How to do Quick Cut and Zoom Shots A large number of talking head videos you see on YouTube are shot the same way. A camera is set up into one position with the talking head lined up correctly and away we go. The YouTuber then speaks to the camera and gets the whole thing done and we are finished. Given that most videos like this are informational or possible "conversational" … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Zoom Cuts, YouTube Channels and other Tips
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Avengers Infinity War Disappearing Effect - Filmora9 Tutorial One thing that has never really changed over the years I have been running this website is the tendency for people to want that "next big thing" or that "new shiny object." For a lot of people there is this idea that if they can't immediately see a way to do something in the software they have, the answer must be … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Chasing Software Upgrades, Video Upscaling and Infrared
Best Types of Microphones For YouTube Videos! A lesson often repeated in the world of creating videos is that the most important part of video... is audio. There are a bunch of reasons for this but only one is important. If you create a video that is visually pleasing or even just visually acceptable then the audience will go with it and remain engaged. On the other hand, if … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Microphones, ND Filters and Editing to the Beat
Ok so now that the dust has settled from last week's Lunar New Year celebrations and general madness we can resume normal operations. The downside to all of this (for me!) is that the rest of the world did not particularly pay much attention to my little break and just kept right on creating content, so this week's Friday Roundup is going to be kind of big. More than ever I … [Read more...] about The Friday Roundup – Post Apocalyptic Chinese New Year Bumper Edition
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