Blender Free Stuff

Blender Demo Reel 2013

Check out the latest Demo Reel for the Free Open Source Software Blender. For anyone that is looking for a low budget software to create high end quality animations and compositing then I highly recommend they take a look at

It is free to download and use and there tons of free tutorials all throughout the web. Some of my favorite tutorials can be found at and CGCookie. Now go grab your free copy and make some movies! 🙂

Blender Demo Reel 2013 – YouTube.

Final Cut X

Using gestures to edit with Final Cut Pro X

For all Final Cut editors. Here is a cool video on how to edit using gestures. It feels as if we are getting closer to editing video like in Minority Report. Very cool and Extremely time saving.

Watch the video demonstrating gestures with Final Cut X at this link: Using gestures to edit with Final Cut Pro X.

I think this is direction we are heading for video editing:

Blender Cool Free Stuff

Noodle physics simulation ;p – Blender and Bullet Physics – YouTube

Here is an awesome video using physics inside of Blender a free open source 3d software.  It is amazing what open source free software is able to do now. Noodle physics simulation ;p – Blender and Bullet Physics – YouTube.


Here is more on the creation of this animation:

Things I learned as an editor

Things I learned as a video editor – Be Overly Honest.

This is my first post on what I have learned being an editor since I started working professionally in 1994.   I have been blessed to have absorbed so much by working next to clients all these years.

Free Stuff

Free Music Archive

More free stuff 🙂

Free music Archive

If you ever need to find music that is free then I recommend you check out Free Music Archive.

Here you will find music for your personal project or even commercial projects.

Free Stuff

GIMP – The GNU Image Manipulation Program – FREE

Like photoshop only free! 🙂

As some of  you may have figured out, I am a HUGE fan of free or open source software.  Over the years I have seen some of my favorites grow by leaps and bounds.  Gimp is one that I have played with before that seems to be getting better and better.

Apple Final Cut X Inspirational

Is Final Cut Pro X going to do to video what Gutenberg did with printing?

Here is a great article that I believe actually captures the vision Apple has for Final Cut X and beyond.

Excerpt from the article: “Suddenly the skills that had kept them in the roles that they had had for centuries started to change. They had to “retrain” and become proficient in the new technologies of their business.”

Here is the link to this great read: Is Final Cut Pro X going to do to video what Gutenberg did with printing?.

Thank you for this great post!

Cool Inspirational

Vimeo Music Store

If you need music for your next video production job, check out Vimeo Music Store.

Make sure to check out their free music selection.  Not bad. 🙂

Vimeo Music Store

Cool Inspirational




Cool Final Cut X

Michael Wohl talks ‘The Joy of FCPX’ at the Amsterdam SuperMeet

Here is a great video I found on on the the “Joy of using FCPX”.  What I like about this video is that we can really see the direction Final Cut is heading.  With all the hoopla and debate on Final Cut, it is nice to see someone that is thinking ahead of the curve instead of overanalyzing  the change Apple chose to do.

One thing I keep telling anyone that is willing to listen, is that every Non Linear Video Editor can pretty much do the same thing in similar ways, so it is nice to see a software that is rethinking the way we work.  I like to think that one day we will edit like in the movie Minority Report, which the new FCPX seems to be heading in that direction:

Spot Highlight

Amazing Showreel 2010 by Luca Maccarelli

Amazing Show Reel by Luca Maccarelli:

showreel 2010 from luca maccarelli TD Generalist on Vimeo.

Working Remotely

Jason Fried: Why work does not happen at work | Video on

Here is a great video on how to get more done while you are at work, if it is at home or at the office.

I am a huge believer of remote collaboration. The way I see it removing the 1-2 hours a day of commuting to the office gives you the opportunity to add 20-40 hours to your project a month. In a year that is 240 – 480 hours of time wasted sitting in traffic.

Blender Cool Tutorials

Lighting tips from the Masters «


3D Model Sample


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.

Blender Spot Highlight

Blender 2011 Siggraph Demo Reel

I am a huge fan of Blender 3D, a free open source software application that works on all operating systems and allows you to model, animate, composite, edit, create games, simulate liquids and Much Much More.  Oh yeah and its FREE! Check out the Reel:

Blender 2011 Siggraph Demo Reel – YouTube.

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Blender Cool Free Stuff

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.  It is an amazing tool!  And it is FREE! 🙂