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MODERN WARFARE 3 KILL CAMERA – VIDEO OVERLAY

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When Modern Warfare 3 came out, I had a lot of fun playing it. For those of you that don’t know, Call of Duty: MW 3 is a first-person shooter video game, developed by Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games, with assistance from Raven Software, and published by Activision. I was so inspired I decided to create this overlay. It was relatively simple to create.

I created this is Adobe After Effects. First thing I did was created a new 1920×1080 composition. We will go into further detail about composition and render settings in the future. For now don’t touch anything really, just set the time to about 15 seconds and create the comp. The next thing I did was created a solid green layer as the background. After looking at a MW3 kill cam video on youtube as a reference, I determined how simple this creation really is.

First, I created a dark grey solid and selected the pen tool. I created a small rectangle mask from horizontal edge to edge, giving more room for the bottom than the top. This creates the grey bars you see on the top and bottom of the screen. After this, I lowered the (T) opacity to about 40%.

After I created a text layer on the top bar with the words “Final Kill”. I found a font on Dafont.com that looked similar and made sure the text was ok for commercial use, just in case. Next I added a time.Create a text layer, and copy & paste this into the source text property of the text layer:

rate = -1;
clockStart = 300;

function padZero(n){
if (n < 10) return “0” + n else return “” + n
}

clockTime = Math.max(clockStart + rate*(time – inPoint),0);

t = Math.floor(clockTime);
min = Math.floor((t%3600)/60);
sec = Math.floor(t%60);
min + “:” + padZero(sec)

This is an expression, which you can learn more about expressions and codes in After Effects in our free community – After Effects 101! This will create a countdown timer effect and you can adjust accordingly. I also adjust the font on this layer as well to match the “Final Kill” above. in the final .03 seconds I slowed down the rate of the timer for the slow motion effect. Now we are finished with the top half, we will create the bottom half.

Next I created the box with the gamertag below. I used the rectangle pen tool and created a small rectangle halfway over the top of the lower bar. I added a stroke around the box by changing that layer to black, then creating another layer and making a slightly smaller but similar rectangle inside the bigger box. This creates a stroke around the box. After I went on Google Images and found a royalty free image of a camouflage texture and imported into After Effects. I then used the rectangular pen tool again and created a small rectangle mask of the image inside this new box we had previously created. You can see the camouflage in the video above. I then created a similar black rectangle layer behind the camouflage slightly bigger to create another stroke effect around the name plate and then you have the full effect.

I would love to see what you come up with or what you take out of this small guide…the more you experiment, big or small in these programs the quicker and more you will learn. You can post your work and get feedback in our community…..discuss with other creators, learn new practices, techniques and meet new business associates across the globe. Let me know what you took away from this! More to come soon……

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How To Make Money Selling Stock Footage In 2020

Over ten years in the stock media industry, we have seen major success on our platform…

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Over ten years, our brand Stock Footage + has been super successful.

The number one way to sell stock footage is through brand. Building a brand is the number one way to establish a long term relationship with your customer and a long term career in the film industry. After 10 years in this industry, I find that the best media brands are super niche. My brand started out as specifically chroma-key animations… over the course of ten years we’ve expanded into a huge library of content covering a range of categories.

The best signature stock media brands offer a certain flavor of content, like a tattoo artist does with his art. Distributing your library across several different social media platforms is a great strategy when building the infrastructure of your stock media brand. Establishing a theme across your content is the best way to go. A great way to monetize a stock footage brand is to run advertisements over your content; if you can get enough views or engagement in your niche there is space to run advertisement and sponsorship deals. When you have a website up and running you can get paid for sponsored posts and features — you can get paid to test out and review cameras and new equipment.

The main goal is to increase the value of your stock footage brand. We encourage that if you are looking to create a stock footage brand and you are passionate about film to stay active in a community. We have built a community for beginner and advanced veterans in search of more knowledge. On top of advertising you will be selling stock footage. You can also sell special effects, e-courses, and accessories.

Written word content is a great way to increase the value behind your brand by writing about things that matter. Alongside of monetization through marketing, another tactic to building a stock media brand is to provide valuable substance on top of your content. Another monetize technique is through affiliate links and authorized reselling. Selling other brands products. Big brands will offer you a certain percentage of sales and sometimes a special offers when you become a seller for their product through your website.

With patience and hard work a stock media brand can be a super successful idea, and with the right leverage you can create an actual recurring revenue stream.

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Establishing Value As A Creator

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Establishing values will bring you a long way through your journey to success. Learning how to invest money in your values can manifest a whole new opportunity for you. 

The first thing you should definitely have in mind before thinking about making a dollar is figuring out your purest value and applying energy and hard work into your craftsmanship to become a valuable asset to another individual that can bring you the same or more value in return.

In order to find your purest value, take the time to know yourself. Instead of focusing on what you don’t have all the time, focus on what you can bring to the table. Let your self shine because you will start to notice the bright things and the value you can bring to others. Know your worth!

Once you’ve found the purest value within yourself, reach out to other individuals with value to manifest greater opportunities. 

