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Kdenlive - How to Create the Warp Effect

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Tool: Kdenlive - How to Create the Warp Effect Description: Test out some creative uses of the Defish effect in Kdenlive and see how to invert the lens correction to make realistic space-bending, warp effects, just like in Star Trek! Walk through the layers and how this can be created in about four minutes.  Review: https://youtu.be/SukHxnhKz_4 Ease of Use: Scale of 1 to 5; 1 being easiest, 5 being hardest 2

Kdenlive - Space Ship Visual Effect

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Tool: Kdenlive - Space Ship Visual Effect Description: Following in the footsteps of "traditional" visual effects, I'm working with a model and creating motion in space using camera motion and post compositing. Walk through using Kdenlive to mask out the space ship model and learn how to leverage the "Mask Apply" effect - See how to bind effects to a masked area and shortcut creating complex masks over many frames.  Review: https://youtu.be/P1gdb5ivHAg Ease of Use: Scale of 1 to 5; 1 being easiest, 5 being hardest 4

Kdenlive - Floating Apple Special Effect With No Greenscreen

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Tool: Kdenlive - Floating Apple Special Effect With No Greenscreen Description: Learn how to use Kdenlive to create the realistic floating apple special effect, using a traditional approach to special effects and powerful masking and keyframe animation features! The technique is simple, but very effective with a little planning and patience. See every step needed, including how to compose the shot and what to watch out for when creating the effect.  Review: https://youtu.be/S1kTzl-WNa4 Ease of Use: Scale of 1 to 5; 1 being easiest, 5 being hardest 3

Create Your Own Color Grading with LutCreator

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Tool: Create Your Own Color Grading with LutCreator Description: Learn how to use a FREE Look-Up Table (LUT) creator tool called LutCreator to tone and color grade your video projects! Achieve that cold, dry, or warm look! Follow me through editing a neutral LUT in Krita, then applying the grading in Kdenlive! Review: https://youtu.be/iLpTCvXcUQ8 Ease of Use: Scale of 1 to 5; 1 being easiest, 5 being hardest 2

Every Tool You Need for Content Creation (For Free!) - EBOOK AVAILABLE!

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Tool: Every Tool You Need for Content Creation (For Free!) - EBOOK AVAILABLE! Description: Getting started in content creation can invoke many juxtaposing emotions, like excitement and happiness to fear and disappointment. This guide surfaces free tools and startup steps to jump quickly through learning how to get things done and hop straight into the creative process. Knowing how to begin is sometimes just the right motivation for getting passed the question, "Where do I start?" Please understand that these tools will not help to answer the question of "Why am I creating?" This information will be most effective if you've taken the time to identify why you want to create and what you will create. Knowing those two things prior to deciding how to get things done will make this guide much more useful. If you need help answering these two fundamental pillars, I'd suggest taking a look at my eBook Next Steps: Approaching Content Creation Strategically. Beyond t

Kdenlive - New Ways to Use Dynamic Text

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Tool: Kdenlive - New Ways to Use Dynamic Text Description: Did you know that video files have attributes (meta data) included within that describe the file? These can be used to include customized text information that can be read, stylized, even animated with Kdenlive! See how to get the most use out of the Dynamic Text effect and make it work to your advantage using other free tools to compliment the process, like VLC and Atomic Parsley! Review: https://youtu.be/Quz_exBYczk           Ease of Use: Scale of 1 to 5; 1 being easiest, 5 being hardest 3

Kdenlive - How to Make the Floating Text Visual Effect

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Tool: Kdenlive - How to Make the Floating Text Visual Effect Description: See how to use motion tracking with AI algorithms to creation motion path keyframes in Kdenlive. It becomes very easy to reuse generated keyframes to create complex and realistic overlays, as in the example of floating text. Walk through also how to add perspective, shadow and surface blurring adaption!  Review: https://youtu.be/7PZHOnW9ONM Ease of Use: Scale of 1 to 5; 1 being easiest, 5 being hardest 3

Kdenlive - How to Make Smooth Rolling Credits

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Tool: Kdenlive - How to Make Smooth Rolling Credits Description: See a clever workaround to create smooth, rolling credits in Kdenlive! The built-in effect "Scroll" has some render issues (as of 23.04.03), but in using the animation properties of the Title designer, you can easily achieve a smooth roll with flexible control of speed.  Review: https://youtu.be/ESDGAWtDpc4 Ease of Use: Scale of 1 to 5; 1 being easiest, 5 being hardest 3

Kdenlive - Beginner's Guide to Setup and Editing

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Tool: Kdenlive - Beginner's Guide to Setup and Editing Description: Walk through all the pieces of how to download Kdenlive and configure it with best practices to succeed in video editing! Learn about how optimize the timeline editor, organize a video project, import media, basic use of the editing tools, and how to export.  Review: https://youtu.be/Rgsweq1vrWY Ease of Use: Scale of 1 to 5; 1 being easiest, 5 being hardest 3

Kdenlive - Three Useful Effects

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Tool: Kdenlive - Three Useful Effects Description: Three super-useful effects that are powerful, but easy to miss! Learn where they are and how to use them to create stunning visual elements and improve editing workflow! Review: https://youtu.be/E_dybJDNyIc Ease of Use: Scale of 1 to 5; 1 being easiest, 5 being hardest 3