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Winter Forest Tutorial

In this After Effects Tutorial, a summer picture is taken and through hue/saturation, adjustment layers, curves, and other tools, is transformed into a winter motion background.

Rustic Candles Behind the Scene

Rustic Candles is a fantastic motion background package that is a great way to top off the 2020 season of backgrounds. It had been two years since a new candles package had been produced so it was time. So what did it take in order to pull this off?

Summer Grass – How It was Made

Most of the time when people review how they produced a video, they start with a giant list of problems they ran into, and how they used their ingenuity to solve them.  It’s smart to skip over the first 5 minutes of any behind the scenes video.  Thankfully, there are no unique problems that were […]

Church Music Video

A church down in South Africa made an incredible church music video using some of the motion backgrounds from our Candle Light motion background package. Using a combination of several backgrounds fading in and out of the video create a neat dramatic effect that really help give the video a unique look. Several of the […]

Silent Lights – Behind The Scene

The famous Dan Brown once said, “Sometimes a change of perspective is all it takes to see the light.” When you have 100 tea candles sitting on the floor of your garage and you are looking around trying to find the right angle to film them, it’s all about the perspective from which you are […]

Christmas Trains – Behind the Scenes

Creating custom motion backgrounds can be challenging for multiple reasons, at a very minimum, costly and time consuming. The highly anticipated Christmas Trains was a recent set of motion backgrounds I produced that featured a set of HO model trains in three different variations surrounded by a Christmas village, trees, and smoke.

How to Change Virtual Backgrounds in Zoom

It has taken us absolutely no time at all to familiarize ourselves with the world of online video calls. It seems that there are dozens of platforms that instantly popped up over night when addressing communication problems due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For the more tech save people, this wasn’t a hard adaptation, but merely […]

Motion Backgrounds used in Live Show – Nailtabuous Eps. 2

It’s not every day that you create something and then see it pop up on a concert stage, a rock band backdrop, a church production, or even a live youtube show. We know it happens all the time due to the thousands of downloads each week, but we’re talking people in over 100 countries downloading […]

Love, Kennedy, The Movie

In the movie by T.C. Christensen, Love, Kennedy, Kennedy Hansen is a funny, loving child, she inexplicably begins to fall ill. It takes years for the diagnosis: Juvenile Batten Disease – an extremely rare, terrible and terminal prognosis. There is no cure for Batten Disease, and after living only 16 years, Kennedy leaves behind a […]

How To Get A Moving Background On Power Point

There are hundreds of different ways motion backgrounds can be used, but one of the most common is in power point presentations. So, this begs the question, how exactly does a motion background get added to a power point presentation. The process is simple and with just a few clicks, it can be done with […]

Why Is Utilizing Video Important?

There was a time not too long ago when people asked each other, “what’s an email address, and who really needs one.”  As technology progressed, those questions have been slowly revolutionizing our daily lives in ways that quite dramatic. Similar to the communication aspect of digital media, video has been in the forefront of being […]

Are Subtle Movements The New Trend?

Early Years Of Worship Motion Backgrounds For almost two decades, maybe even longer for those people that jumped on the video bandwagon shortly after their compact projector bulbs burned out, motion backgrounds have steadily become more complex, dynamic, and creative. From light bursting from the top, then all sides, then the middle, to particles going […]

Seconds Out Productions Beats

Custom beats and music can be difficult to find given the complexity of so many options available. All the music starts to sound exactly the same. Wouldn’t it be refreshing to find music that hasn’t been used on every single commercial, or music that knows how to stand out and catch the listening ear?

What Do Different Video Resolution Sizes Mean?

What is Video Resolution? Video resolutions can be very confusing with so much terminology being thrown into the market place in such a short period of time. Interlaced, progressive, downsampling, display resolution, and pixel aspect ratios are several examples, just to name a few. What does video resolution mean and how does it affect the […]

Shure SM7B Microphone

When producing a video and recording the audio, the sensible solution is to look up the cheapest Rhode shotgun mic and attach it to the hot shoe of the DSLR camera. That is fine if you are producing a elementary highlight video of their field day, but the more shooting and recording you do, the […]

Red Giant – Trapcode Particular 4.0

Red Giant released it’s newest version of Trapcode Particular a few months ago. I decided to purchase it and see what improvements were made to the current version, and what additional options were added. While the previous version had all the main capabilities to create complex particle systems, it wasn’t until this new release that […]

Using a Color Checker Passport for Accurate Coloring in Post Production

In the video production world, gear is important. New pieces of equipment are vital in order to upgrade, or resupply failing or aging gear. Having every piece of gear is nearly impossible for most film producers, so hard choices have to be made when deciding what gear to buy. Budgets are real things and with […]

DJI Mavic Air: A New Era in Aeria Photography

DJI has been leading the aerial drone industry for several years already, and now they have really set themselves apart from the competition. Featuring one of their newest products, the DJI Mavic Air is one the most portable, ergonomic, and strategically built aircraft to take to the skies.