15+ Free Household Sound Effects with Room Tones Yay! Let's kick off with some Freebies! The good folk over at Shutterstock are offering some free sound effects and background noise this week and as usual there is no sign up or email stuff required. I particularly like these ones because they include some ambient types sounds which you can add (appropriately) to any project. As … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Free Audio FX and Better Skin Tones
DIY Video Editor Blog
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.
A Guide to Creating High-Quality Run-and-Gun Vlog Videos When it comes to modern video trend occurring on places like YouTube I guess there are only a few real categories. You have straight vlogs with someone talking to the camera, "How To's," and demonstration type presentations. Most of these are done in a reasonably controlled setting and as such allow for a "set up" of some … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Run and Gun Shooting Plus Bokeh Effects
Continuing Freebies from Studio Ghibli Just to open proceedings up for this week you will notice the still image from My Neighbor Totoro from Studio Ghibli above. The reason it is the lead image for this week is that true to their word Studio Ghibli have been releasing for anyone to use more still images from their animated movies. The organization over on their site is a bit … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Machine Learning and YouTube Stories
Video Lighting Hack Using Mirrors These are just some great tips on using cheap household mirrors to manipulate available light. Very often at the amateur level we are lulled (coerced?) into the idea that the difference between an amateur and a pro is based on the equipment being used. Perhaps twenty years ago this was somewhat true but these days it is a whole new ball … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Lighting Hacks and Essential Cuts
5 Hyperlapse Video Tips So for those of you that are not quite up to speed on the whole timelapse vs. hyperlapse thingy a little clarification first. A timelapse video is when you have the camera in a fixed position and shoot a long sequence of images at pre-determined intervals. You then load those images into video editing software and use them to create a video where time … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Hyperlapse Tips, Isobuster Updates and Critiques