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A Brand New Digital Juice Product Line - Introducing Motion Designer's Silhouettes!First Four Volumes of Live-Action Silhouette Animations Debut With a Business Theme (May 26, 2011) Digital Juice® announced today that it is launching Motion Designer's Silhouettes - a first-of-its-kind product line tailored to the needs of motion design professionals - with the debut of 4 volumes of business-themed silhouette animated elements. Motion Designer's Silhouettes are themed-based live action people clips featuring an array of actors in various poses, gestures, and movements. The clips are perfect for expressing thoughts and emotions or conveying ideas graphically without specifically showing a model or actor, which can sometimes detract from a motion design project. The first four volumes titled Motion Designer's Silhouettes Businessman I & II and Businesswoman I & II feature actors performing a variety of actions that communicate business themes such as brainstorming, giving a presentation, leading a meeting, closing a sale and many more.
Captured live in the Digital Juice green screen studio using a RED ONE camera and a 3K resolution, these clips were shot under very controlled conditions, specifically for the purpose of making Silhouettes. Each clip was then meticulously hand rotoscoped and keyed to achieve the highest quality results from the high-resolution source material. "Even novice motion designers will find these drag and drop animated elements add a professional edge to even the simplest of projects," says David Hebel, CEO of Digital Juice. "The fluid real-life motion and crisp, clean mattes make these silhouette clips perfect for expressing a thought, conveying an idea or evoking an emotion without having the actor's features or clothing detract from the message. If you remember the Apple iPod commercials from a few years back, you can fully understand how the use of silhouettes in those deceptively simple ads allowed the focus to stay on the product and the cool music it could play for you."
Each new themed volume of Silhouettes contains no less than 75 QuickTime movies with each clip provided in 500, 1500 and 3000 pixel resolution versions. "We've done the work for you in scaling these clips down, ensuring along the way that the edges and details in each clip stay clean and crisp for drag-and-drop simplicity on any type of project from HD commercials to splash screen web ads," says Hebel. For even greater flexibility, Silhouettes' includes both Adobe After Effects and Apple Motion Match Move projects for some of the clips in each new volume. "We strategically integrated props into certain clips to make it easy for artists to customize the Silhouettes. For example, an artist can use the tracking data in the match move templates to embed text, photos or videos directly onto a wall, sign or laptop the Silhouette character may be holding or leaning against," says Hebel.
- 75 Quicktime Silhouettes clips per volume with a variety of actions and all drag-and-drop easy to use.
- Shot on a green screen using a wide variety of real life actors and props, you get the fluidity of live action and realistic human motion without the complexity of color or specific facial expressions or clothing styles.
- Captured at 3K resolution using a RED ONE camera, you get the highest possible professional quality clips with sharp definition and fluid motion.
- Meticulously hand-rotoscoped and carefully keyed, each clip delivers crisp, clean mattes that give you a professional edge for even the simplest of projects.
- Adobe After Effects and Apple Motion Match Move projects included for some clips make it easy to customize Silhouettes with your own text, photos or videos.
- The 3 resolutions provided for each clip (500, 1500 and 3000 pixels) mean crisp, clean footage for drag-and-drop simplicity on any type of project, whether for an HD commercial or a splash screen ad.
Browse, Search & Select
Digital Juice ® provides a free Windows® and Mac® utility, Juicer™ 3, that makes it easy to browse, select, and process elements from any of the Motion Designer's Silhouettes™ themed collections. Once a Silhouette clip is selected the user can customize the output resolution then save direct to any location on their hard-drive. Some Silhouettes also include Match Move projects files for Adobe After Effects® and Apple Motion®. These project files can be collected or opened in After Effects or Motion directly from the Juicer.
Pricing & Availability
The new Motion Designer's Silhouettes can be ordered through Digital Juice's online store (www.digitaljuice.com) or by calling the company's customer service center toll-free at 800-525-2203. Each volume retails for $149.95 but can often be purchased in special promotions for as much as 50% off. Check the website for details on specials. The company's free Juicer™ 3 software can be found at www.digitaljuice.com/juicer/
About Digital Juice®
Digital Juice ® is the world-leader in royalty-free broadcast animation content for video, motion graphics and multimedia professionals. Digital Juice® products are in use in nearly every major studio, broadcast, and cable station including NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, HBO, CNBC, Fox News, and countless high profile television shows such as American Idol and the Grammy Awards. The company provides royalty-free animations, music, stock footage, organic film effects, graphical fonts, layered Photoshop® illustrations, plug-ins and production gear to a wide variety of video, motion graphics, print and web enthusiasts. The company is known for its extremely high quality and innovative content as well as for its aggressive and affordable pricing.
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