Free Picture Editing Online

Many art teachers are  frustrated with expensive photoshop subscriptions and crappy alternative programs. Gimp can be used for free,  but the panel design is confusing for the kids and the program is freezing and crashing too often.

Also, students have devices with different operating systems (Windows, Android, Apple), so how to find a free picture editing program, which works for all?

The solution are free online browser-based editing programs like Photopea and PixlR

https://www.photopea.com

https://pixlr.com

B-Roll for Video production

Many online-platforms for  B-Roll popped up in the last years. Also many well known stock photo platforms started to offer video clips.

Some of these platforms even have a selection of free clips, others offer a flatrate subscription.

Free clips

these platform have a small selection of free clips and beyond that are listing clips for purchase. 

pixabay.com

videvo.com

pexels.com

Dareful

Videezy

Life of Vids

dissolve.com

Flatrate Subscriptions 

Envato Elements and Motionarray are the best bargains right now, offering also sound, music and more. Artgrid.io has high quality clips. Soundstripe started a flatrate stock video archive in 2020, but the selection still is limited. What is your recommendation? Write to contact (at) joopeter.de

https://elements.envato.com

Motionarray.com

http://artgrid.io (High quality)

https://www.soundstripe.com

 

More Information on the following sites:

https://www.studiobinder.com/

5 Best Free B-Roll Footage Websites

Apps for education (german website) 

 

Bring animation to the next level

The best introduction I found so far which helps beginners to get on the next level of animation: analyzing movement in very clear and entertaining clips

Also, the famous book by Richard Williams, generations of animators used for learning, is now available as an animated app for ipad, introdcution & link to app here.

Do you have a link to recommend on the topic? Suggestions welcome