Article D5: Stock Video Footage, and how Designers can use it

For up and coming creators, it can be hard to shoot a commercial, you have to get a fancy camera, you need to find a location, you need need to get a crew together, it is very much an expensive investment. Since you would need to watch your budget, you can get stock footage from great websites like Adobe Dot com. Today I will tell you how good all the stock footage websites are, and how designers use it.

Here is were I found most of these sites and quoted from.

49 for every video clip

This is the premiere place to get the best and most high quality stock footage for your projects, it is very easy to use this website as well. There are also forums to help you out if you don.t know how to use those the footage, they can give you some ideas

Story Blocks

16.58 per month.

‘Story Blocks offers more than 100,000 royalty free stock videos. Once you download a file it is yours to keep and use forever, royalty-free, even if you change your subscription or cancel your account.

In addtion to this Storyblocks also offers another stock media library called the Marketplace. This is where customers can purchase clips directly from contributors.

This provides more options for video editors if they can’t find what they’re looking for in the unlimited library. They can head over to the Marketplace to find more content at a discounted price.’


Price; 25 per month.

Artgrid’s yearly subscription is very attractive, giving full access to their catalogue, unlimited downloads and a license that covers use on any platform. To top it off, any clip you download with an active subscription is yours forever to reuse. We now get 2 months free with all subscriptions!

With 3 pricing plans, there’s something for all types of creators – JuniorCreator and Pro. Each of them differ in the resolution and format of the footage available to download with full access to the entire catalogue.

Pro subscribers get access to ungraded Raw and LOG files, which give filmmakers amazing flexibility. When it comes to resolution, most of the footage comes in 4k, while 8K is also available.


Only 10 dollars!

The royalty free footage on VideoHive is very affordable. So it’s a great site if you just want to dip your toe into stock video or grab a quick clip for a beginner project.

But as with many sites, the quality does suffer slightly at a lower price point, so be careful what you spend your credits on.


60 is average buying price.

iStock was originally known as iStockPhoto, but then re branded to account for the diverse range of content on the site. Video editors, bloggers, brands and filmmakers flock to site to obtain quality stock videos.

iStock is one of the least expensive stock video sites on our list and has some relatively flexible payment options.

What is a Creative Commons License?

Creative Commons (CC) is an internationally active non-profit organisation that provides free licences for creators to use when making their work available to the public. These licences help the creator to give permission for others to use the work in advance under certain conditions.”

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I could definitely produce stock footage for some sort of job, just a few though.

Article D3: …MORE Multimedia Production Teams!

Continuing from article 2, we are still talking about multimedia jobs so that you can know how it all works. Today I will list some jobs that you can take that requires multimedia experience. When I have listed all of them to you, I will tell you about what they put on their resume, and what entails.

Multimedia Designer

IT-StratWashington, DC

Source for all the jobs, the descriptions I have are excerpts from those pages.

Information Technology Strategies (IT-Strat) is in need of Multimedia Designer to join the team we are forming to create and post web documents, manage multiple websites, and provide multimedia support by creating multimedia to convey complex and technical information. Client Agency is DHS.Requirements Designer I: Top/Secret SCI level clearance. Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Multimedia Design, Art Graphic Design, Visual Communication or related field. Five (5) years of experience may be substituted in lieu of the degree requirement. Minimum of two (2) years recent experience in graphic design or multimedia environment. At least one (1) year of experience handling US classified documents. Experience using Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat), and Microsoft Office Suite. Requirements Designer II: All of the above, plus: Adobe Premier for video editing, and Microsoft Office Suite. Preferences: Thorough understanding of production and rendering methods including drawing, offset printing, photography, and time-based and interactive media (film, video, computer multimedia).

Multimedia Illustrator

U.S. Army Recruiting Baton Rouge –
Denham Springs, LA

This is an entry level position with no experience necessary. Multimedia illustrators are primarily responsible for operating multimedia-imaging equipment in order to produce visual displays and documents. They produce graphic artwork that is used in Army publications, signs, charts, posters television and motion picture productions. Job Duties: Create illustrations, layouts, map overlays, posters, graphs and charts Produce computer-generated graphics Draw cartoons for filmstrips and animation for films Work with television and film producers to design backdrops and props for film sets Attend Basic and Advanced Training (paid) Basic Qualifications: Age – 17 to 34 years old Education – Current Senior in High School(HS), HS Diploma, GED, GED equivalent, or higher education level completed Associates and Bachelor’s Degrees (in any major or field) guarantee you an advanced promotion upon joining.

