HitFilm Express 12: Re-center Anchor Point in Composite Shot Layer

Problem: After creating Layer [Plane] or [Text]* in Composite Shot, sometimes the Anchor Point gets off-center – the “Anchor Point” and “Position” are no longer 0.0 x 0.0. This is especially true with multiple lines of text, where the first text line has the Anchor Point at the base of the text line. But after…

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HitFilm Express 12: Smaller Plane Inside Larger Layer

Goal: Create 1080 x 1350 design inside an overall 1080 x 1920 layout for Instagram TV with a 60 second Instagram Feed Preview. Set master Project Settings to: 1080 x 1920 Make a Composite Shot Set Composite Shot Properties to: 1080 x 1920 Set each individual Layer’s Plane Properties to: 1080 x 1350 (for instance,…

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Instagram IGTV

Upload IGTV video here https://www.instagram.com/tv/upload Cover Photo Size The recommended size for cover photos is 420px by 654px* (or 1:1.55 ratio). Right now, you can’t edit your cover photo after you’ve uploaded it. Source *Note: Instagram’s recommendation to use a 420px by 654px cover photo comes out with some of the top & bottom cut…

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Audio Book Resources

Dad’s written and self-published 8 books (Keith Warren Walley), and now is looking at turning them into Audio Books. His long-time friend Karen is very happy with her experience using ACX (Audiobook Creation Exchange) to produce and distribute her audio books. ACX – is a marketplace owned by Amazon where authors, literary agents, publishers, and…

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Speech Writing – Foundational Phrase

In my mind, the term Foundational Phrase comes from the Toastmasters 1999 World Champion of Public Speaking, Craig Valentine. I discovered Craig’s wealth of wisdom as I entered the Toastmasters 2013 International Speech Contest and competed at the Semi-finals level. Now, in 2019, I’m revisiting how to craft a Foundational Phrase. Here are the resources…

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