Creative Resource

Each month Artbeats features new articles that offer creative tips for making stock footage work for you. From simple solutions to comprehensive techniques, these tutorials will enhance your creative options. Check back each month for new additions.

Game On

by Steve Holmes (

Follow along as After Effects guru Steve Holmes creates a visually strong and photo realistic interstitial for a Basketball Championship League. This step-by-step tutorial incorporates footage from Artbeats with textures and interesting 3D tricks and camera moves in After Effects.


by Steve Holmes (

In this step-by-step tutorial, Steve Holmes shows how he built the “clean room” for a sports channel interstitial background. Screenshots illustrate how Steve used Artbeats footage and techniques in both Adobe Illustrator and After Effects which combine to give the illusion of true 3D, beautiful lighting and depth — but at a fraction of the construction and render time. An embedded quicktime movie allows you to see the final render.