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Digital Juice Pilot Pro
New Program with Community Support
Digital Juice has been around as a company for nearly two decades, serving up stock footage for editors of all kinds. In the early days, Digital Juice delivered physical media to members. These days, the company is expanding the way it does business, so you can expand your business. The Pilot program is similar to a beta launch phase, but you're not on your own, Digital Juice Community embedded in the subscription will help everyone out.
AnimationArtist.com looked at Digital Juice's brand new Pilot Program for their new subscription model, but we only scratched the surface of the public facing pages. This week, we'll take a look inside the doors that membership allows. The Community Portal.
The community within the membership portal of Digital Juice is a group of editors like you, and the technical support and creation team at the Digital Juice headquarters. So if you're having problems getting anything working, the community of technicians and fellow editors can get your right on track.
Get up to speed with FAQ and custom questions
More importantly, the community is there to help you out creatively. I mentioned that editors often look for stock footage to fill out graphic beds in their timelines. But even when reaching for the stock footage, there are plenty of ways to utilize it. Inside the Pilot Program, there are new tutorials that will help you figure out how to get more out of the resources that are part of your subscription.
Anyone who has purchased a bundled package of any goods may consider that there are elements that come with the collection that don't seem to have any obvious use. In the community, explorations of resources by fellow subscribers may give you a new look at the potential in the stock footage.
The Digital Juice Pro Pilot package includes Adobe After Effects projects and templates, Adobe Photoshop files, Final Cut Pro X, Apple Motion, Sony Vegas projects, and more. The advantages of the Pro package will allow you to craft many more elements for your edit, so you can make it uniquely yours. Some of these templates (although simple enough to navigate), might be made even better with a little more understanding of how they work.
A partial list of different topics that community can help with
In the community, you'll find all kinds of creative and technical help, searchable (still beta at the time of this article) FAQs, and tips to help your use of the materials even better/easier/more complex than you previously thought possible.
As part of a private, paid membership, you usually get more attention to the questions that you bring up in forums. Also, as part of a private membership, your community has the same interests as you do - getting the best value out of the resources you've paid for.
Another consideration I brought up before was the reason many studios use stock footage is because they want to deliver on a budget, it's worthwhile to mention it again. The problem with using stock footage whole, is that the elements are easily identified or can become commonplace quickly. The community can also help you to add different resources together compositing or utilizing multiple elements to make a completely new piece of footage that helps your edit even better than the raw clips alone.
Even FAQs can spawn discussions
Community can play a big part in the new Digital Juice subscription plan, and as part of the private association, you're free to use it as a resource just like any of the stock footage elements or templates you have as part of your plan.
I have already participated in a couple of threads in the forums, but for now, during the pilot program - which is akin to a beta program, everyone is helping with the parts they?re most familiar. The Digital Juice Pilot Program subscription gives you a Lifetime membership until its participation level is full.
You can join the Digital Juice community here: http://www.digitaljuice.com/
Continue to follow up with other editors on the DIGITAL MEDIA ONLINE CHANNELS:
Ko Maruyama is a freelance animator in Los Angeles. In addition to working on film and broadcast animations, Ko teaches at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design - focusing on motion design. When working, writing or testing software allows, you can find him lending a hand in the After Effects board and lurking among the Cinema4D, Visual Effects and Photoshop posts within the DMNForums.
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