If you’re still scrambling to finish those digital holiday greetings to clients and customers by the end of the year, help is on the way from plug-in and stock media companies offering time-saving comps as well as deep discounts and free giveaways on some of their products.
Over at RedGiant, Harry Frank’s Holidays for Particular features a set of 175 Particular presets to get your seasonal spots and Web animations finished before it’s too late. At $99, it’s not exactly a bargain, but worth every penny when you consider the 15 animated templates (with background, lower third and title page) and some 85 backgrounds included in the package.
Snow a la Carte
Digieffects has gone a la carte with its Digieffects Delirium v2 filters for After Effects, starting with the timely SnowStorm, which you can buy for under $50. You control the direction of the snow, but there’s also a fair amount of random motion built into the algorithm, lending your finished clips more realistic blizzard effects.
Free Downloads from Pond 5
In its “Holiday Giveaway,” stock house Pond 5 is giving away 12 video clips (thumbnails seen above) through the end of the year, plus another 40 free stock media gifts, including music and sound effects. If a jolly, bellowing Santa or a music box playing “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” is the loop you’ve been searching for, you’re in luck.
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