How To Make A Killer Video For Less Than $100

Wednesday April 2, 2014 by Brittney Schuessler

Anyone with a phone can make a video these days, but to make a professional, high-quality video that gives your […]

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Video Blocks Info-Animation: A Digital Trends Report

Tuesday March 4, 2014 by Brittney Schuessler

More people are creating video content than ever before! Video makers often incorporate stock media edits to polish or improve […]

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Free Audio Visualizer After Effects Templates

Wednesday October 31, 2012 by admin

YouTube is a great way to share artistic media, but if you’re working with purely audio, it can be a […]

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Footage Firm After Effects Templates Grab Bag!

Thursday August 9, 2012 by admin

A few months ago we told you about Footage Firm’s production music grab bag offer. Apparently the response from that […]

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5 Tips for Beginners Working with Free After Effects Templates

Monday March 12, 2012 by Mallory Jones

So, you think you want to venture in to the world of After Effects templates, huh? Not to fret! It’s really a lot easier than you think, especially if you’re working with a professionally made pre-designed template. However, there are some terms that you should be familiar with if you’re new to the game. Read through this list, and then go visit our friends at Free AE Templates to get started!

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Triple Wide Resolution Stock Footage

Wednesday September 21, 2011 by Mallory Jones

As many churches and large event venues are adding additional monitors and projection screens, the term triple wide media is starting to circle around the industry. We’ve put together a basic introduction to triple wide media so you can decide if it might be a good next step for your organization. 

 

(Is your church looking for some more free media resources? Download this free worship looping background just for visiting our blog!)

 

What is triple wide resolution? 

Triple wide resolution refers to a video, looping background or still picture that is specially designed to be projected on three screens. The actual resolution can vary from clip to clip (and projection program to projection program), but they typically run somewhere around 2400×600 or 3072×768. 

 

Who uses triple wide resolution? 

Triple wide resolution can really be used anywhere, but is particularly effective for big venues such as large churches, concerts, television studios and political rallies. By stretching one image across three screens, you create a panoramic image that engulfs your audience’s line of vision. 

 

Can you give me an example of how triple wide is used? 

Here is an example of how one church used a triple wide resolution image.

 triple wide resolution example

They had a triple wide resolution looping background that they set across three screens behind a worship band. The background was not overly complex, so it did not distract from with worship service taking place. Then, on two additional monitors, they took a still from the same looping background and placed the worship lyrics on top. When you put it all together you have a comprehensive visual experience that not only informs the audience, but also transports them to an entirely new environment. 

 

Where can I get triple wide resolution material? 

Triple wide resolution is relatively new for the stock footage scene, but there are some companies out there who are producing some really nice quality triple wide material. www.triplewidemedia.com is great because they offer all of their backgrounds and video in both triple wide, double wide and single resolution, so you can get the image that is perfect for your unique setup. Worship House Media also has a nice collection of multi-screen backgrounds that could be used in many different outlets. 

 

Have you tried using triple wide resolution? Tell us about it! Share some of your ideas with the rest of the VideoBlocks community either by leaving a comment here on our blog or writing a post on our Facebook or Twitter

 

For taking the time to visit our site, we want to give you a free worship background to use in your next project! Just click the link below to download your free worship background

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Top 5 Free DVD Authoring Programs

Tuesday August 9, 2011 by Mallory Jones

DVD authoring is the process of creating a DVD capable of being played in a DVD player. There are a plethora of programs out there to use for DVD authoring, all having a variety of different features and price points. The following are our Top 5 free DVD authoring programs

 

(Want some free music to add to your DVD menus? Download this royalty free production music track!)

 

1. DVD Styler 

DVD Styler allows you to create custom menus and burn DVDs in one easy to use program. It operates on both Windows and Linux operating systems. 

 

2. DVD Flick 

DVD Flick is very similar to DVD Styler. It allows you to create menus, subtitles and burn DVDs. It is easy to use and supports practically all file formats and codecs. DVD Flick is only available for Windows computers.

 

3. iDVD 

If you’re a Mac user, this is the ultimate DVD authoring tool for you. It comes free on most Macs with the iLife suite. The program is intuitive and offers a wide variety of menu templates and themes. For more information on using iDVD, check out our tutorial

 

4. Windows DVD Maker 

If you’re on a Windows computer, you might not even have to consider downloading a DVD authoring program since many PCs now come with Windows DVD Maker pre-installed. It works directly with Windows Movie Maker, and much like iDVD, offers multiple themes and menus to choose from. Note, however, that this is typically only included with premium versions of Windows 7 and Windows Vista. If you don’t have the premium version, this might not be an option for you. 

 

5. StarBurn 

StarBurn allows you to burn content to CD, DVD, Blu-Ray or HD-DVD. It comes with a step by step wizard to walk you through the authoring process, so it is a great tool for the first time user. There is also a more advanced version of this software available for just $25. 

 

Music is a great way to make a DVD menu seem even more professional. Download this free production music track to add some jazz to your next DVD

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Top 5 Free After Effects Tutorials

Tuesday August 2, 2011 by Mallory Jones

Anyone who has ever opened up Adobe After Effects surely knows that it is not a program you can simply learn as you go along. Online tutorials are the easiest way to master your motion graphic skills, but not all of them are free. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite sites to find free After Effects tutorials.

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