Remote Multimedia Graphic Designer 3

VirtualVocationsBaltimore, MD

An information technology and services company is seeking a Remote Multimedia Graphic Designer 3. Must be able to: Create compelling and easy-to-understand graphics to support company’s proposals Interface with personnel at all levels of the company Required Skills: Ability to be available for the part-time, on call position during surge periods as well as to cover for vacations as needed Ability to work nights and weekends when required Flexibility to be available as needed (on call) 5+ years of experience designing graphics Expert-level understanding of how to use PowerPoint to create information rich, visually appealing graphics Ability to translate user requirements into compelling and compliant graphics

Graphics Designer/Art Director 3

TalentBurst, Inc.Sunnyvale, CA

Position Description

As we continue to increase touchpoints with customers and colleagues virtually, Client is looking for a Multimedia Designer, Virtual Events (MDVE) to support the flawless promotion, publishing, and educational events to leading publishing platforms including Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, and ON24, among others. This role will sit with the company’s Brand and Creative team, reporting to our new Executive Producer, Virtual Events, while working in tandem with multiple colleagues in the marketing and sales organizations. We are seeking a unique Designer hybrid – deep experience designing online and print collateral for in-person as well as virtual events and also created channel specific assets for digital and social promotion. We need your guidance and expertise to grow and drive a strong Client virtual event attendee experience.

Multimedia Artist- Videographer Job in Pembroke Pines Jooble

BoxyCharm, Inc. Pembroke Pines, FL

The Multimedia Artist – Videographer should specialize and know everything about the video world in terms of the content creation side and will be responsible for creating cohesive photo and video experiences for various forms of online content. The work will include shooting various campaigns for paid, social and print. The ideal candidate has the ability to deliver high quality work in a fast-paced environment while up against short timelines. This role plays a critical role in our creative marketing strategy that determines how our brand message is communicated to our customers.

The salary for these types of jobs are 33k to 88k per year.

Multimedia Specialist Resume Samples | Velvet Jobs
If you want to get an idea of what a multimedia designer’s resume is like, just read this.

Article D2: Multimedia Production Teams This is the person I got the picture on the article from, he took the picture. Thank you for letting me use it.

Let explain to you how it works to put together a multimedia team. There are many roles in a Team you have to consider, they are all required for the machine to function, for the gears to turn. Never forget this when you are organizing a team. You need to have a leader for ever individual role for your company, other wise, you will be unsuccessful in any of your business en devours.

Creative Director

Creative directors are the creative leads at advertising and marketing companies, working with designers, artists, copywriters, sales teams and marketers to create a vision for products sold. Creative directors plan advertising, oversee the creative process and give guidance to the creative people that work under them.”

My source for this quote is below.,people%20that%20work%20under%20them.

Project Manager

Responsible for the organization planning and locating resources, they set budget, and make sure the idea is executed successfully, including Software and app development.

Content Editors

Content editing, also known as substantive editing, comprehensive editing, macro editing, or heavy editing, is a form of copy editing that evaluates the overall formatting, style, and content of a document in order to optimize visual design and comprehensibility.

The source of this quote is below.


”A videographer is someone who is responsible for recording live events and small scale video productions. Videographers focus on smaller productions like documentaries, live events, short films, legal depositions, weddings, birthday parties, sports events, commercials, and training videos.”

My source for this quote is below.

Audio Engineers

Responsible for all the sound and voice recording and sound creating. Makes sure that its all balanced/mixed. Basically with this guy your project would not be as alive as it would be with audio.

How do they work together?

Well basically, the videographer and the audio engineer would work perfectly together, combination of what you see in the video and what the engineer does to make it stand out will be perfect. The content manager edit it to make sure everything looks and sounds good together. Planner has a perfect guideline for the whole team to go off of, and creative director basically made the whole idea and tells everyone what his vision is about this project since he knows what he wants. He also advertises the project for the audience. These are all important to multimedia because it brings life to a project. I guess a normal director would be important too.

Tutorial to RGB to CYMK for Printing

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Graphic Art is a very important job for a multitude of reasons that I’m sure you already know, for packaging of every product in the entire world its very useful, otherwise it would just be a blank picture on the box and you wouldn’t know what your buying, it is a very profitable job, and it helps you get art skills improved, so the point of this specific article is to teach you how to convert RGB and CYMK to printing for your work. Lets start to talk about it then and not waste any more time.

