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.

November 23, 2020
Social Shorts: YouTube expands ad inventory, Twitter launches Fleets, more

The social media marketing week in review: A round up of news and announcements you may have missed. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article.

November 23, 2020
Astera NYX Review

My interest in cinema LED bulbs was originally sparked by the release of the Aputure B7c and you can catch that article here, but it is cinema and event lighting manufacturer Astera that takes the first-to-market crown with their NYX LED bulb series. How does the NYX bulb perform in general? How does it compare with the B7c and where does the NYX bulb fit into the LED landscape as a whole? Lets get started: You may be familiar with Astera by way of their popular Titan Tubes (along with the Ax3 seri...

November 23, 2020
5 ways live streaming helps small businesses thrive

In uncertain times, adaptability, creativity, and a little hustle are key ingredients for businesses looking to stay on top of their game. With brands of all kinds finding new opportunities to grow their business online, more people than ever are using live stream video to reach customers, expand services, and accelerate growth. Felicia Alexander, co-founder of fitness company BoxUnion, saw the impact of video quickly when her team launched a live-streaming service earlier this year. Now we can reach...

November 23, 2020
Holiday Video Marketing: How To Drive Performance To Your Video Campaigns

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant changes to the lifestyle of consumers around the world. Consequently, it has also altered their purchasing behaviors as new habits have been formed while the world has been on lockdown. These new habits will most likely shape the holiday 2020 shopping trend for 2020 and beyond. As more and more people start to drift away from traditional ATL advertising on TV, there has been significant growth for video services and streaming platforms this year. A...

November 23, 2020
Black Friday 2020 deals for filmmakers

On this page youll find the best 2020 Black-Friday and Ciber-Monday deals for filmmakers. ADOBE 20% discount on Adobe creative cloud. End on November 27. Envato Elements Huge discounts on Envato Elements. from Nov 30 to Dec 2. Monthly $19/m $33/m Annual $12/m $16.50/m or $ 198/y $144/y EDELKRONE 30% off on all items! Ends November 30. Global store: https://edelkrone.com/pages/discounts EU store : https://edelkrone.eu/pages/discou...

November 23, 2020
Create Automatic Split Screens with this Adobe After Effects Expression

In todays blog, were going over a free expression in Adobe After Effects that will allow you to create fast and easy split screens. Whats exciting about this expression is that it automatically creates split screens for you by just plugging the expression into the position and scale of your composition. This gridmaker expression was created by Jamie Dickenson, a great editor and colorist. You can find some additional free expressions as well as color trainings on his website.Starting with a 1920x1080 landsc...

November 23, 2020
CURSED: VFX Breakdown by Goodbye Kansas Studios

Come have a look at the environment and VFX work made by the teams of Goodbye Kansas Studios on this first season of the Netflix series, CURSED: WANT TO KNOW MORE? Dave Houghton: My interview of Dave Houghton, Overall VFX Supervisor. Netflix: You can watch CURSED on Netflix now. Vincent Frei The Art of VFX 2020 The post CURSED: VFX Breakdown by Goodbye Kansas Studios appeared first on The Art of VFX.

November 23, 2020
The Best Screen Recording Software for Work, School, and More

Sometimes, its easier to show than tell. You could write hundreds or thousands of words explaining how to do a task, but why do that when you could explain the same thing in a 30-second screen recording? Luckily, its easier than ever to create high-quality screen recordings. From basic, free tools to advanced, paid options, there are dozens of choices available for capturing the contents of your computer screen. However, the sheer number of options can be overwhelming. To make your life easier, weve put t...

November 23, 2020
How to Edit and Embed TikTok Videos

Although it became available worldwide back in 2018, TikTok has made a big splash in 2020. Despite security concerns, social media marketers and brands alike are looking to make the most of what this app has to offer. However, before you can start promoting your own business on this channel, you need to know how to edit TikTok videos. It can also be handy to know how to embed popular TikTok content or even the latest videos from your feed on your WordPress site. In this article, well teach you how to accomp...

November 21, 2020
Free Video Editing Software For E-commerce Videos

High-quality video content is a great way to showcase products professionally in an e-commerce store. AI Multiple, a digital B2B research firm, found that video content makes website visitors64-85% more likely to buy a product, compared to static images. There are many ways to edit your videos for free. Free video editing software has become increasingly popular in recent years, and the perks of the programs are always evolving. These days, you can create high-quality, engaging video c...

November 21, 2020
WE CAN BE HEROES

Here is the teaser trailer for the new movie by Robert Rodriguez, WE CAN BE HEROES: The VFX are made by: Industrial Light & Magic (VFX Supervisor: David Seager) Ollin VFX (VFX Supervisor: Yabin Morales) Rodeo FX Weta Digital (VFX Supervisor: Dan Macarin) Director: Robert Rodriguez Release Date: January 1, 2021 (Netflix) Vincent Frei The Art of VFX 2020 The post WE CAN BE HEROES appeared first on The Art of VFX.

November 21, 2020
iFootage Shark Slider Nano Released

iFootage has just released their long awaited product, the Shark Slider Nano. The slider has been introduced during NAB 2019 and ever since, iFootage was working hard to refine the product and introduce something that can be beneficial for many during their productions. The iFootage Shark Slider Nano a compact motorised slider, ideally suited for DSLR/mirrorless cameras and smartphones is now here and thanks to the company sending us an early sample, I was able to play with it just a bit already....

November 19, 2020
An "Expert" Reviewed My YouTube Channel and It Went Like This

Have you thought youd like to know how to review my youtube channel from an experts point of view? Well, I did it yikes. It was mind-blowing!! Did you know? You can subscribe to the VidProMom YouTube Channel so you can stay up to date with my new How-To Videos & Tutorials! Click here to subscribe now so we can stay in touch and you wont miss out on anything! Some product links in this post are affiliate links, and I will be compensated when you make a purchase by clicking our link...

November 19, 2020
Spread holiday cheer with a slightly different twist this year

The holiday season tends to be a magical time full of friends, family, giving and the occasional office party. Just like everything else this year, that is going to be very different. The traditions were used to can still be done, but with a creative twist. Not only are the holidays a time for friends and family, but its a great time for businesses to make a final push towards their yearly goals and show appreciation for their customers. In a year of social distancing and being sheltered in place, compani...

November 19, 2020
To Split-Screens and Beyond: The Art of Creating Doubles

Movies have adapted over time to the need to have two characters from the same person in one movie. Body doubles are often used, and a lot of times, camera techniques have been used. There have been challenges with filming this way, they have learned to combine different techniques to give them the affect that they want. There are often times that a body double is used and a camera technique that is also used at the same time. Key Takeaways: There are techniques that are used to split one person into ...

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