Category: Freebies

#PostDontStop Desktop Backgrounds

In honor of #PostDontStop Day, I was struck by design inspiration (very rare for me) and created a whole batch of minimalist desktop backgrounds for my fellow post-production specialists. There are several variations of each one, including bold and light text, and textless versions if you’d prefer. The background is a nice dark gray for…
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Sherlock Holmes Look

Stuart Samuels (@stusam81) tweeted me this past Sunday about recreating the look from Sherlock Holmes: @videoaaron A bit cheeky but do you have any quick tips on creating this antiquated look from Sherlock Holmes? http://t.co/s7ymRftM — Stuart Samuels (@DeathFrmTheLeft) June 24, 2012 Here’s the reference image he sent me: He also said that he did…
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The “Classy” Look

Okay, I’m terrible at naming my looks, but here’s a breakdown of a look I did for a TV commercial I finished last month. I was wanting to give the footage the feel of intelligence, subtlety, and class, so I went with earth tones and a lower saturation. Here’s what the end result will be:…
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Freebie – Ink Drops

I dabble in a few other things besides color grading: editing, motion graphics, vfx, etc. In working on a recent project, I realized I needed some ink drop elements, and sadly my Video Copilot collection just didn’t quite have what I needed for this specific look. Being the thrifty individual I am, I made my…
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