by Nino Leitner | 22nd December 2016
After tutorials about seeing the basic elements of music (Music Month episode 1) and one about applying this knowledge practically to your own films (Music Month episode 2), we are happy to present you the final episode of our Music Month video tutorial series cooperation with Filmstro. The Filmstro Premiere Pro Panel Filmstro Premiere Pro Panel Filmstro has already announced the Premiere Pro panel of their software, and we are the first ones to give it a go. In my opinion, this takes the concept of Filmstro – having licensed tracks that you can alter easily to fit your film – to the next level. With their new Premiere Pro plugin, which will be released soon, you are able to have the entire Filmstro library and the full functionality of the software from within your NLE, meaning you can adjust your edit and the music as much as you need to. This is a big step from the standalone Filmstro app which requires you to export and import a movie file every time you want to get scoring. Now, you can do it directly in your timeline. I gave it a go and shared my thoughts. Check out the video above! Film Scoring Competition! Please head over to Filmstro.com for details on how to enter the competition. Using the Filmstro app, you will be able to score one of 5 pieces of sample footage. The submissions will be reviewed by a jury and the best submissions will win the following prizes: RØDE Boompole Pro, SM4-R, NTG4+ and Newsshooter Kit Zhiyun-Tech Crane-M Camera Stabiliser Gimbal Zacuto $650 Gift voucher 10 FilmConvert licenses 4 x $250 bundles from Mister Horse 10 Filmstro For-Profit Licenses All the details on the Filmstro page!Read more
by Nino Leitner | 9th December 2016
We’re happy to announce that today, we are launching a month-long collaboration with our friends from Filmstro, “Music Month”. Music Month is a 3-part video series teaching you about the relationship between Music and Film. Filmstro is a brilliant piece of software that makes scoring for movies easy. We’ve used Filmstro on my rhino preservation documentary “Through the Thick” (watch here) earlier this year. Watch the first episode below!! Film Scoring Competition Please head over to Filmstro.com for details on how to enter the competition. Using the Filmstro app, you will be able to score one of 5 pieces of sample footage. The submissions will be reviewed by a jury and the best submissions will win the following prizes: RØDE Boompole Pro, SM4-R, NTG4+ and Newsshooter Kit Zhiyun-Tech Crane-M Camera Stabiliser Gimbal Zacuto $650 Gift voucher 10 FilmConvert licenses 4 x $250 bundles from Mister Horse 10 Filmstro For-Profit Licenses All the details on the Filmstro page! Music Month Episode 1 – Seeing Music And now without further ado, please join Seb Jaeger from Filmstro and me for the first episode of “Music Month”. We sit and analyse the fundamental building blocks of music: momentum, depth and power. Using example scenes from famous movies such as Harry Potter, Transformers, Star Wars and many more, we dissect how these building blocks work and how they interact. Join us and enjoy! On next week’s episode, we will put into practise what we learned today, and score footage using these three musical elements. Watch episode 2, “Seeing Music”, by clicking here. Watch episode 3, a tutorial of the upcoming Filmstro Premiere Pro plugin, by clicking here. Seb Jaeger from Filmstro with Nino Leitner from cinema5D talking about musical scores of movies during Episode 1, “Seeing Music”.Read more
by Sebastian Wöber | 15th March 2016
Music Vine is a new music licensing platform for filmmakers that offers some quality tracks at an affordable price-point. With an expanding database of songs, they’re joining the race to add better music to your films. Over the last decade, quality standards in video and film have made leaps and bounds of progress. Audiences can now expect stunning cinematography and crisp, vibrant visuals as a given—and if video content is to stand a chance at holding its viewers’ attention, it must speak with authenticity and personality. Music Vine – Another New music licensing platform So far, Musicbed has been the key player for filmmakers trying to source quality licensed tracks. They were the first resource to bring the aural artist to the filmmaker and since then, they’ve steadily grown and improved their catalog. Lately, we’ve seen a boom in the number of music-licensing platforms available—Art-List and Filmstro are just two examples of the companies that have entered the scene—providing quality music in an affordable manner. In fact, the number of start-ups in this area seems to jump up each month. It is certainly exciting to see the arrival of new creative resources for filmmakers, aimed at helping them to make strong, thought-provoking content. As a filmmaker, I welcome each and every new platform readily and Music Vine looks like a great addition to the pack. We spoke to the people behind Music Vine after their recent launch and they seem very eager to make their platform a major player in the licensing business. So far, their database is limited to 51 artists but they seem to have worked extremely hard to ensure that their music licensing platform has intuitive design features and a good level of usability—both of which were aided by the fact that some of the tracks are indeed convincing pieces, while some some others are more generic. That said, at between $28-$55 per track for online usage, it does seem to be a fairly competitive music licensing platform and is well worth checking out. Co-Founder, Lewis Foster about Music Vine’s vision: That’s what we’re building with Music Vine – a platform that celebrates the craftsmanship in great music but that isn’t elitist in who can access it. We believe that everyone should have access to the best resources – not just those who can afford to pay an absolute premium. When it comes to their music selection, the founders of Music Vine say that they’re aiming for breadth – with tracks spanning from Jazz to Electronica and from Hip-Hop to Classical. Their licensing models support web, broadcast, and film at different prices. Although they don’t have a huge selection of music on the site yet, they did assure us that it is quickly expanding. It’s exciting to see another music licensing platform enter the market. Given the appealing price point, we’re curious to see where Music Vine will go—and if they will be able to live up to the quality standards of some of the contenders with premium prices. Get 20% off your first license purchase with promo code: C5DMV20 Check out Music Vine at their site, musicvine.netRead more
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