What "Exactly" is ProFlows?

Uncategorized Jun 02, 2020
 

In this Motion Science video blog we talk about what exactly ProFlows+ is. We take a deep look at the membership portal and the community portal inside of ProFlows+.

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5 Essential Plug-ins Every Pro Should Own

plug-ins May 26, 2020
 

In today's video I am going to talk to you about 5 essential plug-ins that every pro motion designer should have in their arsenal.

These plug-ins are essential in my book.

Here are links to the 5 plug-ins:

Overlord Battle Axe
Frischluft Curves
Animation Composer
Red Giant Universe
Boris FX Sapphire

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When to Use Plug-ins and When to Stay Away

plug-ins May 19, 2020
 

Today we are talking about plug-ins.

Many motion designers can become hyper focused on the plug-ins when they should instead be focused on the other aspects of motion design.

I get asked a lot.."which plug-in should I use for this and which plug-in should I use for that."

So when should you use plug-ins and when is it best to stay away? That's what we're talking about in today's video.

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Designing in After Effects Vs. Photoshop

 

I started designing inside of After Effects in 2009 for 3 simple reasons.

  1. After Effects is non-destructive
  2. After Effects has a lot more effects/plug-ins/possibilities
  3. Minimal animation setup is required

Today's video is all about choosing to design in After Effects instead of Photoshop.

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Why You Should Use Creative Constraints

creative constraints May 05, 2020
 

I get asked all the time, how do I come up with ideas? How do I figure out what I'm going to create?

There's so many possibilities when it comes to motion graphics.

The truth is that unlimited creativity creates unlimited problems.

So today, we're talking about how to create something really unique. How to be truly creative.

We're talking about Creative Constraints.

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Why Online Learning is More Than Just Pushing Buttons

 

There are so many tutorials out there that just teach you how to push buttons.

The problem is that these tutorials and lessons do not teach you how to be creative and think for yourself.

What you end up creating is the exact same result as everyone else.

It's important that you learn from lessons that teach you how to also apply techniques to your own work.

In today's video we are talking about why online learning is more than just button pushing.

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3 Powerful Tips for Remote Artists

remote artist tips Apr 21, 2020
 

In today's video we are talking about 3 powerful tips that every remote artist should be using right now.

These 3 tips are:

  1. Set strong boundaries
  2. Optimize work time
  3. Optimize down time

Do these 3 things and you will set yourself up for success.

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Got Software & Hardware Overwhelm?

hardware overwhelm software Apr 14, 2020
 

In today's video blog post we are talking about Software and Hardware..more specifically..what you need to get.

You don't need more than one or two programs, and you don't need every plug-in and script that is released.

You also don't need the most up-to-date fancy computer to be considered a pro.

Watch today's podcast and find out what you do need.

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Do You Need to Know Design?

design Apr 07, 2020
 

The term motion "designer" includes the word "design" for a reason. You need to have a fundamental understanding of design principles if you want to be hired as a pro.

This does not mean you need to be as professionally knowledgeable as a graphic designer, but it does mean you need to know why and how to make a composition look good.

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3 Simple Ways to Get Work as a Remote Freelancer

freelance remote Mar 31, 2020
 

Getting work as a remote freelance artist is easier than you may think...if you know where to look.

There are a multitude of online places where work can be found.

Check out:

  1. Working Not Working
  2. Facebook Groups
  3. Facebook/Instagram Ads
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