Video intros...

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tomtailford
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Want to make a good one, or use a template (have found some but very expensive, any suggestions?)

Does anyone here want to earn some money making a snazzy one... or maybe pass on some useful knowledge.

Would appreciate any help or suggestions with regards to good tutorials and good software.

Thanks,

Tom

fuddam
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easy solution: use the digitaljuice.com products (esp Jump Backs), throw a few on the timeline, use multiple tracks, play with blending modes (eg Screen, Multiply, Mask etc) and you'll have them snazzy backgrounds.
create the intro titles themselves in AE, throw the whole lot together with a funky soundtrack and you're good to go

could also use DJ Editors Toolkits to throw together a look n feel for a video - motion backs, motion elements, lower thirds etc. Can be cheesy but depends how you use them.
;)
if you buy anything from DJ, just remember you can order them from holdan.co.uk directly, avoiding the US P&P price, but pay the USD price. very economical. Have to order via email rather than off the Holdan site, otherwise will pay MUCHOS quid.

HTH

tomtailford
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That site looks damn good, will have to check out when back from work...

fuddam
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subscribe to their newsletter. routinely have insane deals, a couple a week

eg buy 10 x HD jumpbacks volumes for USD249, instead of 249 per volume. today's one has their new sound FX vol 3 for 99 instead of 200. Dollars not quid.

Runaround Who
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If you are looking at Digital Juice bear in mind that if you shoot in 16:9 then much of it won't work, unless you buy the HD stuff andthat won't work unless you are sending out to HD final product. Check the specs on each product before you buy. Also it was developed for NSTC so PAL (although DJ say it is compatible) sometimes causes crashes. If it does work it's great though, and they often have free downloads if you sign up for their e newsletter (special offers practically every single day hit your mailbox.)

They have good training tips - lots of them are on YouTube.

We have quite a lot we will be selling because we don't use it. PM me if there is any you are interested in before buying from them. Karrie

www.electrafilms.co.uk Watching life and filming the best bits ...

fnkydesign
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tom, it depends on what type of video intro you are after. I specialise in doing some complex motion gfx stuff and there is an example of a video intro I did for a magazine up on my blog:

fnkydesign.com/fnkyblog

Would this be the kinda thing you are on about? (obv.not just this style!)

Cheereo!

Craig

fuddam
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Runaround Who wrote:
If you are looking at Digital Juice bear in mind that if you shoot in 16:9 then much of it won't work, unless you buy the HD stuff andthat won't work unless you are sending out to HD final product.

I have a set of 10 x HD jumpbacks, and never had a problem using them in PAL SD stuff......

The benefit of the HD versions is that you can also crop the jumpbacks without detriment, thereby increasing their versatility.

my 2c

Runaround Who
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That's interesting Fuddam, because we were basing that opinion on an email direct from Dig Juice Tech Support!

Sorry if I've given misinformation, but I can categorically state that the non-HD Jumpbacks etc look fairly foul when stretched from 4:3 to 16:9 - which is what DJ Tech Support told us to do.

Thanks for the info though Fuddam - although Jon won't be thrilled if I start avidly reading the DJ special offers again! - Karrie

www.electrafilms.co.uk Watching life and filming the best bits ...

fuddam
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Runaround Who wrote:
...I can categorically state that the non-HD Jumpbacks etc look fairly foul when stretched from 4:3 to 16:9 - which is what DJ Tech Support told us to do.

yep, am not surprised :)