What are the best deals for Motion Designers this Black Friday and Cyber Monday?
Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2021 are upon us. The biggest shopping days of the year (citation needed), and there are just too many deals to talk about. Where should you go to spend your hard-earned dollars? Is there anything worth picking up? Will you finally snag that RTX 3080?
Holiday shopping can be just awful, but your worries can stop right now. This has been a busy and often stressful year, so we're going to save you a lot of time and research. Get out your holiday gift guide, because you're about to cross a few things off your list.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2021 Deals for Motion Designers
For the most part, there's no need to slip out of your comfy pajamas or to wade into the turkey-crazed maw of massed shoppers come the holiday hour. Instead, let your fingers do the work and lock these down online. If you do decide to hit up a big box store, just be prepared.
aescripts + aeplugins
When you're in need of plugins, aescripts + aeplugins is your one-stop shop. They've got everything you need to power up your preferred platform. But if you've been working harder instead of smarter to save a few bucks, you'd best pay attention. Starting on Cyber Monday, November 29th, everything—with some exception—will be on a massive 25% sale!
This is their biggest sale of the year, so don't miss out!
Ukramedia is home to countless tutorials and tools for working motion designers. This Black Friday, they've got something special to offer: Starting on November 22nd, get 80% OFF the launch of two new time-saving After Effects scripts (Smart Menu & Smart Ease), part the Smart Tools collection. The promotional price will be $5.99/each. The price will go up to $29.99 after Black Friday.
Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe's Creative Cloud is the beating heart of so many motion designers, graphic artists, and video editors. The suite includes the most popular design software out there, and Adobe is offering up some amazing deals ONLY on Friday, November 26.
Students and Teachers can save up to 70%, and other users can save 40% on the ENTIRE Creative Cloud. This is an awesome deal. If you've wanted to jump into this software but were a little shy around the price tag, don't miss out.
Kelsey Brannan, aka Premiere Gal, has a few Black Friday specials to offer video editors in need of a little support. For FilmImpact, users can use PREMIEREGAL10 to get 10% off. For Adobe Premiere/After Effects, use this link to get 15% off.And she even has a video tutorial to guide you through MotionCan's graphics pack!
Attention all VFX artists & compositors! ActionVFX has announced their Black Friday 2021 plans. The sale begins on November 25th at 8:00 pm EST and will run through December 3rd at 11:59 pm EST. Kick those holidays off right!
ActionVFX is offering up to 55% off sitewide for the first 24 hours, and 50% off for the remainder of the sale. All annual subscription plans (both individual and Studio) purchased will receive a double-dip of monthly elements. So, if your plan gives you access to 30 elements a month, you get 60. And if you renew your plan each year, you still get double the elements! Have you been eyeing some specific assets? Well, now’s the time to stock up! If you buy any 4 products (collections included), you will get the 5th one free!
Motion Hatch has a wonderfully deep Black Friday discount of £250(about $330) on their Freelance Master Bundle. This will include Passive Income for Motion Designers, Client Quest, and the Yearly Planning Workshop! If you've needed help getting your freelance career started, Motion Hatch's course may be just what you need!
Looking to pick up a few new fonts this Black Friday? Pack your cheeks with some cornbread and yams and head on down to MyFonts for a huge sale. Find up to 65% off on hundreds of font families! Runs from Monday, November 22nd to Tuesday, November 30th.
Now is a great time to head over to the ToolFarm, pet some animals, buy some milk that will go bad in five minutes, and load up on tools for all of your digital art needs. ToolFarm has deals on tools for VFX, 3D, Video Editing, Audio Editing, and more!
True Grit Texture
You NEED to add some texture to your artwork to help it stand out. A plain, smooth, perfect design isn't as interesting as a rough and tumble composition, which is why we love heading over to True Grit for some textures. This Black Friday, they are offering a number of packages and discounts. Sales haven't been fully announced, so sign up on their mailing list to learn more!
Affinity sets itself apart as best in class for creating concept art, print projects, logos, icons, UI designs, mock-ups and more. This powerful design app is already the choice of thousands of professional illustrators, web designers and game developers who love its combination of vector and raster design tools. For this year’s Black Friday Event, they are giving you huge savings on everything in the Affinity Store. Get the latest versions of all their award-winning apps, pick up any of the official workbooks, access BRAND-NEW add-ons and more—all for 30% off!
How's your rig holding up? Is that graphic card up to snuff? Do you need a new hard drive, SSD, buckets of RAM, or a 12K monitor? Micro Center has a slew of deals slated for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Grab some hockey pads and a mouth guard if you're headed into the store, otherwise enjoy some nice hot cocoa while you shop from the comfort of your couch.
While their name might sometimes be said in jest, Best Buy still leads the big box market with some impressive sales and a fairly comprehensive list of products. We wouldn't recommend waiting in line Thursday morning to maybe grab a $50 OLED TV, but you should definitely check out their sales page and see if anything strikes your fancy.
Even better, Best Buy is running their "Black Friday Price Guaranteed" starting right now! Not every product is on offer just yet, but you can get a head start on your shopping list.
Oh, and use the app rather than the website. It loads faster, helping you sneak past the riffraff to grab your prize.
The Futur has always been a hub for teaching artists how to make a living doing what they love. One of the most important parts of a freelance career is developing a strong, recognizable brand. That's why The Futur is offering The Building Brands Bundle. Save up to $300 off this incredible workshop.
And with Black Friday coming up, it can only mean one thing: Mystery Drops! Sign up for the Black Friday mailing list so you can be in the loop for four exclusive deal drops. But don't forget—each drop is limited in quantity and only available for 48 hours. Don't be late to the party!
Eyedesyn, a.k.a. EJ Hassenfratz, has been putting out incredible packs and plugins for 3D artists for years. With the holidays rolling around, and the spirit fully flowing through him, EJ has decided to offer 35% off all Eyedesyn products for one week! Peruse this incredible list of invaluable packs and grab your favorite before the clock runs out.
School of Motion
Heck, after seeing all these amazing brands sharing the wealth with the community, we had to get in on the action. With the holidays comes Winter Registration, and we've come up with an amazing opportunity for the community. In addition to our 12 Days of MoGraph (coming soon), we're offering Early Enrollment Pricing for the start of our registration period.
Save up to $200 on your favorite courses and level up your skills. Make 2022 the absolute best year yet.
However you choose to spend your post-feast shoppathon, all of us here at School of Motion want to wish you the happiest of holidays. Whether you're with family, friends, or loving coworkers, have a wonderful time. We can't wait to see you again.