Lighting tips from the Masters « BenSimonds.com

    Here is a great article on how to light like the pros.  These techniques may be used for photography, video, painting and 3d animation.  Included in this article is a FREE blender file of a proper 3 point lighting setup.

mFlare, Professional Lens Flare Effects for Motion 5 and FCPX – motionVFX

Here is a small sample of what third party developers are creating for FCPX and Motion 5: http://www.motionvfx.com/mplugs-1.html While visiting the site linked above, check out the sample videos and see how a little touch of flares can make the product really pop. I really liked the wedding video it is simply beautiful! The cool […]

Free Render Farm for all :)

I am very proud of how far Blender has gone.  At this speed I can only imagine how much further they can go. Now Blender will allow you to render on the global render farm to speed up your render process. Blender 3D is a free 3D app to create animations, compositing, games and modeling. […]

Free FCPX Plugins and Templates – FCP.co Forum

I found a gret forum full of Free FCPX Plugins and Templates at FCP.com Free FCPX Plugins and Templates – FCP.co Forum. While you are there make sure to check out their home page as it is always full of great information. Have an awesome day!

Gentleman Scholar’s – Aston Martin ‘Reverie’

A beautiful spot created by Gentleman Scholar and The Whitehouse. Here is a link to a full write up of this piece along with shot breakdowns and art boards. Make sure to check out their demo reel as well on their home page, it is very inspiring and awesome: Gentleman Scholar. I would like to […]

Takeoff – Simple Video Collaboration

Takeoff – Simple Video Collaboration I have been using Takeoffvideo.com for a couple of months now and I have nothing but rave reviews for this service.  It has made it extremely easy for me to communicate with my clients on their projects. All I do now is export a self contained movie from Final Cut […]

Awesome time saving tool – by create.live.love — myAppLauncher

create.live.love — myAppLauncher. This is a great FREE tool I am using to launch software, just hit the keyboard shortcut and then start typing in the name of the application and it starts finding it instantly. MyApplauncher is a great time saver, and we all know that in this industry every second counts!