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Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019 Deals for Motion Designers

  • By Ryan Plummer
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The Top Nine Motion Design Deals for Cyber Week 2019

Thanksgiving dinner was invented to put you to sleep early so you'd have enough energy to start shopping at midnight. Duh!
And while we, the world's motion designers, create incredible art in our everyday lives, during Cyber Week we're no different than the rest of the country. That's why we've compiled a list of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for motion designers.
Who doesn't love a discount!?
Avoid the stampedes; it's 2019, so you can shop online from your animation station, your iPad, your mobile phone, or your kid's Chromebook...
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This year, Black Friday is November 29; Cyber Monday is December 2; and Cyber Week runs from December 2 through December 6.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for Motion Designers, 2019

We've got hot new Black Friday and Cyber Monday (and Tuesday) deals from Adobe, The Futur, Film Riot, The Pixel Lab, ActionVFX, Ace5 Studios, aescripts + aeplugins, Greyscalegorilla, and our very own 3D Creative Director EJ Hassenfratz (Eyedesyn)...

Adobe Creative Cloud Black Friday Deals

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Ready to Accelerate Your Creativity?
From now until November 29, you can save 40% — and 70% if you're a student! — on the next generation of Creative Cloud from Adobe, the world's leading multimedia, creativity and digital marketing software company.
That includes the full collection of 20+ desktop and mobile apps and services for motion design and animation, 3D and AR, video, UX, web, photography and design.

The Futur Black Friday Deals

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If you're not familiar with The Futur, you need to get out more.
Created by Chris Do, the Emmy Award-winning designer and founder and CEO of Blind, The Futur is a content and education platform that — alongside School of Motion — is changing the futur(e) of education and connecting a global community of creatives. (And they've got great merch!)
In typical Futur fashion, Chris and his team have been running an incredibly innovative sale(s) campaign "in preparation for Black Friday," dropping 24-hour-only sales on a pre-announced, periodic basis.
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The November 14 and November 21 sales have passed, but tomorrow, Tuesday, November 26, you can unlock the limited-edition deal on The Advanced Strategy Bundle, designed to "help you become a better facilitator and work alongside your clients to help them meet their goals."
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Then, on Black Friday, November 29, you'll be able to "get the courses and products you’ve been eyeing to start making money doing what you love."
According to the website, this Mystery Box "will be a game changer for many of you."
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Film Riot Black Friday Deals

Film fanatic? "Film Riot is a how-to trip through filmmaking from the hyper-active mind of Ryan Connolly," American filmmaker, Internet personality and presenter known for his collaborations with Andrew Kramer, Ryan Booth, Seth Worley and Todd Bruno.
For Cyber Week 2019, Ryan and his team are not only offering deep discounts, they're launching new products for post-production professionals!
For the first hour of Black Friday on November 29, all new products will be 60% off, with 80% off on everything else. For the remainder of the day, Film Riot's offering 50% off new products and 75% off the rest of the catalog.

The Pixel Lab Black Friday Deals

If you're on the prowl for new plugins, model packs, lighting kits or textures, the team of artists behind The Pixel Lab are here for you — with discounts for Cyber Week.
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Beginning Thanksgiving day, Thursday, November 25, and running through Cyber Monday, November 29, The Pixel Lab will be offering all its products for 30% off their regular price.
If you've been working with Octane in Cinema 4D, this may be your chance to obtain The Lab's Octane Lighting Essentials Volume 2 kit:

Action VFX Black Friday Deals

Blood. Fire. Explosions. Smoke. Debris. The Tennessee-based team behind Action VFX is slashing bundle prices by up to 55% for Black Friday.
The sale starts Thursday at 8 PM ET, with 55%-off sales for the first 24 hours; for the next week, through December 6, you can satisfy all your VFX needs for half off the list price.
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Plus, if you spend $100 or more during the sale period, you'll be entered to win a new APEXX A3 from BOXX Technologies, the leading media and entertainment innovator for concept artists like Daniel Simon (TRON: Legacy, Captain America), animators such as Webster Colcord (Ted), VFX artists including Eric Keller (John Wick 3, Aquaman), and studios from HBO to Pixar.
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Featuring the AMD Ryzen 3000 Series processor, up to two professional GPUs and multiple hard drives, the BOXX APEXX A3 is built for the most demanding 3D content-creation workflows.

Ace5 Studios Black Friday Deals

Looking for a premium character rig? From Black Friday through Cyber Monday, 2019, you can purchase the Ace5 Studios character rig bundle at more than 50% off the regular price.
Plus, if you've purchased from Aleksey previously, you can email him for an ever bigger discount.
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aescripts + aeplugins Cyber Monday Deals

The world's largest repository and marketplace for high-end 2D and 3D tools, aescripts + aeplugins won't be holding its Thanksgiving sale — its biggest sale of the year — until Cyber Monday... but you can start building your wishlist (with the "Add to Wishlist" button) today.
From December 2 through December 6, everything on the site will be 25% off their already-low prices. 

Greyscalegorilla Cyber Week Deals

Greyscalegorilla hits different.
On Tuesday, December 3, only ('cause, why not?), the tutorial and tool creator is holding a one-day 40%-off sale on everything.
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If you're not spent (pun intended) from your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping, stock up on Greyscalegorilla's plugins, material collections, HDRIs and asset packs.

Eyedesysn Black Friday Deals

Never one to miss out on the fun, School of Motion's 3D Creative Director and Cinema 4D Basecamp instructor EJ Hassenfratz is offering Black Friday savings on a number of his Eyedesyn products for your C4D and After Effects workflows.
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"C4D Basecamp Legend" EJ Hassenfratz, drawn by SOM student Leigh Williamson for our Illustration for Motion course with Sarah Beth Morgan
Buy EJ's Bendy Limbs Rig at 35%.
Or, get the same discount on:

More Cyber Week Deals for Motion Designers

But wait, there's more! To view or update an expansive, collaborative list of Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts from across the MoGraph community, click here.
There are deals on hardware, software, tools, plugins, models, textures, stock, and more — for motion design, video editing, visual effects and 3D and 2D animating.

Every Day Deals (i.e., Free from SOM)

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  4. What’s the most useful tool, product or service you use that’s not obvious to motion designers?
  5. Are there any books or films that have influenced your career or mindset?
  6. In five years, what’s one thing that will be different about the industry?
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Following the success of Experiment. Fail. Repeat., we used the same model, targeting 10 questions to the leaders of the top motion design studios in the industry.
We asked, for example:
  • What is the best way for an artist to get on your studio's radar?
  • What are you looking for when you review an artists' work that you are considering hiring full-time?
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