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Best 5 Free 2D and 3D Animation Software | Free to Download

Here are the best 5 free 2D and 3D animation programs that are completely free to download and use. These include Blender, Sweet Home 3D, BRL-CAD, FreeCAD and SketchUp. All but SketchUp are completely free for personal and commercial use. They’re open source software and they’re cross-platform so they will run on Windows, Macintosh and Linux.

Blender is a 3D animation and design program. You can draw and manipulate objects in 3D space. They’ve done entire animated movies similar to what Pixar would make. Check out Sintel and Tears of Steel for instance.

You can do animations, games, or 3D objects with Blender. You can make some very realistic-looking objects with Blender. There is also a really great community online with repositories, where you can actually find different 3D art that you can use in your own animations or your own rendering using open licensing.

Sweet Home 3D is a program for designing a house or building layout and arranging furniture in it. You just draw it up in a 2D space and it will create a 3D model of that 2D layout that you draw. Then you can just drag furniture into it. It’s great if you’re going to redesign your house or if you’re planning an addition.

This next two BRL-CAD and FreeCAD are very similar to Autodesk AutoCAD and they have a lot of the same features as AutoCAD has. BRL-CAD  has been extensively used by the military for several decades and it has lots of the models associated with it. There are military vehicles and weapon systems included. With BRL-CAD and you render actual parts. Like an axle and rim for a landing gear assembly for an aircraft. You can actually create blueprints from these parts and build these just like you would with any AutoCAD or any CAD design program.

FreeCAD is 2D and 3D. You can do a lot of the same things you can do with BRL-CAD or with AutoCAD. Keep in mind there’s a learning curve involved with all of the software. If you want to invest the time in learning these CAD programs, then you can create some very, very useful things with them.

SketchUp by Google is not an open source program, but it is still free for personal use. It’s really easy to just draw things and it’s kind of fun to use to – you can create houses, vehicles or any kind of 3D object. It’s used a lot in architectural applications. SketchUp  works on Windows and Macintosh. All of the models you see on Google Earth and Google Maps were drawn in Google SketchUp.  Check out the video for some cool examples.

Short Film Making Course: Festivals, Contests and Oscars

Short films are not just any film. They are unique projects and you need a different approach for them.

Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone, Martin Scorsese, Jared Hess and James Wan all made short films at first. They got recognized for these early in their careers and went on to make features.

Here are some guidelines from the short film making course you can watch below:

• The best length is less than 10 minutes due to film festival scheduling. 15 minutes is ok and the max is 40 minutes.

• Quick exposition. Let the viewers know what is going on really fast. Its simpler to show the story than to explain it. Well, it’s like the movie called “21” starred by Jim Sturgess, they shot the scenes in uk casino.

• If you are thinking of making a feature from the concept, then take one scene from it that works on its own, and make the short from that. This can help you interest investors for a feature.

• Use the short film to test techniques and skills like new special effects.

• Keep in mind that you will be able to submit to online video contests and win cash prizes with top rated casino app.

• Also, remember that you can submit to certain film festivals and actually get nominated for the Oscars.

For complete information check out this short film making course from Indy Mogul:

5 Great Video Editing Softwares with Free Download of the Full Version

Check out these five video editing softwares with free download of the full version: Avidmucks, Lightworks, Kdenlive, Openshot and Cinelerra. All of these programs are completely free to use for both personal and commercial use, they are also all open source software.

Avidmucks: Works on Windows, Linux and Macintosh. It’s great for encoding. You can choose the video output, the video container as well as the audio container, and then the entire video format. You can do standard editing and apply different filters and effects.

Lightworks: Hollywood videos like Pulp Fiction were edited and put together using this software. It’s great for editing for doing large and complex projects. You can also add different effects. For instance, dragging and dropping a negative effect makes the whole screen negative for an entire clip.

Kdenlive and Openshot: Both have a similar interface to Windows Movie Maker. Add music, video and image clips. Lots of effects including film grain and cartoon. Also apply transitions.

Cinelerra: It’s got all kinds of different effects you can add. You can flip and drag images as well as import and export in lots of different formats.

Windows Live Movie MakerComes with Windows. It’s a good solution if you want to quickly put together some pictures with music and video clips. It doesn’t give you as much control as the other programs do as far as effects and output format.

3 Video Game Design Software Programs You Can Try Free

Here are a few free and trial options for video game design software programs:

Game Maker Studio – Easy to get started with, great for beginners. Coding is drag and drop, no programming required. Only 2d but that’s no problem if you are just learning, and if what you want is to learn to play video shooter games as CSGO, you could also use services online as CSGO Boosting and many others like advises on why to Avoid cheap boosting services at all costs.

Unity Free Editor – Supports and encourages 3d. Not that easy to learn, but does come with a demo game you can experiment with. Requires learning scripting.

Unreal Development Kit – Used by big name developers, the most advanced. Comes with stunning sample game graphics. Highly complicated and you need to learn programming. I also suggest to click here where you will find the best gaming monitor to play your games and This guide covers the best gaming mice of 2017 – highly recommended, that way you will have the best equipment to play all the games at www.bingobeaver.com, which are probably the top online games right now.

