Log Footage"
BY TODD BLANKENSHIP, Premiumbeat These free hand-painted animated fonts were painstakingly painted frame by frame to give your titles and design a fun, energetic feel. This FREE pack of animated fonts includes the following: 26 pre-keyed thick letters (.mov) 26 pre-keyed thin letters (.mov) 1 After Effects project file for easy use Download the Free Hand-Painted […]Read more "FREE Hand-Painted Animated Fonts!"
BY TODD BLANKENSHIP, Premiumbeat This is “Cinematic Atmospheres.” A collection of over 80 extremely versatile music textures and sounds for your films and editing. Finding music is easy (especially when you have a PremiumBeat account, wink wink). What can be a lot more difficult is finding the right tones and sounds to fill the spaces in […]Read more "80 cinematic atmospheres, including music textures"
BY TODD BLANKENSHIP, Premiumbeat Want to add some hand-painted, paper-textured, and torn-up graphics to your edits? This free pack of motion graphic templates for Premiere has you covered. Sometimes it’s good to add a little bit of chaos to your work. With this pack of FREE motion graphics templates for Premiere, you can add a hand-made […]Read more "FREE Textured Motion Graphics for Premiere Pro"
BY TODD BLANKENSHIP, Premiumbeat With these FREE, hand-painted brush stroke graphics and animations, you can easily add a bit of flair and texture to your videos and animations. When you’re making titles or motion graphics, adding a little extra animation or texture can go a long way to give your project a custom, hand-made feel. Especially […]Read more "FREE Hand-Painted Brush Stroke Motion Graphics!"
by Todd Blankenship, Rocketstock Creating metallic text is a common motion graphics request. But it used to be difficult to get professional results natively in After Effects. Not anymore. While it has been possible for a while to get 3D text in After Effects thanks to Video Copilot’s Element 3D, it has been impossible to do it in […]Read more "How To Make Metallic 3D Text in After Effects (Without Any Plugins!)"
BY TODD BLANKENSHIP, Premiumbeat With the Action Hits Toolkit — a pack of more than 70 dirt hits, spark hits, muzzle flashes, fantasy hits, and much more — you can finally craft that elaborate action scene you’ve been dreaming about. Perfect for VFX compositing and for adding excitement to your motion graphic design, this pack has […]Read more "70+ Free Action Compositing Elements"
by Todd Blankenship, Rocketstock When making a film or video, the goal is usually to get the smoothest shots possible. So why would you add a camera shake preset in post-production? Camera shake presets are great. They have been around for quite some time, and as long as I’ve been interested in VFX and compositing, […]Read more "Free Camera Shake Presets!"