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Friday, August 31, 2012

Free film burns to download - part 5, warm sweeps



This latest set of clips (6 in the set) are a little different. These sweep and pan across the screen, but in the same warm hues and colours. They are designed to add colour and a dynamic feel to your edits and are best used throughout a shot to tint it - as in used on a single shot. Some of my other light leaks are better to be used as transitions as they 'max out' to full white - these don't.

As with all the sets I've done them in the best settings I can, ProRes 1080p HD in this case.

I've collected all the free video clips to download on one page here.

DOWNLOAD FROM: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?ft47g0ze9b97tey

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Free Light Leaks - part 4

So here is the fourth part of the free light leak giveaway. As before, free to download and use. This set are based around a look I'm calling "Warm Exposures" - not as exciting as it sounds!

Here's a taster...




A few people have been asking how compatible they are for certain editing packages. The good news - you can use them with just about every piece of editing software. That's because these aren't plug ins that only work with certain set ups. They are footage clips that you layer over your material and edit. So if you can layer one clip on top of another, you can use these. That can be in Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Avid, Media 100. The only criteria is that the software can use Quicktime as these are HD ProRes clips.

Download this set from here - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?axb3yobpv8y39tm

Or, if you've missed them, the full collection (all free) is here - http://projectorfilms.blogspot.co.uk/p/free-hd-downloads.html

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sparkle backdrop - free download





This sparkle backdrop can be used either as a background for titles or used to composite over other footage, to give it a shine. The colours in this are really rich so they will shine through into the final edit.

Download the ProRes mov version, in HD, from here.
http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?pt0m7gqe9211xq6

Or get more from - http://projectorfilms.blogspot.co.uk/p/free-hd-downloads.html

As always, free to download and use.

Friday, August 17, 2012

More free to download light leaks, in high-def



These beautiful light leaks are like pulses of light moving across the screen. Similar to lens flare / film burn effects. These are also suitable to be used as wipes, if composited over the two images as I have ensured the brightness levels max out as they pass across the screen. Composite using the 'screen' style for best effect.

There are 9 clips in the set. As before, they are all 1080p HD and in ProRes format for the highest quality.


I'm collected all the free video clips to download on one page here.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Free light leaks and film burns to download - ProRes HD

This blog post started to collect together in one place my light leaks and film burn style clips for you to download and use. FOR ALL OF MY LIGHT LEAKS IN ONE PLACE - GO HERE.

What are these?
These are short high definition clips for use by editors and compositors. They work with any editing package - however I am delivering them as Quicktimes. By layering them over your images, using a compositing style such as 'screen' you add colour and interest - reminiscent of old style film effects.

What's different about these?
I use these kinds of clips a lot in my work. There are a lot of them online already so I've tried to do something different. Firstly, I've tried to have a slower, more elegant style to these. Secondly, I've made sure they are in the top HD ProRes quality. Thirdly, I've collected by style so you don't have to search through loads of clips to find the one you want. Lastly, there is no audio track for these clips - so when you drag them on your timeline you won't interfere with your audio.

How do I get them?
For each collection I've put up a sample via youtube. There is then a file to download.
  • 1080p HD
  • ProRes format (Movs)
  • Zipped together in batches of 6 or 7
I will add more over the next few weeks via blog posts - but will update this page also.

How did you do them?
I took the lens off of my camera and added various glass objects to the front instead - then combined that with lamps and light sources.

Are they free?

Creative Commons License
Light Leaks by Tim Clague is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported LicenseBased on a work at http://projectorfilms.blogspot.co.uk/p/free-hd-downloads.html


So, in short, yes, free to use and download etc. They are released under creative commons - so free to use for your own projects. If you make money with them then donate. If you want to do me a favour - that would be great. Cheers. A few suggestions.




Set One: Warm Light Leaks - for using as wipes.



These fade up from black to pure white making them ideal to be used to transition from one clip to the next in your edit timeline.
Download here (156MB) - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?9kl6j40l3uudtt8

Set Two: Warm, Shuttering Light Leaks - for using as wipes.


These beautiful light leaks are like pulses of light moving across the screen. Similar to lens flare / film burn effects. These are also suitable to be used as wipes, if composited over the two images as I have ensured the brightness levels max out as they pass across the screen. Composite using the 'screen' style for best effect. There are 9 clips in the set.
Download here (189MB) - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?k55i8p4366d5529

Set Three: Multi-coloured sparkles


This sparkle backdrop can be used either as a background for titles or used to composite over other footage, to give it a shine. The colours in this are really rich so they will shine through into the final edit. This is a single 1080p ProRes HD MOV clip to download.