Lets start the RGB Tutorial

Step 1; This part is for Photoshop by the way. This is very simple to do and is a very useful tutorial so pay attention. One of the many ways to do this is go to the image tab, hover over the mode tab, and you will see various different options like gray scale, indexed color, and lab color, what you want to look for is to check the tab that says CYMK.
Step 2; The next step here is how you use this in Adobe Illustrator. This is very similar to what you do in Photoshop so don’t fret. Go to the tab on the top of the screen that says File, then you move your mouse right on down to the Document Color Mode sub menu. There are only two options for this tab, CYMK and RGB Colors, press CYMK.
Step 3; This last step here is in the adobe illustrator program, this might not be as straight forward as the other two steps so bare with me please. First off, open your self a new document for the purpose of learning if don’t have one already. Press Print on the document selector, and when you open it, click the selection tool, go to the tab that says Window, after that, go to the color tab, and then press a tab that also says color, don’t get confused now. The color panel will open from there, and then you can adjust the colors, set the atributes to
c = 100 m = 100 y = 100 k = 100 and then it will be cmyk. For RGB set it to R = 57 G = 46 B = 122.

That is all you need, Have fun!

So now you know how to set your document from RGB to CYMK on Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign. Make art to your hearts content.

Multimedia Jobs, Salaries and Industry Information

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I figure that you know the drill by now, Multimedia jobs are plentiful, they are also very helpful to our society which i have explained at length in my previous articles, i would be fine with explaining it more than I’ve already than i already have. So here is another list of different Multimedia jobs that you can do in the world. Multimedia is not something that is only for the entertainment industry, it can make things that important to daily life, things that can actually assist you and change the world.

Multimedia Jobs for a Creative Person

1.Photographer; Someone gets paid to take pictures of their surroundings, they are very important, because how would we get a visual on things unless we had pictures of them. It can also help get more in touch with the world around you. They have an estimated salary of 40k-81k dollars a year.

2.Animator; People who put our movies, shows and games into motion. This is a very important job for this field, it brings in big money, especially when entertainment is a big titan in this world. The estimated salary for this job is 46k-100k

3.Game Programmer; One who has coding experience and makes video games, it is one the most profitable jobs in the world in this time period. They have an estimated salary of 75k-120k dollars a year.

4.Game Tester; How would the games work if no one tested them out right? These people bug test and see what the game has so that its good for public release. They make 54k dollars annually.

5.Film and video Editor; This type of person edits the films that release in theaters, or the videos that are made for various purposes. They make 55k dollars yearly

6.Game Designer; Designing games is different tahan programming, both are important, but this person lays the groundwork for the project in question to be made. They usually make 40 to 100k dollars a year designing games.

7.Marketing or promotions manager; They are people who are responsible for planning and managing campaigns to promote products. Salary: $100,000.

8.Creative Director; This person can be a great guy to make your product look great and unique. You would not have ideas if it wasn’t for the creative director. Salary; 79k-190k dollar.

Graphic Designer; The one who designs websites, posters, boxes, etc. 32k-59k

Adverting Director; this is the one who is in charge of advertising, who tells the salesmen what they need to do. Salary;97k-140k

I think the one that intersts me the most is the animator. Since i like art alot and drawing thats what i want to do.

Common Salary

The most common salary for these types of jobs in estimation is about 40k dollars. In five years, you would probably have 150k dollars.

Local Search

When I did a local search for multimedia jobs I only found 16 near me. Most of them require Multimedia experience.

Multimedia Designer Jobs and Legalities

Photo by Simone Impei on Unsplash

The next chapter of the multimedia profession is to take a role in the field. That is what this job is all about, there are all sorts of things you can do in Multimedia as I have already went over in all of my previous blog posts. In this article I will talk about the different jobs you can do in Multimedia, now I don’t want to repeat myself, so I will start to list down the jobs.

The Definitive list of 5 great Jobs for Multimedia

Multimedia Project Manager: The role where you call all the shots usually, most of the time you talk to most of the members of your unit and tell them the things they have to do. It good to have leadership skills for this position.

Multimedia Project Designer: The one who makes the aesthetic choices for the project, without this person, you would not even be looking at nothing but a blank screen! You must have art experience for this.

Journalist; This is a person who wrties pieces about various topics on the internet or newspapers or articles, much like what I am doing right now. They are very important, they get the news and make think pieces, but a rushed article can hurt you. You must have writing experience if you want this job.

Game Designer; This job requires not only coding experince, but also art experince, planning and storyboarding. It is a very big industry at this moment and be good for anyone who likes games or has a creative ich to scratch.

