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The Twelve Deals of Christmas: #4, 5 and 6

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Twelve days, twelve deals!

Let us deck your halls with Midnight Oil boughs of holly and our 2010 12 Deals of Christmas series. Every day or two we’re going to announce a new, limited-time Christmas offer. These amazing deals will only last 48 hours and will only be available through Midnight Oil Productions. You ready? Here we go!

Creative Worship on DVD

Only $45 (regularly $69)

Get our trademark seminar on DVD for its lowest price ever! For two days only – good through Wed night Dec 9.

On the fifth deal of Christmas, we have….

Creative Worship Samples and Illustrations

Only $45 (regularly $69)

Get a great collection of worship media ready to use in worship – everything we show in our seminars on one DVD.

On the sixth deal of Christmas, we have….

Buy One Get One Free: Christmas Loops 1 and 2

Only $60 for both (regularly $120)

Buy one get one – get all 20 of our Christmas Loops with matching images for the price of one.

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The Awesome and Amazing Power of the Mission Moment

The Kids Eat Free program at my church, Trietsch, serves around 120 kids every weekday of the summer months. Most days these kids would otherwise go hungry until after their parents get home late. What is more amazing about this video? The story of serving underprivileged kids lunches during the summer months? Or the fact that the young man leading the ministry is sixteen years old?

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New After Effects Tutorial: Video Rewind Effect

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Are you an After Effects artist looking to learn new techniques? One of my favorite sites to learn cool After Effects tricks is aetuts.com. Last month they approached me about developing some tutorials for their site. Below is a link to what will (hopefully) be the first in a series of tutorials for their site.

In this first tutorial, you’ll return to the days when VHS and Betamax ruled, to learn how to make an authentic analog looking rewind effect.  The 35 minute tutorial doesn’t require any 3rd party plugins. Hope you enjoy it!

Here’s a preview:

Get it here!

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New Sources for Inspiration, Part 2: 5 More Sites to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

A couple of months ago Jason highlighted some sites that he turns to for new ideas and creative energy. In case you missed it, here it is. As we discuss in our book Design Matters, references are both a powerful tool and a vital part of the design process. A designer can never have enough cool sites for new ideas and references.

With that in mind, here are some more great sites, full of incredible examples of effectively communicating concepts through visual images, still and moving..

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5 Sources for Free Awesome Vector Graphics

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Let’s face it, not all of us are artists. Many of us are designers, who create inspiring works using great source materials created by talented artists. The web is filled with a plethora of amazing stock art, but sometimes it’s hard to find sources at a size large enough to incorporate into a new finished design. This is especially true when it comes to print work.

Vector art, or art created using programs that use mathematical equations to represent lines, shapes, color and so on can be scaled to any size without any concern of resolution. In other words, you can make it as big as you need it, and it won’t break it up and get pixelated. It takes a lot of skill to create vector imagery, and the learning curve is high, but the good news is that a lot of artists want to give their stuff away for free.

Here are 5 sources for great vector art:

www.123freevectors.com

www.freevectors.net

www.multimedia-stock.com

www.brandsoftheworld.com (Be sure to read how these images can be used)

all-silhouettes.com (Warning: some of the silhouettes on this site are bit risque)

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