Remember; “Great minds think alike.” 🙇🏼‍♀️🙇🏾‍♂️ The cherry on the cake, invest money into your own value.

#purevalue creates sweet golden original #honey 🍯 

Build your #honeyempire

Bring your sweet, golden, original #honey into your #honeyempire — then you can find out most of what there is to know about #purehoney…..

The #honeyempire is a foundation established upon a value system by business model and serial entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk that can bring you extra sweet results. 

What do you value?

We as creators serve the people every day by creating the realities of value. Freedom, knowledge, art, opportunity, love, happiness and success for all walks of life are some of our many values.

if you would like to learn more about establishing values read about the art of creating value on our community forum page…

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The D-Rock Strategy Guide: How To Be Successful In Media Production

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To preface this article, The D-Rock Strategy is just one of many ways to be successful in media and business; you can use this article to understand and explain to others what D-Rock is all about. There are plenty of other avenues, The D-Rock Strategy is a popular method proven to be effective in a 2018, 2019 & 2020 digital environment.

David Rock, better known as D-Rock, is a professional modern day video Davinchi and world renowned film producer based out of New York City; he is also currently working as a personal assistant for serial entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk and his company VaynerX. On his claim to fame, David has earned many achievements along his way to success.

In March 2014, D-Rock composed an email with a job proposal to Gary Vaynerchuk and to D-Rock’s surprise, Gary answered. D-Rock was invited to create a one time video of a day in the Life of Gary V called “Between the Clouds and the Dirt”. After creating a friendship, Gary offered D-Rock a full time job at VaynerMedia’s headquarters as a personal assistant and executive video producer for many of their current projects including the AskGaryVee Show and The DailyVee among a few…

As the rise of media, art, and video production come to fruition in the digital age, more and more smart people are creating new endless opportunities by learning how to create and distribute digital content in the 5-7 platforms that matter, and D-Rock’s success story is just one of many; but what can we learn from D-Rock?

In five years, D-Rock has taken his personal brand to whole ‘nother level; since working at Vayner in 2014, Gary Vaynerchuk has popularized the use of the term “D-Rock” in the entrepreneurial land, expanding his definition into being more than just a person, but a full on noun, verb, and an adjective as well. D-Rock is more of an idea at this point. The whole concept behind D-Rock’s current position is to enable entrepreneurs like Gary to scale their businesses online by helping them produce massive amounts of photo and video content for the web.

In the past ten years, the social media boom has created a wealth of opportunity for businesses to market in new ways to exceed profit margins never thought imaginable. VaynerX is a media and creative agency focused on marketing in a 2019 environment. VaynerX is responsible for marketing many of the worlds biggest brands in the top Fortune 500 companies including Budweiser, Dove, and Chase Bank among a few…

In 2019, D-Rock has become an inspirational figure to many content creators around the globe, old and young. D-Rock has helped many realize the potential power of their skill and how to reach masses in the process. David Rock has become a legend and icon among many in the video industry and will continue to move mountains in the future, but how successful is the business model?

Can anybody working in arts and media, exceedingly multiply the growth of ANY company and land a production career with a super successful serial entrepreneur? Well technically, yes, but hard work plays a tremendous role in getting there. Aside from tremendous smarts, great thinking, and amazing luck, the creative is going to need real technical knowledge, as nobody wants to hire an inexperienced employee who doesn’t know what they’re doing and a solid media base; but also remember, content creation for a person or business is no easy task. There are certain things that need to be captured, publishing schedules and deadlines to consistently meet. Consistency is key. The creative becomes responsible for telling the story. While building this process can be a lot of fun, it is a lot of work, and you need to be prepared for it.

In 2019 there are thousands, maybe even millions, of entrepreneurs in need of media services. Small businesses and large corporations are hiring media production teams to keep up with the evolving markets. The creative, depending on what type of service provided, has the leverage to a certain extent. Someone may have a high profiting business in the real world but it will be unsuccessful online without the proper creative approach. This is where creators sell the sizzle, because they have the steak to back it up; an online media portfolio.

The key to finding an opportunity with The D-Rock Strategy is to connect with everyone. Send tons of emails, leave massive amounts of comments and connect with a million people. Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook are just social networks and should be treated as such… this is a place for you to actually connect with other people and build real relationships that can take you deeper than the platform. Provide up front value with every interaction you have, keep your mind and business open to new ideas and the opportunities will become endless.

Lastly — To the creatives and entrepreneurs, stay creating, even when nobody is watching, you must keep moving. Working is a muscle and in order to grow you have to constantly train and excersise. In 2018, the media industry is at an all time high, and it is expected to continue growing strong through 2020 and beyond….

Also, D-Rock, Gary, or anybody from Vayner, when you read this, please send me an email at [email protected] or message on Instagram @stockfootageplus I have some great ideas we should discuss;) #attentionhacking #bizdev #meeting #nyc

Businesses or creatives looking for services, send us a direct message or email [email protected] and we will discuss your specific strategy or find business and creative services on our job boards.

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