School of Motion

12 Days of Giveaways

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Enter for your chance to win huge Motion Design prizes in the first annual ‘12 Days of Giveaways’ at School of Motion.

NOTE: 12 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS HAS ENDED. THANKS TO OUR AMAZING SPONSORS FOR THEIR SUPPORT. WE CAN'T WAIT TO DO MANY MORE GIVEAWAYS IN THE FUTURE.

What’s better than spending quality time with loved ones during the holidays? Winning a buch a free Motion Design stuff!

This year we thought it’d be fun to put together a small giveaway with a few industry sponsors. The response was insane so we decided to take it up a notch and make it a 12 day event.

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The prizes total to over $9,497. This is going to be a season to remember.

Giveaway Details

  • The contest runs December 11 to December 22.
  • The contest compounds. Every daily winner will win all of the previous prizes as well.
  • Winners will be contacted at 5PM EST each day of the contest. Winners will be contacted via email. If we receive no response within 48 hours a new winner will be selected.
  • Anyone with a free student account can enter, whether you’ve be naughty or nice.
  • Prize breakdowns are below
  • Duplicate entries will not be accepted.
  • You only need to enter once.

Enter the Giveaway!

To enter the giveaway click download button below. Inside you’ll find a link to enter the giveaway in the enclosed PDF. You will need to create a Free Student Account to get started, but don’t worry it’s easy!

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Click the link in the enclosed PDF to enter the giveaway.

Download the Entry Form

The Sponsors

The Motion Design industry is filled with amazing people and companies. We were shocked at the generosity of each one of our sponsors. Here’s the companies/people sponsoring this years event. They definitely deserve your attention.

  • Video Copilot - After Effects Tutorials, Plugins, and Stock Footage
  • GreyscaleGorilla - Cinema 4D Tutorials and Tools for Motion Graphic Designers
  • Red Giant - Filmmaking and Motion Graphics Software
  • Pond5 - The World’s Largest Stock Video Library, Audio Clips, and More
  • ActionVFX - Premium Stock Footage for Visual Effects
  • aescripts + aeplugins - Tools for After Effects, Premiere Pro, Cinema 4D and more
  • Future Media Concepts - Authorized Apple, Adobe, Autodesk, and Avid Educators. Sponsors of Post Production World at NAB 2018.
  • SoundSnap - 250,000 Sound Effects and Loops
  • BattleAxe - Tools of Motion Designers and Animators
  • Regulus - Raise Your Skillset to New Heights with Sander van Djik.
  • Eyedesyn - Cinema 4D Tutorials and Products for the 3D Artist
  • The Pixel Lab - Motion Graphics Training Resource
  • The Drawing Room - Creators of Multimedia Fun Stuff
  • School of Motion - Motion Graphics Tutorials, Training, News and More.
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What Can I Win?

Just like the 12 Days of Christmas this giveaway is compounding. So if you win day 7 you also get all of the previous day's prizes as well. Here are the prizes.

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Day 1 - A 1 Year Subscription to Red Giant Universe

Red Giant Universe is a collection of 76 effects and transitions for editors. From glitch effects to retro color grades this pack is so fun to use. Seriously, you could spend weeks just playing around with this tool. It works in most major video editing applications including After Effects.

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Day 1 Winner Receives: A 1 Year Subscription to Red Giant Universe

Day 2 - A School of Motion T-Shirt

It’s impossible to buy a School of Motion T-Shirt. You must be given one. As a winner of Day 2 and beyond you will be in the exclusive School of Motion T-Shirt club. Your friends are going to be so jealous.

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Day 2 Winner Receives: A 1 year subscription to Red Giant Universe and a School of Motion T-Shirt.

Day 3 - The Freelance Manifesto

We’re consistently blown away by the positive response to the Freelance Manifesto. If you’re not already familiar, the Freelance Manifesto is a book that shares how to be successful as a Freelance Motion Designer. This book is full of practical advice for the Modern Motion Designer, no fluff.

