High Contrast Colors using Look Up Tables

Session 2 of my free course: Color grading using look up tables in Photoshop

All resource files are available for free on Udemy:


In this video we look at the preset LUT files in Photoshop and see how they can make a standard photograph look more dynamic and professional


Video Copilot Amazing tutorials for After Effects


Video copilot is probably one of my favourite websites. I used the incredible tutorials on here to learn Adobe After Effects many years ago.Andrew Kramer is a great tutor who constantly finds ways to amaze you with stunning after effects tutorials.

I have been recommending this website to my students for quite a few years and every one of them loved the site and have learned so much from it.

The website features hundreds of incredible industry standard visual effects tutorials available for free! Check them out here:

It also has some impressive plugins for After Effects including the Element 3D plugin that allows you to work with native 3D objects in the 2D After Effects editor (This makes complex compositing so much easier!)

Check it out here:

You can also view all the tutorials on Youtube and join their channel:

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Bensound for Free Music

Bensound offers some incredible free ‘royalty free’ music that you can download and use in your Youtube videos, projects and social media type stuff

Click the link below to listen to one of the many free music files available for download

Bensound.com has been created by Benjamin TISSOT also know as Bensound, a Composer and Musician based in France who has been creating music for more than 10 years.

The ones with the download button are free!

You can use the music as it is, but you can’t use it for a remix or to edit into a new and different song, that is because it is given to you under the creative commons 3.0 license. You can of course use only a part of the song and add simple fades, etc.

If you download a song for free then it is important that you give a credit back to the website by simply adding the following text in your descriptions:

music: http://www.bensound.com

I find it really useful for adding to my Youtube videos and my Udemy series tutorials.

I hope you have found this resource helpful

Could you shoot a movie using one lens?

I have just read an interesting article on the Redshark website regarding movies that have been shot using just one lens on their camera.

Obviously most low to no budget movies have to use one lens on their cameras due to budget restrictions, but are there any Hollywood or big budget movies that have also been shot using just one camera lens.

The answer is yes, check out this article to find out which movies: