Saturday, February 14, 2009

Sometimes one finds a true golden nugget.

Producing, generating, filming, taping, shooting and creating stock footage does not always include a camera of any kind.

Sometimes, one can create a nice clip using the simplest of things, or things you may have easy access to in respect to not hurting your wallet. Over the next several blog entries, I am going to talk about some of these things, tools, apps or whatever they may be. Sure some may be a little more expensive than the others, but rest assured, some are true little golden nuggets. The cool thing is these do not require a camera. Instead, they require your brain and a little creativity. So let's begin with a real gem...

I ran across this tool a couple of years ago. I am still amazed at how powerful it can be. That is if you let it. This tool will let you generate all kinds of neat and fun things at just about any resolution. Hey, it will even generate stills! When you first look at it, it looks pretty mundane and one might think "Yeah, it does some nice titling." - WRONG!!!! This little product does more than just titles... a lot more.

Example 1: Just the right thing for today - look at the date of this post!(clicking on any of these clips may be exciting!):

Example 2 - a dire situation:

Example 3 - ending a year:

Example 4- what this product won't let happen - an out of control BUDGET!:

The last example even touts an alpha channel! (For those that don't understand what that means; don't worry, you will soon enough if you get enthralled in this business sector.) Seen enough? Want more? - Well here is where you can get this little gem, and believe me, I think the price is more than fair. Actually I think they could ask for a lot more. However as it seems that they are from another planet. They have technology that makes it easy to exist without our monetary greed. (Well, they do call themselves Outer Space Software!):

You can order this sweet little nugget right here for a whopping $49.00 (O.K., so I lied, it's $49.95 at the time of this publish):

Visit a special bin of just CG goodies (not all came from BluffTitler DX9 - but a lot did.):

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