New FREE Plugin – 10 Flat Transitions for FCPX


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Flat transitions are great to give a dynamic and modern look to your videos.


  • Quick and easy to edit in Final Cut Pro X
  • Change duration
  • Resolution 720, 1080, 4K, 3840 x 2160
  • No plugins required

Compatible with

  • Final Cut Pro X 10.3
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Watch Classes on Photography and Video Entirely for Free


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by CreativeLive

Did you know you can sign up for and watch classes on photography and video entirely for free if you watch while they broadcast live on CreativeLive?

Be sure to RSVP today for the classes you like so you get a reminder when they are broadcast.

You can click here to see the upcoming Photography and Video Classes.

There are so many great offerings here, I’m sure you will find something that suits you.

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Start learning for free today with CreativeLive‘s live and on air classes. Join thousands of students and get your questions answered by their expert instructors.

Create a Star Wars Inspired Lightspeed Jump in After Effects


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by RocketStock,00005a57ffffa5a8-nd-c0xffffffff-rj-k-no/rs-yt.jpgThere are few VFX shots as endearing or revolutionary as the lightspeed jump from the original Star Wars movie. While the original VFX artists used practical effects to create the lightspeed jump, there are tools now to create a similar jump at home.

Star Wars Lightspeed Jump Tutorial

In this After Effects tutorialRocketStock is going to create a Star-Wars-inspired lightspeed jump using only native plugins and effects.

More on this article as well as free download files can be found here by Caleb Ward and RocketStock.

How To Animate A Website in After Effects w/ Free Project File


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by The Video Course

Sometimes you’ll be faced with a situation where your client wants you to animate their website for a promo video or a software tutorial. This lesson will cover how to animate a website and make it look cool!

What you’ll learn:

Compiling multiple website screenshots in Adobe After Effects.
Animating websites that are engaging.
Adding a fake mouse pointer for an added effect.

Enjoy other courses by The Video Course many with free project files!

Color Grading in Premiere – Color Correcting Using Lumetri Color – FREE LUT

How To Hide Your Lavalier Microphone

Dynamic Link in Premiere – Live Text Templates From After Effects – Changing Text in Premiere

How To Animate A Website in After Effects

Creating Lower Thirds in After Effects – Professional Level

Speed Ramps in Premiere – Speeding Up and Slowing Down Clips the RIGHT WAY

‘5 After Effects Lessons I Learned the Hard Way’ by Caleb Ward


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After Effects Lessons Learned the Hard WaySometimes the greatest breakthroughs begin as mistakes. These hard-earned tips just might change the way you use After Effects forever.

After Effects is a rich, yet approachable, application, and it’s not uncommon for even veteran users to learn something new each time they fire up the software. Over the course of my career in After Effects, some of the best lessons I’ve learned were the result of screwing up, misunderstanding, and/or simply being a bit ignorant. It’s my sincere hope that you don’t make the same mistakes.

With that hope in mind, here are a few After Effects lessons I’ve learned the hard way.

1. The Graph Editor Isn’t Scary

5 After Effects Lessons I Learned the Hard Way - Graph Editor in After Effects

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Adobe Just Debuted a ‘Photoshop’ for Audio


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Adobe, the tech company at the forefront of photo manipulation (and creators of Photoshop), recently debuted VoCo (voice conversion), a ‘Photoshop’ for audio and speech that’s both impressive and alarming.

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The software was unveiled at the company’s recently completed Adobe Max 2016 conference, which you can see here…

Adobe Voco – Should We Be Afraid?

Free ‘Fantastic Beasts’ FCPX Movie Title


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by Dylan Higginbotham, Stupid Raisins

This is a free Final Cut Pro X template inspired by the titles in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trailer. I made a tutorial showing how to create this title in FCPX and also made a title template for those that don’t want to make the title in Final Cut Pro.

Click here for more on how to install it, download, and more…

Dirt Cheap DIY Ways to Stabilize Your Camera


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by V Renée,

You don’t need to drop a ton of cash on a camera stabilizer to get smooth shots.

Gimbals, monopods, and other camera stabilizers can help you shoot beautiful images, but many of them are hundreds, even thousands of dollars. If you’re a no-budget filmmaker, there are plenty of ways to stabilize your camera without spending a dime. Here are 6 DIY hacks from Filmora that show you how to keep your camera steady using materials you probably have lying around at home.

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