After Effects Plug-ins

Free Plug-in: New Year Toy for After Effects v.1.2

From their site:

New Year Toy is very simple and helpful Free plug-in for After Effects. This filter allows you to create different kinds of New Year’s toys for a decorating of a New Year’s tree. It creates beautiful toy balls which are hanging on amazing pendants. You can use it for decorate your Merry Christmas and Happy New Year videos. Plug-in has many customizable parameters which response for adjusting an appearance of your toys. Read More…

After Effects Plug-ins

Free AE Plug-in: FirTree

A freebie from Alpha Plug-ins: FirTree… Just in time for your video Christmas cards. It looks pretty interesting.

FCP X Plug-ins Tutorial

Free Final Cut Pro/Express plug-in: CGM Aged Film LE

From Digital Media Net: A free aged film look plugin for Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express.

Have you ever searched for a filmlook for Final Cut Pro or Final Cut Express? Stop searching and don`t waste money because here it is! The CGM Aged Film LE simulates 35 mm film and aged film (shake, jump, scratches, dirt, hair, gamma, brightness flicker, …).

Read more about it here at Mac Design Pro.

Download it here

And for After Effects, Stephen Schleicher’s tutorial on aged film is a good read.

After Effects Plug-ins

Freebie Background

This background was part of a design that I worked on for a freelance bid. It isn’t getting used, so I thought I’d throw it up on the Freemart.

This project requires the free plug-in “SineDots” from Phillip Spoethe, and the not so free plug-ins Knoll Light Factory and Trapcode Lux.

You’ll also notice a star ring from a couple freebies ago.