10 Apps For Making Totally Unique Videos


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by Ani Acopian, shopmoment.com

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I’m Ani, and I make a lot of mobile video. So, naturally, I’m always looking for new video apps to expand what’s possible. And when I do, I love to figure out creative ways to use the new tools to spice up my Instagram stories. Here are some of my favorite apps, along with some tips about how to use them…

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Awesome freebies ready to use in your next project


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by Envato

Envato Elements offers a variety of freebies for use in your next project including mockups, fonts, templates, logos and imagery.  Click on the image to download and check back often for changes!

19 Free Space Background Videos


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RocketStock used organic elements like evaporated milk, dyes, and water to create these trippy nebula effects that rival the look of photos taken by the Hubble Space Telescope. Just take a look.

These free video backgrounds are provided courtesy of RocketStock by Shutterstock, and you can use them in any project — personal or commercial.

Click here for free download and a tutorial on how to create your own!








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by Drone Pro Academy

Chris Newman
Drone Pro Academy
(Formerly Cinechopper Drone University)

Drones are awesome for creating epic aerial time-lapses and Hyperlapse with your drone. In this video we explain the ins and outs of how to create a hyperlapse with your drone. We also explain the full post production video editing timelapse process in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

35 Free LUTs for Color Grading Videos


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by Rocketstock

Download 35 FREE LUTs for your next video project. Easily apply one of these vintage or cinematic looks, or customize them to accentuate your footage.

RocketStock’s 35 Free LUTs are 3D .CUBE files, meaning they work in a variety of NLEs and color grading programs. Once installed, you can apply these color grades with a single click in Premiere Pro CC, FCPX, After Effects CC, DaVinci Resolve, and more!

Free Vintage LUTs

35 Free LUTs to Color Grade Videos - Vintage

With free LUTs like “Faded 47” and “Tweed 71,” you can give your footage a faded vintage look — reminiscent of old, processed photographs.

Click here to read more and grab your freebies!




Stylized Color Grades in FCP X – A Tutorial


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by PremiumBeat.com

Give your film or video project a unique color grade without using any third-party programs or plugins. Learn how to create a Hollywood film look using the Color Board, how to quickly match shots, and how to save these presets for future use.

Download full kit with XML and free video/music assets here: premiumbeat.com/fcpx

Quick Tip: Matching Shot Colors


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BY LOGAN BAKER, Premiumbeat

Matching shot colors between two clips is easier than ever with these simple tips for Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro users

Keeping your shots well lit and consistently colored throughout your project can be one of the most challenging aspects of video production. Whether you’re shooting with different cameras, shooting at different times of day, or receiving footage from many different shooters, maintaining a consistent visual aesthetic can be difficult — but not if you know how to properly ensure your shots are colored the way you want them to be. Let’s look at the best way to make it happen.

More on Matching Shot Colors in Final Cut Pro and Premiere, click here.



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by IdustrialRevolution

The new update to Final Cut Pro X (10.4) bought the ability to load custom camera and custom creative LUTS.

We will concentrate on the latter as we would think most creative LUT use will be on the Timeline and not in the Inspector.

Not too sure what a LUT is? No, not Luton Airport on a plane ticket, it’s a table of numbers that gives an output value for each of the input values. Think of each pixel’s RGB number being changed by a set of rules.

To make a LUT, we show you the process in Photoshop and Affinity Photo. There are many image processing applications that can output a LUT and the process will be similar. You can of course do this in DaVinci Resolve and other third party apps.. [More]

Export a LUT from Photoshop for use in Final Cut Pro X


How to Make a Bootable External Mac Hard Drive


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Here is a guide on how to create a bootable external Mac hard drive to run macOS from an external hard drive.

There are quite a few reasons for why you may want to be able to have an additional startup drive for your Mac. One of the main reasons is backup of your current system. Another is creating a drive for testing your Mac’s hardware. No matter the reason, having an additional bootable option on an external hard drive is definitely a good tool for any Mac user to have.

See directions here



10 Best Free Online Photography Courses


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by Adorama Learning Center

In this day and age, learning photography has never been easier. Thanks to today’s near-unbridled access to online education, aspiring photographers can learn the craft on their computers without having to spend a single cent.

We’ve rounded up some of the best free online photography courses that will teach you everything you need to know—from image composition and camera settings to lighting and photo editing techniques. No matter your skill level, we’ve got you covered!

Free Online Courses for Photographers

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Here are some of the most popular and highly rated online photography courses for beginner and intermediate photographers. Most are available all year round and allow you to learn at your own pace, while others are available for a short period of time and offer more advanced lessons at a small price. We’ve also labeled them according to your skill level, so you can easily find the right course/s for you and refer to our list as you level up.