Thursday, February 28, 2013

1 Clip Lacks Focus

I was playing around in Adobe After Effects again and wanted to find a way of duplicating the wonderful stock background I am using from the blogger template in animated form.  This clip is a from-scratch creation using default CS5.5 tools.   It is simply a tweaked CC Snow effect paired with a Camera Lens Blur and a Colorized Hue/Saturation effect.  10.5 hours of rendering later and Voila!  Hope you like it!

You can preview and download the clip by clicking "read more" below.  Happy Downloading!

A dark background with out of focus orange light creating a soft bokeh effect

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This video was created using Adobe After Effects


  1. Hi, We've used video footage from this blog for a music video here:

    Thanks a lot for the use of the footage!


  2. Great video!

    If anyone needs any more Stock Footage make sure to visit our site.

  3. can you tell me how to download your free footages? i have a mac book pro, and i can't seem to figure out how to download this....thanks.

    1. Richie,

      You should be able to hold down the ctrl (control) button on your keyboard and click on the links below the video preview to download the footage. Since you are on a MBP, I suggest you download the PhotoJPEG file since it is in the Quicktime family. Please let me know if that helps. If you have any other issues, you can e-mail me at:

  4. For using in a MacBook Pro, I download right-clicking on the link and choosing "Save Link As". The file format I chose was H.624, since it is downloaded as .mp4, but PhotoJPEG should be the best, since it's the one Beach recommends.

    Bu the way, great job with the videos, Beach, they're excellent!