Download here (115MB) - http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?pt0m7gqe9211xq6


Set Four: Warm Exposures

The warm exposures are a softer gentler kind of effect. These are more suited to putting over the top of longer clips rather than over edits.


Set Five: Warm Sweep

The warm sweeps flow across the screen and add colour and texture to a clip. These are more suited to putting over the top of longer clips rather than over edits.




Set Six: Warm Pulses

The warm pulses fade in and out. Place over key points in your timeline to highlight them. They also work well sped up to 300 or 400% to create natural 'flashes'.


Set Seven: Pastel shades

The pastel shades are more suited to subtle shading of still images or as backfrops and backgrounds.


Set Eight: Colourful strobes and burn outs

These colourful pulses and flashes are ideal for fast paced, bright edits or music videos.


Set Nine: Cool wipes

These fade up from black to pure white making them ideal to be used to transition from one clip to the next in your edit timeline. The cool colours are ideal for high-tech edits or to complement lens flares.


Set Ten: Cool wash

The cool colours wash across the screen. The cool colours are ideal for high-tech edits or to complement lens flares. The luminance range makes them ideal to be composited in the middle of clips.



Set Eleven: Cool light leaks

The cool colours leak across the screen - ideal for showreels, trailers and highlight reels, especially if you speed up 400%

Set Twelve: Film burn effect

The colours flare in and out - ideal for starting or ending a promo, especially if you speed up 400%

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Lucky 7 (years)


Yes, the blog is 7 years old! Crazy. For those that have just joined... here's the top 7 posts of all time, purely in terms of page visits. At the bottom of the main page, in a separate area, I keep a list of posts that I like and / or got lots of debate going. Check it out.

So here's the top 7, in countdown order
(add your own minor celebrity interview segments if you wish to recreate a Channel 4 list show)

7
How to be creative and think of new ideas.

This post features a video with John Cleese. It's great. But I also think because it got views because it aligns with the topic of the blog so well. Give it a watch if you've not seen it before.
http://projectorfilms.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/how-to-be-creative-and-think-of-new.html


6
Scriptwriter business cards

Every year I do a 'best business card' award. What do you win? Nought - except the glory. Here is the latest, but most of the other years also show up high in the ranking. Interestingly, a lot of views come from random google searches indicating that people in our line of work and in other businesses worry about this a lot. Maybe too much.


5
A new way to write

This post has lucked out thanks to its double appeal. Firstly, it does feature an interesting idea about swapping the order of film making. Secondly, it has a cool graphic to steal which draws folks in.


4
Why people will invest in your film

If you talk about money, and how people can get it, blog readers seem to love it. Of course, in this case, it was done with a healthy dash of realism. The post was featured on a few other sites too, which helped spread the word. 


3
Best scriptwriting advice ever

I think the title helps here. But at least the content does kind of back it up. Its a free download to Alexander Mackendricks teaching cards for scriptwriters. Really good stuff. Get it, print it, refer to it.


2
Craziest news story ever

This is a recent one. It got spread all around on twitter. The point was about storydust. But I think people just liked the oddness of it. Fair enough.


1
Free storyboard template for microsoft word

By far the most popular. It combines a few good things that helped to make it popular. It is about getting something free. Beginners can use it - as you use the standard, boring, Word - nothing new to install etc. And the title is spot on so it ranks high in Google search.


Conclusion

More cool free stuff to come. Everyone loves the freebie downloads.






Saturday, August 11, 2012

Podcast Special Episode - its a long one



Here it is, the full interview. In the previous podcast myself and D. Stack were interviewed by Melissa, a writing student doing an MA. In that podcast we only had a chance to feature a few extracts - here is the whole interview, uncut.

I had to compress the audio a bit more than normal but it still seems fine. Take care, its a long one! But still quicker than listening to all the previous podcasts and in a way, in forms a good summary.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Creative Skillset - Leadership Course

Here is a recent video I did for Creative Skillset - or Skillset as you and I know it. It's changed its name, but the remit remains the same; to offer training and advice.

Personally, for me, I can find it a bit formal in nature. But overall that is probably a good thing - someone needs to provide learning in that style for those that prefer it.

If you are unaware of Skillset then you should have a look at it. They offer courses and funding for courses - and are the training body for our industry. They started out by providing entry level entry, but now its about retraining and ongoing training also. The video above covers a new certificate on Media Leadership - but that's only one very small element of the full offering.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

The Greatest Show on Earth? That's small.


Kind of a good sentiment for thinking about story I feel.'