Action Essentials Now Available

Action Essentials 2 is great for Film-Makers, but you can also create exciting motion graphics too! The natural elements are great for building mixtures of unexpected elements like water and fire. Check out this sample video that might get your creative juices flowing.

Be ready for the final Action Essentials 2 Promo video that will be online July 01, 2009. Don’t miss it!

See the Action Elements:
Must Watch Gallery Demo

The Video Blog is also near completion, including a new segment with behind-the-scenes coverage of Action Essentials 2. And don’t think I’ve forgotten about the awesome free tutorials, now that we have this new product launched, I’m going to sprint to the 100th tutorial with exciting graphics and visual FX!

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So here is the deal, we have a new site design and Action Essentials 2 is available for Pre-Sale right now.

We will be shipping July 3, 2009.

Don’t forget we have Free Shipping on the 2K version through July.

The new trailer for Action Essentials 2 will be online early next week but there is tons of video walk-throughs and everything you need to know about the product.

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Have a great weekend!

PS, Updated the “2K Free shipping” option at checkout. Thanks for catching that. All orders of the 2K version will be updated to receive the free shipping.

Tech-Note: Be sure to Hard-Refresh and clear your internet cache to see all the new changes and stuff. If you are seeing old imagery, you need to do this.

CTRL+F5 for most browsers or go into internet options.

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