Take your Sound Design to the Next Level A very common set of questions I get on this site and I see on many video editing forums is, "Where can I get more... (insert appropriate asset here) for my projects. This kind of request generally covers the entire range of just about anything you can add to a video. More transitions, more sound effects, more music, more preset … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Corel VideoStudio 2019 Released and You Don’t Need More Stuff!
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This is where you will find my weekly roundup (Get it? A cowboy on a horse? Roundup?) covering all the latest news, tips, tutorials and releases in the world of shooting, editing and producing video.
How To Tell A Story One of the most difficult concepts to explain to new editors or video makers is the concept of story. Go to just about any website or video channel on the subject of creating videos and inevitably there will be someone (like me) banging on about the importance of story. Click here to see me banging on about story! Now that's all very well but to the … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Stories, Audio Tips and Fades
5 Tips For Smooth Cinematic Gimbal Shots OK, so I am leading off this weeks post with the video below because it really is one of those tutorial videos that is important. Often these days we get pulled into the marketing of products with all sorts of promises being made. The reality however is very often a long way from the marketing hype! Green screen is the perfect … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Gimbals, Speed Ramping and Titles
How to Talk to the Camera If you are anything like me then you will really understand the pain that is talking to the camera! I have never really been able to do it and despite learning and practicing and then practicing some more I still end up sounding like an idiot! The reason I sound like an idiot is because as soon as that "record" light goes on my brain shuts down and … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Talking to the Camera, Drone Footage and Movement
Brandon Li Transitions and Sound Effects Editing Tutorial This is absolutely my favorite type of video editing tutorial. It has a guy that understands the process who is fully aware of the fact that his audience does not and it is his job to help them do so. In this video John goes through step by step each of the processes being shown with good examples of what is being … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Free Audio, a Transition Walkthrough and LUTs