Daily Updates | Friday May 23 2020
Everyone's a cam girl

That's right! The pandemic turned everyone into a cam girl. Even you, Johnson! Except that you're (hopefully) keeping your butt under the covers. It seems like everyone is live streaming for the slimmest of reasons. Jogging, talking, cooking, arguing, cleaning, and so on. I've got news for you: if you want to look good, it's not enough to stay clothed: you need good equipment. Take some hints from this guide.

October 24, 2020
Video CTAs Your Audience Can't Help but Click

Everyone has sent an email that they thought had clear direction only to find out that the person on the other end wasnt sure what they should do next. In fact, how often has that person on the other end never replied at all? But what if you could highlight the one thing you need your recipient to do and make it easy for them to follow through on? With that, youd likely have more replies and more success with things like scheduling meetings, adding new people to your mailing list, or even getting back thos...

October 24, 2020
The Friday Roundup

Wondershare Filmora X Upgrade Motion Tracking, Keyframing & More The major news for this week was the announcement by Wondershare that their video editing software Filmora9 has been updated. Filmora9 was launched back in December 2018 and has undergone steady development since then. I have been using the software myself since about version 7 which is quite some time now. The reason I use Filmora is that it has always been a great simple or easy to use video editing solution especially for d...

October 24, 2020
UTOPIA: VFX Breakdown by FuseFX

Come discover the seamless work made by FuseFX on the Amazon Prime Video series, UTOPIA: Vincent Frei The Art of VFX 2020 The post UTOPIA: VFX Breakdown by FuseFX appeared first on The Art of VFX.

October 24, 2020
These 6-second ads prove the power of short-form video

If youre an advertiser, marketer, or small business owner, we have some good news and some bad news. The bad news? The era of the 30-second spot is nearly over. In fact, roughly 94% of pre-roll ads on YouTube are skipped shortly after the first five seconds. And even when skipping isnt an option, the average consumer attention span is estimated to be just eight seconds long. The good news is, if youre a small business owner or marketer, youre probably already pretty good at keeping things brief and t...

October 24, 2020
4 Innovative Ways Brands are Using Live Streaming

(Photo Credit:Blogger Startup By golubovystock on Shutterstock) For many companies, its hard to come up with alternatives to in-person events that are just as effective for marketing. Its really tough to replace the human connection and excitement that naturally comes with meeting people in real life. Live video is quite possibly as close as you can get, and has proven to be a highly engaging and effective solution to scaling events, drumming up excitement, and delivering a message. In this po...

October 22, 2020
Shooting ProRes RAW With Sony FX9 Will Cost $3,800

Atomos has marked another camera. From now, the privilege of shooting ProRes RAW is also relevant to the Sony FX9. However, youll need the cameras extension unit plus Atomos recorder (Shogun 7) which means paying $3,800 more for a piece of gear that will allow you to utilize this codec. Does it worth it? Sony FX9, Atomos Shogun 7 and XDCA-FX9 Sony FX9 and RAW The FX9 is already capable of shooting 16-bit RAW. The Ver 2.0 firmware update released a month ago, allows that (Read: Sony FX9 V2 Firmware Avail...

October 22, 2020

Dont miss this VFX Breakdown by Image Engine about their giant creatures and environments work on the second season of THE TWILIGHT ZONE: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Image Engine: Dedicated page about THE TWILIGHT ZONE on Image Engine website. Vincent Frei The Art of VFX 2020 The post THE TWILIGHT ZONE Season 2: VFX Breakdown by Image Engine appeared first on The Art of VFX.

October 22, 2020

Kurt Russell is back as Santa Claus in this trailer for THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES 2: The VFX are made by: Weta Digital (VFX Supervisors: Martin Hill & Phillip Leonhardt) Director: Chris Columbus Release Date: November 25, 2020 (Netflix) Vincent Frei The Art of VFX 2020 The post THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES 2 appeared first on The Art of VFX.

October 22, 2020
MULAN: VFX Making of by Sony Pictures Imageworks

Lets have a look at the work of Sony Pictures Imageworks with VFX Supervisor Seth Maury on MULAN: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Sony Pictures Imageworks: Dedicated page about MULAN on Imageworks website. Vincent Frei The Art of VFX 2020 The post MULAN: VFX Making of by Sony Pictures Imageworks appeared first on The Art of VFX.

October 22, 2020
Boost your email marketing campaigns with video

It's easy, in a digital marketing campaign, to lack a personal connection with your audience. When done poorly, campaigns can even feel like they've been automatically generated by a sketchy algorithm. Of course, some channels feel more personal than others, and email is a great spot to show your customers that you're more than an algorithm. Especially during the pandemic, small businesses are using email to stay connected with their clients. But email strategies live or die by open and engage...

October 22, 2020
How to Get More YouTube Views

Marketers who use YouTube are often in search of tactics for generating more views for their videos. While not the only metric that determines the success of a YouTube marketing campaign, generating a decent number of views for your videos is something that you should definitely try to achieve on this social media platform. After all, whats the point of uploading a video, if nobody is going to watch it, right? Especially your target audience. Nevertheless, only 9% of small businesses use YouTube, even ...

October 22, 2020
11 reasons why Quibi crashed and burned in less than a year

Quibi, the shortform video streaming service designed for people to enjoy on their phones, has shuttered after less than a year of existence. Led by veteran Hollywood executive Jeffrey Katzenberg and former HP CEO Meg Whitman, the streaming service was designed to be a revolutionary way to watch videos on the go, with shows and films specifically formatted to work in both landscape and portrait modes. With nearly $2 billion raised before Quibi even launched in April and a long line of Hollywood talent...

October 21, 2020
The 2020 BANFF Film & Book Festival

It takes time, effort, and an unending passion to be an artist in the world today and in some cases, it takes being a highly-skilled paraglider. Some of the most awe-inspiring adventure films and documentaries premiere at the BANFF Centre Mountain Film + Book Festival. The participating storytellers span the globe. This is why Storyblocks is proud to sponsor the 2020 festival and the Best Mountain Sports Film Award. While were bummed that we wont be celebrating this event in the blissful mountains of Canad...

October 21, 2020
Staff Pick Premiere: "F--k You" by Anette Sidor

From a very young age, were taught about how society expects us to behave. Boys and girls are assigned different traits and expectations which often ignore individual desires and wants. This weeks Staff Pick Premiere, Fuck You by filmmaker Anette Sidor, challenges these gender norms when a young girl uses a strap-on to explore a new side of herself. The films playful opening introduces Alice, a curious teenager exploring a sex shop with her friends. Her joyful afternoon is interrupted when she meets ...

October 21, 2020
Video Production Project For Homeserve

The CMA Video production team travelled to Nottingham to one of the bases of Homeserve, one of the UKs leading home assistance providers. Filming in conjunction with Study Academy, the online training marketplace, we filmed the training centre that Homeserve have for their staff and in this particular instance their apprentices. Ensuring that all of the correct health and safety procedures were in place regarding social distancing and cleansing operations, our crew interviewed several members of the manage...

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