Autodesk Sketchbook is Now Free!

Do you like to draw? Maybe your kids do? Autodesk Sketchbook is a great tool that is now available for free on both mobile and desktop platforms! You can create your concepts for your animated projects with Sketchbook. It’s a fast and easy way to illustrate!

At Autodesk, we believe creativity starts with an idea. From quick conceptual sketches to fully finished artwork, sketching is at the heart of the creative process. You never know when a great idea will strike, so access to fast and powerful creative sketching tools is an invaluable part of any creative process.

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Trent Kaniuga: From the Corner Comic Book Store to Acclaimed Concept Artist

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Free Christmas Toolkit for Video Editors | Rocketstock

These video editing assets are perfect for video editors working on Christmas projects.

Download Christmas Toolkit from Rocketstock

Included in this free Christmas toolkit for video editors are a series of video editing assets that can help you on your next Christmas project.

The Free Christmas Toolkit includes:

Snow Elements (10)

The pack includes ten pre-rendered snow elements that can easily be dropped into any video editing application. To use the snow elements, all you have to do is place them in the timeline above your footage and set your blending mode to ‘Screen.’ It’s a fast and easy way to quickly add snow to your scene. If you need the snow to be longer in duration, simply add a cross dissolve between two clips.

‘Frost by Rocketstock’ Preset/Tool

Frost by RocketStock is a custom preset/tool for After Effects that adds frost to your footage via two custom sliders. Using the effect, you can easily change the frost level and random seed of the frost. For more information on how to use and install the preset, check out the step-by-step instructions below.

Christmas Badges (3)

There are three white christmas badges included in the download that can be easily dropped into your video project. There are three different badges: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Seasons Greetings. Just like the snow overlays, you can key out the black backgrounds by simply changing your transfer mode to screen.

Christmas Backgrounds (2)

There are two different Christmas backgrounds included in the download. The backgrounds are simple and designed for users to drag and drop text, icons, images, and footage on top.

Christmas Icons (5)

The pack also includes five pre-keyed Christmas icons that can easily be dropped over your footage. The icons are organic and fun, perfect for light-hearted Christmas projects.

Christmas Sound Effects (5)

PremiumBeat teamed up with Rocketstock to supply five free Christmas Sound Effects in the pack. The five sound effects are great for adding a little Christmas magic to your projects.

Download Christmas Toolkit from Rocketstock


Download 10 Free Printable Storyboard Templates

The link for the storyboard templates were found via NoFilmSchool.  Check out their blog post for storyboarding tips and advice.  Thanks for sharing.

There are tons of digital and online storyboard apps out there. But sometimes you just need to print out your own storyboard template and sketch it by hand.  Whether you need 2-frame, 3-frame, or 6-frame storyboards, vertical or landscape, StudioBinder has you covered. StudioBinder has made ten different printable storyboard templates available for free on their site.

Download them today and start visualizing your story.



Freebie: Pomfort – SealVerify

SealVerify gives Checksum-Based Verification of Travel Drives

SealVerify is a very nice and free companion to the newly updated Silverstack 5.2, that introduces the possibility to “seal” entire travel drives. Doesn’t that make you feel better about transporting your data? The sealing functionality extends the widely used MHL checksum technology and allows Silverstack to make a full inventory list of a drive.  SealVerify is the one-button process that ensures the completeness and consistency of media data. It’s free from Pomfort and is available for Mac or Windows.

Click here to learn more.