Best Inexpensive Wide Angle Lens for Nikon & Canon

While wide angle lenses can add a whole different look to your videos, they can be pricey. It was my mission to find a decent wide lens for cheep. This week we discuss my feelings on the affordable, Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 lens. I also discuss why you should consider getting a wide angle lens if…

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Update Everything Instantly Using Adobe Creative Cloud Libraries

If you are a media creator and you have not yet gotten Adobe Creative Cloud, it is time. I understand the reservations because I had them as well years before switching over to the subscription based platform but it is truly worth it. I don’t want this article to seem like a commercial for Adobe! That…

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3 Tips to Making the Most Clickable Youtube Thumbnail

There are billions of videos on Youtube and most of them are playing the “thumbnail game” completely wrong. The Youtube thumbnail is one of the most important pieces to the video optimization process. Why? It is the first part of the video that people look at when they are deciding on a video to watch,…

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What is Parenting in After Effects? And how do you use it?

In this special tutorial we take a look at a basic concept in After Effects, parenting. Parenting is a way for you to link one layer to another. When you attach “Layer B” to “Layer A,” Layer A will follow the Scale, Rotation, or Position animations as Layer B. This video is a preview of…

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How to Build a Website in 5 Simple Steps

As a content creator it is crucial that you have a website that shows off your portfolio and your skills. Portfolios are the first thing that potential clients/employers are going to look at when they want an idea of what you can do for them. Have you ever heard that first impressions matter? Well they…

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Animate Text Along a Path

Hey there. I got an sweet tutorial for you. We talk about how to move text along a drawn path in After Effects. Moving text or on an object is a great way to add a little interest to your text. This video is a preview of our full course, called The After Effects Roadmap:…

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2 Simple Steps to Learning After Effects Fast

I’ve said it before and I will say it again. After Effects, at least in my experience has been one of the most versatile programs out there. There are so many options and tools and toggles that when people open the program they get intimidated and shut it down. There is a reason that motion…

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5 Tips On Getting Clients with No Experience

  1. Tell Your Friends and Family What You Do These are your biggest fans. These are the people who are willing to help you however they can. As we will talk about more in a later tip, people won’t know your business exists if you don’t tell them. The very first step would be…

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Hold the Shot and Improve Your B-Roll

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Recently I was filming a wedding for my freelance business, First Look Videography, and had such a great time. The couple I was shooting was amazing, I for the first time had a second shooter with me, my girlfriend, which made everything so much less stressful, and the photosession made for some gorgeous shots. I…

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