What is Deep Depth of Field? (Definition & Examples) These days many of us are shooting with DSLR or MILC cameras armed with lenses that allow for us to create specific depth of field. In fact you can also find lens attachments and Apps that can allow you smart phone to pretty much do the same thing. The question of how to make video more cinematic is one that comes up over … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Depth of Field Explained and Compositing
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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.
Master the 5 Primary Lighting Patterns in Under 10 Minutes On the surface the video tutorial below would appear to be pretty similar to a million other videos on the subject of lighting. I don't generally include videos like that on this subject because most of them are referring pretty specifically to the more professional end of the scale. As such they usually focus on the … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Lighting, Storyboards and Rookie Mistakes
In Camera Transitions: A Masterclass The first video below on the subject of in camera transitions was put together as a master class on the subject. As well as being a complete dissertation on the subject of transitions themselves it also goes into how to create a variety of them and the effect they will most likely have on the audience. The second video is a tutorial on how … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Transitions, Shot Types and Green Screen
OK so it is going to be a bit of a quick one this week. Not much going on in the world of video due to the Christmas stuff and I am thinking next week (New Year) may probably be the same. So to all the readers of this blog-newsletter I hope you had a great Christmas and will have a Happy New year! Hopefully normal service will be resumed in a week or two! But in the … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Abbreviated Christmas Edition
Sound Designing - CineBattle This is another "Cinebattle" from the guys at Cinecom and this week they have done a particularly interesting challenge. The idea is to mute the existing soundtrack of a video and then build their own audio track to go with it. The reason I think this one is particularly interesting is this. On the surface of it sure, you get some good tips on what … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Updates, Slow Motion and Sound Design