Annoying Glasses Issue…This is one of those annoying little things that very often you don't notice until after you have shot the video!The solution is simple so the first thing to do when shooting people with glasses is to be aware that they may be a problem.The second thing is to look at your lighting positions and imagine a straight line from the light to the … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Handling Reflections and Highlighting Text
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.
How To: Make Your FIRST Travel Video (3 Easy Steps!)Travel videos represent a pretty well beaten path in the world of videos these days!The problem is that if you check a lot of travel videos on YouTube you will see that the world would probably be a better place without most of those videos!Perhaps the biggest mistake beginners make is shooting everything somewhat … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Travel Video Tips and Instagram Live
Spectacle vs. Story – What Drives the Cut?Deciding on the actual point at which you are going to cut from one shot to the next is the decision all editors face on a constant basis.There are two main factors at work here and it is not a question of one over the other, it is a matter of finding a pleasing balance for the audience.Those two factors are as the title of … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Keeping Viewer Interest and YouTube Tips
How To Make MORPH Transition Easily In DaVinci Resolve 18Inside DaVinci Resolve there is a stock transition called Smooth Cut and it is one I use quite regularly in my initial cuts.It is different from other "crossfade" type transitions in that it blends the two adjoining clips exactly like a morph transition.I use it mainly to smooth out jump cuts when the cut is … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Morph Transitions and 2023 Video Trends
Editing vs Real Life – What Drives the Cut?This is a fairly intense deep dive into where and why you should be making editing cuts in your projects.If you look around online you can find lots of information about how to make cuts in many different ways.In fact they go into detail as to what the effect is on each one of them.What you rarely find is guidance on … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – When to Cut and VideoStudio Effects