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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5 years ago
Action Essentials 2 Online + New Site Design!

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.

Action Essentials 2 Features

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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5 years ago
Sweet Action 2K Box & Info

The 2K version of Action Essentials 2 (above) will consist of 4 DVDs in 2 dual-DVD cases, while the 720p version will be on 2 DVDs inside a single Dual case. Needless to say, both versions are packed to the max. There is over an hour of tutorials, including one based on the street explosion from a couple days ago.

Now if I can just finish this promo video…

Action Essentials 2 will be available in 2 Versions:
720p High Definition [1280 x 720] $99.95
2K Film Resolution [2048 x 1152 ] $249.95 (beyond 1080p)

UPDATE: Someone asked if they could see a list of the elements. Sure.
Here it is.

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5 years ago
Aerial Clouds

Since creating the Earth Zoom tutorial back July 2007, I have always wanted the clouds to look more realistic. Although the fractal noise was a decent solution, nothing compares to the real thing. Recently on my travels, I was able to capture some images that might just be the solution to a better earth zoom. I actually shot them with the intention of sharing them here.
Obviously I travel by cape.

Download Hi-Res Images

Use them professionally too! License

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6 years ago
The Good, the Bad and the Awesome!

By now you have heard about the looming release of Action Essentials 2, there is some news however. Although we are still on schedule for a (very late) June release, the product has secretly changed a bit…

Many of you have watched the early teaser for Action Essentials 2 and learned about some of the product features such as being available on 2 Versions. 720p & 2k. You may have also noticed, all of the clips have been Pre-Keyed and the collection includes many diverse camera angles. All good stuff, these facts have not changed.

However, we did our best to keep the collection at 95% Live action and unfortunately, a few late additional CG (computer generated) elements left us with about 93% Live Action. We’re sorry for the change. But we have to tell you the truth…

Another big change is the amount of elements included… We did our best to include at least 250 elements but because of unexpected factors, Action Essentials 2 now has over 500 HD ELEMENTS!

Again, we’re sorry.

Now the other news. The size of the 720p version is 14 GBs and the 2K version is 32 GBs so regrettably we will NOT be offering a downloadable version of this product. The main reason is high-volume bandwidth is...

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6 years ago
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