Free Fonts OK so let's kick off with some freebies! Last week I linked to an article on how to add new fonts to your Windows system and to have those newly added fonts become available in your video editing software. You can brush up on that one HERE. As luck would have it, this week Shutterstock came out with a blog post listing a bunch of sites that you can check out for … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Fonts, Whip Pans and Key Frames
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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.
Can You Really See The Difference 1080 Vs 4k? Last week I referred to a few articles on the subject of the latest and greatest in video making from the point of view of chasing resolutions. I often see people talking endlessly about the absolute need for 4K or whatever resolution or standard "de jour" as being THE answer to better videos. To some degree the reason subjects … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Resolutions, Map Zooms and Assorted Tips
How to Make Trendy Videos in 2019 This is by far my favorite video for this week. Currently most video editors have at their disposal a vast array of tools and features within their particular brand of video editing software. A few years back when I would be gathering articles to post on the Friday Roundup there would always be a heap that I would ignore because they … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should!
Rough Cuts The article linked below comes from a pro editing series but I wanted to add it this week because the basic concepts apply to any level of editing. As I have mentioned before there are many ways to approach an editing workflow and each one has advantages and disadvantages. All good workflows should start with the first step of bringing into the editing software … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Rough Cuts, Jump Cuts and Green Screen
How to Find the Story in Anything I wanted to kick off this week's Friday Roundup with the video below because it covers an absolutely vital subject to making videos. Many people start off making videos of various events, gatherings or whatever and then after a while begin to wonder why those videos aren't really that good. They shoot everything possible and then in editing … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – The Story, Camera Tricks and Compositing