The Friday Roundup – Studio Ghibli Freebies and PowerDirector Updates

Photos of Studio Ghibli Works – Studio Ghibli
This week Studio Ghibli announced (in Japanese!) on their website that they would be releasing to the public, high quality stills taken from many of their most famous films.
They will be releasing about 8 new films per week taking the final total of available image to around 400 by the time it is all done.
The first batch…
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How to Make Lower Thirds Like a Pro

Lower thirds are very common in many types of video production as a way to show the viewer some important information. The problem is that some attempt to do this and end up with distracting animations that take away from the experience. You want to make sure you have a smooth simple animation that is easy to read. You probably don’t want something too flashy that will…
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9 Essential Cuts Every Video Editor Needs to Know

Video editing lets you explore your creative side in many different ways, but for beginners and outsiders alike, it is an element in the process of filmmaking that is often misunderstood. Even with its creative potential, there are certain cuts every editor should be familiar with. Standard, L and J cuts are the basics cut in video editing. Jump and montage are used less…
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Adobe Premiere Elements 2018 Review Part Two


 

Time to review the good and the not so good!

The Interface
What is clear in this latest version of Adobe Premiere Elements 2018 is that Adobe have finally decided on a direction for the program based on the real world rather than some geeks in a lab making guesses.
Everything is tucked away unless you are using it so although you have to find out WHERE…
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How to Edit Faster Using Effects Templates

Video editors need to spend their time wisely while creating a project, and there are a few efficiency techniques that they should be using. Any boring tasks, like zooms, transitions, and warps, should be automated using plug-ins or shortcuts to free up more mental space for pure creativity. All of this boils down to creating and utilizing templates that will save time and…
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