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Day 3 Winner Receives: A 1 year subscription to Red Giant Universe, a School of Motion T-Shirt, and The Freelance Manifesto.

Day 4 - The Wiper Pack

The Wiper Pack is a collection of 30 matte transitions from The Drawing Room. You can use these transitions to create incredible animated transitions in only a matter of seconds. They are super useful for adding in quick flare to your project.

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Day 4 Winner Receives: A 1 year subscription to Red Giant Universe, a School of Motion T-Shirt, The Freelance Manifesto, and The Wiper Pack.

Day 5 - RubberHose

Rubberhose is a super cool shape/character rigging tool for After Effects. The tool makes it easy to create character rigs using the puppet tool. We love it so much that we did a review on it.

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Day 5 Winner Receives: A 1 year subscription to Red Giant Universe, a School of Motion T-Shirt, The Freelance Manifesto, The Wiper Pack, and RubberHose.

Day 6 - Wiggle It + 1 Month Subscription to Pond5

Day 6 adds two new prizes, WiggleIt from Eyedesyn and a 1 Month Subscription to Pond 5. WiggleIt is a handy tool for randomizing any layer or effect in After Effects. There are even custom controls for making your wiggles look perfect. It’s super handy!

Pond5 is giving out a 1 month of footage downloads for free. Pond5 is a fantastic resource if you are looking for stock video, photos, music and more. If you do a lot of client work this is a great prize to have.

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Day 6 Winner Receives: A 1 year subscription to Red Giant Universe, a School of Motion T-Shirt, The Freelance Manifesto, The Wiper Pack, RubberHose, Wiggle It, and a 1 Month Membership to Pond 5.

Day 7 - 1 Year Subscription to SoundSnap + Pack of Choice on The Pixel Lab

Soundsnap is an amazing resource for professional sound effects. Their collection of over 200,000 sound effects has just about any sound you could need for a MoGraph project. With a year membership you can download 50 free sound effects a month.

The Pixel Lab is also going to give you any pack you want on their site. From textures to Element 3D-ready models there are tons of fun things to download on their site.

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Day 7 Winner Receives: A 1 year subscription to Red Giant Universe, a School of Motion T-Shirt, The Freelance Manifesto, The Wiper Pack, RubberHose, Wiggle It, a 1 Month Membership to Pond 5, a year subscription to SoundSnap, and a pack of choice at The Pixel Lab.

Day 8 - Explosions Vol. 2 + Ground Bursts from ActionVFX

ActionVFX has created an incredible library of action elements for VFX projects. If you’ve ever wanted to go into indie-VFX work their packs are a lifesaver. Go check out their demo videos and prepare to be amazed. Winners of day 8 and beyond will get an explosions pack and a ground bursts pack. Hot dog!

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Day 8 Winner Receives: A 1 year subscription to Red Giant Universe, a School of Motion T-Shirt, The Freelance Manifesto, The Wiper Pack, RubberHose, Wiggle It, a 1 Month Membership to Pond 5, a year subscription to SoundSnap, a pack of choice at The Pixel Lab, Explosions Vol. 2, and Ground Bursts.

Day 9 - Texture Kit Pro + Overlord + 4 Eyedesyn Tools

If you’ve done any work at all in Cinema 4D than you know how important it is to have good textures. Well the talented team at GreyscaleGorilla is giving away their Texture Kit Pro with over 600 unique textures for Cinema 4D.

Battleaxe is also throwing in Overlord, a game-changing tool that transfers Illustrator shapes into After Effects without importing files. This is an essential tool for Motion Designers.

Eyedesyn is also giving away ShadeIt, WiggleIt, PixelateIt, and BoilIt for free. All of these tools can be used to create fun effects inside of After Effects.

