Frame a Better World: Announcing Dissolve for a Cause
In our social streams of bubbles and bias, where facts are politicized or denied and complex issues unfairly simplified, it can be difficult to separate truth from trash.
Frame a Better World explores how the combination of words and images can cast shadows of fear, doubt, and otherness — or shine beams of hope, opportunity, and empathy. It explores how labels can be used to stereotype, scapegoat, and charge simple gestures, like taking a knee, with political meaning.
The video marks the launch of Dissolve for a Cause, a program that gives agencies and studios up to $2,500 in stock footage for the purpose of creating pro bono (unpaid) videos for charities and good causes. Find out more about the program and apply at Dissolve for a Cause.
Get Vertical Ready with Dissolve
We all know that vertical footage is on the rise, accelerating to keep up with growing demand and increased smartphone use. As mobile phones become ubiquitous, we’re constantly using them (you may even be reading this on one) to capture and share content online and with each other. Since we hold our phones vertically 94% […] Read more
Achieving the MMUUULLTTIIPPLLY effect in Adobe® After Effects™
In our latest showreel, we experimented with multiplying subjects moving together, or in sequence. As we explored this idea, we ran into a variety of common problems. From masking; separating out our subjects to multiply with clean lines and minimal background noise, to selecting our clips. We pushed our Motion Designer, Petr, to the edge […] Read more
Meet Derek Armstrong McNeill
Derek McNeill has been telling visual stories most of his life. The Seattlite first honed his eye working as a photographer in the US Air Force, then worked in advertising art direction and design. He now divides his time shooting his own documentary projects and stock footage. “After carrying around a camera kit for years, telling visual […] Read more