Film Maker, This is another big industry that require a lot of the same requirements as games development, minus the coding. You will need story writing experience and acting experience.

Copyright Laws

Unfortunately there are a lot of copy right when it comes to the world of art. There are contracts and terms of services papers with all sorts of rules for the people. For instance, if you find an image or video online with a water mark, or the brand of the person or organization that made it, you have to pay a royalty to then. Some companies own some fonts, so you have to pay royalties to use them as well.

Permission to Take Photos?

Sometimes there are areas where you need to ask the person who owns the area to be able to take pictures. In most schools they don’t allow picture taking on campus. You sometimes need to sign a permission slip to shoot.

Advanced Photography

Featured Image taken and edited by myself, Christian Fernandez

I have been doing photography for a good amount of time, enough so that I’m used to it and I can learn more about it. Now that we have reached a high level of photography, I can show you the cool stuff you can do with your photos that only the experts can do. There is a lot to cover when it comes to this topic of advanced photography, so I ask you, the reader of this article to prepare your self for the lesson, its quite interesting stuff if I do say so myself.

What are HDR photos?

HDR photos, or High dynamic range imaging, is a type of photography that aims to add more dynamic range to photos which makes so that the photo has a better ratio to light and dark so that it has better lighting. To make an HDR photo, its not as simple as just taking one photo and your done, you have to take three different photos; one normal photo, one underexposed photo (dark), and one overexposed photo (bright), I suggest you use a tripod. Once that is done, you merge the photos together in Photoshop to make it one, but it has a ghost like filter on it that you have remove, it comes out like below.

First one is the normal one, second is underexposed, and third is overexposed. Once you put them together….

It comes out like this!

What is a Panoramic shot?

Panoramic photos are a series of pictures taken close together using the rule of thirds so that it looks like a continuous image. What I mean by the rule of thirds is that the placement of certain objects in the shot can effect how the panoramic looks. To simply explain, if you were to put your camera in a grid mode the middle third square is what you need to pay attention to, follow the key objects, make sure in the next shot it get caught in the first square, whatever is in the third square then you need to do the same. Make sure to use a tripod for this as well.

These series of four photos were taken very close together, but once you merge them together in Photoshop you make….

…..something like this!

What are Black and White Pictures?

This is exactly what it sounds like, it is a photo that you turn black and white with Photoshop. All you have to do is adjusting the color values to make it without color, then make a brightness layer to light it up a bit. What makes a good black and white photo is the brightness of the picture, if it doesn’t have that, its not good.

Monochrome photography is photography where each position on an image can record and show a different amount of light, but not a different hue.

Basic of Digital Photography Featured Image

You might think of photos and think of anything but a successful career, you might think that photographers are just wasting their time taking pictures of everything they see for no reason, you might be one of those people who get uncomfortable in pictures for whatever reason, but believe it or not, this is a very profitable job. This job is actually a great art form, there is a lot to see in life, and much of it can be art itself. Let me list the different types of cameras that can make a masterpiece for you.


I got my information from this article.

A DLSR camera or “Digital Single Lens Reflex” camera is the best camera for interchangeable lens, and zoom ins. It has a mirror lens inside that reflects what is in front. It has a great battery life compared to other cameras.

Cell Phone Cameras

While not the best option for pictures, it has some great options to take pictures. Unlike any other camera it has a self portrait mode, or what most people nowadays call “Selfies”, which is pretty self explanatory (see what i did there), it is where you switch the lens of the phone to the view of your face. You can do pretty basic things like changing the brightness, but when you turn the phone side ways, you can change the image shape and view.

Cam Corder

This camera seems to be used to take pictures and videos in the dark. In addition:

More recent devices capable of recording video are camera phones and digital cameras primarily intended for still pictures; the term “camcorder” may be used to describe a portable, self-contained device, with video capture and recording its primary function, often having advanced functions over more common cameras.

Most professional photographers use the DSLR camera to take pictures.

Materials Used for the DSLR Camera

  • Tripod: This is used to prop up the camera so that you could get no shaky photos.
  • Microphones: So you can take a good video of an environment and put it in your work.
  • Mount: It is a feature of camera systems where the body allows interchangeable lenses, most usually the rangefinder camera, single lens reflex type or any movie camera of 16 mm or higher gauge.

These can be used together in a multitude of ways, the tripod can be used with the microphone to make a smooth video. They can also change the mount to suit each shot.

Exposure Triangle

Relationship between ISO, shutter speed, and aperture, they work together to make the camera work well, adding different exposures.