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Day 9 Winner Receives: A 1 year subscription to Red Giant Universe, a School of Motion T-Shirt, The Freelance Manifesto, The Wiper Pack, RubberHose, Wiggle It, a 1 Month Membership to Pond 5, a year subscription to SoundSnap, a pack of choice at The Pixel Lab, Explosions Vol. 2, Ground Bursts, Texture Kit Pro, Overlord, ShadeIt, PixelateIt, and BoilIt.

Day 10 - Motion Design Bundle from Video Copilot + A Spot in The Freelance Foundation by Sander Van Dijk

Things are starting to get really spicy… Video Copilot is giving away their beloved Motion Design Bundle. The Motion Design Bundle includes Element 3D, ProShaders 2, Backlight, and Motion Design 2. If you’ve never used Element it is literally magical inside of After Effects.

In addition to the Motion Design Bundle Sander van Dijk is giving you access to his Freelance Foundation Course. This course will give you insight into how to make the transition to a freelance Motion Designer and how to succeed in the industry. Learn from one of the best freelance Motion Designers in the world.

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Day 10 Winner Receives: A 1 year subscription to Red Giant Universe, a School of Motion T-Shirt, The Freelance Manifesto, The Wiper Pack, RubberHose, Wiggle It, a 1 Month Membership to Pond 5, a year subscription to SoundSnap, a pack of choice at The Pixel Lab, Explosions Vol. 2, Ground Bursts, Texture Kit Pro, Overlord, Element 3D, Proshaders 2, Backlight, Motion Design 2, ShadeIt, PixelateIt, BoilIt, Admission into The Freelance Foundation by Sander van Djik.

Day 11 - $250 to aescripts + aeplugins

Where can you find some of the world’s most groundbreaking tools for Motion Design? Well, aescripts + aeplugins of course! $250 can go a long way on aescripts. From Plexus to Flow there are tons of amazing tools to be found here.

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Day 11 Winner Receives: A 1 year subscription to Red Giant Universe, a School of Motion T-Shirt, The Freelance Manifesto, The Wiper Pack, RubberHose, Wiggle It, a 1 Month Membership to Pond 5, a year subscription to SoundSnap, a pack of choice at The Pixel Lab, Explosions Vol. 2, Ground Bursts, Texture Kit Pro, Overlord, Element 3D, Proshaders 2, Backlight, Motion Design 2, ShadeIt, PixelateIt, BoilIt, Admission into The Freelance Foundation by Sander van Djik, $250 gift card to aescripts.

Day 12 - The Complete Suite + 1 Year to Pond 5 - PostProduction World Pass for NAB 2018

Like GreyscaleGorilla? Well if you win day 12 you get every GreyscaleGorilla tool ever made. This includes HDRI Studio Rig, Signal, Transform, and more.

Pond 5 will hook you up with a year-long membership. That should save you a ton in client work over the next year.

Finally Future Media Concepts will hook you up with an all-access pass to Post Production World NAB 2018. With all that money you save you can party like a rock-star in Vegas.

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Day 12 Winner Receives: A 1 year subscription to Red Giant Universe, a School of Motion T-Shirt, The Freelance Manifesto, The Wiper Pack, RubberHose, Wiggle It, a year subscription to SoundSnap, a pack of choice at The Pixel Lab, Explosions Vol. 2, Ground Bursts, Texture Kit Pro, Overlord, Element 3D, Proshaders 2, Backlight, Motion Design 2, ShadeIt, PixelateIt, BoilIt, Admission into The Freelance Foundation by Sander van Djik, $250 gift card to aescripts, Light Kit Pro, Transform, City Kit, HDRI Studio Rig, Signal, TopCoat, 6 HDRI Packs, HDRI Link, Gorilla Grade LUTs, a 1 year membership to Pond 5, and an all-access pass to Post Production World 2018.

Total Day 12 Prize Value: $4,184

Excited yet? You can sign-up for the contest by clicking the link in the download at the top of the page. Hurry! The sooner you sign-up the greater your chances are to win daily prizes.