Lately I have been putting together a trailer for my patrons-only vlogs — exclusive videos that are released weekly for contributors to my Patreon campaign. And because I wanted to do something different than my typical montage videos (watch them here), I turned to Google and began to search around for some ideas.
Looking for something that's simple, yet not too over-the-top, I eventually came across a company called Pixel Film Studios. Having never heard of them before, I was blown away by the amount of plugins and effects that were offered for Final Cut Pro X users like myself.
Fast-forwarding to today, I am now the proud owner of a plugin called ProWall: Volume 1. It cost me around $30, which I wasn't too crazy about —only because this was my first time paying for a Final Cut Pro X plugin. But now? Yeah, let's just say that I am very happy with my decision. Check out my finished video below.
That part at the end was only made possible by ProWall, and I could not be more pleased — especially because I was not required to tinker around with Motion just to get my desired results. I have used Motion previously, but I am far more comfortable in Final Cut Pro X.
Of course, the plugin I chose is just one of many products that are offered by Pixel Film Studios. There are plenty of text effects to choose from, as well as transitions and even themes. You can find everything here.
But anyway, this is beginning to sound like a sponsored post. Believe me, it's not. I already inquired about an affiliate program, but unfortunately there is none at the moment. Regardless, I still feel the need to tell others about it. If I can help at least one person with this, then I've done my job.
Finally, if you prefer to use Adobe After Effects in your workflow and not Final Cut Pro X or Motion, then I recommend checking out this post from The Beat. It details 30 free plugins and effects that can help improve your videos with some fancy effects.