Artbeats Announces Free Video Podcast
Posted Dec 8, 2008

Transform everyday projects into masterpieces in motion with expert tips from Artbeats' new video podcast. World-renowned for its extensive library of royalty-free stock footage, Artbeats is now widely recognized as a source for creative inspiration and educational tools for incorporating motion into your everyday projects. The latest addition to the company's line-up is a bi-weekly video podcast hosted by award-winning and industry-recognized motion designer Steve Holmes of Energi Design. Titled 'Real World Footage Effects,' the Artbeats podcast is intended to inspire and instruct both novice and expert motion designers by providing short, professional tips that they can regularly count on to help optimize creativity. The first three installments are currently available on iTunes, in both a standard hi-resolution version and an iPod version, as well as on the Artbeats website. Each episode demonstrates specific techniques in Adobe After Effects for editing video projects in innovative ways. To subscribe to the free bi-weekly podcast, please visit www.artbeats.com/podcast.

"These podcasts do precisely what it says on the box: Real World Footage Effects," said Steve Holmes, host and co-creator of the podcast, and creative director of Energi Design. "These are techniques and solutions that we use in the Energi studio every day for our motion graphics and title projects, and people at any level can get a lot of interesting, useful and fun information from these sessions. Short and sweet, to the point-but with maximum effect!"

The new podcast is an addition to Artbeats' popular resource section, which includes video tutorials, clips of finished professional projects and written tutorials. Presented by top names in the motion design industry, all of these educational tools are provided free of charge on the Artbeats website. For more information visit www.artbeats.com/resource.

About Energi Design
Award-winning designer Steve Holmes is the Creative Director of Energi Design. After working the first 15 years of his career in London and some of Europe's major design capitals, British-born Steve moved Energi Design to Sausalito, Calif. in 2002. World-renowned for his knowledge, experience and motion graphics magic in After Effects, he brings a global design ethic to his work in graphic design, typography, Web design and motion graphics animation. Contracting with a selection of prestigious clients, Energi Design has created interactive Web design and video motion graphics pieces for companies such as Artbeats, Adobe, Nike, Hiball Energy Drink, Vinet Ege and Project Sport, and has received numerous Webby, W3 and Davey Awards for its work. View their demo reel at www.clickenergi.com.

About Artbeats
Artbeats, founded in 1989, is an award-winning provider of royalty-free stock footage for broadcast, feature films, commercial, multimedia, game development and independent producers. The Artbeats library encompasses an extensive array of royalty-free NTSC, PAL, HD, and RED hi-resolution clips in a variety of subjects including aerials, cities, nature scenics, special effects, medical animations, international locations and much more. Customers can view the entire library online, and Artbeats' comprehensive, user-friendly website makes it easy for customers to find, purchase and download royalty-free footage 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Artbeats is headquartered in Myrtle Creek, Ore. with a staff of artists, producers, technicians and marketers. Some of Artbeats' clients include Dreamworks, Comedy Central, BBC, Cartoon Network, MTV, American Idol, Universal Studios, Pixar, CNN, and many more. For more information or to purchase clips, visit the company's website at www.artbeats.com.