What are the best deals for Motion Designers this Black Friday and Cyber Monday?
Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2022 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?
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 2022 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 Black Friday, November 25th and running until December 2nd, everything—with some exception—will be on a massive 25% sale!
This is their biggest sale of the year, so don't miss out!
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 25th.
Students and Teachers can save up to 71%, and other users can save 25% 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 lots of titles, presets, templates, and more to offer video editors in need of a little support. Her entire template library is 50% off Nov 25th through December 2nd plus you can get an additional 5% off the sale price with the code SCHOOLOFMOTION. Kelsey has created some awesome template packs for editors to use and the majority of them were created in Premiere for super fast and smooth rendering.
Have you been waiting for a great deal on a particle plugin for Cinema 4D? Well, your time has come! INSYDIUM, maker of X-Particles, has 50% off their perpetual and maintenance licenses when using the code BFHALF. But don't wait too long, because this deal only lasts until November 30th (GMT).
Attention all VFX artists & compositors! ActionVFX has announced their Black Friday 2022 plans. The sale begins on November 22nd at 8:00 pm EST and will run until November 25th at 11:59 pm EST.
ActionVFX is offering up to 55% off site-wide on all VFX elements. All annual subscription plans (both Individual and Studio) purchased will receive 2x the amount 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!
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. These powerful design apps are already the choice of thousands of professional illustrators, web designers and game developers who love its combination of vector and raster design tools. Now, with the recent launch of Version 2, they are offering 40% off the Universal License - which includes ALL apps for desktop AND iPad. This is only a limited time offer, so don't wait to grab it!
How's your rig holding up? Is that graphic card up to snuff? Do you need a new hard drive, SSD, or buckets of RAM? 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.
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 Agency In A Box Vol. IV bundle for 40% off the normal price!
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 three 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!
The Pixel Lab
The Pixel Lab is a non-subscription based motion graphics resource that offers a huge variety VFX elements, material packs, 3D models, and more. And for this Black Friday, they're offering 30% off their entire store.
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.
Hayley Akins over at Motion Hatch is running a Black Friday sale through December 1st for £100 off Motion Hatch's Client Quest course with the code BF100. Hayley is also offering 2 extra portfolio review sessions with the course so that everyone can get their work reviewed to put their best foot forward in 2023!
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. Keep an eye out for our annual 12 Days of MoGraph, which includes 12 days of daily giveaways!
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.