It’s that time of year again, in the northern hemisphere, to shoot snow plates! It has been a pretty good winter for capturing snow elements too. I’ve also stopped hesitating about whether or not the snow and lighting conditions look good enough to capture. I just shoot and decide after the fact. It has worked out pretty well so far. I’ve been able to capture a few different snow storms with some different qualities to the snow fall. So now on to the elements.
Download three snow elements.
These are all 6k H.264s at a bit-rate of 250 mbps. So there should be next to no compression artifacts when working with these. I know .braw or ProRes 4444 would be preferable but there is no way my host would let me start slinging 500 GB .zip files without cutting me off.
Screening these over footage works well since there is no alpha baked in but if you want a more naturalistic composite use these plates as a luma matte for an animated solid or try using Video Copilot’s Color Vibrance to easily create an alpha for these elements.
Use these elements in any way you see fit for either personal, academic or commercial projects. Credit is not required but it’s always nice! If you are going to give credit please do so like this:
Elements provided by
Mighty North LLC
There are 2 restrictions to this license:
You cannot resell these elements on their own or part of a package of elements or stock footage. You can give them to others provided you acknowledge where you downloaded them from (here).
You cannot sell a derivative work that is not substantially different than these elements. I.E. You cannot sell prints of these elements by themselves. You can however sell derivative works that are substantially different wherein these elements are a portion or even prominently featured.
If you end up using these and would like to share how you’ve used them, please do so! Leave a link in the comments below. Let me know if you find this sort of thing useful.
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