Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now. The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves, too. — W.H. Murray
Art, Graphics & Production Tools
Photoshop is the worlds most widely used creative tool. It’s for designing graphics, producing photographs, creating video and more. If there a tool to master for digital work, it’s Photoshop.
Download Photoshop here https://www.adobe.com/au/products/photoshop.html
After Effects CC
After Effects is a video and motion graphics production tool. After Effects works with compositions, effects, type, sound and more. And supports nested timelines, making it versatile and flexible for video production, motion graphics and more.
Download After Effects here: https://www.adobe.com/au/products/aftereffects.html
This is a free plug-in for Adobe After Effects® that makes simple fast animation very easy. It's great for commercial video ads which is what I have been using this for. I teach this in my Facebook Video Ad Course. It's good.
Download Animation Composer here: https://misterhorse.tv/animation-composer
HandBrake: Open Source Video Transcoder
Handbrake is the tool to use for compressing video for the web, or converting video from one format to another. An incredibly a handy tool and one for your video and web toolkit.
Download Handbrake here: https://handbrake.fr/
OWC RAID Drives
Other World Computing is an American computer hardware company and online store for Mac upgrades and accessories. They produce outstanding RAID drives. I run several OWC 20TB ThunderBay 4 RAIDs and they've never let me down.
Other World Computing: https://www.macsales.com/
The Munken Creator is for developing and experimenting with fonts. This is a fantastic tool. You can create type designs as well as visually animated messages with ‘unimagined possibilities’.
Play with Munken Creator here: https://colab.munken.com/munkencreator
Big Ass Message
I love this tool, although it’s more fun than useful. Type in 48 characters or fewer, choose a style (such as Magic, Heart or Jprdy), and Big-Ass Message creates a simple full-screen web message with its own link that you can email.
Play with Big Ass Message here: https://bigassmessage.com/
Fonts In Use
Fonts In Use is a public archive of typography indexed by typeface, format, industry, and period. Supported by examples contributed by the public, we document and examine graphic design with the goal of improving typographic literacy and appreciation. Designers use our site for project research, type selection and pairing, and discovering new ways to choose and use fonts.
Visit Fonts In Use here: https://fontsinuse.com/typefaces/32276/camcorder
Colour wheel - colour theory and calculator
Canva's Color Wheel makes colour combinations easy via colour theory and an excellent interactive colour wheel
Visit the Canva's Color Wheel here: https://www.canva.com/colors/color-wheel/
Pixar Storytelling Framework
I stumbled over the Pixar framework they use to help develop their story lines:
Once upon a time, ___________________. Every day, ___________________. Until one day, ___________________. Because of that, ___________________. Because of that, ___________________. Until finally, ___________________.
Art should be something like a good armchair in which to rest from physical fatigue. Henri Matisse
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