5 Tips for Beginners Working with Free After Effects Templates

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!

The New iPad

Well, we’ve all been waiting for another Apple announcement and today was the day. It is Tim Cook’s second time at the helm of the presentation, but it is the first complete roll out after Steve Job’s passing. The new iPad was the buzz word of the day, but there were plenty of highlights that are worth mentioning.

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Stupid GoPro Faces

We’ve been editing a good amount of GoPro footage lately here at VideoBlocks headquarters. The tiny sleek cameras are a great way to capture point of view shots and fun new angles. However, there is one part of shooting with GoPro that is unavoidable…the stupid GoPro face.

140 Free Motion Backgrounds from Footage Firm

Our friends at Footage Firm have been on fire this month with their awesome giveaways. Earlier we told you about their free cinematic production music, which was awesome, but now they’re giving away high-quality motion backgrounds for free. These are really nice clips at a clearly unbeatable value.

Great Student Made Video Editing Projects

We’ve mentioned it a few times before, but using video in schools is really a great way to encourage creativity and story-telling with students. In today’s blog, we decided to put the spotlight on a few student made videos that demonstrate this point. We think you’ll be amazed to see what young minds come up with and maybe inspire you to come up with an educational video project of your own!

OS X Mountain Lion: A Good Step for Video Editors?

Mountain Lion is one step closer towards integrating Mac’s iOS software and OS X software. In other words, we’re getting closer to a world where iPods, iPads and Macs will all run off of the same system. Here are some of the advantages we think will be really useful in the video editing realm:

The Zolly: Add Flare To Your Footage

It’s always good to learn some new camera tricks to keep your content looking fresh. We have one to share with you today called “The Zolly”. As you might guess from the name, it is a little trick that uses both a zoom and a dolly to create an effect that will visually suspend your subject in space.

New Free Cinematic Music from Footage Firm

Free production music is always a great find, but free cinematic production music is a whole other realm of awesome. Footage Firm is offering 11 DVDs full of high quality cinematic production music, perfect for any story-telling project.

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