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A couple of programs are a waste of time. FPS Creator is way too simple. Does not allow for allot of creativity. The worst is Platinum Arts Sandbox. Its more of a kids game, so don’t bother. Better just play Minecraft.

Check out the below overview video for more info:

DSLR Digital Filmmaking Guide – Basic Tutorial and Tips

The below DSLR digital filmmaking guide has lots of great tips. Check out this summary of the tutorial.

There are 4 features that make DSLR cameras great for filmmaking:

• 24 frames per second which is what is used on feature films
• Shallow depth of field
• There are lots of editing options with digital files
• The variety of lenses is great for lighting options

Make sure you set everything to be controlled in manual mode including aperture, ISO and shutterspeed.

You will also want to purchase a neutral density filter for your DSLR camera.

Remove all sharpness and contrast settings. Add these in editing.

Be sure also to set you Kelvins in your color temperature manually. In particular you should set your own focus and don’t use auto-focus.

You can’t use the internal audio in DSLR, its poor. You must have an excellent external mic. Ideally use a separate audio recorder.

There is no “best” lens. Choose your lens based on what you are filming. You can easily record yourself doing any kind of sports, if you´re not sure what kind, then start making workout videos and use https://flexmastergeneral.com to get yourself a workout plan.

Overall you need to define the look you want before you start shooting. Find an example existing film and then adjust settings until you can match the feel of it.

Watch the video for many specific settings in various lighting and depth of field situations:

10 Minute Online Film School by Robert Rodriguez | Quick Summary

10 Minute Online Film School by Robert Rodriguez

Robert Rodriguez created the award winning El Mariachi for $7,000 and it made 2M! Why was shooting it so inexpensive?

Here is a summary of his 10 Minute Online Film School videos:

• The movie was shot silent which helped to save film.

• The bus sequence was shot incrementally, without multiple takes. Each time progress was made, Rodriguez just changed camera position and took it from the last mistake.

• So basically there was no B roll or extra footage being shot at all.

• He was making editing decisions while he filmed. So the camera technique was mindful of saving editing time.

• Instead of a film crew Rodriguez used the actors that were not in the current scene for help.

• He zooms in and out mid take to give the impression of the scene being shot many times.

• He used utility lamps from the hardware store for lighting.

• The soundtrack was done by local musicians and recorded on the spot with equipment from RadioShack.

His advice is “refuse to spend any money” and “make it dirt cheap, have fun and just go make a movie”.

If you have about 10 minutes, these are so worth watching!…

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iPhone Video Production Equipment and Costs

If you want a basic set up for iPhone video production, here is the equipment you can use and costs:

• You can start with a utility light with daylight bulb about $20

• The next step up is a soft box light kit about $120

• Tripods start at $20. Make sure it can extend to 5-6 feet.

• Mount for the iPhone or your particular smartphone

• Consider an external lavaliere or shotgun microphone – approx. $25-50

• Mic connector for you particular smartphone – $20

• Simple plain taught backdrop or white wall.

This video explains in complete detail:

Video Content Production: 4 Easy Tips for a Professional Look

Here are a few great tips on video content production that will give you a more professional look and make editing easier.

All the details are in the video below, here are the basics:

No stripes or patterns in cloths, use basic solid colors. Make sure you have a tripod so your film looks steady.

Shoot the video twice – once with a wide shot and once with close ups. This way you have plenty of editing options.

Give a few seconds from hitting record and starting the scene. This is called pre roll which also helps with editing.

10 Best Video Editing Software Programs

I jotted down some notes on the 10 best video editing software programs. I ended up buying Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum because I think it had the best features for the price.

CyberLink PowerDirector – All the features of other programs and great for beginning through advanced users.

Corel Video Studio – Stop motion and time lapse effects are included which is cool. But very learning-intensive.

Adobe Premier Elements 9 – Expert looking results with only basic skills. But there are several apps within the software and that can be confusing.

Magix Movie Edit Pro HD – Killer program with 3D functionality but requires lots of RAM and processing power.

Video Pad Masters Edition – Easy to use drag and drop features but not many effects.

Pinnacle Studio HD 14 – Flexible and versatile but takes time and patience to learn.

Roxio Creator – Generally easy to use with tons of features.

Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 10 – The most features for the price but not easy to learn.

Roxio Video Lab HD – Great for converting  2d to 3d. But no ability to create menus.

Showbiz DVD 2 – Very basic but good for amateur videos for sharing with friends and family

This video from Top Ten Reviews has complete details:

Highschool Film Course: Top 10 Tips for Getting Started

Are you a highschool kid who wants to be a filmmaker and you want to know what you should do?

Well no need to rush into it! First take your time and learn some skills and get to know your strengths.

Start with some small projects where you learn how to work with a team. If you don’t have a team you will need to learn how to network. Check Craigslist, go to meetups or start a club.

You don’t need much to get started, get any video camera and an idea for a story. All you need is a couple of hundred dollars.

Start making something and like this course says, you are already a filmmaker!

Just dive in and begin practicing. It can take years to get good, but its allot of really fun years. Keep making short films and learn from the process and constructive criticism from others like this handheld showerhead reviews here.

Check out this film course for kids in highschool who want to get started on their education in film production:

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