­­ProTips and Gear Advice for Capturing Water Footage

by Chris Chitaroni A top-selling contributor in our video marketplace, Chris Chitaroni has a lot of experience capturing water on film. We asked him to share his favorite tips and advice for filmmakers looking to work with this fun—but sometimes tricky—element.   I’m not sure why I ever chose to shoot as many watery scenes as I have—but when you look at my stock footage portfolio it becomes evident very quickly that I’ve spent a lot of time getting wet. Liquid is an awesome element to have in front of the lens. It … Read more about ­­ProTips and Gear Advice for Capturing Water Footage

Beginner’s Guide to 3D Animation in After Effects

Animation isn’t just for cartoons any more. The proliferation of software like Adobe After Effects has made it possible for anyone to learn how to incorporate 3D animation into their workflow, whether you’re personalizing preset AE templates or creating custom text animations from scratch. That’s why we’ve collected some of the best online tutorials to help you get started on your animated adventure. In today’s media industry, 3D motion graphics have become the standard for enhancing the quality of a video project. While most people probably … Read more about Beginner’s Guide to 3D Animation in After Effects

Where Filmmakers Learn: The Best in Tutorials, Tools, and Classes

Got a great idea for a video project but want a filmmaking primer first? We’ve gathered thirteen of the best film resources to get you started. Whether you’re a seasoned cinematographer searching for new techniques or you’ve only just picked up a camera for the first time, these online tutorials, blogs, and tools will get your creativity in gear—and help you make the most of our Unlimited Library.   Classes and Tutorials from the Pros Lynda Lynda is a one-stop-shop for design and technology classes, all suited to a variety of … Read more about Where Filmmakers Learn: The Best in Tutorials, Tools, and Classes