Finding royalty free stock music to fit shorter commercial duration times that are derived from the longer version you are using can be frustrating. This is seen when stock music producers, who are creating long play versions of their tracks, fail to produce the shorter derivative versions such as 60 and 30 second versions.
Editors are often asked to cut shorter versions of their projects for commercials and promos. Having these alternate versions available when you are picking out your main music track gives you and your editor added flexibility when producing these alternate edits. Big Sound Music is a producer of royalty free stock music which takes this package approach in their library and portfolio available at RevoStock.com.
They also have a Tag version as well as Loop versions available. Preview the package for their LP track titled Moonless below. Mouse over the thumbnails for an audio preview of the tracks. Each preview’s title is linked to it’s info page at RevoStock where you can find details as well as purchase the proper license for your project.
Facebook’s new Timeline layout emphasizes a large area at the top of the page known as the Cover Photo. In addition to simply using an existing photo that you have on your Facebook page you can also get very creative and design a custom Cover Photo utilizing Royalty Free Stock Footage. In the example below we went to our favorite compositing application, Adobe After Effects, to demonstrate how you can design a custom branded graphic image for the area at the top of your Facebook Timeline home page.
This example utilizes a Royalty Free Stock Footage clip from our portfolio at RevoStock.com. We then color corrected it, added a VCP lens flare with a blending mode of Screen, and finally added our name and tag line. The profile image graphic in the lower left has been added here to show you how both would work together when Facebook inserts your Profile Image on top of your Cover Photo. It all starts with a Royalty Free Stock Footage video clip from which you have multiple snapshot images to choose from for …Read More
The 2012 Presidential Election and Campaign is ramping up and deadlines are rapidly approaching for on-air graphics packages and features. We have a suggestion for you when it comes to these motion graphics needs …Royalty Free Stock Footage. We’ve teamed up with RevoStock.com to bundle a few select motion graphic bumper animations along with complimentary elements at a discount! You not only receive this discount but also additional RevoStock Bonus Credits Free when you purchase all the clips in each of these Media Boxes.
2012 Presidential Election Stock Footage Promotion At RevoStock
Currently we have configured 2 Media Box promos from our Politics Series of motion graphics stock footage. Preview the clips and more details concerning these discounts and the free bonus credits at the links below.
Preview these 2012 Presidential Election clips along with additional details on their linked pages.
Back in the Day… transition effects on live sporting events were limited. The cost effective DDR technology to playback stock footage or custom designed clips hadn’t been developed yet… so Technical Directors switching live sports often used a quick flash frame of a color background (set to white) for their transitions into and out of replays. This was achieved often with a cut (1 frame duration) to a full frame of white background followed with a programmed dissolve to the next source (videotape machine, graphics panel, or live camera) . This dissolve ranged around 6-8 frames which in effect gave the look of a flash bulb going off… and as it faded away, a different visual was revealed. These transition numbers might vary a bit depending on the TD and the actual elements but for the most part this was IT. The hardware switchers of the day had non-volatile programmable effects memory which by today’s standards would be quite limited but allowed for this level of effects programming with a ‘one-button push’. Nonetheless, back then… this is what the Tech Directors had to work with while switching live shows.
As a Technical Director, I have to say those days were quite interesting as we looked for ways to push the limitations of our toolsets to add production value to our shows. Drawing on a bit of that old school look is this 32-bit stock footage clip with a bit of that retro feel while adding dissipating particles on the reveal.
Additional technical details on this clip can be found at its description page
RevoStock.com is approaching their 6th year in the Microstock business offering Royalty Free After Effects Templates along with Stock Footage, Music, Sound Effects, and Motion Templates. Postquis Design will soon celebrate our 5th year as a content contributor at RevoStock and have watched them continually develop their site to enhance the customer experience. They recently completed a major update which included a new look, larger mouse over previews as well as increased site responsiveness. You can now read what the RevoStock customer thinks about them and their customer service on their RevoStock Customer Testimonials Page.
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NAB 2012 has had its share of BIG announcements this year in Las Vegas. BlackMagic Design has entered the camera market with its announcement of their BlackMagic Cinema Camera featuring an amazing 2.5K image sensor with a wide 13 stops of dynamic range. This camera also includes a built-in SSD recorder, uncompressed RAW and compressed file formats, along with compatibility with EF and ZE mounts for lenses. Included is a full version of DaVinci Resolve 9.0 Color Correction software. ALL for $2,995.00
FreshDV talked with Dan May of BlackMagic Design at NAB2012 for a quick overview of the camera and what it will offer upon its release this July. Check out their interview.
More info regarding the BlackMagic Cinema Camera can be found at their site.
Pond5 will be at SXSW 2012 in Austin, TX on March 12-15 2012. If you are attending the trade show be sure to stop by their booth (515) … meet their crew, pick up a tee shirt, and browse around at their booth. They’ll also be hosting the POND5 MEDIA MAKERS SOIREE on Tuesday night March 13th which looks to be a great get together of media makers from various areas of content creation. Food, music, and a mix of innovative artists will highlight the evening.
If you can’t make it to Austin for the show don’t worry…. Pond5 is offering everyone a special discount code for 15% off all purchases through March 20. Simply use discount code SX5SW to receive your discount… but HURRY, this code is only Good through March 20, 2012
For a shortcut to their site just follow this link Pond5 Stock Footage
Have you ever wondered how much storage you’ll need for a given project ? Would you like to know the various storage requirements of other codecs that are available to you in your workflow ? How might an alternative frame rate during acquisition affect your storage needs ? Those answers and more are available to you in a free iPhone App from AJA Video Systems…. titled DataCalc.
Designed as a fast and simple tool for audio and video professionals, AJA DataCalc can be used in the field during acquisition and during post-production. It allows you to effortlessly calculate your storage consumption and data capturing requirements.
AJA Video Systems offers this iPhone App as a free download in the Apple iTunes Store. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch and requires IOS 3.2 or later. You can find it in the Apple App Store at the following link. AJA DataCalc App
This tool is also a great asset in the preliminary stages of a project. When meeting with clients and determining the storage needs given the desired shooting and delivery formats, you can quickly share with them what it’s going to take to bring the “raw acquisition content” all the way through the post-productions process. Knowing what storage needs will be required ‘up-front’ helps make delivering the project that much smoother.
Stock media website Revostock.com is celebrating its 5th Birthday all throughout the month of June. There are some great promotions running along with new features that they will be rolling out as the month goes on. When you purchase select credit packages you’ll receive some free stock media. Additionally, each week they will be offering select After Effects Templates at 50% OFF their regular prices.
Throughout the month of June they will also be offering different opportunities to win RevoStock credits via their newsletter, FaceBook page and Twitter. Make sure you are plugged in to Revostock through these outlets to get the notifications!
More info on the various free stock media you can receive with select credit purchases can be found on their BIRTHDAY ANNOUNCEMENT page.
UPDATE: They are having a daily drawing in June in which you can win $200 in credits for stock media purchases on their site. Check their Birthday Announcement page at the above link.
We’ve teamed up with Revostock.com to offer you some great savings on various stock footage clips and After Effects project templates from our portfolio. Our Media Boxes include multiple clips of a similar theme or use which when purchased together offer you a discount. Some of these promos are time sensitive so get them while you can!
You can find all of our Media Box promotions on our Revostock Media Box page. We update our offerings from time to time so check back often.
For a look at our full Revostock.com portfolio offerings which include After Effects project templates go to our postquis design producer’s page at Revostock.